Multiple 9 month Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in the Panuska College of Professional Studies

Dunmore, Lackawanna County / Scranton, Lackawanna County
Jan 02, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
The University of Scranton’s Panuska College of Professional Studies is pleased to announce the availability of multiple full-time, 9-month tenure-track faculty positions to meet the needs of our expanding Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program. These open rank positions will begin August 26, 2014, and include teaching, service, and scholarship responsibilities. Clinical practice opportunities are also available and encouraged. The desired candidates will be physical therapists with: • An earned academic doctorate (e.g., PhD, EdD) in a field relevant to physical therapy. Candidates with a background in basic science (e.g. anatomy, kinesiology, neuroscience, biomechanics) will also be considered. ABDs will be considered at the rank of lecturer with degree completion expected within twelve (12) months of appointment. • A minimum of three (3) years of clinical experience • A minimum of three (3) years of teaching experience in an academic and/or clinical setting, and • A record of scholarly achievement • Eligibility for licensure in Pennsylvania with clinical expertise any area of practice (e.g., neurologic, orthopaedic, cardiovascular, pediatric) The University of Scranton’s Physical Therapy DPT curriculum is an intensive three-year (9-semester) program, including summers. The Department of Physical Therapy is currently comprised of 9 highly motivated core faculty members engaged in a variety of clinical, service, and scholarly activities with a common goal of providing a positive educational experience for our students. Programs and activities are available to mentor junior faculty in pedagogy and scholarship. Opportunities for outside clinical employment exist between semesters during the summer (June through August) and intersession (approximately 5-6 weeks between Fall and Spring semesters) breaks. Preference will be given to candidates with American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties certification. The University of Scranton offers a generous and comprehensive benefit package designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit the needs of faculty and their families. Applicants must apply online at and include a letter of application summarizing qualifications, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. Applications will be reviewed until the positions are filled. The University of Scranton is, by tradition and choice, a Catholic and Jesuit university. The successful candidate will have an understanding of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit education. The University’s mission statement may be found at The University is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success. In keeping with this commitment, the University welcomes applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds. The University of Scranton is building a $47.5 million, state-of-the-art center for rehabilitation education that will house the Department of Physical Therapy starting in fall of 2015. KEY FEATURES: • Rehabilitation laboratories designed for specialized training in Physical Therapy (e.g., Rehabilitation/ Neurological PT and Orthopedic PT) & Occupational Therapy (e.g., Physical Rehabilitation, Industrial & Vocational Assessment & Rehabilitation, Hand Rehabilitation) • An Activities of Daily Living (ADL) apartment & simulated environments • Three state-of-the-art Pediatric Rehabilitation Laboratories • A simulated modern hospital room • Specialized laboratories for Exercise Physiology/Cardiology, Biomechanics & Motion Analysis, Strength & Conditioning, & Body Composition Analysis • Specially designed & mediated Active Learning Classrooms • Human Anatomy Laboratory • On-site, pro-bono clinic The building will also house faculty for our thriving Occupational Therapy and Exercise Science & Sport programs, allowing many opportunities for Sport programs, allowing many opportunities for teaching and research collaborations with those disciplines. The College also houses an on-site, pro-bono clinic that facilitates student experiential learning.