Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
University of Puget Sound
Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
Job ID: 7153
Location: Physical Therapy
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Faculty Posting Details
Appointment: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy to begin fall 2024.
The University of Puget Sound School of Physical Therapy seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy to begin Fall 2024. The successful candidate will have expertise in neuroscience, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and pathophysiology. The standard teaching load is 6 units per academic year. Primary teaching responsibilities will include Clinical Neuroscience and Neuroanatomy for Physical Therapy and other course work as negotiated. The teaching load will be completed with some combination of the following: mentoring of student research, mentoring/instructing students in our on-site physical therapy clinic, and teaching an advanced clinical elective in an area of special interest. Candidates are expected to engage in departmental advising and admissions, as well as university service.
This position carries primary responsibility for teaching required courses in the Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) program. Additional duties include graduate student advising, ongoing curriculum evaluation and development, continuation and dissemination of one's own scholarly work, participation in the admissions processes, and participation in department and university service. Standard teaching assignment is six units, primarily assigned in the fall and spring semesters.
- Earned professional PT degree from a CAPTE-accredited program
- Academic doctoral degree (e.g. PhD, EdD, DHS); Doctoral degree candidates will be considered
- Academic teaching experience of DPT students
- Record of research productivity with evidence of publication
- Licensed Physical Therapist (WA state eligible)
- Minimum of 3 years of full-time clinical practice
Highly Desired: Board Certified Clinical Specialist by American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists
Application Deadline: review of applications will begin on August 1, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.
Please submit curriculum vitae (CV) when prompted to submit resume. Additional documents can be attached within the application before submission. Applications submitted without the required attachments will not be considered.
- Curriculum vitae
- Letter of interest
- Research statement
- Writing sample
- Teaching evaluations
- Unofficial transcripts (an official transcript will be required by the successful candidate)
- Diversity statement (see prompt below)
- Three letters of recommendation. You will be prompted to enter the contact information for three (3) reference providers. The system will automatically email these reference providers to request a letter if/when candidates are included in final consideration phases.
Note: In the online application system, please submit curriculum vitae when prompted to submit resume. Additional documents can be attached within the application.
Applicant's Diversity Statement:
As a department and university, we are strongly committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, and working environment for all. In the applicant's diversity statement, applicants should comment on their ability to contribute meaningfully to our on-going commitment to be informed and competent with regard to issues of diversity, equity, and individual differences. We encourage applicants to reference the University of Puget Sound's current Diversity Strategic Plan (DSP) at https://pugetsound.edu/about-puget-sound-0/mission-core-values/institutional-equity-diversity prior to writing this statement. While not an exhaustive list, the following are some ways applicant's can express their qualification:
- Your lived experiences and/or identities that speak to the department and university's commitment to inclusion and diversity;
- Demonstration of your awareness of inequities for underrepresented student populations in education, research experience, and other opportunities;
- Brief insights on why diversity is important at institutions like the University of Puget Sound;
- Infusion of diversity and diversity-related issues into your research, pedagogy, and/or service;
- Previous and/or current activities involving mentoring underrepresented student populations;
- Creative ideas or strategies you could enact as a member of the University of Puget Sound campus community to support the university's DSP;
- Brief insights on how cultural competency increases one's effectiveness as an educator and department/university colleague.
Compensation and Benefits:
Rank: Assistant Professor
Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Faculty salaries at the University of Puget Sound are based on a common salary scale based on experience. Assistant Professor salaries begin at $71,492 for an assistant professor in their first year of full-time post-doctorate teaching. This position is currently offering an overscale payment of $10,000 annually at the level of assistant professor.
Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package for eligible faculty members, including:
- Medical, dental, and vision
- Life insurance and long-term disability
- Employee Assistance Program
- Retirement plan options and 403(b) contributions
- Education benefits, such as full tuition for eligible employees and their families
- Access to university facilities and entertainment (fitness center, pool, library, concerts, lectures) and more!
For more information on Puget Sound's faculty benefits package, visit: https://www.pugetsound.edu/sites/default/files/2023-02/2023%20Benefits%20for%20Faculty%20Members.docx.pdf
For the Campus Holiday and Bonus Day Schedule, visit: www.pugetsound.edu/human-resources
About Puget Sound:
The mission of the University of Puget Sound is to develop in its students the capacities for critical analysis, aesthetic appreciation, sound judgment, and apt expression that will sustain a lifetime of intellectual curiosity, active inquiry, and reasoned independence. Puget Sound is a 2,600-student, residential, national undergraduate liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing students from virtually every state and several countries. 65% of students live on the 97 acre campus and the remainder typically live within a mile in the surrounding neighborhood. A low student-faculty ratio provides students with personal attention from faculty members who have a strong commitment to teaching. The university offers 1,200 courses in more than 50 areas of study, numerous experiential learning opportunities, 23 D-III varsity sports, and extensive co-curricular and leadership opportunities. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. In 2012, Puget Sound was named as one of 40 schools in Colleges that Change Lives.
Puget Sound has a well-established Shared Faculty Appointments Policy. More information on faculty resources can be found here: https://pugetsound.edu/resources-faculty
University Diversity Statement
- We acknowledge the richness of commonalities and differences we share as a university community; the intrinsic worth of all who work and study here; that education is enhanced by investigation of and reflection upon multiple perspectives.
- We aspire to create respect for and appreciation of all persons as a key characteristic of our campus community; to increase the diversity of all parts of our University community through commitment to diversity in our recruitment and retention efforts; to foster a spirit of openness to active engagement among all members of our campus community.
- We act to achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity; to ensure full educational opportunity for all who teach and learn here; to prepare effectively citizen-leaders for a pluralistic world.
All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of all required background checks.
The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.
How to Apply
For complete job description and application instructions, visit: www.pugetsound.edu/employment
About Puget Sound
Puget Sound is a selective national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing 2,600 students from 48 states and 20 countries. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. A low student-faculty ratio provides Puget Sound students with personal attention from faculty who have a strong commitment to teaching and offer 1,200 courses each year in more than 40 traditional and interdisciplinary fields, including graduate programs in occupational and physical therapy and in education. Puget Sound is the only nationally ranked independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington, and one of just five independent colleges in the Pacific Northwest granted a charter by Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious academic honorary society. Visit "About Puget Sound" (http://www.pugetsound.edu/about) to learn more about the college.
As a strategic goal and through our core values, University of Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. EOE/AA
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