The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Bellarmine University invites applications for two 12-month tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level. These new positions will join a department of 16 dynamic core faculty. The core faculty collectively holds nine ABPTS specialization certifications in six certification areas. Successful candidates will support the University’s vision and mission, commitment to service and hospitality, and the intellectual, ethical and moral development of all students.

We are seeking innovative professionals with working knowledge of a variety of content delivery methods, expertise in the areas of cardiopulmonary physical therapy, musculoskeletal physical therapy, human movement, biophysical agents and medical screening/differential diagnosis. Candidates with foundational physical therapy skills and other areas of established expertise that complement the current faculty will be considered. Teaching load expectation is 27 hours for a 12 month contract


At a minimum the candidate should possess:

  • An earned academic doctorate (PhD, EdD, DHSc, DSc), and/or DPT with ABPTS certification. Rank and Tenure status will be dependent on completion of academic degree.
  • Candidate must be licensed in a United States jurisdiction as a physical therapist and eligible for licensure in Kentucky.
  • Evidence of peer-reviewed scholarship, at a minimum, invited presentations such as poster or platform at professional conferences. Publications in peer-reviewed journals, authorship of books or chapters, and grant activity will be considered as higher forms of peer-reviewed scholarship.
  • –¬†Experience teaching in an academic environment, at a minimum as adjunct faculty. Higher consideration may be given to those with previous full-time faculty experience.
  • –¬†Experience mentoring students in research, either formally or informally.

Additional Information:

The DPT Program is proud of their state-of-the-art facilities and extensive curricular integrated service-learning activities and international experiences. The Program is located in a collaborative and collegial environment and is part of the School of Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences in the College of Health Profession. The DPT Program is CAPTE accredited (thru 2024) and receives significant community and administrative support. Additional unique features of the DPT Program include a state of the art human gross anatomy laboratory, several on- and off-campus service-learning clinics, and two collaborative ABPTRFE accredited residency programs (Neurological and Geriatric). These residency programs will continue to be an instrumental component in Louisville emerging as the Aging Care Capital of the world.

Application Instructions:

Applications are being accepted now and review will continue until the position is filled. Starting date is negotiable. Qualified applicants may apply through Interview Exchange (www.Interviewexchange) and include a cover letter, C.V., and provide names of three professional references.