Overview

The University of the Sciences is seeking a dynamic individual to join our Doctor of Physical Therapy Program in a full-time 12-month faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, commensurate with credentials and experience. Responsibilities of faculty include; teaching, advising, scholarship, and service. We seek a collaborative candidate who will contribute to our profession through innovative teaching and scholarship.

The Department of Physical Therapy is one of 4 programs housed in the Samson College of Health Sciences: Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies, and Kinesiology. The Department has 14 core faculty members engaged in a variety of clinical and scholarly activities. Our Program houses comprehensive research labs, a pro-bono clinic that facilitates student experiential learning, faculty-student capstone research, 40 weeks of clinical education, and multiple interprofessional opportunities internationally and throughout the Philadelphia area.

The successful candidate will be a physical therapist with an earned terminal academic degree (e.g. PhD, EdD, DHSc, ScD), in a field relevant to physical therapy. They will have demonstrated clinical expertise as a practicing physical therapist, have academic and/or clinical teaching experience at the University level, and have expertise in one or more of the following areas: Cardiopulmonary, Acute Care, Geriatrics, Health Promotion, Musculoskeletal, or teaching pedagogy and assessment. A candidate with a strong research agenda is preferred.

Applicants with a doctor of physical therapy degree (DPT) and evidence of American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties clinical expertise will also be considered. The candidate must have a current Pennsylvania license or be eligible for licensure in Pennsylvania.

The finalist will be required to pass a background check.
University of the Sciences is a private, independent, health sciences university located in the University City section of Philadelphia. For more information on the PT Department and University of the Sciences, please go to http://www.usciences.edu/pt 

The Community: USciences is a part of the University City District (UCD) which has world-renowned anchor institutions, small businesses, and residents. Our area is rich with health systems that provide direct patient care as well as numerous opportunities for collaborative research and clinical practice. Our institution is within walking distance to the Philadelphia VA, Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and a city health center. UCD is also a vibrant place to work and live. It’s a destination for eclectic food, boasts excellent public transit, and also has bike lanes and numerous bike share locations. With a Walk Score of 90, it is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in Philadelphia. For more information about UCD, visit their website at: https://www.universitycity.org/

EOE

Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

At USciences we create a better world in many ways. We educate the next generation of leaders in healthcare and science, increase the world’s knowledge and improve the lives of people around the planet.

USciences offers a wealth of opportunities for individuals seeking job, career and personal growth. Our campus community affords a wide range of faculty and staff positions that support our academic programs and students with many jobs similar to those found in private organizations.

If you are motivated by being surrounded by achievement, enjoy work with a shared purpose and want the pride that comes with being part of a winning team, join us today.