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Assistant Professor or above

Arcadia University
Glenside, PA
Closing date
Jan 15, 2022

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The Arcadia University Department of Physical Therapy is currently recruiting for 2 full time, 12-month tenure track faculty positions associated with our expanding program.

The department offers an entry level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree in both residential and hybrid formats, a dual degree with public health (DPT/MPH), post-professional DPT programs, an Orthopaedic Residency, and a newly approved PhD Program in Movement Science. We are ranked among the top physical therapy programs in the country. We are seeking candidates with content and practice expertise in community health, musculoskeletal disorders, or neurorehabilitation. Capable, effective teaching in areas of content expertise is expected and occurs within a highly integrated curriculum delivered both on site and in an online hybrid format. Preference given to candidates with a well-conceived research agenda judged to be synergistic with current faculty interests and potential for securing extramural funding. Research in the department is funded by NIA, NIAMS, NCMMR, and various foundations. The faculty is committed to working in a collegial environment that values scholarship and professional service. Applicants must be licensed or eligible for licensure in Pennsylvania. The curriculum is highly integrative with specific content presented in 3-week course modules organized around a case example or focus area. The curriculum is designed to move from simple to complex and to allow for repetition of concepts with increasing depth of knowledge. Thus, teaching responsibilities will be tailored to the clinical expertise of the candidate and the needs of the curriculum. Successful candidates will be expected to be involved in ongoing curriculum implementation and evaluation; serve on University-wide committees; advise students; and maintain an active research agenda.

Arcadia's College of Health Sciences (CHS) houses the University's Community and Global Public Health, Health Education, Medical Science (Physician Assistant Studies), and Physical Therapy programs. Through evidence-based practice and project-based learning, these programs prepare health care professionals for success in a rapidly changing global environment with applied and pro bono clinical thesis work, clinical rotations, international fieldwork, and multicultural assessment. Graduates of Arcadia's CHS programs are at the forefront of their respective fields and employed by leading health organizations.

Arcadia University is a top-ranked private University in Greater Philadelphia and a national leader in study abroad. The University's Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs are nationally ranked in their respective categories by U.S. News & World Report. Approximately 3,700 students study at Arcadia, with 2,300 undergraduate students choosing from more than 65 fields of study. Arcadia promises a distinctively global, integrative, and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and lead in a diverse and dynamic world. Visit Visit

Applications must be submitted online through Arcadia's Human Resources portal to receive full consideration. Please do not email application materials to hiring manager. Due to the volume of applications received, communication will generally be limited to those candidates that are selected for additional consideration.

For additional information and to apply, please visit: and submit a letter of interest, resume and names and phone numbers of three professional references.

Application review will begin immediately. Posting will be removed from the website once we've established a sufficient talent pool for consideration.

At Arcadia University, our JEDI principles of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion are the foundation of our highly-regarded, values-based learning community, which reflects the world in which we want to live. As such, Arcadia actively seeks and welcomes candidates of diverse backgrounds and abilities. Arcadia prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, age, gender identity, military or military veteran status, disability, family medical or genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristic.

All offers of employment are conditional based on successful completion of a background check. Employment may not begin until the University accepts the results of the background check.
Essential Functions
  • Works closely with Program Directors (Hybrid and Residential) to develop effective teaching encompassing three primary domains of cognitive, psychomotor, and affective skills.
  • Student advising
  • Scholarly activity within a focused area
  • Service to the department, university, and profession Marginal Functions
  • Alumni activity engagement
  • Represent the department to external bodies
  • Provide and attend continuing education
  • Participate in experiential/pro bono learning experiences


Received: Department Chair and Program Directors

Given: Department staff and student workers


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Academic doctorate (PhD or equivalent)
  • Content and practice expertise in either musculoskeletal problems, neurorehabilitation, or community health
  • Physical therapist licensed in PA or eligible for license in PA
  • Demonstrated record or clear potential for scholarship

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Academic doctorate (PhD or equivalent)
  • Experience teaching or mentoring students in academic or clinical settings
  • Willingness to embrace new technologies consistent with hybrid education
  • Clinical experience in area of content expertise
Application Instructions and Requirements
Full consideration will be give to candidates who successfully upload the following documents:
  • Letter of interest
  • Resume
  • Names and phone numbers of three professional references
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