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Clinical Assistant or Associate Professor, Physical Therapy-DJ

University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL
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May 16, 2022

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Clinical Assistant or Associate Professor, Physical Therapy

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Job Description:

The Division of Physical Therapy within the School of Kinesiology and Physical Therapy (SKPT) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for a clinical specialist with a focus in cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy. The position will be a non-tenure track, clinical assistant or associate professor. The position is a 9-month faculty appointment with a projected start date of August 2022.

The Division of Physical Therapy at UCF resides within the College of Health Professions and Sciences, which is a core component of the newly-formed UCF Academic Health Sciences Center (AHSC) along with the College of Medicine, College of Nursing, UCF Health, UCF Student Health, and the recent addition of a teaching hospital, the UCF Lake Nona Medical Center.

The UCF Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program has a small-to-medium-sized student cohort (

Faculty and student research opportunities exist within the SKPT Institute of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation Science, which possesses numerous basic, applied clinical, and community research laboratories. For more information, visit:

SKPT includes a Division of Physical Therapy, a Division of Kinesiology, and a graduate Athletic Training program. The Division of Physical Therapy consists of the DPT program, Graduate Certificate in Anatomical Sciences, Neurological Residency Program partnered with Orlando Health and a faculty practice with locations at UCF Student Health and UCF Athletics. The Division of Kinesiology includes a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Kinesiology. The Division of Kinesiology is also developing a Clinical Exercise Physiology track within its M.S. program.

The successful candidate will be a core clinical faculty member in the UCF DPT program and contribute to excellence in physical therapy education through exemplary teaching, research, and university/professional service to advance the program, college, and university mission. The candidate will lead instruction in coursework related to clinical medicine, which includes cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy and pharmacology in rehabilitation sciences. The candidate will also contribute to instruction and collaboration within SKPT's developing clinical exercise physiology M.S. track within the Division of Kinesiology, emphasizing cardiovascular exercise physiology.


AHSC-College of Health Professions and Sciences, School of Kinesiology and Physical Therapy

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Minimum Qualifications:

An entry-level physical therapy degree from an accredited institution and an earned doctoral degree (i.e., DPT, Ed.D., Ph.D.) in Physical Therapy, Exercise Physiology, Health Science, Rehabilitation Science, or a related field from an accredited institution.

Applicants must have current licensure or eligibility for licensure as a physical therapist in the state of Florida and an area of contemporary expertise according to professional accreditation guidelines in the clinical practice areas related to both cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy, and exercise physiology. Applicants with a clinical doctoral degree (i.e., DPT) must have board certification through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to applicants who are board-certified clinical specialists in cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists, have experience in the mentorship of physical therapy students, experience as a faculty at a CAPTE-accredited DPT program, or additional expertise in acute care physical therapy.

Additional Application Materials Required:

The university requires that all applicants apply and submit all supporting documents through the UCF online recruitment system at No paper applications will be considered.

Applicants must complete the online application and submit the following: (1) a letter of application indicating qualifications for the position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a research statement; and (4) contact information for three professional references. The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts within thirty days of the hire date.

NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates will not be considered until all of the above materials are received. Candidates are responsible for ensuring all materials have been uploaded correctly.

For further questions about this position, please contact Dr. Patrick Pabian at

Florida Clause:

Unless explicitly stated in the job posting, it is UCF's expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.

Additional Requirements related to Research Positions:

Pursuant to Florida State Statute 1010.35, prior to offering employment to certain individuals in research related positions, UCF is required to conduct additional screening. Applicants subject to additional screening include any citizen of a foreign country who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of education, employment, or training in China, Cuba, Iran, Russia, North Korea, Syria, or Venezuela.

The additional screening requirements only apply to research-related positions, including, but not limited to faculty, graduate positions, individuals compensated by research grants or contract funds, post-doctoral positions, undergraduate positions, visiting assistant professors, and visiting research associates.

These requirements do not apply to U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents if the employment or training was/is through an agency of the U.S. Government. For more information on what information must be provided and the screening process, please see: .

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The University of Central Florida is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: . As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request. The UCF's affirmative action plans for qualified individuals with disabilities and protected Veterans are available for inspection in the Office for Institutional Equity, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., upon request.

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.
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