Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy (2024 - 2025)

University of Hartford
Unity Plaza, CT
Closing date
Dec 4, 2023

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Job Title
Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy (2024 - 2025)

Assistant Professor

Salary Range
$76,000 - $86,000

Tenure Information
Tenure Track

Job Description

The College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions at The University of Hartford invites applications for a full-time Tenure-Track Physical Therapy faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning Fall 2024.


The successful applicants will teach courses related to the applicant's area of expertise within the DPT Curriculum. There will also be opportunities to teach in our innovative University Interdisciplinary Studies program. Candidates are expected to demonstrate potential as evidenced by an active scholarship agenda resulting in peer-reviewed presentations or publications, as well as contributions to program development and assessment including CAPTE standards and active involvement in Department, College, University, and Hartford area communities.

Applicants should describe in their letter of intent how their teaching and/or scholarship or their professional practice will advance intercultural competence in all students. Applicants are also expected to describe in their letter of intent how their scholarship and/or professional practice contributes to diverse communities.

Required Qualifications


- A terminal academic degree: Ph.D., D.Sc., Ed.D, or equivalent in a health-related field from an accredited institution at the time of appointment. ABD candidates, with degree completion before the start of Fall 2024, are encouraged to apply.
- An active Physical Therapy license or eligibility for licensure in the State of Connecticut is required.


- Board certifications or advanced certification;

- Clinical expertise in one or more of the following areas: cardiopulmonary, pediatrics, neurology, geriatrics, anatomy, and/or pathophysiology;

- Previous teaching experience in higher education settings in physical therapy;

- Open to using and sharing innovative teaching methods and comfortable using technology in teaching (e.g., evidence-based teaching strategies, team-based learning);

- Demonstrate evidence of a commitment to remain active in the related research areas, clinical, or professional practice, including contributing to the profession through publications, presentations, or other work;

- Previous experience working with, teaching, or mentoring diverse groups or diverse students;

- Ability to work with diverse populations.

Preferred Qualifications

Diversity Statement

The University of Hartford is an open and welcoming community, which values diversity in all its forms. In addition, the University aspires to have its faculty and staff reflect the rich diversity of its student body and the Hartford region. Candidates committed to working with diverse populations and conversant in multicultural issues are encouraged to apply. The University of Hartford is committed to anti-racist values and actions; candidates should provide examples of their anti-racist values and actions.

The University of Hartford is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, Male/Female/Disabled/Veteran. Women and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/M/F/D/V.

University Information

Students at the University of Hartford find success in a learning environment that both challenges and mentors them. Our academic mission is to engage students in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to thrive in, and contribute to, a pluralistic, complex world. The full text of our academic mission can be seen at www.hartford.edu. Opportunities for faculty development and support can be found here: https://www.hartford.edu/about/campusleadership/office-provost/faculty-development/

College Information

The College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions (ENHP) offers 30 educational offerings, from undergraduate to doctoral programs and certificates, united by a common goal to provide inclusive, innovative, and engaging scholarly experiences that shape the next generation of leaders in the service professions. Known for partnership work in urban Hartford, as well as internationally in Peru, Brazil, Mexico, and Kenya, the college emphasizes activities that help "promote the well-being of the communities we serve." Signature annual events bring students, faculty members, and community partners together to network and showcase scholarly works. ENHP embraces diversity, and its role in preparing students and future professionals to address the needs of an increasingly multicultural society including advocating for optimal educational and health outcomes.

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Special Instructions to Applicants

The University of Hartford employs full-time faculty who bring significant skills, experience, knowledge and empathy to recruit, inspire, support and retain our diverse student body now and in the future. At least 34% of our students represent the BIPOC community. An increasing number of these students are the first in their families to attend college and all of our students need to be prepared to thrive in and contribute to a diverse society. Candidates for faculty positions should include in their materials a short essay explaining how their teaching practice meet the needs of the diverse population of students at the University of Hartford, focusing, in particular, on pedagogical approaches that support student success for those who are new to college and/or whose cultural background includes experience with systemic oppression due to race, gender, or other factors. If relevant, candidates should also comment on research, scholarship, practice or creative activity that will contribute to the diversity, equity and inclusion goals to which the University of Hartford is committed. It is recommended that candidates approach this statement thoughtfully and use specific examples to illustrate their diversity statement.

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