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Clinical Education Faculty

University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
Closing date
Feb 13, 2024

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Brief statement of duties and responsibilities

The Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Pittsburgh, which is ranked number 1 in the US News and World Report, is currently recruiting a faculty member with a strong background in Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) clinical education. As a core faculty member, the incumbent will be committed to excellence in the administration and teaching of clinical education in the DPT program, scholarship, and service. The full-time 12-month position will be in the appointment stream at the rank of Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor.

The Department is housed in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS), one of the six Schools of Health Sciences. We offer an entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree, and post-professional programs leading to a Master of Science in Physical Therapy, PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences, and dual DPT-PhD in Bioengineering degrees as well as post-graduate certificates. The DPT degree is delivered in residential and hybrid options.

Responsibilities for Physical Therapy Clinical Education Faculty position include:
  • Working collaboratively with the Vice Chair for Clinical Education, Directors of Clinical Education of the DPT program, and the clinical education administrator.
  • Overseeing the administration, implementation, and evaluation of the clinical education program for the DPT program, which includes:
    • Assessing potential clinical sites;
    • Training clinical instructors;
    • Overseeing and advising students on the placement process;
    • Overseeing and evaluating students and clinical instructors during clinical education experiences;
    • Establishing and overseeing the implementation of student remediation plans as necessary to ensure successful completion of the clinical education experience;
    • Providing ongoing evaluation of the educational outcomes of the clinical education experiences for the hybrid and residential options of the DPT program.
  • Teaching within the DPT curriculum for both the residential and hybrid formats as designated by the Department Leadership;
  • Participating in DPT student advisement;
  • Engaging in scholarship related to area of interest and expertise;
  • Service on committees relevant to the teaching, research and service missions of the Department, School, and University.

The University is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their teaching, leadership, research, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. The applicant is expected to take full advantage of the Department's strong and long-standing partnership with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, which is a world-class academic medical center in Pittsburgh. The University of Pittsburgh provides extensive resources and opportunities for independent and multi-disciplinary collaborative funded research. In addition to effective teaching and productive scholarship, the applicant will provide service to the University, profession, and community. The ability to work in a collaborative team environment is critical to the success of this position.

Rank and/or title; salary range or minimum:

Appointment at the rank of Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor. The academic rank and salary are competitive and will be commensurate with education, experience, and qualifications.

Tenure/tenure-stream/appointment stream; full/part-time:

This is an appointment stream, full-time position.

Proposed starting date:

March 1, 2024.

Closing date for receipt of applications:

January 31, 2024 or until position is filled.

Name, address, and telephone number of the person to contact:

Apply at, requisition 23009199, where you will upload your cover letter, CV and three letters of recommendation. Additionally, send a cover letter including a statement of teaching and areas of interest in scholarly activities and service, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to Bryan Albright, Administrator, Department of Physical Therapy, ( Please include the requisition number on all correspondence.

Please direct specific inquiries to Tara Hankin (, Chair of the Search Committee. Recruitment and review of applications will continue with full consideration until the position is filled.


The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.

The University of Pittsburgh is committed to championing all aspects of diversity, equality, inclusion, and accessibility within our community. The commitment is a fundamental value of the University and is crucial in helping us advance our mission, which includes attracting and retaining diverse workforces. We will continue to create and maintain an environment that allows individuals, to discover, belong, contribute, and grow, while honoring the experiences, perspectives, and unique identities of all.

The University of Pittsburgh requires all Pitt constituents (employees and students) on all campuses to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption. Visit to learn more about this requirement

Requirements for the position
  • Earned professional Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from a CAPTE accredited program;
  • Licensed as physical therapist or eligible for licensure in Pennsylvania;
  • Experience in implementing clinical education in a Doctor of Physical Therapy program (minimum 3 years clinical instruction)

Preferred qualifications for the position
  • Experience as SCCE or ACCE
  • Experience in teaching in a Doctor of Physical Therapy program;
  • ABPTS certification as a Clinical Specialist;

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