Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Physical Therapy

September 21, 2021
Priority Deadline to Apply:
August 15, 2022
A. T. Still University of Health Sciences

Position Description

A.T. Still University, Arizona School of Health Sciences located on the Mesa, Arizona campus, in partnership with the executive search firm Scott Healy & Associates, is pleased to announce an open faculty position at the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor level in the residential Doctor of Physical Therapy program. The ideal candidate will have university teaching experience and will enhance the department’s teaching and scholarship in their area of expertise. Responsibilities of the successful candidate will include teaching, scholarship, academic and research advising, and service. Candidates must interact collegially with current faculty members and demonstrate willingness to work collaboratively with all ATSU employees. Additionally, they must be able to interact well with entry-level DPT students. Rank and salary are commensurate with experience and qualifications.


Required Qualifications: 

  • Earned terminal doctoral degree (PhD or equivalent academic doctoral degree)
  • Licensed or eligible for Physical Therapy licensure in Arizona
  • Five years of clinical practice
  • Member of the American Physical Therapy Association
  • Excellent communication skills with colleagues and entry-level DPT students
  • Expertise in one of the following areas: neurology/neuroscience, orthopedics, pediatrics, physiology

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Teaching experience in a doctoral PT program
  • A defined area of scholarly interest
  • Actively involved in the PT professions
  • Interest in teaching and mentoring in one of two ABPTRFE accredited residency (ortho or neuro) programs
  • Interest in clinical practice and teaching in the pro bono Center for Occupational and Physical Therapy

About The Institution

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program: A.T. Still University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is committed to educating highly competent and professional entry level physical therapists who are dedicated to clinical excellence, whole person healthcare, cultural competence, critical inquiry, and lifelong learning. The three-year program is offered in Mesa, Arizona, requires full-time attendance, and includes supervised clinical internships. Courses are designed with emphasis on both a strong academic foundation and clinical practice. Enrollment is limited to 62 students per class. Class section size allows faculty and staff to work closely with students to help them develop the professional attitudes and clinical problem-solving skills necessary for optimum patient care.

ATSU Mesa Campus Interdisciplinary Research Lab: The Interdisciplinary Research Laboratory is a 3,000 square-foot facility with an expanded offering of research equipment and opportunities to study neuromuscular, metabolic, and cognitive function. The Interdisciplinary Research Laboratory houses the following resources:

  • 12-camera ViconTM Motion Analysis System with Motion MonitorTM software and high performance computer to capture kinematic data
  • In-floor Kistler 9286 AA Slimline Force Plate
  • A NeuroCom® Smart Balance Master with a long forceplate and the Dynavision system
  • A pair of RealEyesTM binocular XDVR video goggles and camera
  • LigMaster computerized stress device, available for assessment of ankle, knee, elbow, and glenohumeral joint force-displacement characteristics
  • Biometrics electrogoniometers from Motion Lab Systems
  • GAITRite® gait analysis system
  • Parvo® metabolic system with ECG, CosMed® portable metabolic system, treadmill, Lode electronically braked adult and pediatric cycle ergometers, Monark cycle ergometer, blood draw chair, and YSI Glucose/Lactate analyzer system.

Research Support: The ATSU Sponsored Programs office provides extensive research support for acquiring external research funding, from pre-award assistance in finding an appropriate funding opportunity and developing the award application, to post-award assistance and grants management. Additionally, ATSU offers a number of internal competitive grant awards to support faculty, interns, fellows, and students in launching pilot studies that will better prepare them to undertake larger, external grant funding.

A.T. Still University Center for Occupational and Physical Therapy: A teaching center for ATSU's occupational and physical therapy student that offers pro bono treatment services under the supervision of faculty for a wide variety of conditions.

ATSU: A.T. Still University (ATSU) of Health Sciences is the founding institution of osteopathic healthcare, established in 1892 by Andrew Taylor Still, DO. As a leading health sciences university, ATSU is comprised of two campuses (Kirksville, Mo., and Mesa, Ariz.) on more than 200 acres with six prestigious schools. The culturally rich learning environments include residential and online healthcare related graduate degrees as well as community-based partnerships worldwide. ATSU has more than 1,300 employees dedicated to its not-for-profit mission and an average annual enrollment of over 3,100 students from 35 countries.

About The Community

Mesa, AZ: Faculty and staff at A.T. Still find a vibrant and dynamic urban lifestyle as part of the greater Phoenix metropolitan area. Also known as the Valley of the Sun—which enjoys more than 300 days of sun each year, the area offers major league football, baseball, hockey, and basketball, two national parks, 25 state parks, and 100 miles of trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. The symphony, opera, art festivals, museums, and restaurants provide a diverse night life.

Application Process

Please submit all applications and nominations electronically to the University’s search consultant:

Danan Tsan
Vice President
Scott Healy & Associates

Complete applications should include the following:

  1. Cover Letter outlining your interest and qualifications for the position;
  2. Updated CV;
  3. Three professional references with contact information.

Applications received by August 15, 2022 will receive priority consideration. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

A.T. Still University of Health Sciences (ATSU) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or veteran status in admission to or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities. Harassment and retaliation are forms of discrimination prohibited by the university.