Tenure-Track Faculty Position in the Panuska College of Professional Studies Physical Therapy Program

August 28, 2019
Priority Deadline to Apply:
October 11, 2019
The University of Scranton

Position Description

The University of Scranton is pleased to invite applications and nominations for a full-time, nine-month tenure-track faculty member to teach in the Physical Therapy program at the assistant, associate, or full professor level. Rank is commensurate with experience. The preferred candidate will demonstrate a successful history of teaching and scholarship in a CAPTE accredited physical therapy program.  The successful candidate will teach in the Physical Therapy program, engage in an ongoing program of scholarship and provide service to the department and the University.

The ideal candidate is a team-oriented leader with strong communication skills and the ability to relate well with students. Experienced physical therapy faculty are encouraged to apply. This full-time, nine-month position includes teaching, service, and scholarship responsibilities with primary teaching opportunities available in many areas of expertise including cardiovascular/pulmonary, anatomy, and scientific inquiry/research series content areas.  The successful candidate will possess outstanding leadership and communication skills, and evidence of teaching, service, and scholarly activity. Responsibilities of this position include teaching and advising students, conducting and mentoring research, and participating in Department and University committees.


Required Qualifications of Candidates:

  • Earned terminal academic doctoral degree from a regionally accredited institution;
  • Licensed (or eligible for licensure) to practice physical therapy in Pennsylvania;
  • Eligible for the rank of assistant, associate or full professor;
  • Active involvement in the physical therapy profession with an understanding of key issues in physical therapy education;
  • Experience in full-time higher education and a physical therapist education program.

Preferred Qualifications Include:

  • Knowledge and experience with CAPTE accreditation;
  • Understanding and experience with curriculum content, design, and assessment/evaluation.

About The Institution

The DPT Program: 

The Doctor of Physical Therapy program (DPT) is a graduate-level program for persons who wish to become physical therapists.  The DPT program is a 3-calendar year graduate program that begins in June, and includes summer study each year (Year I - Anatomy course, Years II and III - clinical experiences). To view the current course curriculum click here.  Students graduate with a DPT degree in late May each year.  A maximum of 40 students are enrolled in the DPT program each year.

What we do:

Physical therapists have a comprehensive understanding of how the human body works, and treat patients to improve or restore movement. We provide a comprehensive academic program to prepare students to work as physical therapists. Our program is rich with opportunities to train alongside professionals in diverse environments.

How We Stand Out: 

  • Diverse and dedicated faculty members, including five faculty who are certified clinical specialists by American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties;
  • Emphasis on service and compassion, in accordance with Jesuit Educational values;
  • Student-run pro bono physical therapy clinic serving uninsured and underinsured members of the local community;
  • Faculty-led domestic and international service opportunities;
  • Excellent feedback from employers who hire graduates;
  • Collaborative campus community;
  • 100% of our students are members of the American Physical Therapy Association;
  • Faculty-directed student research projects presented nationally each year (e.g., APTA CSM, ACSM).

Inside the Classroom: 

  • High-level interaction between teachers and students, and among students;
  • Challenging subject matter in which students learn to see things in three dimensions;
  • New $47.5 million, state-of-the-art facility, Leahy Hall, opened in 2015.

The University of Scranton:

The University of Scranton is a Catholic and Jesuit university animated by the spiritual vision and the tradition of excellence characteristic of the Society of Jesus and those who share its way of proceeding.  The University is a community dedicated to the freedom of inquiry and personal development fundamental to the growth in wisdom and integrity of all who share its life.

Spirituality is at the core of our mission as a Catholic, Jesuit institution of higher learning. The chief characteristics embedded in the Ignatian vision include: the concept of the Magis, or a restless pursuit of excellence grounded in gratitude; Cura Personalis, individual attention to students and respect for the uniqueness of each member of the University community; seeking God in all things; liberal education; service of faith and the promotion of justice; and contemplation in action.

The University of Scranton will be boldly driven by a shared commitment to excellence.  We will provide a superior, transformational learning experience, preparing students who, in the words of Jesuit founder St. Ignatius Loyola, will "set the world on fire."

Application Process

All correspondence relating to the Full-Time Tenure-Track Faculty Position in the Physical Therapy Department should be directed in confidence to the University’s executive recruitment consultant: 

Mr. Christopher S. Healy, Vice President
Scott Healy & Associates

The full and complete application should contain the following information: 

1) A cover letter outlining your clinical and academic experience as a physical therapist;
2) A comprehensive CV outlining your physical therapy career;
3) The names of three professional references including their relationship to you, their position, e-mail address, and direct phone numbers.  References will not be contacted without written permission from the candidate.

This search will remain open until the position is filled.

The University of Scranton is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory employment and educational environment. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other status protected by law. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, athletic, or other programs or in the context of employment. The University of Scranton is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator. Veterans, minority persons, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.