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Job ID: 115657

Special Instructor - Physical Therapy
Oakland University

Date Posted Nov. 12, 2018
Title Special Instructor - Physical Therapy
University Oakland University
Rochester, MI, United States
Department School of Health Sciences, Physical Therapy
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Aug. 15, 2019
  • Adjunct/Clinical Professor
  • Physical Therapy/Rehabilitation

The School of Health Sciences at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan invites qualified persons with a passion for Physical Therapy to apply for a full-time special instructor appointment.

The Department of Human Movement Science, Physical Therapy Program at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan invites applications for a Special Instructor to begin August 15, 2019. Responsibilities include teaching, student advising, university and community service, and scholarship, meeting the expectations for a core faculty member and APTA standards. Qualifications include doctoral degree completed by August 15, 2019 as well as clinical experience in physical therapy. Applicants with expertise in neurologic physical therapy and teaching experience are especially encouraged to apply. The candidate should hold or be eligible for Michigan Physical Therapy licensure. Content expertise of the candidate and the current physical therapy faculty will determine teaching responsibilities.

Candidates must demonstrate experience with or a commitment to diversity and inclusion.

The School of Health Sciences serves over 2000 undergraduate, masters, doctoral, and post-professional students through a singular model of advancing community-engaged translational relationships, connecting theory to best practices in four thematic areas. Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences – programs include medical laboratory science, histotechnology, radiologic technology, nuclear medicine, and pre-clinical professions. Human Movement Science – the doctor of physical therapy, and the master of exercise science programs offer post-professional certificates and support undergraduate health sciences program concentrations. Public and Environmental Wellness – comprehensive programs consist of undergraduate wellness and health promotion, undergraduate and graduate environmental health and safety, and the master of public health. Interdisciplinary Health Sciences – the undergraduate health sciences degree program offers concentrations in nutrition, holistic health, and interdisciplinary pre-health professions, while the applied health sciences program offers degree completion opportunities for health specialized associate degree holders. Our beautiful platinum LEED-certified campus facilities and broad clinical and community-based opportunities offer an ideal supportive environment for students, faculty, staff and partners to create and enjoy innovative learning, meaningful service, and vibrant research pursuits – in purpose for health.

Minimum requirements are clinical experience in physical therapy, holding or eligible for Michigan Physical Therapy licensure, and the pursuit or attainment of a doctoral degree (e.g. PhD, DPT). Candidates who are nearing completion will be considered if they can demonstrate evidence of completing degree requirements by August 15, 2019.

Application Information: Position begins August 15, 2019. Review will begin December 1, 2018 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Inquiries are encouraged. Contact Dr. Melodie Kondratek, Ph.D. by email Internet:

Candidates will provide a Diversity Statement that describes their interest or efforts in furthering diversity and inclusion, e.g., through mentoring, pedagogy, activism, faculty recruitment/retention, or research on issues related to diversity and social inequality.

Oakland University is a nationally recognized doctoral research institution located on 1,443 acres of scenic land in the cities of Rochester Hills and Auburn Hills in Oakland County, Michigan. The University has 132 bachelor’s degree programs and 138 graduate degree and certificate programs. Academics include programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration, School of Education and Human Services, School of Engineering and Computer Science, School of Health Sciences, School of Medicine and School of Nursing.

  • Oakland University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Melodie Kondratek, Ph.D.
    School of Health Sciences, Physical Therapy
    Oakland University
    433 Meadow Brook Road
    Human Health Building
    Rochester, MI 48309


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