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Multiple Tenure/Tenure-Track Physical Therapy (Kinesiology) Faculty – Assistant/Associate Professor
Auburn University

Date Posted Dec. 13, 2023
Title Multiple Tenure/Tenure-Track Physical Therapy (Kinesiology) Faculty – Assistant/Associate Professor
University Auburn University
Auburn, AL, United States
Department School of Kinesiology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Physical Education & Kinesiology
About Auburn: At Auburn, our work changes lives. Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as a premier public institution, Auburn University is dedicated to shaping the future of the people of Alabama, the nation, and the world through forward-thinking education, life-enhancing research, scholarship, and selfless service. Auburn is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, community outreach, a positive work environment, student engagement, and a thriving community.
Chartered in 1856, Auburn is a Research 1 university and one of the nation’s premier public land-grant institutions. Currently, it is ranked 47th among public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Auburn maintains high levels of research activity and high standards for teaching excellence, offering Bachelor’s, Master’s, Educational Specialist, and Doctor’s degrees in agriculture and engineering, professional schools, and the arts and sciences. Its Fall 2023 enrollment of 33,015 students includes 26,874 undergraduates and 6,141 graduate and professional students. Organized into twelve academic colleges, Auburn’s 1,435 full-time faculty members offer more than 150 majors. The University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, positive work environment, student engagement, and a beautiful campus. Detailed information about the university can be found by visiting
The School of Kinesiology doctoral program is ranked in the top 12 in the United States (National Academy of Kinesiology Review and Evaluation of Doctoral Programs, 2023). The School of Kinesiology’s mission is to discover, implement, and disseminate knowledge about physical activity, movement, exercise, health, and performance by engaging with our community and creating an invigorating learning environment for our students. Our goal is to prepare professionals who will improve the well-being of our diverse and inclusive society through impactful and meaningful research, service, teaching, and outreach endeavors. In the School of Kinesiology, you will be immersed into a community of scholars committed to fostering inclusive excellence. Detailed information may be obtained from our website by clicking here: School of Kinesiology < Auburn University
Since Spring 2013, the School of Kinesiology has been the sole occupant of a state-of-the-art” ~55,000 sq ft building. The school proudly boasts of 23 highly productive research laboratories in-house and one mobile mitochondria research laboratory. Research in the school spans from mitochondrial and muscle physiology, neurovascular biology to human neuroscience and biomechanics across the lifespan and clinical populations. The hired candidate will have their own dedicated lab space. The School of Kinesiology offers undergraduate and master’s degrees in Exercise Science; Exercise, Performance, and Health Optimization; Physical Education Teacher Education; and a doctoral program in Kinesiology.
Auburn University is a partner of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) Network. The CCTS is a consortium of medical research institutions dedicated to accelerating the translation of research discoveries into improved patient care and population health. As a member of the CCTS, Auburn is connected to a network of over 50 medical research institutions across the United States, allowing us to collaborate with other leading institutions, leverage resources and expertise to advance our research and clinical initiatives. The School of Kinesiology actively participates in several of the training programs, professional development resources, and funding mechanisms provided by the CCTS. Auburn also has an MRI Research Center with the new capability to scan with a 7T scanner and a Siemens Verio open bore 3T scanner for clinical and research use.
Why employees choose Auburn: Auburn University was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the state of Alabama’s best employers, with employees staying an average of ten years. Employees enjoy competitive benefits that include top-notch health insurance, generous retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, flexible spending accounts, and more. Auburn residents enjoy a thriving community, recognized as one of the “best small towns in America,” with moderate climate and easy access to major cities or to beach and mountain recreational facilities. Situated along the rapidly developing I-85 corridor between Atlanta, Georgia, and Montgomery, Alabama, the combined Auburn-Opelika-Columbus statistical area has a population of over 500,000, with excellent public-school systems and regional medical centers.
POSITION: Assistant/Associate Professor: The Auburn University Physical Therapy (AUPT) Program in the School of Kinesiology seeks to hire three twelve-month tenure-track faculty members at the Assistant/Associate Professor rank with expertise in Physical Therapy (Anatomy, Cardiorespiratory, Acute Care, Pelvic Health, Pediatrics, and Neurology) to begin in January of 2025. These positions are part of a group of faculty members who will be hired at Auburn University and will be the core faculty for the brand-new Physical Therapy Program. The program’s mission is to educate and train diverse physical therapists emphasizing service among rural and underserved areas in Alabama and beyond. The university’s commitment to excellence is outlined in the Auburn University Strategic Plan (
If you are passionate about excellence and advocating for our communities, we invite you to apply to our developing Physical Therapy program. As a leader in the field, the School of Kinesiology has a long-standing commitment to creating an environment that welcomes individuals from all backgrounds, and we are dedicated to maintaining this culture as we build our PT program. Housed in the school, the developing PT program seeks contributions from those of diverse backgrounds who represent and advocate for our communities we serve. Auburn University is a land-grant university and houses The College of Nursing, nutrition, College of Pharmacy, speech-language pathology, human development and family science, and College of Veterinary Medicine. The Edward Via College of Medicine also resides on the Auburn Campus and actively partners with colleges across the university. Interprofessional education is a strong foundation at AUPT with faculty and students training together as an interprofessional team across the curriculum. In addition, AUPT will host a faculty practice teaching clinic for students and faculty to practice and treat many of our communities’ most underserved and vulnerable populations. The PT program will be home to a high-tech anatomy simulation lab, two state-of-the-art clinical classrooms, and a dedicated active learning studio/classroom. Our curriculum is grounded in our mission and designed to produce competent and compassionate clinical physical therapists who are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and to improving the health and wellbeing of all individuals, particularly those in underserved communities, through evidence-based practice, innovation, and advocacy.
The DPT program recently received Program with full-time Director status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). On our current timeline the developing program will receive Applicant for Candidacy status in Summer of 2024, and we will matriculate our charter cohort of 38 students in Summer of 2025.

  • Engage in rigorous research resulting in scholarly publications, preferably peer-reviewed journal articles in prestigious outlets.
  • Teach entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy courses in support of the program.
  • Advise and mentor graduate students.
  • Direct student research including projects, theses, and dissertations.
  • Participate in the planning and implementation of curricular changes for the program and School.
  • Provide institutional service as assigned by the department head and engage in professional service within the discipline.
  • Participate in professional activities as needed to ensure the well-being of the program, school, and college.

The successful candidate must meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the term of employment.

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