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Open Rank Full Time Faculty – Physical Therapy
The University of Scranton

Date Posted Jan. 16, 2019
Title Open Rank Full Time Faculty – Physical Therapy
University The University of Scranton
Scranton, PA, United States
Department Department of Physical Therapy
Application Deadline Open Until Filled
Position Start Date Available Immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Physical Therapy/Rehabilitation

The University of Scranton’s Panuska College of Professional Studies is accepting applications for an open rank, tenure track faculty position in the Department of Physical Therapy. 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, 9-month position includes teaching, service, and scholarship responsibilities with primary teaching opportunities available in cardiovascular/pulmonary, anatomy, and scientific inquiry/research series content areas.

The department is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) and boasts a 95.5% first-time pass rate for 2018.

Required Qualifications
•     An earned academic doctorate (e.g., PhD, EdD) in a field relevant to physical therapy
•     Must have a current US physical therapy license and be eligible for licensure as a physical therapist in Pennsylvania
•     Extensive clinical experience and expertise in a specific area of practice (e.g., cardiovascular/pulmonary, orthopedics)
•     Teaching experience in a physical therapy program

Preferred Qualifications
•     Strong record of scholarship and publication
•     Cardiopulmonary and/or scientific inquiry/research teaching background
•     Specialty physical therapy certification

Key Responsibilities
•     Primary teaching opportunities available in cardiovascular/pulmonary, anatomy, and scientific inquiry/research series content areas
•     Service
•     Scholarship

Physical Therapy Department
The University of Scranton’s Physical Therapy curriculum is an intensive three-year (9-semester) program, including summer clinical experiences, which leads to a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree. The Department of Physical Therapy is currently comprised of eight highly motivated core faculty members engaged in a variety of clinical, service, and scholarly activities with a common goal of providing a positive educational experience for our students. The Department is located in a new $47.5 million, state of the art academic building with interactive rehabilitation laboratories, flexible teaching spaces, tele-health and research facilities. In addition, we operate a student-run pro bono PT clinic to facilitate experiential learning and meet the needs of the uninsured and underserved residents of our local community.
You can learn more about the department here:

The University of Scranton
The University 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 in 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 it its life.

As a Catholic and Jesuit institution of nearly 4,000 undergraduate and more than 1,500 graduate students. The University of Scranton delivers a meaningful education that challenges its students morally, spiritually, and intellectually.

Scranton’s 55-acre hillside campus is located in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Northeast region, an area rich in natural scenic beauty. The campus is located in the heart of Scranton, a community of 75,000 within a greater metropolitan area of 750,000 people.

The University is offering a generous compensation package and competitive benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, flexible spending accounts, attractive pension, and tuition remission. Future leadership opportunities are possible. There will be an opportunity for expedited tenure-track status for those demonstrating a record of scholarly achievement. The University also provides additional funds for faculty travel to conferences.

To Apply
Applicants must apply online at and include a letter of application summarizing qualifications, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. For questions regarding this position, please contact Dr. Peter Leininger, Department of Physical Therapy,

Nondiscrimination Statement
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.

The University of Scranton is, by tradition and choice, a Catholic and Jesuit university. The successful candidate will have an understanding of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit education. The University’s mission statement may be found at The University is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success.

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