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Assistant Professor, Duquesne-China Health Institute

Date Posted Oct. 15, 2021
Title Assistant Professor, Duquesne-China Health Institute
University Duquesne
Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Department John G. Rangos, Sr. School of Health Sciences - Duquesne-China Health Institute
Application Deadline Applications received before October 22 will receive first consideration
Position Start Date Jan. 3, 2022
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate/Assistant Director
  • Speech/Hearing Sciences
    Physical Therapy/Rehabilitation
    Health Sciences - General

The Duquesne-China Health Institute (DCHI) in the John G. Rangos, Sr. School of Health Sciences is seeking a 12-month, full-time, non-tenure track Assistant Professor who will also serve as the Assistant Director of the DCHI. Start Date: January 3, 2022. Salary is competitive.

The DCHI at Duquesne University offers unique academic programs with Master Degrees and a Ph.D. in Health Science Degree. The Master Degrees focus on the areas of Physical Therapy including general practice in Physical Therapy as well as specialized areas of study (e.g., orthopaedic, neuro PT, pediatric PT. pelvic flooring, and cardiopulmonary), Occupational Therapy and Speech-Language Pathology.

Primary Responsibilities:

-Teach 4 – 5 DCHI graduate courses and 1 – 2 lab sections of graduate courses as assigned
-Advise, mentor and supervise student research and doctoral capstone projects
-Advise, mentor and supervise visiting scholar and student research development
-Pursue leadership and service opportunities in the DCHI, School, University and profession
-Engage in scholarly productivity in the area relevant to the practice of Physical Therapy or Speech-Language Pathology

Working with the DCHI Executive Director the Assistant Director will:
-make curriculum changes as needed and identify qualified/expert instructors for teaching following the requirements of our Chinese partners to meet their desired programmatic outcomes
-draft proposals, documents and stimulants for sustaining and expanding the DCHI
ensure successful execution of clinical shadowing observation space and field activity management
-assist in the hiring process for qualified instructors
-work with the Executive Director of the DCHI and the Rangos Dean to identify and advocate for space
-facilitate a positive and productive work relationship with all parties involved in the DCHI and communicates with Executive Director while the Executive Director is traveling, and
-support the Executive Director with policy management to keep pace with policy changes in China


-Certification as a Physical Therapist or Speech-Language Pathologist and eligibility for PA Licensure
-A minimum of Master’s degree or higher in physical therapy or bachelor of science in physical therapy with a master’s degree in a related field
-Understanding and sensitivity of this program which is tightly tailored around the culture and societal needs of China
-A rounded skill set that can be applied to a wide range of clinical populations
-A demonstrated record of, or potential for, effective teaching in a variety of instructional formats
-Evidence of, or potential for excellent teaching and proficiency in scholarship

Preferred Qualifications:

-Earned doctorate (DPT, or equivalent) or Ph.D. in Communication Disorders with preparation to engage in scholarship. Applicants in dissertation phase will be considered.
-Evidence of scholarly productivity
-Preferences will be given to applicants with established traditions of leadership, teaching excellence, and cultural sensitivity and enthusiasm of embracing multicultural diversities


-Work on campus whose University-wide mission is highly congruent with our PT and SLP professions and teaching and scholarship are both valued
-Participate in the delivery of a clinical doctoral program
-Collaborate with faculty to enhance our practice scholar reputation nationally and internationally

Application Instructions:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and contact information for three professional references via Interfolio. Applications received before October 22 will receive first consideration. Questions may be directed to Dr. Yang Chen at

Catholic in its mission and ecumenical in spirit, Duquesne University values equality of opportunity as an educational institution and as an employer. We aspire to attract and sustain a diverse faculty and staff that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic goals and enriches our campus community. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples through our charter membership in this region’s HERC (

We invite applicants for this position to learn more about our university and its Spiritan heritage by visiting Those invited to campus for an interview may be asked about ways in which they see their talents contributing to the continued growth of our community and furthering its mission.

  • Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Yang Chen
    John G. Rangos, Sr. School of Health Sciences - Duquesne-China Health Institute
    Duquesne University
    Pittsburgh, PA


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