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Assistant/Associate Professor - Musculoskeletal/Geriatric Physical Therapy
Daemen College

Date Posted May 3, 2019
Title Assistant/Associate Professor - Musculoskeletal/Geriatric Physical Therapy
University Daemen College
Amherst, NY, United States
Department Physical Therapy Department
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Fall 2019
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Physical Therapy/Rehabilitation

Daemen College invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, tenure track faculty position in the Physical Therapy Program starting September 2019 for the ’19/‘20 academic year. The preferred candidate for this position would have primary teaching responsibilities in the musculoskeletal physical therapy clinical practice area and/or geriatric clinical practice area. In addition, the preferred candidate will have completed, or be nearing completion of an academic doctorate (i.e., PhD, EdD, DHSc) in physical therapy or related field and be eligible for PT licensure in New York State. Consideration will be given to applicants possessing a DPT with board certification/specialization (i.e., OCS, SCS, GCS), clinical experience in the musculoskeletal clinical practice area, and previous instructional experience. Contingent upon expertise and interest, additional teaching opportunities may include introductory/pre-professional PT courses, orthotics and prosthetics, pharmacology, and biostatistics, as well as mentoring students in patient care experiences on-campus and in clinical research. Non-teaching responsibilities would include student academic advising, participating in departmental and college-wide committees, clinical practice, and ongoing scholarly productivity within a related field. Opportunities for internal funding to establish and strengthen research projects are available on a competitive basis.

Within the Division of Health and Human Services, Daemen College offers an entry level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree program. The DPT curriculum is a 6 year, 3+3 program. Students may apply to the Bachelor of Science in Natural Science/DPT program as freshmen or transfers. Students already possessing a baccalaureate degree may apply directly to the professional phase of the curriculum. The Department of Physical Therapy is currently comprised of 16 highly motivated core faculty members engaged in a variety of clinical, service, and scholarly activities with a common goal of providing an outstanding educational experience for our students. Programs and activities are available to mentor junior faculty in pedagogy and scholarship. External clinical practice opportunities exist locally across all practice patterns. Daemen College provides a dynamic academic environment that fosters strong collaborative and inter-professional efforts within the College and local medical community. Our Academic and Wellness Center recently opened, which provides state of the art lecture and laboratory facilities primarily in the musculoskeletal practice area.

Daemen College is a small private institution offering Baccalaureate, Masters, and entry-level Doctoral degrees in a wide variety of professional and liberal arts programs. Daemen College is a dynamic institution with over 2,600 full and part-time students and exhibits a rich history in physical therapy education. Notified of its latest reaccreditation from the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) in November 2017, the program has been continuously accredited by CAPTE since 1977. Located on a scenic suburban campus in Western New York, the local area offers numerous community festivals, a vibrant arts scene, world-class architecture, and outstanding cuisine. Its proximity to Niagara Falls and an international border, along with low housing costs, makes Western New York a wonderful place to reside and recreate.

Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent fringe benefits are available. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Qualified applicants should send a cover letter of application, teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, and three references with contact information to: Personnel Director, Daemen College, 4380 Main St., Amherst, NY, 14226. E-mail applications may be submitted to

We welcome you to visit our department’s website for more information at:

  • Daemen College is an AA/EOE and strongly encourages applications from women, veterans, people of color, individuals with disabilities and candidates who will contribute to and support the cultural fluency and diversity of our campus.

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Contact Information

  • Michael Ross
    Physical Therapy Department
    Daemen College
    Amherst, NY 14226


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