Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences, Chapman University

Position ID:Chapman University-Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences-AP2017PTTT [#8827]
Position Title: Assistant/Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, Tenure Track, April 1, 2017
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Orange, California 92866, United States [map]
Subject Area: Physical Therapy
Starting Date:2017/04/01
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2017/01/20, finished 2017/12/08, listed until 2017/03/31)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Chapman University’s Department of Physical Therapy seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor position in the Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences. Successful candidate will begin April 1, 2017.

Continually accredited since 1928, the Department of Physical Therapy has a rich tradition as one of the oldest, continually accredited DPT programs in the United States. The program is located on the newly opened Rinker Health Science campus, Irvine, CA. The campus is home to several current and developing accredited, graduate health science professional programs, including DPT, Pharmacy, Communication Sciences and Disorders, and Physician Assistant. The campus is distinguished by innovative teaching, learning, and research laboratories and classrooms with an emphasis on inter-professional education, evidence-based practice, and health promotion and injury/disease prevention. The Rinker campus is strategically located near numerous health service, medical device, and biopharmaceutical companies.

Chapman University offers traditional undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences and select pre-professional and graduate programs. Ranked in the top tier of western universities by U.S. News and World Report, Chapman has gained national recognition for its commitment to excellence through research and innovative teaching.

The following web link will provide additional information about Chapman University, the Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences, and the Department of Physical Therapy:

Qualifications: The successful candidate will hold a terminal academic doctorate (Ph.D., D.Sc. or equivalent) in a relevant area of expertise; post-doctoral fellowship preferred, as is a record of scholarship. Experience in research and teaching and an interest in inter-professional education are highly desirable. Preference will be given to candidates who are licensed physical therapists (or eligible for licensure in California) and who have experience in incorporating technology into teaching and professional practice. To be considered at the Associate Professor level, the successful candidate will have evidence of excellence in: 1) scholarship, including peer-reviewed publications and recognition as an independent investigator with a track record of grantsmanship; 2) teaching; and 3) service.

Responsibilities: Develop and/or maintain an active line of research, preferably one that is, or has the potential to be, interdisciplinary in nature, and will pursue extramural funding. Teach in area(s) of expertise in the DPT program. Teaching load is negotiable based on research excellence and funding. Additional responsibilities include mentoring physical therapy students, participating in inter-professional educational experiences, and professional/academic service, including maintaining clinical competency, if applicable. Future responsibilities may include mentoring students in an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program. For those at the Associate Professor level, significant service, including mentoring junior faculty, is expected. Tenure track faculty are expected to develop and maintain an active research/creative works agenda for future tenure consideration and are evaluated on their research/creative works activity, teaching and service.

Contact Information: Qualified candidates should upload electronic copies of a letter of application, curriculum vitae, reprints of publications or other examples of scholarly work, and three current letters of recommendation including contact information (phone and email) to Academic Jobs Online. Download a copy of the Chapman Faculty Application here:

If you have additional questions about the position please contact: Anne Lowe,, and cc: Dr. Marybeth Grant-Beuttler, Search Committee Chair, Department of Physical Therapy, Please use "PT Faculty Position" as the email subject line.

Application reviews will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with experience.

Successful completion of a background check is required for the final candidate.

Chapman University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to providing career opportunities to all people, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

Chapman University, One University Drive, Orange, CA 92866 Human Resources Department

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Orange, CA 92866

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