Assistant Clinical Professor -Department of Physical Therapy – Dayton, OH

Assistant Clinical Professor -Department of Physical Therapy

University of Dayton

Dayton, OH


Position Summary:

Are you a physical therapist looking for a faculty position where you can:

Engage in the holistic development of future physical therapists,

Work in an integrative, collaborative, interdisciplinary environment,

Mentor and teach highly motivated students,

Be part of a mission-driven institution,

Live affordably in a central location with easy access to both recreation and urban amenities?

The University of Dayton provides this opportunity!

The Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Dayton is accredited by CAPTE. Housed within the School of Education and Health Sciences, the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program enjoys rich opportunities for collaborative teaching and learning, scholarship, and service with other health science programs and the School of Engineering. Research resources include an overground 10 camera Motion Analysis Laboratory with wireless electromyography and multiple force plates, isokinetic dynamometry, ultrasound imaging with shear wave capability, and 3-dimensional scanning, as well as a cadaveric Anatomy Laboratory. Opportunities for collaborative scholarship exist and are encouraged within the department, school, university, and region.

The Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Dayton invites applications for a 12-month, non-tenure track clinical faculty position beginning July 1, 2023. Primarily, this faculty member will teach collaboratively within the Doctor of Physical Therapy curriculum as appropriate with the existing faculty and course needs. Additionally, this individual will serve as the department’s inaugural Director of Residencies, with the opportunity to develop and direct an accredited residency in sports physical therapy, and progress a vision for additional residency development. We seek candidates whose work furthers diversity and who bring varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds to our community.

Related responsibilities:

Instruct courses within the Doctor of Physical Therapy and proposed residency curricula

Collaborate with faculty in curricular development, innovative teaching strategies, and delivery of courses for entry-level physical therapy program

Oversee sports residency program development through the accreditation process and direct ongoing program with respect to accreditation requirements

Manage associated residency faculty, including developing partnerships with clinical partners

Advise students and residents, which may include supervising research and independent study work

Participation in professional, departmental, school and university-level service

Pursue scholarship opportunities within area of expertise at a level consistent with the university and Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) expectations as it relates to non-tenure track appointments.

At the University of Dayton, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage all candidates to apply.

Minimum Qualifications:

Licensed or eligible for physical therapy licensure in Ohio

A clinical doctorate (DPT) or earned academic doctorate (e.g., PhD, EdD, DHSc, etc.)

3 years of clinical practice, clinical teaching or classroom teaching experience

Certification through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in any eligible specialty

Potential for excellence in teaching and service

Effective written communication skills

Articulated commitment to the values central to Marianist education that support the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion and a commitment of service to the community, university and profession.

Preferred Qualifications:

While not everyone may meet all preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:

Earned PhD (or equivalent)

Board-Certified Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy

Athletic Training Certification (ATC)

Successful experience in one or more of the following:

More than 3 years as a full-time faculty member in an accredited Physical Therapy or Athletic Training program

Teaching graduate students in areas of expertise while employing active and inclusive learning strategies to foster and maintain student engagement.

Managing or directing personnel in a clinical setting

Academic advising and mentoring of graduate students

Working collaboratively and developing positive working relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders

Mentoring, working with, and/or teaching socially and culturally diverse communities

Establishing personal and team goals, planning tasks and meeting objectives related to launching new programs

Accreditation processes and assessment methodologies

Record of scholarly productivity including publications and professional presentations

Active membership in the APTA

Effective interpersonal communication skills

Effective oral communication skills

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Required documents:

Cover letter explaining interest and how all minimum and any preferred qualifications are met

Curriculum vitae

Teaching philosophy (statement of candidate’s vision to develop and teach in a residency program that affirms the commitment to the values central to Marianist education)

Statement of scholarly agenda

Unofficial Transcripts of all coursework (please scan into one document for upload).

Contact information for three (3) references (letters will be requested later in application process)

Posting closes at 11:55 PM EDT April 10, 2023.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. We will not sponsor applicants for work visas for this position.

A federal court on December 7, 2021, issued a ruling that suspends the COVID-19 vaccine requirement that applies to federal contractors nationwide. With this development, the University will pause any enforcement action against employees who have not complied with the requirement to be fully vaccinated by Dec. 8, 2021 or to have requested an exemption to maintain their employment status. The University will continue to monitor the state of the pandemic on campus and in the community as well as developments in federal and state requirements, and also will continue to regularly consult with public health officials and our medical panel. As has been the case throughout the pandemic, our protocols and requirements are subject to change depending on conditions on campus or in our community, and government requirements.

Closing Statement:

The University of Dayton is a top tier, Catholic research university with offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels. Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, the University is a diverse community committed to advancing the common good through intellectual curiosity, academic rigor, community engagement and local, national and global partnerships. Guided by the Marianist educational philosophy, we educate the whole person and link learning and scholarship with leadership and service. 

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

The University is also pleased to provide support for spouses of prospective and newly hired faculty through its dual career program. While we cannot guarantee placement, we serve as an effective resource and support system for your spouse. Information can be found at


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