Assistant/Associate Professor of Physical Therapy

Chatham University   Pittsburgh, PA   Full-time     Education
Posted on April 3, 2024
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Assistant/Associate Professor of Physical Therapy

Chatham University invites well-qualified physical therapists to apply for the position of Assistant or Associate Professor of Physical Therapy with expertise in Neurologic Physical Therapy. The candidate for this tenure-eligible position shall begin their appointment for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Chatham University strives to promote a campus environment that understands and embraces multiculturalism while increasing individuals' intercultural competence. We actively work to build and sustain a diverse and culturally vibrant campus, which promotes employee and student success and retention. Learn more at:

About Chatham's Physical Therapy Program

Chatham University's Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program is a 2.5-year residential program that produces highly skilled physical therapists, emphasizing critical thinking and self-directed learning using a modified problem-based learning approach. For nearly 30 years, we have prepared PTs to meet the challenges of a dynamic healthcare environment and support scholarly activity bridging science and clinical practice. Chatham's DPT Program has well established collaborative relationships with local institutions for research, teaching, and clinical practice.

The Chatham DPT Program Faculty value:

  • Training practitioners who will elevate practice through respect, integrity, critical thinking, translation of evidence, and clinical excellence.
  • Promoting a profession that reflects the diversity of society and fostering a community of belonging.
  • Teaching excellence characterized by a commitment to ongoing skill acquisition, innovation, and active learning for students.
  • Teaching collaboration within and between DPT courses to ensure consistent educational messages, and developmental knowledge that builds throughout the curriculum.
  • Sustainable clinical connections that help bring real patient scenarios to the classroom.

About Chatham's School of Health Sciences

The Physical Therapy Program is one of the first that formed the School of Health Sciences. Additionally, the School offers programs in occupational therapy, physician assistant studies, nursing, counseling psychology, athletic training, and exercise science.

Position Summary:

This 12-month appointment will be tenure-eligible and shall hold the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor of Physical Therapy. We are seeking an individual with expertise in Neurologic Physical Therapy who values collegiality and is motivated to contribute to the Program's excellent reputation for entry-level education. As a faculty member on the tenure track, the candidate will be required to engage in teaching, scholarship, advising, and service, and must hold a license to practice as a physical therapist in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Specific Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Teach content in neurologic physical therapy (expertise demonstrated through work history, specialist certification, and/or research).
  • Additional teaching in acute care and/or professional practice issues may be assigned, dependent upon training, experience, and program needs.
  • Facilitate problem-based learning groups and update cases as needed.
  • Collaborate with program faculty to ensure consistency with educational themes throughout the curriculum.
  • Engage in program, school, and university activities to include professional service and scholarship within areas of interest, and in alignment with the program's mission.
  • Contribute to curriculum development and program evaluation.
  • Participate in DPT admissions activities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Program Director.


  • Terminal academic degree (e.g. PhD, DSc, EdD) is strongly preferred, however candidates with a DPT combined with specialty board certification and/or academic terminal degree in progress will be considered.
  • Current Pennsylvania physical therapy license or eligibility for licensure.
  • Previous academic experience that includes lecture and/or lab instruction.
  • Minimum of three years of full-time clinical experience.
  • Established scholarly agenda/record of publication preferred.

About Chatham:

Founded in 1869, Chatham University has a long history of commitment to global understanding, women's leadership, and the environment. Chatham has an enrollment of over 2200+ students across 60 undergraduate and graduate programs in our areas of excellence: sustainability, health, the arts & sciences, and business & communications. Located in Pittsburgh, PA, Chatham is spread across three distinct locations: the historic Shadyside campus, Chatham Eastside where the School of Health Sciences resides, and Eden Hall Campus, one of the world's most sustainable campuses.

How to Apply:

Applications accepted only via (direct link is XXX) and follow the instructions to complete the application process. To ensure full consideration, please include:

  • Cover Letter outlining your qualifications for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Contact information for three professional references

All application materials should be uploaded at the same time at the time of application. The system will not allow applicants to make edits to their applications after submission.

Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Persons of color, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Chatham University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.