Faculty, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Position Announcement
The School of Graduate Studies at Messiah University invites applications for a full time term-tenure track faculty in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. Rank is open and will be determined based on qualifications. The faculty member will have expertise in one or more of the following areas: Musculoskeletal, Neurologic, Cardiopulmonary, Pediatrics, and Integumentary. In addition, the Program is also seeking faculty who bring additional expertise in research, pharmacology, pain science, and clinical experience in inpatient settings. This is a 12-month position.
Responsibilities: Teach graduate courses in the candidate’s area of expertise that align with departmental needs. Faculty members are also expected to maintain an active scholarly agenda, advise graduate students, and engage in institutional service.
Qualifications: Academic terminal degree (PhD, EdD, or ScD) is required. Current PA PT license (or eligible for PA licensure). Minimum of three (3) years clinical experience. ABPTS board certification in area of expertise preferred. Previous college teaching experience preferred. Candidate should have a commitment to excellence in teaching.
The Program: Messiah University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) is designed to prepare competent therapists for meaningful careers as practitioners, educators, administrators and consultants in a variety of professional settings including hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centers, homecare programs, schools and private practices. Our program is a full-time, residential, 110-credit program.
The School: Advancing the mission of Messiah University, the School of Graduate Studies educates students for a lifetime of intellectual exploration, ethical leadership and exceptional professional practice within a complex world. Our programs include ten master’s degrees, two doctoral degrees, and numerous graduate certificates and post-master’s certificates. The coursework for most of our graduate programs is conducted primarily online, with some programs being fully online and others being fully residential. Messiah University is a nationally ranked, accredited college that successfully integrates top-tier academics and Christian faith.
The University: Messiah University is a Christian university of the liberal and applied arts and sciences and has a student body of over 2,700 undergraduate students including 14.4% under-represented and 4.1% international students from 28 countries and over 600 graduate students including 16.4% of students from under-represented populations.
The University is committed to an embracing evangelical spirit rooted in the Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan traditions of the Christian Church. Our mission is to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society. Messiah University is a teaching institution that emphasizes instruction but values research and public service. Strong support is given to faculty development in teaching and scholarship.
Diversity: The University seeks to create a work environment and organizational culture that reflects and appreciates the uniqueness that the individual brings to the workplace while striving to provide an atmosphere of success. Messiah’s strategic plan includes a commitment to community engagement in diverse settings and the development of cross-cultural competencies as well as a commitment to developing a comprehensive and integrated approach to global engagement. As such, Messiah University is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body. Successful candidates will evidence similar commitments.
Starting Date for Position: August 2021
Compensation: Messiah University offers a strong benefits package in addition to salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Applications: Application materials will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled.
Please provide the following:
Cover letter that outlines your interest in the position, College/University Transcript(s), Curriculum Vitae, Personal Statement of Faith that details how your Christian faith is a strong fit with the mission and identity of Messiah University and how it impacts your teaching and clinical experience, your philosophy of teaching, and a statement that demonstrates your commitment to diversity and inclusion that is consistent with Messiah University’s goals.
Curriculum Vitae must include: (1) education, (2) previous employment history, (3) scholarly and professional accomplishments (e.g., papers, publication, recitals, showings), (4) membership in scholarly, professional, or honor societies, and (5) awards and honors received.
Messiah University does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, or veteran’s status in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, or the operation of any of its programs. Consistent with our nondiscrimination statement, the University does not tolerate abuse or harassment of employees, students or other individuals associated with the University. This includes, but is not limited to, vendors, contractors, and guests on the basis of, but not limited to, any of the above categories.