1525-Assistant or Associate Professor of Physical Therapy

Job #:  1525


The School of Physical Therapy at Pacific University Oregon invites applications for two 9-month, full-time faculty positions in our entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program. The academic rank of assistant or associate professor and tenure-track options will depend on qualifications and experience of the successful candidates. The positions are available beginning 2017/2018 academic year. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Special Position Characteristics:  The successful candidates will be expected to teach in one or more content areas including: adult neurorehabilitation, cardiopulmonary physiology and rehabilitation, healthcare administration, prosthetics, and evidence-based practice. Additional responsibilities include scholarship activities, student advisement, student capstone project direction in the entry-level DPT program, curriculum development, service at all levels of the University, and service to the profession. Specific assignments are dependent upon program needs. Candidates must be committed to student-centered education as well as working cooperatively with faculty and staff in the School, College, and University.

Qualifications: The ideal candidates will have a terminal academic degree (PhD, EdD, DSc) in physical therapy or in a related field. Candidates with a DPT degree and board certification will also be considered. Applicants must have a minimum of 5 years of clinical experience and possess an Oregon Physical Therapist License or be eligible for licensure in Oregon. Prior teaching, research, and service experience is preferred.

General Information: The School of Physical Therapy at Pacific University offers education for entry into the profession.  Pacific University is a comprehensive independent university located 18 miles west of Portland, Oregon. The University is comprised of the Colleges of Health Professions, Optometry, Business, Education, and Arts and Sciences that serve approximately 1,800 graduate and 1,800 undergraduate students. The College of Health Professions consists of the Schools of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies, Dental Hygiene Studies, Healthcare Administration and Leadership, Graduate Psychology, Pharmacy, and Audiology. An Athletic Training Program joined the School of Physical Therapy in 2013. Pacific University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. 


It is the policy of Pacific University not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion or religious creed, disability or handicap, sex or gender, gender identity and/or expression (including a transgender identity), sexual orientation, military, veteran or Vietnam Era status in admission and access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, or any other classification protected under state or federal law, or city ordinance.  Questions or complaints may be directed to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR 97116, provost@pacificu.edu.

Applications: To apply, submit via email a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names, addresses and phone numbers of three references to:



School of Physical Therapy

Pacific University

E-mail: mell9585@pacificu.edu

222 SE 8th Ave., Suite 333

Hillsboro, OR 97123

Applications review and screening will commence immediately and will continue until the position is filled.