Job #:  1664

The School of Physical Therapy at Pacific University Oregon invites applications for a 9-month, full-time faculty position 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 candidate. The position is available beginning in the 2018/2019 academic year. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Special Position Characteristics:  The successful candidate will be expected to teach in one or more content areas including: pediatrics, physical agents, educational strategies, and evidence-based practice (potentially including coordination responsibilities). 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 2,000 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 and in January of 2018, our name will change to the School of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training. Pacific University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. 

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


Director & Professor

School of Physical Therapy

College of Health Professions

Pacific University

222 SE 8th Ave., Suite 372

Hillsboro, OR 97123

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


Pacific University is a small but diverse community, where students thrive in a personal academic environment.  Tracing its roots back to 1849, when it began as a school for orphans of the Oregon Trail, Pacific has long been devoted to making a difference in people’s lives.  Nestled in the valley at the base of the coastal range and Mount Hood, the university is only a half hour to the Portland metro center. 

Today, students study in a unique combination of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in the liberal arts and sciences, optometry, education, health professions and business.  Pacific University has campuses in Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Eugene and Woodburn, Ore., as well as an office in Honolulu.  In addition, a variety of Pacific University health and eye clinics throughout the Portland area serve patients and provide students with practical experience.

At Pacific University, students and faculty engage in discovery through close, nurturing relationships that provide extraordinary learning experiences.  International study, service learning, internships and co-curricular activities have been integral parts of the education of nearly 25,000 alumni worldwide who share in the Boxer spirit.


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,