St.  Catherine University

Assistant or Associate Professor of Physical Therapy

Oct 13, 2018
Nov 02, 2018
Employment Status
Full Time
Position Summary Information Position Responsibilities

The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program in the Henrietta Schmoll School of Health invites applicants for a 10 month, grant-funded, full-time ranked faculty position beginning in August 2018. Grant funding is guaranteed through June, 2020. Rank and salary are commensurate with education and experience. The DPT Program utilizes an innovative curriculum that integrates basic and clinical sciences and incorporates traditional as well as case-based learning strategies, including tutorials. Candidates must demonstrate leadership, initiative, creativity, problem solving skills, and the ability to collaborate.

Primary responsibilities include team teaching in our dynamic integrated curriculum; establishment of an active research agenda; involvement with ongoing curriculum development, implementation and evaluation; participation in student academic and research advising/mentoring; and service on department and university committees as well as to the profession. Numerous opportunities for collaborative research are available between other departments at St. Catherine University, as well as with other local higher education institutions, clinical partners, and healthcare institutions.

The physical therapist education program at St. Catherine began in 1991 and has enrolled Doctor of Physical Therapy students since 2003. The mission of the DPT Program is to educate students to lead and influence within the physical therapy profession. To this end, all DPT faculty members are expected to serve as role models for our students.

Position Qualifications

Candidates must have an earned DPT with ABPTS specialist certification, an earned academic doctoral degree (PhD, EdD, or DSc) or be enrolled as an advanced doctoral candidate as ABD or currently enrolled in a doctoral program and have a minimum of five years clinical/physical therapy experience to be considered. Eligibility for physical therapist licensure in MN is also required. Teaching experience, clinical expertise in geriatrics and/or general practice physical therapy with a related specialty certification as well as an interest in and commitment to service learning is highly recommended. The DPT Program is committed to teaching and mentoring a diverse student population. Demonstrated success in working with diverse populations is preferred.

St. Catherine University seeks creative, adaptable faculty who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity and multicultural understanding. Candidates of color are encouraged to apply. Consistent with the university's commitment to women, diversity, and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their teaching, research, and service.

To Apply and Special/Other Requirements Summary To apply:
Please go to the St. Catherine University Employment Site at to electronically apply. Position number is 20170041-Fac. Applicants may also visit the University Human Resources office, located in Derham Hall Room 8, to submit an electronic application. Attach an application letter, CV, and a statement of teaching interests. Candidates selected for interview will need to provide 3 references. Official transcripts and background check will be required for employment. For information, contact Dr. David Chapman, search committee chair, at Application review begins January 8, 2018. Position will remain open until filled.

St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
EEO/AA/Drug Free Workplace Employer; Tobacco-Free Campuses

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