Physical Therapy Assistant/Associate Professor



Job description

Radford VA

The Department of Physical Therapy is seeking applicants for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant or associate professor for its accredited Doctor of Physical Therapy program. The position is a nine-month appointment beginning in the 2019/2020 academic year (beginning in August 2019). The individual must have a terminal academic doctorate (Ph.D. Ed.D. D.H.Sc., D.Sc., Sc.D.) in physical therapy or a related field of study. Initial licensure as a Physical Therapist, or eligibility to be licensed in Virginia is preferred. Priority will be given to candidates with expertise in biomechanics and academic experience in a Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Faculty will have access to a fully equipped motion analysis lab containing an 8-camera Vicon Bonita optical motion capture system, AMTI force plate, NeuroCom Balance Trainer, Sonosite M- Turbo and Prometheus Group ultrasound units, and Noraxon wireless EMG.

Nestled in the New River Valley in the Blue Ridge Mountains, 40 miles from Roanoke, Radford University is a co-educational, comprehensive midsize public University. RU is a student-focused institution offering more than 150 outstanding undergraduate and graduate programs preparing approximately 10,000 students to become successful and productive leaders in the community. Recognized as one of the 75 “Best Value Colleges for 2014” by the Princeton Review and ranked #32 in “Best Regional Universities (South)” for 2014 edition of US News and World Report, RU prides itself on its strong commitment to teaching and research. Please visit the RU website at .

The Doctoral of Physical Therapy program (DPT) is located in Roanoke, Virginia, a metropolitan area of 303,400 people. The program’s location is part of a developing medical system in the Roanoke River Valley.

Radford University is an EO/AA employer committed to diversity. All new hires to Radford University will be subject to E-Verity. E-Verity is administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, USCIS-Verification Division, and the Social Security Administration and allows participating employers to electronically verity employment eligibility. Visit the program’s Website at

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How to apply

Radford University provides a highly competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with qualifications and experience. For more information and to apply visit You will be asked to submit a letter of application, a current curriculum vita, and the names of three professional references. Note: Successful candidates will be required to provide official transcripts and complete/pass a background check. Review of applications will begin on December 3, 2018.

Radford University is a comprehensive, midsize public university that is student-focused, providing its more than 9,700 students a diversity of outstanding academic programs. Well known for its strong faculty/student bonds, innovative use of technology in the learning environment and vibrant student life on a beautiful campus, Radford University offers many opportunities to get involved and succeed in and out of the classroom.