Assistant/Associate Professor of Neuromuscular Physical Therapy (Doctoral Program)



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Job description

Carlow University is a comprehensive Catholic university in a culturally rich section of Pittsburgh. Founded in 1929 by the Sisters of Mercy, it is one of the 17 member institutions of the Conference for Mercy Higher Education. Carlow is recognized for educating traditional students and adult learners for a lifetime of ethical leadership and service.

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Carlow University’s College of Health and Wellness and Department of Physical Therapy invites applications for a full-time core faculty position in the new traditional campus-based Doctor of Physical Therapy program, scheduled to begin in Fall 2023. This is a 12-month appointment with an anticipated start date of August 15th, 2023. Faculty rank and tenure or non-tenure track will be based on the academic qualifications and experience. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Qualified candidates should have contemporary content expertise in one or several of the following areas: Neuromuscular Physical Therapy, Neuroscience, Movement Science, Research design and Statistics.

We seek an innovative leader with the following minimum qualifications:

  • An earned Doctor in Physical Therapy degree and post-professional specialist certifications/residency/fellowships related to Neuromuscular Physical therapy.
  • Physical Therapy Licensure in any United States jurisdiction with eligible for licensure in Pennsylvania.
  • A minimum of 5 years of clinical experience in Neuromuscular physical therapy.
  • Has a robust scholarly agenda.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Earned Academic doctoral degree (PhD, EdD, DSc, ScD, DHS, etc.).
  • Prior experience with the CAPTE accreditation process.
  • Previous experience in teaching both traditional and hybrid format, curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation, and student advising in a Physical Therapy education program.
  • Demonstrate a record of scholarship and professional service in physical therapy.
  • Show enthusiasm to mentor other faculty in scholarship, service, and professional development opportunities specific to their area.
  • Experience working with a diverse range of students.

About Carlow University

Founded in 1929 by the Sisters of Mercy, Carlow University is a private Catholic university whose mission is to offer transformational educational opportunities for a diverse community of learners and empower them to excel in their chosen work as compassionate, responsible leaders in the creation of a just and merciful world. With approximately 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students in two colleges, Carlow University is renowned for supporting an innovative learning environment whereby its foundational values of mercy, hospitality, service, discovery, and sacredness of creation are held paramount. Carlow University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and is located within the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh, PA.

Carlow University employees commit themselves to the highest standards of ethical conduct. They commit to act with integrity, treat others with respect and dignity, carefully steward the University’s resources, avoid conflicts of interest or commitment, maintain confidentiality, and to comply with legal and professional obligations. Carlow University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer by choice. We value diversity, and we are committed to the recruitment of underrepresented groups.

EEOC policyOne of the core values of Carlow University is Sacredness of Creation. We revere each person and all creation and the diversity they embody. The University, as an educational institution and as an employer, values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and racial/ethnic and cultural diversity. We respect our diversity as we are called in both the University’s mission and core values. Our commitment to inclusivity, respect and acceptance informs every aspect of the University community.

Accordingly, the University prohibits and will not engage in discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, handicap or disability, sex, age, pregnancy, ancestry, national origin, place of birth, genetic information, gender identification, veteran status or any other category protected by federal, state or local law. This policy applies to all programs and activities, with respect to both admissions and employment.

How to apply

The complete application should include

  1. Cover letter outlining applicant’s career highlights in the clinical and academic settings, interest in Carlow University, and specifically, how applicant’s skills would help build a developing program.
  2. A statement of applicant’s teaching philosophy.
  3. A complete CV outlining the applicant’s clinical, scholarship, teaching, and service experiences.
  4. Please include two names and contact information of professional references and the applicant’s relationship with them in the CV.Review of applications will begin immediately, but applications will continue to be accepted until an exceptional candidate is identified. Salary and rank will be commensurate with credentials and experience. Apply online at:

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