Assistant Professor



Job description

Jacksonville, FL

The University of North Florida is inviting applicants for a 9-month, tenure-track faculty line to engage in teaching, research and service within the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program. Teaching needs exist in the area of orthopedics/musculoskeletal care, inpatient care, integument, and pelvic health. The position will have primary responsibility in the entry level DPT professional program.

Responsibilities for this faculty position, beyond teaching in the applicant’s areas of expertise, include advising students, participating in department/college/university governance and maintaining a productive scholarly agenda. The Brooks College of Health has six Departments plus a School of Nursing, offering opportunities for collaboration. UNF also values collaboration with Departments outside of the Brooks College of Health. Opportunities for community-engaged service and research are supported by UNF’s Center for Community Based Learning.

Candidates should possess strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues, students and other stakeholders.

Faculty Position Required Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an CAPTE-accredited physical therapy program
  • Earned academic doctoral degree (e.g. PhD, EdD, DSc, or DHSc);
  • Experience teaching entry-level DPT students (academic or clinical) within area of clinical or research expertise;
  • Licensed or eligible for licensure as a physical therapist in the state of Florida;
  • A scholarly agenda with evidence of dissemination that contributes to teaching and/or clinical practice;
  • Record of active involvement in the APTA and/or other professional organizations

How to apply

Applicants must complete an online application, as well as upload supplemental documents, at in order to be considered for this position. Applicants who do not apply online and/or upload all required documents will not be considered for this position. Applicants must upload three (3) letters of recommendation as one document under the document type “Letter(s) of Recommendation.” Once you submit your completed application and uploaded documents you will receive a confirmation number. Keep the confirmation number for your records.

Three professional references are required when creating an application including name, telephone number, and email address.

Questions about this position should be directed to Julia Mitchell at (904) 620-2248 or at [email protected].

UNF is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans & spouses of veterans, and disabled persons are encouraged to apply.

Nationally, the University of North Florida is being recognized by some very elite organizations and is showing up on nearly every national college ranking. More and more, UNF is being seen among elite institutions as a high-caliber education destination and a great place to study, live and thrive.