Associate Professor of Physical Therapy / Physical Therapy Program Director



Job description

Grand Junction, CO

Position No. F00291

Employment Type: Faculty

Salary:Commensurate with education and experience. Excellent health and retirement benefits package.

Colorado Mesa University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track and Associate Professor of Physical Therapy and founding Physical Therapy Program Director.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to:

Develop, coordinate, and oversee a doctoral-level physical therapy program.

Provide effective leadership for the program in areas of communication, program assessment and planning, fiscal management, and faculty evaluation.

Recruit students and promote the program.

Teach within the Physical Therapy program and the Department of Kinesiology. Teaching may involve online, hybrid and/or distance delivery modalities.

Complete professional development activities and service to the university and community,

Maintain a well-defined, ongoing scholarly agenda.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.


Earned Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree.
Earned terminal academic degree (DPT and PhD, EdD, or equivalent) in Physical Therapy or a related field.

Licensed or eligible for licensure as a physical therapist in the state of Colorado.
Minimum of six years of full-time higher education experience, with a minimum of three years of full-time experience in a physical therapy education program.
Knowledge of physical therapy program organization, administration, fiscal management, and the accreditation process.
Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.


Demonstrated leadership and management experience with increasing level of responsibility.
Experience as a program director or other administrative position in an accredited physical therapy program.
Hold certification in an area of specialization (e.g., GCS, CCS, OCS, NCS).
Demonstrated experience to design and conduct collaborative research.
Extramural funding.

Colorado Mesa University is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and who have a demonstrated commitment to improving the levels of access and success for underrepresented students within higher education.

Colorado Mesa University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history. Applicant must be able to verify U.S. employment eligibility. Colorado Mesa University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations may be made to allow individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties of the position.

How to apply

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Application Deadline: Open until filled. To ensure consideration, complete applications must be received by3/8/2020

Applicants will be asked to complete an online application by creating a profile and then providing personal and demographic information. In addition, please be prepared to upload a:
Cover letter
Resume or CV
Copy of transcripts for all degrees completed (if your transcripts include a social security number or birthdate, please redact that information before uploading the document. Official transcripts will be required upon hire)
Provide three letters of recommendation:
May be emailed to [email protected]
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Founded in 1925, Colorado Mesa University is a comprehensive regional public higher education institution offering liberal arts, professional, and technical programs at the master's, bachelor's, associate and certificate levels. At Colorado Mesa, we take great pride in providing educational opportunities and tools that help students succeed in today's complex and interconnected world. Our focus is on providing quality academic programs, built on a strong liberal arts core that support students' interests and regional employment needs, as well as technical programs that respond to vocational workforce demands.