Arcadia University

Job Description: This is a 12-month tenure track Assistant Professor (or above) Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy faculty position. The position requires effective teaching in areas of content expertise within a highly integrated and collaborative entry-level DPT program (hybrid and residential). The faculty is committed to working in a collegial environment that values effective teaching, scholarship within a focused research agenda and professional service.

Location: Glenside

Essential Functions:

  • Works closely with Program Directors (Hybrid and Residential) to develop effective teaching encompassing three primary domains of cognitive, psychomotor, and affective skills
  • Student advising
  • Scholarly activity within a focused area
  • Service to the department, university, and profession

Marginal Functions:

  • Alumni activity engagement
  • Represent the department to external bodies
  • Provide and attend continuing education
  • Participate in experiential/pro bono learning experiences

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities and Minimum Qualifications:

  • Degree in physical therapy and an academic doctorate (PhD or equivalent) in related studies studies such as Bioinesiology, Biomechanics, Pathokinesiology, Biomedical, etc
  • Content and practice expertise in musculoskeletal physical therapy and disorders.
  • Capable, effective teaching in areas of content expertise is expected and occurs within a highly integrated curriculum delivered both on site and in an online hybrid format
  • Physical therapist licensed in PA or eligible for license in PA
  • Demonstrated record or clear potential for scholarship, research agenda synergistic with current faculty interests
  • Experience teaching or mentoring students in academic or clinical settings
  • Willingness to embrace new technologies consistent with hybrid education
  • Clinical experience in area of content expertise

Application Instructions:

  • Applications must be submitted online through Arcadia's Human Resources portal to receive full consideration. Please do not email application materials to the hiring manager. Due to the volume of applications received, communication will generally be limited to candidates selected for additional consideration.
  • Application review will begin immediately. Posting will be removed from the website once we've established a sufficient talent pool for consideration.

Arcadia University is a top-ranked private University in Greater Philadelphia that provides a values-based educational experience by placing students at the center. The Institute of International Education has ranked Arcadia first nationally in study abroad for 10 of the last 13 years, and the Princeton Review has ranked Arcadia among the "Best in the Northeast" for eight consecutive years. The University's Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs are nationally ranked in their respective categories by U.S. News & World Report, which cites Arcadia for being among the top study abroad programs and among the "most innovative," and "best value" colleges. Arcadia promises a distinctively global, integrative, and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and lead in a diverse and dynamic world. Through its community of practice and commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) and to combating anti-Black Racism, Arcadia has made facilitating a safe and welcoming environment a priority. Learn more about our vibrant community at

Our belief and experience is that there is strength in diversity and we are committed to building a welcoming and inclusive environment for students and employees alike. We are a community built on varied experiences and perspectives that benefits from open-minded discussion and cultural humility. Guided by our University's values, we are committed to justice, equity, diversity and inclusion, and we are working towards dismantling anti-Black racism/white supremacy and other forms of interpersonal and systemic discrimination and oppression.

We welcome candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, service, and/or lived experiences to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. The successful candidate will include a statement of interest demonstrating examples of ways they will incorporate our values. in their teaching and scholarly work through application, methodology, content, and/or inclusion of students from diverse backgrounds pursuing research/creative work.

At Arcadia University, our JEDI principles (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) are the foundation of our highly regarded, values-based learning community, which reflects the world in which we want to live. As such, Arcadia actively seeks and welcomes candidates of diverse backgrounds and abilities. Arcadia prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, age, gender identity, military or military veteran status, disability, family medical or genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristic. All offers of employment are conditional based on the successful completion of a background check. Employment may not begin until the University accepts the results of the background check.

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