Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor - Physical Therapy

Updated: 4 days ago
Location: Campus, ILLINOIS
Job Type: FullTime


The College of Health and Human Services at Bowling Green State University (BGSU), Bowling Green, Ohio is seeking applicants for one full-time, 12-month non-tenured faculty appointment at the Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor level to serve as Core Faculty of the hybrid Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program. This accelerated two-year DPT program is a blend of online and on-campus activities, which allows the faculty member to live remote to the BGSU campus. However, DPT faculty members must be able to travel and stay in Bowling Green, Ohio for designated time periods each semester.
Information about Program and College
As a Public University for the Public Good, Bowling Green State University is a comprehensive, high research university located in northwestern Ohio committed to driving economic and cultural vitality in the region and beyond. Through innovative teaching, research and creative activities, BGSU fosters a collaborative and inclusive learning community where inspired ideas, knowledge and achievements support the region, state and nation. Supporting student success and outcomes, more than 760 talented and passionate faculty members teach across all majors, with nearly 80% holding terminal degrees in their field. BGSU offers more than 200 undergraduate majors and programs, 17 doctoral programs, 57 master’s programs and a significant number of certificate programs.
Guided by Forward , the BGSU strategic plan, the University’s research and creative activities have resulted in a significant increase in extramural funding over the past several years. Committed to meeting workforce needs, BGSU is investing in in-demand academic programs. The University recently established a School of Nursing , School of Physical Therapy , School of Engineering, School of the Built Environment and School of Aviation. As a national leader in innovative partnerships, BGSU provides comprehensive and connected opportunities for its learning community in and out of the classroom. The University established the first-of-its-kind Resort and Attraction Management (RAAM) program in collaboration with Cedar Fair. BGSU also has strategic partnerships in advanced manufacturing, aviation, forensic science and engineering fields.
For the fourth year in a row, The Wall Street Journal ranks BGSU as the No. 1 public university in the Midwest that students would choose again. BGSU also holds the Wall Street Journal distinction of being the No. 1 university in Ohio – public or private – for student experience.

Essential Functions

The expectations for teaching effectiveness, scholarship/professional activities, and service are as follows:
• Teaches courses as agreed upon with the Program Director
• Enhances current teaching and mentoring activities for the School of Physical Therapy
• Develops a scholarly agenda
• Participates in university, community, and professional service appropriate to a university faculty member
• Demonstrates the ability to adhere to the Core Values of the Physical Therapy Profession
• Demonstrates knowledge and skill expertise in the areas of assigned teaching
• Demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively and professionally both written and orally, both online and in-person
• Demonstrates the ability to interact effectively with people from diverse backgrounds, including students, administration, faculty and staff
• Demonstrates the ability to handle detail-oriented assignments and maintain confidentiality
• Demonstrates the ability to handle a wide range of responsibilities in the School of Physical Therapy

Minimum Qualifications

• Terminal academic doctorate (Ph.D., DSc, Ed.D, etc.) or a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree (or tDPT).
• If the candidate is a PT, they should be licensed or eligible for licensure as a physical therapist in Ohio.
• A scholarship agenda, or evidence of peer reviewed publications/technical reports/grants, or presentations, which may include scholarship of teaching and learning.
Preferred Qualifications
• Experience teaching in the areas of anatomy, therapeutic exercise, orthopedics, neuroscience, neurological practice, therapeutic modalities, pain science, pathology, physiology, professional competencies, evidence-based practice, cardiopulmonary, diagnostic imaging, or physical therapy fundamentals.
• Terminal academic doctorate (PhD, DSc, EdD, etc.)
• American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) or certification credentials appropriate for their teaching responsibilities.
• Experience teaching online courses
• Excellent communication skills and strong computer skills to meet the needs of our online didactic instructional format
• Team-oriented and willing to collaborate and share instructional methods and student-learning activities
• Appreciation of evidence-based teaching, integration of technology within the classroom and building a student-centered community within the online classroom
• Knowledge of legislative, regulatory, legal, and practice issues affecting didactic and clinical education, students, and the profession of physical therapy.

Additional Information

Application Materials Required 
• Cover letter
• Curriculum vitae
• Names and contact information of three professional references
• Statement of teaching philosophy
• Statement of research interests and agenda
Unofficial transcripts of highest degree earned are required for candidates invited for in-person interviews.
Finalist will be required to submit official transcripts.
BGSU policy requires finalist to authorize and pass a background check prior to receiving an offer of employment.
Application Deadline 
The search committee will review applications until the position is filled; however, for best consideration, applications should be provided by April 8, 2024.
Salary & Benefits 
Competitive and commensurate with candidate’s experience and credentials. Full benefits package available.

Bowling Green State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer . We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Bowling Green State University, please call 419-372-8421 or email [email protected] .

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