Assistant Professor, Teaching Research - Physical Therapy, Phoenix

Updated: about 3 hours ago
Location: Phoenix, ARIZONA
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Faculty - Tenure Track
Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
Phoenix, Arizona

Creighton University, a Catholic and Jesuit institution, invites applications for 3-full-time (12 month) faculty positions in our developing innovative Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program in Phoenix, Arizona. These positions will be at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level, and will have Teaching-Research, Tenure-Track appointments in the Department of Physical Therapy.  Creighton seeks quality educators who are passionate about advancing the profession of physical therapy through innovation, creativity, and a desire to contribute to the scientific evidence in rehabilitation science.  Faculty are responsible for teaching in the DPT curriculum, fulfilling a scholarly agenda, and participating in professional and community-based service. The program will be part of a new comprehensive health science campus to include academic disciplines in medicine, physician assistant, nursing, pharmacy and occupational therapy.     


All PT faculty in Phoenix will have collegial access to comprehensive expertise in physical therapy education from a DPT program that supports 20 core faculty members in a top ranked professional doctoral program located in Omaha, Nebraska. The Nebraska-based DPT program supports five accredited clinical residencies, a clinical practice, and diverse research agendas in multiple areas of scholarship, including highly competitive grant-based initiatives.  Additional information regarding the mission and philosophy of the Creighton DPT program in Omaha can be found on the following website at:


Candidates must be eligible for licensure as a physical therapist in Arizona and  possess an academic doctoral degree (PhD, EdD, DSc, or equivalent; ABD may be considered). A record of (or emerging potential for) generating grants and peer-reviewed publications is required.  Department and University teaching and service expectations are dependent upon applicant experience and background.  Academic rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience.  A competitive start-up package is available and dependent upon research expertise and potential for growth. Employment to begin after October 1, 2020. 


Expressions of interest and all applications will be treated in strict confidence. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, 1-2 page teaching/research statement, and contact information of four references.  Application materials should be submitted electronically on the Creighton University Human Resources website .   If you would like more information or have questions regarding the faculty position, please contact:

James Lynskey, PT, PhD

Search Committee Chair

Department of Physical Therapy

School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

Creighton University
Office: 602.812.3131
Creighton University is an equal opportunity employer.
AAP/EEO Statement:

Creighton University is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory educational and employment environment. The University admits qualified students, hires qualified employees and accepts patients for treatment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or other status protected by law. Its education and employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other programs and activities, are administered without unlawful discrimination.

Disclosure Statement: 

This description describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required.   Regular, reliable attendance is an essential function and all employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor. Employees may also be required to work in excess of normal working hours as workloads and seasonal activities necessitate. A complete description is available in the Human Resource office located at 3006 Webster Street Omaha, NE.  Creighton University reserves the right to modify duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice.





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