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Assistant/Associate Professor, Physical Therapy (1672)

Idaho State University
Job Location:
Physical Therapy
Assistant/Associate Professor, Physical Therapy (1672)
Pocatello - Main

Institution Information

Idaho State University, established in 1901, is a Carnegie-classified doctoral research and teaching institution, with a culture built on trust, compassion, stability, and hope. ISU serves over 12,000 students in Pocatello, Meridian, Twin Falls, and Idaho Falls. Students and faculty at ISU are leading the way in cutting-edge research and innovative solutions. We are proud to offer exceptional academics nestled in the grand, natural beauty of the West. We invite you to apply to be a part of our University community!

Job Description

The Department of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor position to contribute to the teaching, scholarship, and service expectations of a Physical Therapy faculty role. This opportunity is for a 12-month full-time tenure or non-tenure track, which is commensurate with experience. Candidates with academic terminal degrees may negotiate for a tenure-track position.

Key Responsibilities
  • Teaching
* Develop, organize, and deliver course content as assigned related to clinical expertise in line with the physical therapy program curriculum, which may include coordination and collaboration with other faculty to assure curriculum cohesiveness
* Teach courses related to kinesiology/biomechanics, musculoskeletal management/orthopedics, neuromuscular, or geriatric physical therapy
* Contribute to other program education needs
  • Scholarship/Research
* Develop and conduct a scholarly agenda that promotes the advancement of knowledge of Physical Therapy
* Engage in interdisciplinary scholarship activities
* Provide research mentorship and facilitate engagement for non-tenure (clinical) faculty in research
  • Service
* Serve on program, department, college, and/or university committees
* Engage in professional and community service in area of expertise
  • Advising
* Provide student advising and mentoring
* Serve as a primary advisor for student research and capstone projects

Minimum Qualifications
  • Terminal professional DPT degree
  • Possess or be eligible for an active license in Physical Therapy in the United States and in the State of Idaho
  • At least 3 years of clinical practice experience as a physical therapist
  • Evidence of scholarship or scholarly endeavors
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience in fostering a diverse and inclusive educational or clinical environment
Preferred Qualifications
  • Advanced academic doctorate degree (PhD, DSc, EdD, or equivalent)
  • APTA Board Specialist Certification or Post-graduate specialization in expertise
  • Minimum 3-year experience of teaching in higher education or a formal continuing education program
  • Teaching in area of physical therapy specialty area
  • Evidence of research/scholarship in physical therapy specialty area
  • Evidence of contribution to curriculum design and evaluation
  • Experience in program evaluation
  • Membership in the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in teamwork
Additional Information

You must submit your CV/resume, cover letter, and list of three (3) professional references, including current contact information. This position will remain open until it is filled; however, priority consideration will be given to applications received prior to May 3, 2024. Salary will be between $80,000 - $85,000 (non-tenure track) $85,000 - $95,000 (tenure track) per year, commensurate with education and experience. Benefits include comprehensive health, dental, and vision; life insurance; disability plan; employee assistance program (EAP); excellent retirement options and company contribution; and generous paid time off/sick leave accrual. All offers of employment are conditional pending the successful completion of a background investigation, provided by HireRight.

Posting Number: req2172
Type: Working 12 months per year
Position: Faculty Non-Tenure Track
Division: Division of Health Sciences

The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.

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