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Open Rank Faculty: Doctor of Physical Therapy program (Pediatric Specialty)

Sacred Heart University
Job Location:
Fairfield, Connecticut
Physical Therapy

Applications are invited for a full-time, 9-month clinical or tenure track faculty position to begin in August 2022 in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program (track and rank dependent upon qualifications). The successful candidate will serve as a member of the faculty neuromuscular and complex patient teams.

Responsibilities will include teaching in the Problem Based Learning Team for Semesters 2 and Semester 3 as part of a collaborative, dynamic faculty team, in management of pediatric patients/clients of varied complexity. Additional responsibilities will include roles in student advising, participation in curriculum development and program evaluation, scholarship activities commensurate with the rank, and university and professional service.


The ideal candidate will be a physical therapist with:

  • an earned doctoral degree (DPT, PhD, EdD, ScD)
  • licensed or eligible for licensure in Connecticut
  • substantial experience working with pediatric populations
  • teaching and/or evidence of scholarship related to pediatrics
  • excellent communication, organization, and problem-solving skills
  • Board certification in pediatrics area of expertise preferred
  • Actively promote a collegial environment and consciously apply our mission and values to create a culture of inclusion and belonging; a safe space where all may thrive and succeed.
  • Participate in developmental activities to increase understanding and awareness of issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion; apply that understanding to guide your approach to all aspects of your job and the community as a whole.
  • Demonstrate that we are "Stronger Together" as described in the Office for Diversity & Inclusion's Mission and Vision statements.

Additional Information:

Successful candidates will join a nationally recognized faculty in physical therapy that provides an effective problem-based learning entry-level DPT curriculum and a variety of post-professional education offerings for those in the field. The Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences houses undergraduate programs in Exercise Science (BS) and graduate programs in Athletic Training (MS), Physical Therapy (DPT), and Exercise and Sports Sciences (MS). The Department supports human anatomy, motion analysis and human performance laboratories and an orthopedic residency program. 

Application Instructions:

Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest, current CV, and references. Questions regarding this position may be addressed to Dr. Chris Petrosino, Chair of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences, College of Health Professions, Sacred Heart University, 5151 Park Avenue, Fairfield, CT 06825-1000,

Sacred Heart University is a space that respects and embraces differences, recognizes the unique contributions that individuals can make, and creates a community that maximizes the potential of all faculty and staff. As an equal opportunity employer applications from qualified candidates who reflect the wider world in which we live are encouraged.

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