Physical Therapy: Full-time Clinical Faculty Position - Quinnipiac University in Hamden Connecticut

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Quinnipiac University

Hamden, Connecticut 06518-1908

United States

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Detailed Job Description

The Department of Physical Therapy at Quinnipiac University’s School of Health Sciences invites applications for a 12-month  clinical assistant faculty position in the area of musculoskeletal physical therapy. Clinical faculty are expected to excel at teaching, research, and service to both students and the university community.  The successful candidate will join a dedicated faculty committed to academic excellence and advancement of the physical therapy profession.

The School of Health Sciences is located within the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, and offers state-of-the-art facilities that includes: a model apartment to teach students how to provide care in residential settings; a SimMan suite of life-size patient simulators; and a pediatric and neonatal lab.  There are 24 teaching laboratories, including an orthopedics lab, a rehabilitative sciences lab, multiple clinical skills lab, a health assessment lab, a physical exam suite, a physical diagnostics lab, and other special amenities that set it apart from other universities offering health sciences programs.  The school boasts cutting-edge equipment, including a 1500 square foot, state of the art Biomechanics/Motion Analysis facility that is utilized for research and teaching.  The facility houses a 10 camera Motion Analysis system, 3 AMTI strain gage force plates, 16 channel Motion Lab Systems EMG, Neurocom Balance Master, and a Parvo Medics Metabolic Measurement, and a Biodex System III isokinetic data acquisition systems.  

Quinnipiac University is a thriving private university with 6,500 undergraduate and 2,500 graduate students, located in Hamden, Connecticut, approximately 90 minutes from New York City and two hours from Boston. Consistently ranked among the best universities by U.S. News & World Report and recently named one of the 2013 Great Colleges to Work For by The Chronicle of Higher Education, Quinnipiac offers 58 undergraduate majors and 20 graduate and professional programs, including those leading to degrees in both law and medicine. At the core of Quinnipiac is its commitment to teaching and collaboration. Quinnipiac fosters partnerships among students and with faculty; it is a spirited, welcoming campus.


The successful candidate will:

  • provide leadership in the musculoskeletal content area for integration within the overall curriculum,
  • teach evidence-based evaluation and patient/client management in the area of musculoskeletal physical therapy,
  • advise and mentor students,
  • demonstrate commitment to focused scholarship with potential for internal and external funding,
  • provide service to the department, institution, and community, and
  • be involved in professional organizations.

Qualifications & Special Instructions to Applicants

Minimum requirements for this position include:

  •  an academic doctoral degree (PhD, EdD); applicants near doctoral completion will be considered,
  • current OCS certification,
  • at least five years of clinical experience,
  • at least five years teaching in higher education, and
  • eligibility to practice physical therapy in the State of Connecticut.

Preferred qualities include candidates that demonstrate strong evidence of a successful scholarly record in rehabilitation sciences and potential to build a highly visible research program via publications in nationally or internationally recognized journals.  Candidates for this position should have a demonstrated record of collaborative teamwork and desire to build interprofessional scholarly and academic relationships.


Applications must be submitted electronically and should include only a letter declaring interest in the position, a current CV, including details of teaching experience and research acheievements and the names and contact information of three professional references on the application form.

Reference letters, teaching evaluations and copies of research papers will only be required of finalists at a later stage. Do not submit them now please.

Consideration of candidates will begin upon receipt of applications and will continue until the position is filled.

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity throughout the University community. We welcome candidates who would enhance that diversity. Quinnipiac offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefit program.

Job Code:  2015-1642

Keyword Phrases

  • Physical Therapy - School of Health Sciences
  • Diversity
  • physical therapy
  • health sciences
  • Physical & Occupational Therapy
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Professor
Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Not Specified
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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