Assistant or Associate Professor, Physical Therapy

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Orlando)
Categories: Health Professions

Classification Title:

Assistant or Associate Professor, Physical Therapy

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No Administrative Function

Job Description:

The Division of Physical Therapy within the School of Kinesiology and Physical Therapy (SKPT) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for a tenure-earning assistant professor or tenured associate professor. The position is a 9-month appointment, which will begin August 2020.


The Division of Physical Therapy at the University of Central Florida resides within the College of Health Professions and Sciences, which is a core component of the newly formed UCF Academic Health Science Center (AHSC) along with the College of Medicine, College of Nursing, UCF Health, and UCF Student Health. The AHSC academic and clinical components will be supporting a new partnership to develop a teaching hospital, the UCF Lake Nona Medical Center in 2020.


The UCF Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program has a small-to-medium sized student cohort (<40) and possesses numerous partnerships involving hospital organizations and rehabilitation clinics for research and scholarly activity. The program ( possesses outstanding student outcomes for both licensure pass rates and scores, and substantive involvement in professional duties, community engagement, and research. Faculty and student research opportunities exist within the SKPT Institute of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation Science (, which possesses numerous basic, applied clinical, and community research laboratories. SKPT includes a Division of Physical Therapy, which includes the DPT program, Graduate Certificate in Anatomical Sciences, and Neurological Residency program, a Division of Kinesiology, which includes a B.S. and M.S. in Kinesiology and Ph.D. track in Applied Exercise Physiology, and Master of Athletic Training program.


Duties:  The successful candidate will be a core faculty in the UCF DPT program and contribute to excellence in physical therapy education through exemplary teaching, research and service in order to advance the program, college, and university mission. The candidate will work with internal collaborators within the university, community partners, and external academic or industry collaborators to strengthen current research and build new interdisciplinary research areas consistent with the school. Additional expectations include teaching activities in related areas of expertise, university and professional service, and scholarly activity.


CHPS-School of Kinesiology and Physical Therapy

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Minimum Qualifications:

An entry level physical therapy degree from a CAPTE-accredited institution, a research doctoral degree from a regionally-accredited institution, current licensure or eligibility for licensure as a physical therapist in the state of Florida, and a distinct area of contemporary expertise in accordance with professional accreditation guidelines. ABD's will be considered, but the doctoral degree must be earned by the beginning of the appointment.


For consideration of a tenure-earning assistant professor position, the applicant must have distinct area of research focus with appropriate training to project high potential for scholarly productivity and ability to secure extramural funding. A candidate eligible for appointment as a tenured associate professor upon hire, must have a distinguished record of scholarly achievement and record of extramural funding.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to applicants who possess a nationally recognized research agenda with a record of extramural funding, a research agenda that is synergistic to the investigators of the Institute of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation Sciences, clinical experience as a licensed physical therapist, and experience with professional education in a CAPTE-accredited DPT program. Topic areas of teaching and research interests may include but are not limited to rehabilitation and movement sciences, musculoskeletal function, or cardiopulmonary sciences.

Additional Application Materials Required:

The university requires that all applicants apply and submit all supporting documents through the UCF Online Recruitment System at No paper applications will be considered.


Applicants must complete the online application and submit the following: (1) a letter of application indicating qualifications for the position; (2) research statement identifying the candidate’s alignment of research with the Institute of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation Science; (3) a curriculum vitae; and (4) contact information for three professional references. The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts within thirty days of hire date.


Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Candidates will not be considered until all of the above materials are received.  Candidates are responsible for ensuring all materials have been uploaded correctly.


For further questions about this position, please contact Dr. Patrick Pabian at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.


The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

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