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Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy

Posted: 03/27/2024

Since 1920, Mount St. Joseph University has provided an education that is based on interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional curricula emphasizing mission, values, integrity, and social responsibility. Faculty and staff deliver high-quality academics, hands-on experiential learning, and personalized attention to support student success. Join our award-winning team, recognized for four consecutive years as a 'Best College to Work for,' and be part of a vibrant culture that places a premium on inclusion and belonging.

Mount St. Joseph University is a private institution founded in 1920 by the Sisters of Charity emphasizing values, integrity and social responsibility. The Physical Therapy department is housed within the School of Health Sciences. Opportunities for interprofessional collaboration exist within the School of Health Sciences (including Speech, Hearing and Language Sciences, Physician Assistant, Nursing, Social Work, and Exercise Science and Integrative Health programs).




The general responsibilities of teaching faculty are described in the Mount St Joseph University EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK which is available through MyMount.

  • Provide instruction and assessment in advanced clinical skills curriculum (acute care/cardiopulmonary, neurologic, pediatric or geriatric curriculum equal to 24 contact hours annually)
    • Selects, plans, organizes and implements learning experiences in assigned courses which assist students to meet course and program outcomes.
    • Demonstrates thorough knowledge of the subject matter.
    • Demonstrates an ability to integrate related content areas.
    • Uses creativity in developing an interactive learning environment.
    • Evaluates students based on course outcomes, identifies strengths and areas needing improvement, and facilitates the development of strategies for improvement and mastery of subject area.
    • Supervises course adjuncts, if relevant
  • Provides mentorship to student advisees
  • Contributes to the development, evaluation, and revision of the curriculum.
  • Serves on department committees and contributes to the success of program recruitment, admission, retention, evaluation, progression, graduation, and licensure
  • Represents the program to the health care community and community at large.
  • Maintains clinical practice (8 hours per week are set aside for practice)
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the department chair.
  • Acts in accord with the department’s professional and ethical standards.



  • Current State of Ohio PT license (or eligible with license obtained prior to start of position)
  • Degree in Physical Therapy
    • BSPT, MPT or DPT plus earned terminal degree (Ph.D., Ed.D., DHSc.) is preferred
    • DPT plus ABPTS certification is acceptable
      • Specialty certification in neurologic, cardiopulmonary, pediatric or geriatric physical therapy (NCS, CCS, PCS, GCS) or being willing to acquire certification
  • Minimum 5 years of clinical practice in physical therapy, with inpatient setting expertise
  • Prior teaching experience in higher education is preferred
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Commitment to advancing the justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion of the program and university



Mount St. Joseph University offers a wide array of benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Tuition Remission for you and your family.
  • Retirement contributions up to 7% of your salary.
  • Excellent benefits including medical, employer HSA contributions, dental, vision, life, parental leave.
  • 16 paid holidays.
  • Competitive salaries.
  • Opportunity to work in a dynamic and inclusive educational environment.
  • Professional development opportunities.



To apply, please upload a cover letter, resume, and contact information with three professional references via Paycom.

A review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Please click here to review the University's policies on E-Verify, Equal Opportunity, and Non-Discrimination.

Mount St. Joseph University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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