Assistant/Associate Professor, Physical Therapy (Fall 2020)

Position ID: 45704
University of North Georgia
Physical Therapy
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Position Description
Job Class: 
Assistant Professor, Associate Professor
Job Description: 

Assistant/Associate Professor, Physical Therapy (Fall 2020)

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General Summary:

The University of North Georgia Doctor of Physical Therapy Program has a newly established 12-month tenure track position to support the musculoskeletal track in the entry-level DPT program. The successful candidate will be appointed at the assistant or associate professor level commensurate with credentials.

The University of North Georgia Department of Physical Therapy is an accredited DPT program and is housed within the College of Health Sciences and Professions in historical Dahlonega, GA, the site of the first major US Gold Rush, and is located an hour north of Atlanta in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The UNG DPT Program offers the entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy degree; accepting thirty new students each year. The Department has fourteen highly qualified faculty members, many with clinical specializations and interdisciplinary research experience. The Department houses several clinical and research labs, including the Neurology Lab, the Movement Science Lab, the Motor Behavior Lab, and the Cellular Laboratory. The research labs are equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation, e.g., 20-camera motion capture and virtual reality systems, an instrumented treadmill, the Kinereach system, wireless electromyography, force platforms, and miniature force sensors.

Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of nearly 20,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.  

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

This position will support and teach within the musculoskeletal track in the entry-level DPT program. Other opportunities include participation in a student-led pro bono clinic and a planned fee-for-service clinic. Additional responsibilities include:

  • Participate in teaching selected classroom and laboratory classes.
  • Maintain a program of scholarly productivity appropriate to academic rank.
  • Participate in clinical related activities as designated by the Department Head in the DPT Program.
  • Participate in the implementation and evaluation of the curriculum for physical therapy education that conforms to UNG and the Physical Therapy policies and procedures.
  • Provide supervision, instruction, advice, and counsel to students assigned to the didactic phase to facilitate successful completion of the DPT Program.
  • Maintain accurate and appropriate records to assist with periodic accreditation reports, accreditation site visits, and ongoing program evaluation.
  • Represent the DPT Program through participation in service activities at all levels of the Program, School, University, and profession.
  • Participate in local, state, and national professional organizations for professional development.
  • Ensure program excellence and appropriateness of curriculum and instruction in preparation for successful Clinical Education experiences. 
  • Specific assignments are dependent upon program needs. Candidates must be committed to student-centered education as well as working collaboratively with faculty and staff in the School and University.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  •  A record of accomplishment in research and ability to publish in high-quality peer-reviewed journals.  

Certifications/Licenses & Minimum Requirements:

  • The successful candidate will have earned a terminal, academic degree (Ph.D., EdD, DSc);
  • Earned professional PT degree
  • Advanced specialty certification is preferred in orthopedics and/or sports therapy.
  • FAAOMPT credentialed or pending
  • The candidate should have at least three years of clinical experience.
  • The candidate will be licensed as Physical Therapist or be eligible for GA Licensure.
  • The successful candidate will have at least three (3) years of teaching experience.

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Required Documents:

Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Unofficial Transcripts

Special Instructions to Applicants:

If you received any graduate degrees from an institution outside the United States, you must provide a foreign course-by-course credential evaluation by an independent evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES). Find a full list of NACES members at

Please submit contact information for three professional references.

Please submit contact information for three professional references.

Employer Information:

All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation, as determined by the University of North Georgia in its sole discretion. The University of North Georgia, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex or national origin, age, disability, religion, genetics or veteran status. Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.

We provide equal employment opportunities to minorities, females, protected veterans, and disabled individuals, as well as other protected groups.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Application Procedure: 
Please see the below "Institution Employment Link" to view a complete job description, create an application, and apply for the position.
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Physical Therapy/Therapist
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Position Starting Date: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020
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