Arcadia University, Domestic

Tenure-Track Faculty - Physical Therapy

Location US-PA-Glenside
9 month Faculty
Physical Therapy


The Arcadia University Department of Physical Therapy is currently recruiting for 2 full time, 9-month tenure track faculty positions. The department offers an entry level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree, a dual degree with public health (DPT/MPH), post-professional DPT programs, and an Orthopaedic Residency. We are ranked among the top physical therapy programs in the country.

We invite physical therapists that hold academic doctorates to apply. Preference will be given to candidates with a well-conceived research agenda judged to be synergistic with current faculty interests and potential for securing extramural funding. Research in the department is funded by NIA, NIAMS, NCMMR, and various foundations. Scholarship broadly ranges in topics from shoulder dysfunction, to hip fracture, Down Syndrome and stroke. Opportunities exist for research collaboration with several large healthcare systems in the area. Capable, effective teaching in areas of content expertise is expected and occurs within a highly integrated curriculum. The faculty is committed to working in a collegial environment that values scholarship and professional service.


Arcadia's College of Health Sciences (CHS) houses the University's Community and Global Public Health Program, Genetic Counseling, Health Education, Medical Science (Physician Assistant Studies), and Physical Therapy programs. Through evidence-based practice and project-based learning, these programs prepare healthcare professionals for success in a rapidly changing global environment, with applied and pro bono clinical thesis work, clinical rotations, international fieldwork, and multicultural assessment. Graduates of Arcadia's CHS programs are at the forefront of their respective fields and employed with leading health organizations.


Arcadia University is located in Glenside, PA, just 25 minutes from Center City Philadelphia on a 60-acre suburban campus. Founded as Beaver College in 1853, Arcadia University is now a comprehensive university serving more than 3,600 men and women. The Department of Physical Therapy has strong and long-standing ties to major medical centers in the Philadelphia area. The program is one of 4 within the College of Health Sciences, which also includes Public Health, Genetic Counseling, and Physician Assistant programs. The Department of Physical Therapy is housed in the Health Science Center, a state-of-the-art facility located next door to the national landmark - Grey Towers Castle. The Health Science Center consists of modern teaching labs, seminar rooms, research labs, student lounge, faculty/staff offices, and a clinical practice operated by Good Shepherd Penn Partners.


More information about the university and the department can be found at the Arcadia website. (


Interested applicants should prepare a letter of interest, CV, proposed research agenda and list of 3 professional references and apply online at:


Arcadia University seeks candidates of diverse cultural backgrounds and abilities. Arcadia University encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. All offers of employment are conditional based on successful completion of a background check.


The curriculum is highly integrative with specific content presented in 3-week modules organized around a case example or focus area. The curriculum is designed to move from simple to complex and to allow for repetition of concepts with increasing depth of knowledge. Thus, teaching responsibilities will be tailored to the clinical expertise of the candidate and the needs of the curriculum. The successful candidate will be expected to be involved in ongoing curriculum implementation and evaluation; serve on university-wide committees; advise students; and maintain an active research agenda. 


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Applicants must be licensed or eligible for licensure in Pennsylvania.


Salary, rank and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Application Instructions and Requirements

Applications must be submitted online through Arcadia's Human Resources portal to receive full consideration.  


Specific inquiries can be directed to Dr. Amy Miller (, Chair of the Search Committee.


For full consideration application materials should be uploaded as electronic documents and include:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Proposed Research Agenda
  4. Names and contact information for 3 professional references


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