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Materials are only being accepted via Interfolio. The University of Michigan-Flint, College of Health Sciences, Physical Therapy Department invites applications at the rank of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor. Interested applicants must upload their application materials to in order to be considered for the position. 

Job Summary

The University of Michigan-Flint is a regional institution in a revitalized urban setting located along the riverfront in downtown Flint. One of three campuses of the University of Michigan, we serve commuting and residential undergraduate and graduate students and offer over 100 undergraduate and over 38 graduate and post-graduate degrees. The University of Michigan-Flint is a comprehensive urban university of diverse learners and scholars committed to advancing our local and global communities. In the University of Michigan tradition, we value excellence in teaching, learning, and scholarship; student centeredness; and engaged citizenship. Through personal attention and dedicated faculty and staff, our students become leaders and best in their fields, professions, and communities.

The PT Department offers three programs of study: the entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy, the transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy and the PhD in Physical Therapy. The Ph.D. in Physical Therapy is the only program of its kind in Michigan. The entry-level DPT program is the highest ranked DPT program in Michigan and is ranked 53rd overall by US News and World report. Additionally, the College of Health Sciences operates an interdisciplinary pro bono clinic called PT Heart, providing services to uninsured and underinsured people in Flint.

The University of Michigan-Flint, College of Health Sciences, Physical Therapy Department is seeking applications for a 12-month faculty position as an assistant/associate/full professor (tenure track position). Responsibilities include serving as Committee Chair for PhD student research projects, teaching in areas of expertise, student advising and mentoring, scholarship and service to the Department, University and Community. 

Required Qualifications*

We are looking for an individual who has demonstrated excellence in teaching, service and research. The candidate must meet the following minimum qualifications to be considered for this position.

  1. Licensed or license eligible to practice as a physical therapist in any United States jurisdiction.
  2. Graduate of CAPTE (or its equivalent) Accredited Professional Preparation Program in Physical Therapy
  3. Have an academic doctoral degree (PhD, EdD, DSc or equivalent) in a field related to physical therapy practice is required.
  4. Demonstrated record of scholarly activity including contemporary peer-reviewed publications
  5. Prior experience in a post-doctoral fellowship preferred.
  6. Demonstrated ability to mentor graduate students in research is required. Experience mentoring PhD students is preferred.

The ideal candidate will have a record of research and scholarly productivity and will utilize those skills for mentoring graduate student research. A collaborative and inclusive research background is preferred along with a history of recent, and successful grant funding.

The successful candidate will demonstrate contemporary expertise and effectiveness in teaching. Areas of teaching based on expertise and departmental needs. The faculty position may include in-classroom and online teaching responsibilities within the Department. The preferred candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to service to the institution, community and profession.

Underfill Statement

The University of Michigan-Flint’s Physical Therapy Department would like to hire an Associate Professor but will accept an Assistant Professor if no candidates meet the Associate Professor criteria. Also, the department will consider hiring an applicant as a full professor if they meet the CHS and criteria for full professorship. 

To be considered for an Associate/Full Professor tenured position, the following qualifications are required

  • Eligibility for Associate/Full Professor tenured professor upon hire. College review process required.
  • Demonstrated scholarly productivity for Associate/Full Professor tenured position

Additional Information

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Background Screening

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Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.