Physical Therapy Faculty Position Research Content Area

Sacred Heart University, in Fairfield, Connecticut, is the second-largest Catholic university in New England. The Princeton Review includes SHU in its “Best 377 Colleges:2013” and U.S. News & World Report ranks SHU among the best regional universities in the north in its “America’s Best Colleges” publication, making it one of the top New England liberal arts colleges. Over 6,400 students are enrolled in its five colleges: College of Arts & Sciences; College of Health Professions; the AACSB-accredited John F. Welch College of Business; University College; and the newly NCATE accredited Isabelle Farrington College of Education.

Applications are invited for a full-time, 9-month, tenure or clinical track position to begin August 2014 in our Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. The position includes graduate teaching, student advisement, University service, and scholarship responsibilities.

The ideal candidate for the position will be:
A physical therapist with: 1) an earned doctorate in a field relevant to physical therapy, 2) expertise in evidence-based practice, 3) academic and/or clinical teaching experience, and 4) demonstrated ability to design and conduct collaborative research with a record of relevant scholarship.

The candidate should be comfortable in a highly interactive teaching/learning environment that includes collaborative teaching, student advisement for group projects, and strong clinical integration. The candidate must be eligible for physical therapy licensure in Connecticut.

The Department of Physical Therapy & Human Movement Sciences houses the DPT Program, as well as a graduate program in Exercise Science and Nutrition (MS) and undergraduate programs in Athletic Training (BS) and Exercise Science (BS). Along with recently renovated academic facilities, the department has comprehensive human anatomy, motion analysis, and human performance laboratories, and operates a diverse faculty practice including services in out-patient orthopedics, corporate fitness, long- and short-term geriatric rehabilitation, geriatric wellness, and pediatric services.

In addition, the successful candidate will value the University’s Catholic identity, tradition and spirit, and will support the University’s commitment to community service, strategic planning, and the intellectual and ethical development of all students. Applications must include a complete cv and letter relating the candidate’s experience to the requirements of the position. Three references must be available. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package including tuition remission.

Please submit to: Dr Patricia Walker, Dean, College of Health Professions, Sacred Heart University, 5151 Park Avenue, Fairfield, CT 06825-1000, voice: 203-396-8024. Email:

Ecumenical in spirit and led by the laity, Sacred Heart University is dedicated to excellence in academics and to the Catholic intellectual and liberal arts traditions. We are looking for individuals who value the University’s Catholic identity, tradition and spirit, and support its commitment to the intellectual and ethical development of our students. Sacred Heart University is an EOE/AA employer.