Assistant / Associate Professor - Physical Therapy

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The Department of Physical Therapy on the Portland Campus of the University of New England in Maine is currently inviting applications for a full-time faculty position. Qualified candidates are physical therapists who are eligible for licensure in Maine.   Priority will be given to those with neurological, cardiovascular and pulmonary, or geriatric expertise or with administrative experience in clinical education.  Teaching responsibilities will depend on areas of clinical and academic expertise.  All successful candidates will develop an active scholarship agenda, and participate in Department, College and/or University service. 

The University of New England is an innovative health sciences university grounded in the liberal arts.  The Department of Physical Therapy is housed within the Westbrook College of Health Professions, which provides opportunities for interprofessional collaboration for education and research.  The Interprofessional Simulation & Innovation Center will be merging its two locations to an upgraded, larger lab on the Portland Campus in January 2017.  The Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning also has a presence on the Portland Campus and provides one-on-one mentorship and workshops to enhance the practice of, and scholarship of teaching and learning. 

Faculty members in the Department of Physical Therapy maintain active collaborations within the College and University, with clinicians, researchers, scholars, and service organizations in the local community, and with investigators from around the country. Research facilities and equipment include a new 1500 ft2 Movement Analysis Lab on the Portland Campus that is managed and staffed by a full-time, Masters prepared biomechanist.

Please indicate in your letter of interest for which of the following tracks you are applying.

Clinical track: Substantial workload dedicated to the Clinical Education team under the Director of Clinical Education.

Tenure track: Dedicated research time will be negotiated and mentorship is available for junior researchers.  All applicants for this track must have an earned advanced academic degree (PhD, EdD, ScD, or DSc).   

The decision to fill this position with a clinical or tenure track appointment will be dependent on the candidates’ qualifications.   Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications. All applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV, and statement of teaching philosophy. 

* Background check may be required.

Application Materials

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae


To apply, send a letter of interest, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, description of current or planned research / scholarship, and the names and contact information of 3 professional references to:

Human Resources Office


The University of New England is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and welcomes female and minority candidates.