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Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy

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Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy

Posted: July 9, 2020

The School of Natural and Health Sciences, Physical Therapy Program at Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA invites applications for a full-time faculty appointment to begin January, 2021. The program will submit an Application for Candidacy on March 1, 2021, with anticipation that the inaugural class will be admitted in August of 2021.  

POSITION SUMMARY: The program seeks a collegial individual to assist with program development and primary teaching responsibilities. Teaching responsibilities within undergraduate programs (exercise science, anatomy/physiology, or other areas relevant to candidate expertise) will be expected during the initial months of employment while the PT program is still under development. The successful candidate will contribute to the teaching, service and scholarly activities in accordance with the PT Department Policy and Procedures and CAPTE standards. The developing Department of Physical Therapy will offer the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree and feature a hybrid systems-based curricular model with a patient centered philosophy utilizing student centered teaching methods designed to foster exceptional abilities for critical analysis, problem solving, communication and proactive involvement in healthcare. Consistent with the mission of the Sisters of Charity, students will be expected to participate in service with multiple foci including international service-learning experiences.  Applicants may contact Dr. Craig Ruby ( for additional information. 


  • Academic Doctoral degree (Ph.D., Ed.D, D.Sc, or equivalent) 
  •  Licensed or eligible for licensure as a PT in Pennsylvania 
  • Five (5) years clinical experience, and two (2) years of experience preferred in teaching, curriculum development and administration in a physical therapy education program.
  • Commitment to implementing the vision, mission, and values of a Catholic university
  • Expertise in one (1) or more of the following areas: neuromuscular, cardiopulmonary, pediatrics, or foundational sciences (anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology)


  • Teaching in the Physical Therapy Program;
  • Assist with curricular and  program development;
  • Participate in the Application for Candidacy process for CAPTE;
  • Participate in APTA Conferences, university service, department and School faculty meetings and committees;
  • Mentor academic advisees and research advisees;
  • Evaluate students to determine entry-level proficiency to proceed with clinical education experience. 

All applicants must provide the following: 

  • Letter of application outlining how qualifications and experience will enable the candidate to carry out the essential functions of the position and advance the Mission of Seton Hill University;
  • A current resume or curriculum vitae (cv); 
  • A list of references to include three (3) personal references and contacts at all prior places of employment listed on the c.v.;
  • Transcripts from all schools awarding degrees to the applicant (official copies preferred). 

Submit application materials to Craig Ruby, PT, DEd, MPT, Program Director, Physical Therapy Program, School of Natural & Health Sciences, Seton Hill University, 1 Seton Hill Drive, Greensburg, PA 15601 or to (electronic applications preferred); fax (724)-830-1571. Application deadline, October 21, 2020.