Assistant Professor - Physical Therapy

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Creighton University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution, is now accepting applications for a full-time (12 month) faculty member to join our team at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, on either a tenure or non-tenure track appointment in the Department of Physical Therapy.  We seek a quality educator who is passionate about advancing the profession of physical therapy through innovation, creativity, and a desire to contribute to the discovery, dissemination, and implementation of scientific evidence in rehabilitation science.     


The ideal candidate will possess an academic doctoral degree (PhD, EdD, DSc, or equivalent), or be actively enrolled in a doctoral program of study.  A record of (or emerging potential for) generating grants and peer-reviewed publications is recommended.  Evidence of teaching expertise in the area of orthopaedics with a strong emphasis in advanced manual therapy is preferred, although other areas of clinical practice will be considered.  Department and university service expectations are dependent upon applicant experience and background.  Eligibility for a Nebraska Physical Therapy license is required.  Academic rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience.  A competitive start-up package is negotiable for qualified candidates seeking a tenure-track position.    


The Creighton University Department of Physical Therapy has an excellent national reputation (Ranked #15 U.S. News & World Report) and is an integral part of a comprehensive health science campus with a commitment to interprofessional education.  The Department is an established leader in multiple areas including: Professional (entry-level) Physical Therapy education; Residencies in clinical orthopaedics, pediatrics, geriatrics, neurologic, and women’s health; Nationally-funded research laboratories; and nationally recognized service to the profession and community. 


Creighton University is strategically located near downtown Omaha, Nebraska; a progressive metropolitan area of nearly 1 million in population, home to the NCAA College World Series, a nationally ranked zoo and aquarium, and Headquarters for the US Strategic Air Command (Offutt Air Force Base).  In addition, Omaha supports many high-quality public and private institutions of education, and an outstanding culture of museums, theater, music, the arts, and other entertainment appealing to all generations.  Forbes Magazine recently named Omaha as one of the top 10 best places to live in the U.S. based on economy and quality of life ( 


Applications are requested by no later than January 31, 2019.  Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and be accepted until the position is filled.  Application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, 1-2 page teaching/research statement, and contact information of four references.  Application materials should be submitted electronically on the Creighton University Human Resources website If you would like more information or have questions regarding the faculty position, please contact:

Michelle Reilly, PT, DPT, OCS
Chair, Faculty Search Committee
Office: 402.280.4598


Physical Requirements:

Seeing: 75 – 100%

Hearing: 75-100%

Standing/Climbing/Mobility: 25-49%

Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: 0-24% (pound: 10 lbs.)

Fingering/Grasping/Feeling: 75 – 100%

Travel: No and Yes

Exposure to Blood Borne pathogens: No and Yes

AAP/EEO Statement:

Creighton University is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory educational and employment environment. The University admits qualified students, hires qualified employees and accepts patients for treatment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or other status protected by law. Its education and employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other programs and activities, are administered without unlawful discrimination.

Disclosure Statement: 

This description describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required.  Regular, reliable attendance is an essential function and all employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor. Employees may also be required to work in excess of normal working hours as workloads and seasonal activities necessitate. A complete description is available in the Human Resource office located at 3006 Webster Street Omaha, NE.  Creighton University reserves the right to modify duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice.

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