Assistant Professor - Department of Physical Therapy

190690 Requisition #

Department of Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy Faculty Position


Creighton University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution, is accepting applications for one full-time faculty positions in an innovative Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. Ideal applicant will possess a high affinity to advance our program mission and strategic initiatives including a commitment to teaching and learning across the educational spectrum in both professional and post-graduate residency education, and developing a nationally recognized research agenda. 


Physical therapists with qualifications in the following areas are encouraged to apply:  

  1. Clinical Education: This position includes advising and teaching students in preparation for clinical education experiences utilizing a unique model based on a collaborative team approach.
  1. Professional DPT Curriculum: Experience in developing and teaching physical therapy competencies in both didactic and laboratory environments is preferred.  Candidates who possess attributes in coordinating and managing multiple personnel are encouraged to inquire about specific opportunities focused in the Integrated Laboratory component of the curriculum.    

All faculty hires are required to develop and achieve a scholarly agenda for peer reviewed dissemination.  A capacity to secure external funding is expected from all tenure track positions. 


Candidates must be eligible for licensure as a physical therapist in Nebraska. Possession of an academic doctoral degree (PhD, EdD, DSc, or equivalent; ABD may be considered) is preferred. A collaborative approach to student learning, assessment and clinical reasoning, and a commitment to leadership in the physical therapy profession is expected. Department and university teaching, scholarship, and service expectations are dependent upon applicant experience and background. Academic rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience. Competitive start-up packages are available for tenure positions dependent upon research expertise and potential for growth.  


The Creighton University Department of Physical Therapy has an excellent national reputation (ranked #9 in U.S. News & World Report) and is an integral component 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; clinical reasoning in physical therapy practice; expert practice, nationally-funded research laboratories; and service to the profession and community. In addition, the program proudly supports five accredited residency programs, including Geriatric, Neurologic, Orthopedic, Pediatric, and Women’s Health Physical Therapy


Creighton University is strategically located near downtown Omaha, Nebraska; a growing metropolitan area of nearly 1 million people that supports the NCAA College World Series, a nationally top ranked zoo and aquarium, home to Mutual of Omaha, Union Pacific Corporation, Berkshire Hathaway, and headquarters for the US Strategic Air Command (Offutt Air Force Base). In addition, Omaha supports 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 (


Evaluation of candidates will begin immediately and reviewed until all positions are filled. Application materials must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, 1-page research statement, 1-page philosophy of teaching statement, and contact information with four references. Please submit all application materials electronically on the Creighton University Human Resources website ( .


If you have questions regarding these faculty positions, please contact:


Jessica Niski PT, DPT                                                   Lisa Black, PT, DPT                                 

Bob Sandstrom, PT, PhD


Michelle Reilly, PT, DPT


Janice Loudon, PT, PhD




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