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 three full-time faculty positions in an innovative Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. The 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-professional residency education. All faculty are required to develop and achieve a scholarly agenda. Tenure and non-tenure tracks are considered depending on experience and potential trajectory. 


We are looking for Physical Therapists with qualifications in one or more of the following areas:  

            -experience/ability to teach in the foundational/basic sciences

-background in educational or clinical research

            -orthopedic clinical practice specialty

            -interest/skills in building clinical practice/faculty practice

-ability to instruct and provide facilitation of learning in entry-level and residency education


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                                 




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