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Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy

We are now accepting applications for a qualified Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy at Belmont University. 

Employment Type 


Internal Job Category

Tenure Track (Faculty)


Physical Therapy


Primary Duties and

Belmont University seeks to attract and retain active, highly qualified, culturally and academically diverse faculty and staff who share the University's values and will contribute to its mission and vision. A comprehensive, co-educational university located in thriving Nashville, Tennessee, Belmont is home to more than 8,200 students who come from every state and 28 countries, and the University is nationally ranked and consistently recognized as a “Most Innovative” institution by U.S. News & World Report. Committed to being a leader among teaching universities, Belmont brings together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service. The University’s purpose is to help students explore their passions and develop their talents to meet the world’s needs. With more than 100 areas of undergraduate study, 27 master’s programs and five doctoral degrees, there is no limit to the ways Belmont University can expand an individual's horizon.

This is a full time 10 month faculty member position, teaching in the entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy curriculum with a strong focus and primary responsibility in clinical education

  • Complete 18 workload hours, or equivalent, per academic year.
  • Participate in clinical education functions:scheduling, monitoring and developing the curriculum; evaluating student performance; educating students, clinical faculty and academic faculty about clinical education; providing records and assessments of the clinical education curriculum
  • Advise and mentor students in research and other class-related projects.
  • Engage in activities to support the mission and vision of Belmont University and the College of Health Sciences
  • Participate in departmental and university committee work.
  • Engage in scholarly activity and professional development.
  • Advise students degree completion.
  • Participate in a local church and the community.
  • Abide by all relevant university and/or department procedures and policies.
  • Manage online grading system.
  • Timely submission of book orders, if textbooks required.
  • Maintain regular office hours.
  • The above statements describe the job’s essential responsibilities and requirements. They are not an exhaustive list of the duties that may be assigned to job incumbents.
Required Qualifications:Belmont University seeks to attract and retain highly qualified faculty and staff that share the University's values and will contribute to its mission and vision to be a leader among teaching universities bringing together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service. 

  • Expertise in their content area within Physical Therapy.
  • Ability to effectively teach doctoral level Physical Therapy content and assess student mastery of knowledge, skills and attitudes.
  • Ability to integrate technology into the teaching and learning process.
  • Demonstrated capacity to engage in high quality scholarly activity.
  • Demonstrated ability to advise and mentor students.
  • Ability to learn relevant software programs necessary for course administration and other faculty functions including: sections of BannerWeb (student grading), Blackboard (learning management system), TK20 (faculty qualifications tracking program), Exxat (clinical placement software).
  • Ability to work collaboratively and professionally with diverse groups of people within the School, College, University and the general public.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment. Ability to thrive in an environment of hard work.
    Required EducationPreference may be given to those with an earned academic doctorate. A minimum of a DPT is required. Specialty certification is preferred.
    Required ExperienceConsideration will be given to those with prior teaching or Clinical Education experience in a Physical Therapy program

    The selected candidate will be required to complete a background check satisfactory to the University.

    Belmont University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

    Belmont University is a Christian community. The university faculty, administration, and staff uphold Jesus as the Christ and as the measure for all things. As a community seeking to uphold Christian standards of morality, ethics, and conduct, Belmont University holds high expectations of each person who chooses to join the community. In compliance with federal law, including provisions of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and Sections 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973/the American with Disabilities Act, Belmont University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, military service, or sexual orientation in its administration of education policies, programs or activities; its admissions policies; or employment. Consistent with applicable civil rights law, the University seeks employees of Christian faith who are committed to the mission of the University.  Click here to learn more.

    Belmont's Office of Human Resources will conduct ongoing evaluations of the means by which candidates for employment are sought, to the end that the pool of candidates will include qualified women, minorities, veterans and disabled individuals. Belmont University is an equal opportunity employer under all applicable civil rights laws.