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Principal Faculty, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

Apply now Posting Number: 492287
Type of Position: Full-time
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Categories: Faculty

Position Title:

Principal Faculty


Doctor of Physical Therapy Program/School of Science

Job Summary:

The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program at Marist College is seeking a highly qualified individual to serve as a member of the principal faculty.  The successful candidate will join a highly collaborative environment focused on establishing the region’s premier DPT Program.

This full-time 12-month position requires experience in curriculum development, instruction, research/scholarship, and assessment. Priority will be given a generalist PT with expertise in acute care, women’s health, cardiovascular /pulmonary, or geriatrics, although other areas of practice will be considered. Teaching responsibilities will depend on areas of clinical and academic expertise. 

Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in a higher education setting and effective communication and collaborative skills in a team-oriented environment. In addition, the following are requirements for the position:

  • Must hold a PT license in the US and be eligible for licensure in New York State
  • Possess an earned academic doctorate (PhD, EdD, ScD or DSc) from an accredited institution in a field related to physical therapy; will consider a DPT with ABPTS certification (i.e. OCS, SCS), and clinical experience related to the area of expertise.
  • Have a minimum of 3 years teaching experience in clinical or academic setting
  • Have a minimum of 5 years of full-time work experience

Essential Functions:

  • Teaching didactic courses related to areas of expertise in the DPT Program 
  • Coordinating course development with other faculty
  • Engaging in ongoing scholarly work
  • Providing academic advising and mentoring with doctoral projects
  • Providing service to the Program and College

Required Application Documents:

Applications should be accompanied by a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and goals, and the names/contact details of three professional references.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Salary and rank for the position will commensurate with experience and qualifications.

About the Program:

The faculty will work with the nine existing DPT faculty in a new dedicated state-of-the-art facility that includes faculty and support offices, conference rooms, high-tech classrooms, research facilities, on-site suite of clinical simulation labs, and a gross anatomy facility. 

About Marist College:

Marist College is located on the banks of the historic Hudson River midway between New York City and Albany and at its Florence, Italy campus.  A comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts, its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist is consistently recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 384 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (8th Best Regional University/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Marist educates approximately 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees.

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Months per Year:

12 months


Marist College main campus, Poughkeepsie, NY

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Equal Employment Statement:

Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under represented.

Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these protected groups. The College will review its employment policies and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.

Marist's policy of non-discrimination includes not only employment practices but also extends to all services and programs provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of College policy for any member of the community to discriminate against any individual or group with respect to employment or attendance at Marist College on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other condition established by law.
















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