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Assistant/Associate Professor of Physical Therapy

Apply now Posting Number: 492831
Type of Position: Full-time
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Categories: Faculty

Position Title:

 Assistant/Associate Professor of Physical Therapy


& School:

School of Science, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

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 program faculty. The successful candidate will join 9 full-time highly dynamic and collaborative faculty committed to creating the next generation of physical therapists by offering the highest standard of excellence in physical therapy education. This full-time 12-month position requires curriculum development and teaching and mentoring students in clinical research. Priority will be given to candidates with content experience and evidence-based practice in the areas of research, biomechanics, wound care, acute care, women’s health, and/or geriatrics. Other areas of expertise may be considered. Teaching responsibilities will depend on areas of clinical and academic proficiency. The faculty will work with the DPT faculty in a dedicated state-of-the-art DPT facility that includes faculty and support offices, conference rooms, high-tech classrooms, research facilities, on-site suite of clinical simulation labs and a traditional gross anatomy facility to support the learning experience. 

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:

  • Obtain a license to practice PT in New York at the time of employment
  • Possess an earned academic doctorate (PhD, EdD, ScD or DSc) from an accredited university in a field related to physical therapy; will consider a DPT with board certification/specialization (i.e. GCS, WCS, etc.), 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
  • Possess excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills

Teaching excellence and current scholarship/research will determine appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.

Essential Functions:

  • Teaching didactic and laboratory courses related to areas of expertise
  • Coordinating course development with other Department of Physical Therapy faculty
  • Engaging in ongoing scholarly work
  • Providing academic advising and mentoring with doctoral projects
  • Providing service to the Physical Therapy Program and the College
  • Assisting with admission, application review, and interviews for prospective students
  • Contributing to overall program assessment
  • Other duties as assigned

Preferred Qualifications:

A Doctor of Physical Therapy with board certification/specialization (i.e. GCS, WCS, etc.), and clinical experience related to the area of expertise is highly preferred.

Required Application Documents:

Applications should be accompanied by a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and goals, copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and the names and contact details of at least three professional references. 

About the Department &


The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program is a full-time, 115-credit program designed to prepare students for the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) and for successful careers as doctors of physical therapy. The program consists of 36 months of didactic and clinical work. Students will merge hands-on skills, ethical care, clinical judgment, and critical inquiry to promote optimal functioning of current and future clients throughout their lifespan. The clinical phase offers four 8- to 10-week full-time rotations. 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:

Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River, on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is 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 385 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (10th Best Regional University/North, 5th Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. The College is top-ranked for long-term study abroad (#4 in the U.S.) by the U.S. State Department’s Open Doors report. Marist educates more than 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, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. To learn more, please visit

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Work Schedule:

Time as required for teaching, office hours, departmental/school activities, scholarship/professional development and other activities as needed.


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.

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