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Assistant Professor - Physical Therapy

Creighton University Omaha, NE

Job Description

Teaching-Research Tenure Track Appointment
Department of Physical Therapy
Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Creighton University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution, is accepting applications for a full-time, 12-month teaching-research tenure track position in the Department of Physical Therapy.  We seek innovative individuals with a passion for educating future physical therapists who demonstrate strong potential to contribute to the discovery, dissemination, and implementation of scientific evidence.  We welcome applicants with scholarly agendas including but not limited to: rehabilitation and movement science, health services research, student learning and assessment, and clinical reasoning.   


Candidates must be eligible for licensure as a physical therapist in Nebraska and possess an academic doctoral degree (PhD, EdD, DSc, or equivalent; ABD may be considered).  A record of (or emerging potential for) generating grants and peer-reviewed publications is required.  Department and University teaching and service expectations are dependent upon applicant experience and background.  Academic rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience.  A competitive start-up package is available and dependent upon research expertise and potential for growth.  


The Creighton University Department of Physical Therapy has an excellent national reputation (ranked #15 in U.S. News & World Report) and is an integral part 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; residencies in geriatric, neurologic, orthopaedic, pediatric, and women's health physical therapy; nationally-funded research laboratories; and service to the profession and community.  The University has an interdisciplinary research area of excellence in neuroscience.


Creighton University is strategically located near downtown Omaha, Nebraska; a dynamic metropolitan area of nearly 1 million people, home to the NCAA College World Series, a nationally ranked zoo and aquarium, and Headquarters for the US Strategic Air Command (Offutt Air Force Base).  In addition, Omaha supports many 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 ( 


Applications are requested by no later than December 1, 2019. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and additional applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.  Application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, 1-2 page research statement, and contact information of four references.  Please submit all application materials electronically on the Creighton University Human Resources website (  


If you have questions regarding this faculty position, please contact:


Terry L. Grindstaff, PhD, PT, ATC
Chair PT Faculty Search Committee
Department of Physical Therapy
Creighton University
Office: 402-280-5674




Job Details

Date Posted October 31, 2019
Date Closes October 30, 2020
Requisition 190371
Located In Omaha, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00