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Assistant Professor - Physical Therapy

Creighton University Omaha, NE

Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska

Department of Physical Therapy Faculty Positions

Creighton University is a private Jesuit, Catholic coeducational urban university that encourages applications from qualified individuals of all backgrounds who believe they can contribute to the distinctive educational traditions of the University. The university is currently accepting applications for two full-time faculty positions in a well-established innovative Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.

The ideal applicant will possess a high affinity to advance the program’s academic mission and strategic initiatives including a commitment to teaching and learning across the educational spectrum. All faculty are required to develop and achieve a consistent scholarly agenda with both tenure and non-tenure tracks available depending on experience and research capacity. Competitive start-up packages may be available based on research expertise and career goals.

This position is a full-time 12-month faculty appointment with teaching, scholarship, and service responsibilities consistent with the mission, philosophy, and needs of the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program at Creighton University as well as accreditation standards as set forth by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). Candidates must be eligible for licensure as a physical therapist in Nebraska and have some level of clinical practice experience. An academic doctorate degree (PhD, EdD, DSc, or equivalent) is preferred, but not required.  A record of, or emerging potential for, generating peer reviewed scholarship and/or grantsmanship is preferred. This individual will be expected to contribute to laboratory teaching to entry level physical therapist students, course coordination, student advising, teamwork, and scholarship. Academic rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience.   

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 and expert physical therapy practice; nationally funded research laboratories; and service to the profession and community.  In addition, the program proudly supports five accredited Residency programs: Geriatric, Neurologic, Orthopedic, Pediatric, and Women’s Health Physical Therapy.  All PT faculty in Omaha strategically collaborate with colleagues in a developing DPT program in Phoenix, Arizona as part a comprehensive expansion of Creighton University healthcare programs in the Southwest.

Creighton University is conveniently 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. In addition, Omaha is known for its low cost of living, economic diversity, and vibrant lifestyle.

Expressions of interest and all applications will be treated in strict confidence. 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 employment opportunities, please contact:  Julie Peterson at or 402-280-5671


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AAP/EEO Statement 

Creighton University is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory educational and employment environment. The University admits qualified students, hires qualified employees and accepts patients for treatment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or other status protected by law. Its education and employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other programs and activities, are administered without unlawful discrimination.


Disclosure Statement 

This description describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Regular, reliable attendance is an essential function and all employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor. Employees may also be required to work in excess of normal working hours as workloads and seasonal activities necessitate. A complete description is available in the Human Resource office located at 3006 Webster Street Omaha, NE. Creighton University reserves the right to modify duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice. 



Date Posted February 2, 2023
Date Closes February 2, 2024
Requisition 210059
Located In Omaha, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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