Central Michigan University

Central Michigan University

Doctor of Physical Therapy (Tenure-Track, Open Rank)

United States

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Position Information

Position Information

Posting Number F-0767

Position Title Doctor of Physical Therapy (Tenure-Track, Open Rank) College/Unit The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions Home Department Physical Therapy Employee Group Tenure-Track Faculty - Academic Year Employment Status Full-Time Position Type 9 month (Academic Year) Position Classification Tenure Track Faculty Position Begin Date 08/21/2023 Position End Date Position Summary

The Department of Physical Therapy at Central Michigan University (CMU) invites applications for a tenure-track, 9-month faculty position in our entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.

Preference will be given to applicants who can provide instructions in one or more of the following areas: Orthopedic, Cardiopulmonary, Neurological or General Interventions. Individuals with other areas of expertise are encouraged to apply. Successful applicants will demonstrate initiative, creativity, problem-solving skills, and the ability to collaborate. Summer teaching opportunities are available.

The prospective faculty member will have access to a motion analysis facility equipped with a 12-camera Vicon motion capture system, 3 AMTI force plates, several EMG systems, NeuroCom Balance Master, diagnostic ultrasound, and virtual reality equipment. The faculty member will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with faculty in other disciplines.

The Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy was expanded to a second location on the Campus of Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan in the Fall of 2014. Prospective faculty position will be located at the Mount Pleasant campus, but the prospective faculty member will be expected to use technology to provide synchronous learning to all students within the program.


  • Teach doctoral-level physical therapy courses in area of expertise.
  • Contribute to scholarship within the Physical Therapy Program in area of expertise.
  • Academic and research advising for doctoral students.
  • Maintain a standard of excellence in teaching, research, and service as outlined by the CMU Faculty Agreement and the Department of Physical Therapy Bylaws.
  • Required Qualifications

  • Terminal academic doctoral degree (PhD, EdD, DSc in Physical Therapy or equivalent fields); doctoral candidates (ABD) will be considered.
  • Must be eligible for Michigan Physical Therapist licensure.
  • Applicants at the Assistant Professor rank must show the potential for future successful teaching and research.
  • Applicants at the Associate Professor or Professor rank must demonstrate recent successful teaching and research experience.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • Preferred Qualifications Message to Applicants

    Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted online. Electronically attach a cover letter, curriculum vita, and names with contact information for three professional references, including telephone numbers and e-mail addresses.

    You must submit an on-line application in order to be considered as an applicant for this position.

    Desired start date will be August 21, 2023, but is negotiable. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. An attractive benefits package is available and research start-up funds may be available based on candidate's research agenda and needs.

    About the Department

    Central Michigan University's Doctor of Physical Therapy program is one of the five academic units of the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions. The program admits 60 students annually, who are hosted at two locations: the Mt. Pleasant campus of CMU, and the auxiliary on the campus of Michigan Technological University (MTU). Instructions are provided simultaneously to both campuses through state-of-the-art synchronous technology. Both campuses have excellent facilities for education, research, and clinical practice, including dedicated classrooms and laboratories for interaction between the two sites.

    For more information, please visit the Department of Physical Therapy's website.

    Posting Begins 04/19/2023 Posting Ends Open Until Filled Yes Type of Recruitment External About CMU

    Central Michigan University has a more than 125-year legacy of preparing students to become leaders and changemakers in their communities and in their personal and professional lives.

    We serve nearly 15,500 students on our Mount Pleasant campus, in satellite locations around the state and throughout the country, and through flexible online programs. Many of our approximately 300 undergraduate, master's, specialist and doctoral programs in the arts, media, business, education, human services, health professions, liberal arts, social sciences, medicine, science and engineering are nationally ranked for excellence.

    CMU leads the nation in leadership development programming through our Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute, and we are proud to be among only 5% of U.S. universities in the top two Carnegie research classifications. Our faculty work with graduate and undergraduate students in areas such as Great Lakes research, medical innovation, engineering technology and more.

    Central is home to 17 men's and women's Division 1 sports including football, basketball, gymnastics, baseball, wrestling and more. Our student-athletes achieve great success in competition and in the classroom, capturing Mid- American Conference championships and maintaining an average cumulative GPA of 3.17.

    CMU is located in Mount Pleasant, a community that blends the best of small- town living with big-city amenities. It's part of the culturally varied and vibrant Great Lakes Bay Region that also includes Saginaw, Bay City, Midland and the state's largest Native American community, centered on the Saginaw Chippewa Isabella Reservation in Mount Pleasant.

    Area residents enjoy the mix of outdoor activities, cultural events, shopping and dining options, and family attractions. Other major Michigan destinations and attractions — Lansing, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Traverse City, wineries, beaches, golf and ski resorts, and many more — are within easy reach of the city's central location in Michigan's Lower Peninsula.

    CMU employees enjoy access to a nationally recognized wellness program along with health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.

    EEO Statement

    CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community. CMU does not discriminate against persons based on age, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religion, sex, sex‐based stereotypes, sexual orientation, transgender status, veteran status, or weight (see https: // www. cmich.edu/offices-departments/ OCRIE).

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    CMU does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, including admission and employment, and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 not to discriminate in such a matter.

    Inquiries about the application of Title IX can be made to CMU's Title IX Coordinator, the US Department of Education's Assistant Secretary, or both.

    CMU's Title IX Coordinator can be reached at:

    Phone: 989-774-3253

    Office: 103 E. Preston St.

    Bovee University Center, suite 306

    Mount Pleasant, MI 48858

    Email: [email protected]

    Supplemental Questions

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  • To keep our campus and community as safe as possible, Central Michigan University requires every employee to participate in weekly COVID-19 testing or be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and wear a face mask where required by CMU's COVID-19 policies. Do you agree to comply with these requirements?
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  • Optional & Required Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References
  • Optional Documents

    Job details


    Doctor of Physical Therapy (Tenure-Track, Open Rank)


    Central Michigan University


    United States


    May 25, 2023

    Application deadline

    June 11, 2023

    Job type

    Associate Professor/Professor



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