Faculty, Physical Therapy

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Work type: Full-time Faculty
Location: Atlanta, GA
Categories: Physical Therapy

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Faculty, Physical Therapy


Physical Therapy


College of Health Professions

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Atlanta, GA

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The College of Health Professions at Mercer University invites applications for a full-time faculty member in the Department of Physical Therapy. This position is for a tenure-track faculty member in a progressive and innovative department that includes an 8-semester Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program; residencies in cardiovascular and pulmonary, neurologic, and orthopaedic physical therapy; a fellowship in orthopaedic manual physical therapy; and an on-campus outpatient physical therapy clinic that serves patients from the metro Atlanta area.  Our DPT program emphasizes proficiency in clinical reasoning and evidence-based practice, and strong patient/client examination and intervention skills.   Our integrated clinical education series includes service-learning in non-traditional environments and part-time experiences in traditional clinical environments.  Professional and leadership development is threaded throughout the curriculum.  Students in our DPT program also engage in regular interprofessional education activities with our other College programs (Physician Assistant Studies, Clinical Psychology, Public Health, and Athletic Training) and with students in Nursing, Pharmacy, and Medicine. Rank will be determined based on the credentials of the selected candidate.

Responsibilities include classroom/laboratory instruction and evaluation related to contemporary clinical practice; advisement and mentoring of students; admissions and accreditation activities; committee involvement; and scholarly activities (publications, grants, presentations, and collaborative projects).  The ideal candidate will have a strong research orientation with potential for extramural support, and a record of and commitment to excellence in physical therapist education.


Qualifications include a minimum of five years’ experience as a physical therapist, a CAPTE-recognized terminal academic degree (PhD, EdD, DSc, DHS, or equivalent), and eligibility for licensure in Georgia as a physical therapist. Experience teaching, examining, and mentoring physical therapist students is desirable.  Preference will be given to individuals with a history of externally funded research and scholarly dissemination.

Mercer University’s Department of Physical Therapy strives to hire people of diverse backgrounds and to promote policies to retain faculty. We urge people of diverse backgrounds to apply. Diverse backgrounds include but are not limited to race, cultural identity, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or veteran status.

This position will be a 12-month appointment based at Mercer University’s Cecil B. Day campus in Atlanta, Georgia, conveniently located near all the amenities of the city and situated on over 250 wooded acres. More information can be found at http://www.mercer.edu 

Background Check

Selection of the final candidate is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience

Required Documents

CV, Cover Letter, Teaching Philosophy, Description of Research Agenda, and References

Special Instructions to Applicants

Interested applicants will need to complete the brief online application and attach a letter of interest (please indicate your commitment to diversity and inclusion), current curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, description of research agenda, and the names and contact information for three references.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Questions regarding this position may be directed to Dr. Jeannette Anderson, anderson_jr@mercer.edu, 678.547.6247.

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Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

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