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, tenure-track faculty member in the Department of Physical Therapy. Join our team of faculty and staff to deliver 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.  This position is 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, yet situated on over 250 wooded acres.

Responsibilities include classroom/laboratory instruction and evaluation related to contemporary clinical practice; scholarly activities (publications, grants, presentations, and collaborative projects); advisement and mentoring of students; admissions and accreditation activities; and committee involvement.  Rank will be commensurate with experience. 


Qualifications include a minimum of four 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. An ideal candidate will have experience teaching, examining, and mentoring physical therapist students in academic or clinical settings, and a strong interest in and potential for externally funded research and scholarly dissemination. 

Information on our DPT program can be found at: https://chp.mercer.edu/academics-departments/physical-therapy/dpt-program/.  Information on our post-professional programs can be found at:  https://chp.mercer.edu/academics-departments/physical-therapy/postprofessional-programs/.  The Mercer Physical Therapy clinic welcomes over 350 patients per month, providing on-campus practice and research opportunities.  Our faculty, staff, and students regularly engage in interprofessional education and research with our other College programs (Physician Assistant Studies, Clinical Psychology, Public Health, Athletic Training, and Kinesiology) and with other academic units including Nursing, Pharmacy, and Medicine.

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.

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, Research Agenda, References

Special Instructions to Applicants

Interested applicants will need to complete the brief online application and attach a 1) letter of interest (please indicate your commitment to diversity and inclusion), 2) current curriculum vitae, 3) teaching philosophy, 4) description of research agenda, and 5) the names and contact information for three references.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  

More information on the Mercer University can be found at http://www.mercer.edu. Questions regarding this position may be directed to Dr. Jeannette Anderson, anderson_jr@mercer.edu, 678.547.6247. 

EEO Statement


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

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