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The Physical Therapy Department at the University of Michigan-Flint invites candidates to apply for the full-time ranked position of Associate Director for Professional Education (ADPE). This position is a 12-month, full-time faculty position and will be 50% administrative and 50% instructional with a projected start date of January 1, 2023. Preference for this position is a tenure track associate or full professor; however a clinical track and/or assistant professor may be considered. The track and rank will be commensurate with experience and academic credentials. The primary administrative responsibilities are to serve as the Entry-level Professional DPT Program Director.

Primary Responsibilities

  1. Operationalize the content, delivery, and assessment of the DPT curriculum working collaboratively with the Department Director, Faculty and Staff.
  1. Demonstrate excellence in teaching expertise and commitment to the success of students inside and outside the classroom.
  1. Develop and maintain a scholarly agenda according to the College of Health Sciences (CHS) scholarship requirements for Tenure/ Clinical Track Faculty.
  1. Provide service to the university, college, department, profession, and the community.

Required Qualifications

  • An earned degree in physical therapy
  • An earned academic doctorate in a relevant discipline
  • Minimum of six years of full-time higher education experience with a minimum of three years of full-time experience as a core faculty member in a CAPTE accredited entry-level physical therapist education program
  • A record of demonstrated teaching effectiveness and academic leadership
  • Licensed or regulated in a US jurisdiction as a physical therapist and eligible for licensure in Michigan
  • Contemporary expertise in a physical therapy content area
  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Demonstrated scholarly productivity
  • Commitment to shared governance
  • To be considered for an Associate or Full Professor level clinical or tenure-track position, the candidate’s portfolio must be reviewed in accordance with the College of Health Sciences Policy and Procedures for Faculty Tenure and/or Promotion Reviews.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or other academic doctoral degree in relevant discipline
  • Eligible for review for Clinical Associate Professor, Clinical Professor, Associate Professor with Tenure, or Professor with Tenure by College of Health Sciences Policy and Procedures for Faculty Tenure and/or Promotion Reviews.
  • Administrative experience in higher education
  • Peer-reviewed publication record with national recognition in their area of research and a track record that merits appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor (tenure-track).

About the DPT at UM-Flint

The DPT program is fully accredited in by the CAPTE. Faculty utilize best practices in teaching and learning including interprofessional education (IPE), high-tech media labs, simulations, and hands-on experiential labs. The department has dedicated research spaces with a 3-D movement analysis system, an instrumented gait mat, and other technology and equipment to promote faculty and student scholarship. We are committed to community engagement through service learning and a student-led pro-bono clinic (HEART).

Underfill Statement

This position is posted as Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in either the clinical or tenure-track. The rank and track of the selected candidate will depend upon the candidate's qualifications. The preference is to fill the position on the tenure-track at either the associate or full professor rank. However, those at the assistant professor level and/or that qualify for a clinical-track appointment will be considered.

How to Apply

Candidates must attach a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, which includes examples of relevant work directly related to the job duties, a copy of your current PT license and a statement on your contributions to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). Complete the online application through Interfolio and upload the required documents.


Melissa Richardson, (810) 424-5574,

Benefits include:

Vacation Retirement plan Health Insurance Life insurance

Long-term disability coverage Flexible spending accounts

Employee and qualified dependent tuition support

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October 19, 2022

Company: University of Michigan - Flint
Location: 509 Harrison Street, Flint, MI, USA
Contact: Melissa Richardson Email:
Phone: 810.424.5574 Website: Click to visit