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  • Faculty Opening, Department of Physical Therapy, Creighton University

    Faculty Position
    Tenure or Non-Tenure Track Appointment
    Department of Physical Therapy
    School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
    Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, USA

    Creighton University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution, is now accepting applications for a full-time (12 month) faculty member to join our team at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, on either a tenure or non-tenure track appointment in the Department of Physical Therapy. We seek a quality educator who is passionate about advancing the profession of physical therapy through innovation, creativity, and a desire to contribute to the discovery, dissemination, and implementation of scientific evidence in rehabilitation science.

    The ideal candidate will possess an academic doctoral degree (PhD, EdD, DSc, or equivalent), or be actively enrolled in a doctoral program of study. A record of (or emerging potential for) generating grants and peer-reviewed publications is recommended. Evidence of teaching expertise in the area of orthopaedics with a strong emphasis in advanced manual therapy is preferred, although other areas of clinical practice will be considered. Department and university service expectations are dependent upon applicant experience and background. Eligibility for a Nebraska Physical Therapy license is required. Academic rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience. A competitive start-up package is negotiable for qualified candidates seeking a tenure-track position.

    The Creighton University Department of Physical Therapy has an excellent national reputation (Ranked #15 U.S. News & World Report) and is an integral part 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; Residencies in clinical orthopaedics, pediatrics, geriatrics, neurologic, and women’s health; Nationally-funded research laboratories; and nationally recognized service to the profession and community.

    Creighton University is strategically located near downtown Omaha, Nebraska; a progressive metropolitan area of nearly 1 million in population, home to the NCAA College World Series, a nationally ranked zoo and aquarium, and Headquarters for the US Strategic Air Command (Offutt Air Force Base). In addition, Omaha supports many 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. Forbes Magazine recently named Omaha as one of the top 10 best places to live in the U.S. based on economy and quality of life (

    Applications are requested by no later than January 31, 2019. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and be accepted until the position is filled. Application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, 1-2 page teaching/research statement, and contact information of four references. Application materials should be submitted electronically on the Creighton University Human Resources website If you would like more information or have questions regarding the faculty position, please contact:

    Michelle Reilly, PT, DPT, OCS
    Chair, Faculty Search Committee
    Office: 402.280.4598