Job Title Tenure-track or Clinical Applied Assistant/Associate Professor of
Physical Therapy (2022-2023)
Rank Assistant or Associate
Tenure Information Tenure-Track/Clinical-Applied
The College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions at the University of
Hartford invites applications for multiple full-time, 10 month Tenure Track
(TT) or Clinical/Applied Track (CAT) faculty positions within the Physical
Therapy Department at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor to begin in
August of 2022.
For all positions: The chosen candidate's primary responsibilities will
include commitment to inclusion and diversity in teaching and scholarship to
advance intercultural competence in all students; contributions to program
development and assessment; active involvement in Department, College, and
University committees; and service to academic, professional, and Hartford
area communities. Candidates are expected to engage in professional community
activities as well as to actively participate in departmental and school
committees, advise students, and contribute to student recruitment and
retention. There will also be opportunities to teach in our innovative,
University Interdisciplinary Studies (UIS) curriculum.
For TT positions: The ideal candidate will demonstrate faculty potential as
evidenced by an active scholarship agenda resulting in peer-reviewed
presentations or publications, excellence and innovation in teaching, and
service to academic, professional, and/or Hartford area communities.
For CAT positions: The ideal candidate will demonstrate faculty potential as
evidenced by sustained excellence and innovation in their clinical practice,
teaching excellence, and service to academic, professional, or Hartford area
communities. Candidates will be expected to remain active in clinical or
professional practice and contribute to the profession through publications,
presentations, or other publicly disseminated work. The initial
Clinical/Applied contract is 1-2 years and subsequent longer-term contracts
are based on review of performance and the continuing need for the position.
Requirements for TT applicants: Terminal academic degree: Ph.D., D.Sc.,Ed.D,
or equivalent in a health-related field from an accredited institution before
appointment. ABD candidates encouraged to apply.
Requirements for CAT applicants: DPT or PT with an earned or in-progress
post-professional doctorate or academic degree (Ph.D, EdD, ScD).
Preferred qualifications for both types of positions include:
Eligibility for Physical Therapy licensure in the state of Connecticut
Teaching experience in higher education settings for courses related to
one or more of the following:
Research course work including students involved in research;
Modalities/physical agents, therapeutic exercise;
Content Expertise in one or more of the following areas:
Neurological pain, vestibular rehabilitation, neuropharmacology and/or adaptive equipment;
Spine, manual therapy, orthopedic pathology and/or acute/chronic pain;
General medical/surgical/trauma acute care;
Gerontology or oncology;
Willingness to employ educational technologies.
Ability to work with diverse populations.
The University of Hartford is an open and welcoming community, which values
diversity in all its forms. In addition, the University aspires to have its
faculty and staff reflect the rich diversity of its student body and the
Hartford region. Candidates committed to working with diverse populations and
conversant in multicultural issues are encouraged to apply. The University of
Hartford is committed to anti-racist values and actions; candidates should
provide examples of their anti-racist values and actions.
The University of Hartford is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative
Action employer, Male/Female/Disabled/Veteran. Women and members of under-
represented groups are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/M/F/D/V.
The University of Hartford offers the personal attention associated with a
small college enhanced by the expertise, breadth and intellectual excitement
of a university. Students at the University of Hartford find success in a
learning environment that both challenges and mentors them. Our academic
mission is to engage students in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and values
necessary to thrive in, and contribute to, a pluralistic, complex world. The
full text of our academic mission can be seen at www. hartford.edu. The
University of Hartford is located within the greater Hartford area, which is
rich in cultural and recreational activities, and is a short drive from
metropolitan Boston and New York.
The College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions (ENHP) offers 27
educational offerings, from undergraduate to doctoral programs and
certificates, united by a common goal, to provide inclusive, innovative, and
engaging scholarly experiences that shape the next generation of leaders in
the service professions. Known for partnership work in urban Hartford, as well
as internationally in Peru, Brazil, Mexico, and Kenya, the college emphasizes
activities that help “promote the well-being of the communities we serve.”
Signature annual events bring students, faculty members, and community
partners together to network and showcase scholarly works. ENHP embraces
diversity, and its role in preparing students and future professional to
address the needs of an increasingly multicultural society.
Posting Number F120P
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
The University of Hartford employs full-time faculty who bring significant
skills, experience, knowledge and empathy to recruit, inspire, support and
retain our diverse student body now and in the future. At least 34% of our
undergraduate students are from minority groups who are U.S. citizens, an
increasing number of these students are the first in their families to attend
college, and all of our students need to be prepared to thrive in and
contribute to a diverse society. Candidates for faculty positions should
include in their materials a short essay demonstrating that they are
conversant with some of the literature on inclusive pedagogy, culturally
responsive teaching, and so on, and describing how their teaching practice
could meet the needs of the diverse population of students at the University
of Hartford, focusing, in particular, on pedagogical approaches that support
student success for those who are new to college and/or whose cultural
background includes experience with systemic oppression due to race, gender,
or other factors. If relevant, candidates should also comment on research,
scholarship, or creative activity that will contribute to the diversity,
equity and inclusion goals to which the University of Hartford is committed.
In addition, since the University is committed to anti-racism, candidates
should demonstrate in their statements knowledge of what it means to be anti-
racist and, if possible, to provide example of their own anti-racist values
and actions. It is recommended that candidates approach this statement
thoughtfully and use specific examples to illustrate their diversity
statement. A review of applicant diversity statements will precede that of any
other application materials.
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().
What is the highest level of education attained?
High School Diploma
Technical School, Certification or Apprenticeship
Knowledge of a highly advanced professional discipline. (e.g., Ph.D, M.D., J.D., or equivalent doctoral degree required.)
How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
Public Job Posting
Internal Job Posting
Please upload a short essay about how you work to serve diverse populations of students, about your preparation to do so, and your experiences in doing so.
(Open Ended Question)
Please indicate which track you are applying for: tenure-track or clinically-applied track
(Open Ended Question)
Please indicate what your preferred content area(s) are for teaching.
(Open Ended Question)
Documents Needed To Apply