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Tenure Track Faculty Position, Physical Therapy

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College / VP Area: College of Health Sciences
Work type: Faculty
Location: Newark
Categories: Physical Therapy, Full Time


Department of Physical Therapy – Open Rank Tenure Track Faculty Position

(Appointment effective on or after September 1, 2024)

The Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Delaware invites applications for an open rank faculty position. Appointments are for a nine-month academic year. We seek a clinical scientist with strong research training, a commitment to professional and graduate education, and effective interpersonal skills. Research focus can be in any area relevant to Physical Therapy. The candidate should have an earned research doctorate in a related field, have post-doctoral research training, be eligible for licensure as a physical therapist in Delaware, and possess a strong desire to develop and conduct a nationally and internationally recognized research program. The successful candidate will contribute to the Department’s teaching efforts in the DPT Program and in the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Biomechanics and Movement Science (BIOMS) in his or her area of expertise. The teaching load will be appropriate to allow the candidate to pursue a rigorous research program. The potential for collaboration and joint appointment in other colleges and departments is high. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Competitive start-up funds accompany this position. All faculty are expected to contribute to a welcoming campus environment that embraces diversity.


The Department is a thriving academic unit ranked #1 in the United States by US News & World Report. The Department includes 30 faculty and professionals including 14 tenure track faculty with independent research lines, approximately 60 professional students per class pursuing a DPT, >100 graduate students pursuing a PhD in BIOMS, post-professional residencies and fellowships, and 10,000 sq. ft. of active sports, orthopedic, neurological, and older adult physical therapy clinics. The Department supports the development of a focused, productive, interdisciplinary, high-quality research program by all faculty members.


The Department is part of the College of Health Sciences, an innovative, interdisciplinary college of more than 3,000 students and 100 faculty, recently ranked second, nationally, among the best place to study health professions by College Faculty. The state-of-the-art Health Sciences Complex (pictured above) opened in January 2014 on the University’s new Science Technology & Advanced Research (STAR) Campus. The Complex brings students, researchers, clinicians, and the community together to address some of the most pressing healthcare questions of our time. The STAR Campus fosters connections to the community, inter-professional training of students and collaborative research between faculty and clinicians.


With roots tracing back to 1743, the University of Delaware is in scenic Newark, Delaware, within 2 hours of New York and Washington, D.C. The University is a Carnegie Research University (with very high research activity, a designation accorded to fewer than 3% of degree granting institutions in the U.S.), and with external funding exceeding $200 million. Delaware was recently ranked second, nationally, in peer-reviewed publication rate in a report issued by the Council of State Governments published by Elsevier. For 2019-2020, the University of Delaware also ranks among the top 1.3% of universities worldwide by the Center for World University Rankings earning 247th ranking out of some 20,000 universities across the globe. The same survey ranks Delaware among the top 100 private and public institutions in the United States at 88th place. A state-assisted, privately governed institution, the University enrolls approximately 17,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students.

Nominations and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2023. Nominations and expressions of interest will be held in confidence and references will not be contacted without the candidate’s permission. Applicants should upload a letter of application, CV, and names and contact information of four references at CVs and letters of reference will be shared with department faculty.

For inquiries, please contact Dr. Daniel K. White ( the Search Committee Chair. Please also visit the Department’s website at


The University of Delaware is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and Title IX institution. For the University’s complete non-discrimination statement, please visit

Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

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