American Council of Academic Physical Therapy

Faculty Member, Department of Physical Therapy

University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky, United States (on-site)
23 days ago


The Department of Physical Therapy (PT), College of Health Sciences (CHS) at the University of Kentucky is currently accepting applications for a full-time 11-month appointment, tenure-eligible faculty member at rank determined by qualifications in the Regular Title Series, to begin employment at the Lexington campus by July 1, 2023.

Our well-established and nationally respected program offers a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree on two campuses. Our Lexington, KY campus enrolls 48-50 students annually and our Hazard, KY campus enrolls 16-18 students annually. The program is accredited by the CAPTE.

Primary duties of this position include advancing a personal research agenda that enhances the Department and College, teaching in the content areas related to their expertise, building and maintaining strong relationships with internal and external constituents, and mentoring students in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Faculty may also assume an active role in the CHS Rehabilitation and Health Sciences PhD Program, a multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional Ph.D. program with faculty and students from disciplines such as Athletic Training & Clinical Nutrition, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Speech-Language Pathology. The distribution of effort will be approximately 30-40% instruction, 30-50% scholarship/research, and 10% service.

Required Qualifications:

  1. Terminal academic doctoral degree (i.e. PhD or similar terminal degree) in relevant field

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Record of scholarly work including original research with the potential for extramural funding
  2. Expertise in content area relevant to geriatrics/aging, acute care, cardiorespiratory function/disorders, pain science, epidemiology, implementation science or musculoskeletal disorders
  3. Current physical therapy license in Kentucky or eligibility
  4. Board Certified Clinical Specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties
  5. Teaching experience with potential for course management and design
  6. Demonstrated multicultural competency and experience interacting effectively with diverse groups of people

Applicants must value the University of Kentucky’s mission and share its commitment to inclusive excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society. The University of Kentucky and the College of Health Sciences are committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all students, faculty, and staff operate in an environment of openness and acceptance. By providing training, support, resources and mentoring, we strive to foster a community in which individuals of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome,

as articulated in the College’s diversity and anti-racism statements:

Candidates should apply online at with a curriculum vita and a letter of interest outlining how your research agenda will enhance or synergize with those of the college and leverage partnerships within the institution or UK Healthcare, and other specific requests listed on the employment website. In your letter of interest, please also describe the ways in which your past or current teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and/or community service have supported values of diversity and inclusivity. Questions should be directed to the search committee co-chair, Nate Johnson PT, PhD, College of Health Sciences, Department of Physical Therapy, Wethington Building, 900 S. Limestone Street, Lexington, KY 40536-0200, or email at Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Upon offer of employment, successful applicants must undergo a national background check and pre-employment drug screen as required by University of Kentucky Human Resources. Visit the University's website and see for yourself what makes UK the perfect place to work, which includes a comprehensive benefits package (

About the Physical Therapy Program

The Physical Therapy program at UK has been educating physical therapists since 1967. Our program is conducted at the Lexington, Kentucky campus and at the Center of Excellence in Rural Health in Hazard, Kentucky. The qualified candidate will join an outstanding academic faculty devoted to teaching, research, clinical practice, and service. Our faculty is comprised of numerous physical therapists with post professional doctoral training who are involved in clinical, bench, and educational research, and clinical faculty involved in delivery of patient care services. Our research portfolio is diverse and places a high value on translational and interdisciplinary science. The qualified candidate will have access to several significant resources including the College’s state of the art teaching and research facilities, widespread UK Healthcare facilities, and other partners within the academic medical center. The Department of Physical Therapy strives to develop practitioners who are knowledgeable, ethical, independent, adaptable, reflective, and service oriented. For more information, please visit

As an Equal Opportunity Action Employer, we strive to foster a community in which individuals of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. Further questions regarding equal employment opportunity (EEO) should be directed to Christa Jennings, HR & Faculty Administrator at

Job Information

  • Job ID: 66721047
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Lexington, Kentucky, United States
  • Company Name For Job: University of Kentucky
  • Position Title: Faculty Member, Department of Physical Therapy
  • Job Function: Faculty
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