Assistant Professor
University of North Florida

Jacksonville, Florida

Job Title:

Assistant Professor

Position Number:


Requisition Number:


Position Type:

Faculty 9-10 Months

Time-limited through:


Type of Appointment:

Full-Time, Tenure-Track

Faculty Position Sub-Type:


Length of Appointment:

9 months

Internal Recruitment?:


Working Hours:

8:00am - 5:00pm


Physical Therapy




Academic Affairs - DIV


Brooks College of Health

Pay Basis:


Equal Opportunity:

In 2020, the University of North Florida (UNF) received the prestigious INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, the only application-based national award for U.S. colleges and universities that exhibit an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion across their campuses. In addition, UNF ranked highest among the HEED institutions and was recognized as a 2020 Diversity Champion.

The University of North Florida (UNF) is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community. In building this environment, we strive to attract students, faculty and staff from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. The University of North Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not commit or permit discrimination or harassment on the basis of genetic information, race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, or veteran status in any educational, employment, social, recreational program or activity that it offers. In addition, UNF will not commit or permit retaliation against an individual who reports discrimination or harassment or an individual who cooperates in an investigation of an alleged violation of university regulation.


UNF is a Carnegie Community Engaged Institution. This designation celebrates the University's collaboration with community partners from the local to the global level. It reflects UNF's mission to contribute to the public good and prepare educated, engaged citizens.

Faculty Initiatives:

The University of North Florida promotes the quality and effectiveness of education and strives to maintain the highest standards of academic excellence in all phases of instruction, research/scholarship/creative activity, and service.

General Description / Primary Purpose:

The University of North Florida is inviting applicants for a 9-month, tenure-track faculty line to engage in teaching, research and service within the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program. Teaching needs exist in the area of orthopedics/musculoskeletal care, inpatient care, integument, and pelvic health. The position will have primary responsibility in the entry level DPT professional program. Responsibilities for this faculty position, beyond teaching in the applicant's areas of expertise, include advising students, participating in department/college/university governance and maintaining a productive scholarly agenda. The Brooks College of Health has six Departments plus a School of Nursing, offering opportunities for collaboration. UNF also values collaboration with Departments outside of the Brooks College of Health. Opportunities for community-engaged service and research are supported by UNF's Center for Community Based Learning. Candidates should possess strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues, students and other stakeholders.

Job Function:

This tenure line position requires teaching, research and service

Faculty Position Required Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an CAPTE-accredited physical therapy program
  • Earned academic doctoral degree (e.g. PhD, EdD, DSc, or DHSc);
  • Experience teaching entry-level DPT students (academic or clinical) within area of clinical or research expertise;
  • Licensed or eligible for licensure as a physical therapist in the state of Florida;
  • A scholarly agenda with evidence of dissemination that contributes to teaching and/or clinical practice;
  • Record of active involvement in the APTA and/or other professional organizations
Departmental Requirements:

  • Residency or Fellowship training in an area related to the candidate's research or clinical expertise
  • Record of community engagement beyond that which clinical practice would provide; preference is for community engagement to be integrated into teaching and/or research
  • History of grant awards and/or submissions
  • Experience with interprofessional education (either in research or in classroom teaching)
  • Experience with CAPTE accreditation
  • History of leadership roles
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to promote effective working relationships among faculty, staff and students
Statement(s) of Understanding Definition:

Background Check: This position requires a level II background check, which includes fingerprinting. In conjunction with the University's policy, this position may also require a credit check.

Foreign Influence Review: Pursuant to Florida Statute 1010.35, this position requires additional information from all applicants seeking research or research-related positions prior to an interview or offer of employment. Applicants MUST fully complete the Foreign Influence Review section of their application. Additional documents (e.g., passport) may be required based on form responses.

Responsible Employee: The holder of this position is designated as a "Responsible Employee" pursuant to their role under Title IX. Therefore, the incumbent must promptly report allegations of sexual misconduct, sexual violence, and child sexual abuse by or against any student, employee, contractor, or visitor to the University's Title IX Administrator or any divisional Title IX Coordinator.

Required Licensure or Certification:

Licensed or eligible for licensure as a physical therapist in the state of Florida

Machines/Equipment used regularly:

Office equipment such as computers, printers, etc; PT equipment associated with primary research or clinical expertise, as well as general medical equipment found in PT settings

Anticipated Start Date:


Job Posting Date:


Application Review Date:


Open Until Filled:


Point of Contact Information:

Sherry Pinkstaff 904-314-6469

Hiring Official:

Lox, Curt

Location if not Jacksonville:

Jacksonville, FL

Special Instructions:

Applicants must complete an online application, as well as upload supplemental documents, at in order to be considered for this position. Applicants who do not apply online and/or upload all required documents will not be considered for this position. Applicants must upload three (3) letters of recommendation as one document under the document type "Letter(s) of Recommendation." Once you submit your completed application and uploaded documents you will receive a confirmation number. Keep the confirmation number for your records. Three professional references are required when creating an application including name, telephone number, and email address.

Required documents:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter/Letter of Interest
3. Letter(s) of Recommendation
4. Curriculum Vitae
5. Statement of Teaching/Advising Philosophy
6. Research Statement/Research Interests
7. List of Professional References
8. * Foreign Passport
9. *

**REQUIRED if the applicant answers yes to Question1/Section A within Foreign Influence Review Section of the application.
Questions about this position should be directed to Julia Mitchell at (904) 620-2248 or at


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