Visiting Instructor of Physical Therapy

  • Georgia Southern University
  • Statesboro, GA, USA
  • Jul 09, 2022
Full time Other Professional fields

Job Description

Visiting Instructor of Physical Therapy- Search # 12154
Waters College of Health Professions, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences

The Department of Rehabilitation Sciences in the Waters College of Health Professions at the Armstrong Campus of Georgia Southern University has an opening for a visiting instructor position in physical therapy for academic year 2022-2023.

Founded in 1906, Georgia Southern University is a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution with a focus on public-impact research, serving about 27,000 students on three beautiful campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, and Hinesville, and via a growing online program. Through our degree offerings at the associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern offers a distinctive combination of community collaboration, world-class scholarship, innovative teaching, and hands-on learning opportunities.

To equitably serve a fast growing and highly diverse student body and to fulfill the University's commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, we actively seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to Inclusive Excellence. Candidates whose work furthers the institution's goals and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

In the Physical Therapy program, students engage in a variety of instructional methods, all with the goal of teaching them to critically and skillfully apply evidence-based practice in an evolving and dynamic healthcare environment. Clinical experiences are integrated throughout the program to refine knowledge and skills and develop a high level of professional communication and behavior. The overall intent of all of the curricular activities is for graduates to actively engage in their own professional development, as well as the improvement of the physical therapy profession and the health of society. The Department of Rehabilitation Sciences also houses the bachelor's degree in Rehabilitation Sciences and some members of the Physical Therapy faculty also teach in that program.

Position Description: Reporting to the department chair, the visiting instructor of Physical Therapy will teach courses independently and/or as part of a physical therapy faculty team. The primary responsibility is teaching. This is an academic year appointment for the months of August 2022-May 2023. All visiting positions are non-tenure track appointments for up to two years, with the possibility of reappointment and/or a summer teaching contract based on funding availability, satisfactory performance, and Program needs. The second year is a terminal year, without exception. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:
Earned doctorate which includes the DPT in physical therapy
An active, unrestricted PT license and eligibility for a Georgia PT license
Contemporary expertise beyond entry-level education in at least one of the following:
adult rehabilitation focused on problems affecting the cardiopulmonary, musculoskeletal, vestibular, lymphatic, neurologic, genitourinary systems
acute care
professionalism, communication, documentation, reimbursement
evidence-based practice
leadership and practice management
Willingness to engage with institutional student success initiatives.
Commitment to engaging with best practice initiatives in instruction and pedagogy, mentoring, and curriculum design and development.
A demonstrated history of working collaboratively and collegially with physical therapy colleagues.

Preferred Qualifications:
An earned academic doctorate (e.g. DHS, EdD, PhD)
Physical therapy certification in a specialty area
Experience in one or more of the following:
physical therapist clinical instructor
site coordinator for physical therapy clinical education
full-time teaching/administration in a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant program
teaching in some other sustained professional or academic capacity

Conditions of Employment:
Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution
All work (with limited exceptions such as research and study abroad and outside activities such as grading and email correspondence) for Georgia Southern University must be completed while the employee is physically present in the state of Georgia, unless specifically authorized by the university for a specific purpose and limited period of time within current policy.
Faculty are expected to contribute to the vibrant university community by engaging students, participating in events, and performing other responsibilities on-campus
Faculty may be required to teach, conduct research, or perform service duties on any of the three campuses. Georgia Southern provides accessible transportation options between campuses.

Screening of applications begins July 15, 2022 and continues until the positions are filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2022. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least two professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

Andi Beth Mincer, PT, EdD, Search Chair, Search 12154
Georgia Southern University
Electronic mail:
Telephone: 912-344-2747

More information about the institution is available through or Georgia Southern Physical Therapy Program. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources at 912-478-6947.

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