Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Department of Physical Therapy

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada
Jan 14, 2020
Mar 14, 2020
Position Type
Full Time

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Department of Physical Therapy [R0118600]



Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 136,000 degrees, producing more than 120,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine.  UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.  For more information, visit us on line at:



The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.



The UNLV School of Integrated Health Sciences is accepting applications for an open rank (tenure-track/tenured) faculty member on a 9 month appointment in the Department of Physical Therapy. Primary responsibilities for this position include the development of a program of research leading to publications in refereed journals and procuring external grant support for that research. There is a teaching expectation but the primary focus of the position is on a program of research. In addition to involvement in our DPT program, this position includes mentoring and advising in our Interdisciplinary Health Science PhD program. Additionally, this position involves participation in university, professional, and department service activities. The successful candidate will be expected to meet University criteria related to research, teaching and service. The successful candidate will also be expected to adhere to UNLV Top Tier Initiatives regarding research productivity which include external grant support and publication in high impact peer reviewed journals. Anticipated start date will be August 2020.


The Department of Physical Therapy at UNLV is housed with the School of Integrated Health Sciences along with the Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences, Department of Brain Health, and the Department of Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences. The program is fully accredited through CAPTE and graduated its first class of DPT students in 2006. The overall NPTE pass rate is 100%. For more information, please visit us at:




Minimum Qualifications

This position requires:

  • A terminal academic doctorate (PhD, DSc, or EdD) in an area of expertise related to physical therapy and rehabilitation sciences from a regionally accredited college or university. Credentials must be obtained prior to the start of employment.
  • Evidence of scholarship, including publications in peer-reviewed journals.
  • History of effective and successful grantsmanship.
  • Teaching experience in graduate programs.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills with diverse populations.
  • Ability to collaborate, solve problems and be flexible.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn, develop and apply new technologies.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Postdoctoral training.
  • Established record of extramural funding.
  • Current well-established extramurally funded research program that includes translational approaches to investigate connections between physical activity and neurobiological processes, physical therapy benefits in neurological disorders, and/or advanced quantitative analysis of neurobiological data (electrophysiological, genomic, proteomic) as it relates to physical therapy.
  • Candidate whose research would overlap with established and emerging research programs in Las Vegas investigating neurodegenerative disorders.
  • Active research agenda and/or clinical expertise in pediatrics, cardiopulmonary care, neuroscience, pain, genomics, regenerative medicine, obesity, geriatrics, epidemiology, public health, implementation science, orthopedics, and sports rehabilitation.



Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding. 



Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.


Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on December 15, 2019 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Daniel Young, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or



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UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.