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Assistant Teaching Professor and Associate Director, Division of Physical Therapy, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Rehabilitation Medicine

Title: Assistant Teaching Professor and Associate Director, Division of Physical Therapy, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

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Position Description

The University of Washington’s Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Division of Physical Therapy, invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor and Associate Director. This will be full-time academic appointment with an annual service period of 12 months (July 1 – June 30). Initial appointments may range from 1 to 5 years, with the possibility of renewal. As a Teaching Professorial track appointment, this position is not eligible for tenure. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2022, but other dates may be considered.

We offer a collaborative and multidisciplinary academic environment. Opportunities will be available for building an academic career that includes teaching, research, and including program development.

The successful candidate will teach clinical courses as a lead instructor or as part of a teaching team in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program. These courses focus on multiple areas of physical therapy, including clinical anatomy of the spine and extremities, integumentary management, and therapeutic exercise. There will be opportunities to engage in ongoing scholarly activities that contribute both to the successful candidate’s professional development and expertise as an instructor and to the DPT curriculum. Job duties also will include participation in student capstone mentorship, student applicant admissions’ review, and student advising.

As Associate Director of the Division of Physical Therapy, the selected candidate will collaborate with and/or assist the Division Director with a range of essential administration, organizational, and communications functions required by this self-sustaining program. These include strategic planning, curriculum review and revision, teaching assignments, accreditation activities, support of student cohorts and administrative staff, development of policies and procedures, communications with internal and external stakeholders, and representing the Director in her/his absence.

All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. 

The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine is nationally recognized for excellence in education, research, and clinical care.  The Department’s various research programs, led by world-renowned leaders in Rehabilitation Science, as well as academic programs including the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), Master of Prosthetics and Orthotics (MPO), Master of Occupational Therapy, and PhD in Rehabilitation Science programs, provide rich opportunities for interdisciplinary research, teaching, and learning. The Department has an exceptional record of successful extramural research funding and interprofessional collaboration.    

The University of Washington enrolls approximately 60,000 students each year across its three campuses (Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell) and thrives as a center for groundbreaking research in a variety of fields. Located on the Seattle campus, the UW DPT program enrolls approximately 50 students per year and collaborates with other medical and research centers within and beyond the University.

The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine ranked #5 in US News & World Report, is a dynamic academic and clinical department in the University of Washington School of Medicine and Affiliated Hospitals, which include the UW Medical Centers, Harborview Medical Center, Veterans Administration Puget Sound Health Care System, and Seattle Children’s Hospital. The department currently holds $19 million in grants from federal and foundation funding sources.   

The UW Department of Rehabilitation Medicine is committed to continually building an inclusive culture; has a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and believes that diversity fosters excellence.

Seattle is one of the most scenic and livable cities in the United States. 


The successful candidates must

  • have a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree or a post-professional doctoral degree in a related field, or foreign equivalent
  • be licensed or eligible for licensure as a physical therapist in the State of Washington.
  • have a record of clinical expertise
  • have a minimum of 3 years of classroom and laboratory instruction
  • have either post-professional training in administration and leadership or professional expertise in an academic administration or program leadership position

In order to be eligible for University sponsorship for an H-1B visa, graduates of foreign (non-U.S.) medical schools must show successful completion of all three steps of the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE), or foreign equivalent as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. 


Please upload the following required documents via this link:

  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • Diversity statement that reflects your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as evidenced broadly in such areas as course content, hiring practice involvement, community service, etc.
  • Names and addresses of four professional references who may be contacted by the committee for inquiries 

For questions about the position, contact email, Attention: DPT Assistant Teaching Professor & Associate Director, RMI 20210701-08

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