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Title : SMU-1920827-Open Rank, Full Time Core Faculty-Physical Therapy (Oakland Campus)
Date : May 14, 2020
Department : Physical Therapy
Type : Faculty
Location : Oakland
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Cost Center : 8021
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Job Summary:

Samuel Merritt University is adding a new full time faculty member to the dynamic, collaborative faculty of our Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program. Samuel Merritt University, a health sciences-focused university, has a long history of educating ethical, caring, compassionate, highly skilled health professionals in physical therapy, as well as undergraduate nursing, and graduate programs in Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthesia, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant, and Podiatric Medicine.

Our students, faculty and staff are dedicated to serving our diverse communities and transforming their experiences of health and health care. Our University values inclusion, equity and diversity. The main Oakland campus, where the DPT program is located, is in the east side of the beautiful and diverse San Francisco Bay area, and houses the state-of-the-art Movement Analysis Research Center (MARC) and a robust, accredited Health Science Simulation Center (HSSC).


Teach entry-level DPT students in areas of expertise; participate in research, scholarship and dissemination activities according to University and CAPTE requirements; and, participate in department, university, professional, and community service. Applicants interested in or familiar with the use of innovative teaching and learning pedagogies, including technology and grounded in educational theory and research are encouraged.

The position is a twelve-month, full-time appointment. The program enrolls 50 students each year into our full-time, 32-month program. The curriculum places an emphasis on integrated active learning experiences throughout the students’ matriculation, during online and in-person instruction on-campus, and through clinical experiences.


 Applicants must be licensed or currently eligible for physical therapist licensure in California. A completed academic doctorate (PhD, DSc, EdD or equivalent) in physical therapy or a related area of study and prior academic faculty experience are required. Specialty practice certifications are also desirable.

Contemporary expertise and experience in teaching in one or more of the following areas is preferred: cardiopulmonary or pediatric patient client management, acute and/or complex-care practice environments, and/or exercise physiology and pathophysiology. Experience in teaching and mentoring about evidence-based practice as applied to students’ systematic review, community-based research, and case report capstone projects is highly desirable. Other areas of contemporary expertise may be considered.


Application reviews will begin immediately and continue until we fill the position. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Rank is commensurate with experience and credentials.

To be considered for this position, all applications and materials must be submitted through the employment portal link included in our university website faculty jobs posting at:

For additional information please contact:

Jason Hardage, PT, DSc, NCS, GCS

Search Committee Chair

Department of Physical Therapy

450 30th Street

Oakland, CA 94609

(510) 879-9200 x7343

The University has an institution-wide commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We strive to build a welcoming and supportive campus environment, and acknowledge that diversity is an educational imperative to achieve excellence.