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. Faculty are expected to work collaboratively to continually update and enrich the movement science focused curriculum.
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 didactic semesters 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 is preferred. Qualified individuals with a professional doctorate (DPT) and relevant specialty practice certification will be considered.
Contemporary practice expertise and teaching experience in one or more of the following areas is preferred: cardiopulmonary patient client management, acute or complex-care practice environments, exercise physiology and pathophysiology. 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: https://www.samuelmerritt.edu/jobs.
For additional information please contact:
Stephanie Greenspan, PT, DPT, OCS, NCS
Search Committee Chair
Department of Physical Therapy
450 30th Street
Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 879-9200 x7346
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.