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Recruitment Period

Open date: November 22nd, 2019

Last review date: Friday, Feb 7, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.



The Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science (DPTRS) at the University of California, San Francisco, invites applications for a 12-month, full-time Assistant or Associate level Professor in the Adjunct series (i.e. non-tenure track) for teaching in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. The Department also offers a PhD in Rehabilitation Science and two post-professional residencies in Orthopedics and Acute Care. Additional residencies are planned.

The Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science (DPTRS) is a clinical department within the School of Medicine, and includes 29 faculty members, DPT graduate students, Orthopedic Residents, Acute Care Residents, PhD students, and volunteer clinical faculty members. The DPTRS also operates three large faculty practice clinics, and a Health and Wellness Center. The DPT program is a joint program with San Francisco State University (adding another 5 faculty members).

Responsibilities will include teaching, scholarship, and service within the field of physical therapy with preference for candidates with expertise and documented excellence in neuromuscular rehabilitation, neuroanatomy, pharmacology, pathology, and/or evidence-based practice. There will also be opportunities to interact and teach advanced concepts to students in the PhD in Rehabilitation Science program and physical therapist residents in the Orthopedic Residency and/or Acute Care Residency program.

Important components of the position will be the use of contemporary pedagogical and instructional technologies for use in the classroom, specifically innovative approaches for teaching adult learners.

All faculty members are expected to develop an area of scholarship. Research experience and/or the demonstrated ability to bring research questions and findings into teaching is highly desirable. Salary and title will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience and training.

Required Qualifications:
• Must have (or in process of obtaining) PhD, EdD, or equivalent academic doctoral-level degree.
• Licensed as physical therapist or eligible for licensure in California by the time of hire.
• Relevant experience in teaching and clinical/basic/educational research.
• We seek outstanding individuals with a strong commitment to collaborative teaching and research.
• The ability to work with a highly productive team is critical to the success of this position.
• Applicant must have the degree requirement and the eligible for licensure in California met by time of hire.
• Applicant’s materials must list (pending) qualifications upon submission.

Preference will be given to candidates with a well-conceived research agenda synergistic with current faculty interests and potential for securing extramural funding. Board certification is preferred but not required.

UCSF is a world-renowned Health System, located in one of the most desirable cities in the country. The physical beauty and diversity of San Francisco inspires visitors and residents alike.

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Please direct specific inquiries to Amber Fitzsimmons, Chair of the Department (

Please apply online at

Recruitment and review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Applications will be considered and accepted until the position is filled.

Job location

San Francisco, CA


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