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Recruitment Period

Open date: March 19th, 2020

Next review date: Saturday, Apr 18, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Sunday, Sep 19, 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 (UCSF) invites applications for a full-time Assistant or Associate level Professor in the Adjunct series (non-tenure track).

This primarily a teaching position with other University and Public Service duties. Salary and title will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience and training. Experience and documented excellence in teaching complex human anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology, kinesiology, and/or pathophysiology are highly desired. The candidate is required to have a PhD, DPT, DSc, or equivalent terminal academic doctoral-level degree by time of hire. License to practice physical therapy is highly desirable. Applicant’s materials must list (pending) qualifications upon submission.

Teaching duties will include curriculum development in the areas of human anatomy, exercise physiology and/or pathophysiology for the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students, along with possible opportunities to teach anatomy for medical students in the School of Medicine. There will also be opportunities to teach advanced anatomy for students in the PhD in Rehabilitation Science program and physical therapist residents in the Orthopedic Residency program. Important components of the position will be the development of computer based and online educational content, and innovative approaches in teaching adult learners. All faculty members are expected to develop an area of scholarship. Research experience in anatomy, kinesiology, physiology or education and/or the demonstrated ability to bring research questions and findings into teaching is highly desirable.

The Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science (DPTRS) is a department in the School of Medicine, and has 28 faculty members, 150 DPT graduate students, and volunteer faculty. In addition to the DPT program, the department has an Orthopedic residency, Acute Care residency, and a PhD program in Rehabilitation Science. The DPT program is a joint program with San Francisco State University. The DPTRS also operates three faculty practice clinics and a Health and Wellness Center.

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. UCSF seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. UCSF is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. As an institution that values diversity, UC San Francisco especially encourages application from minorities, women, and individuals with a commitment to mentoring underrepresented groups in the sciences. 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.

Should you have any questions, please address them to Ekahi Casino at: Applications will be considered immediately and accepted until the position is filled. Please submit a Cover Letter, CV, Statement of Research, Statement of Teaching, Statement of Contributions to Diversity, and the contact information for three references online at

Job location

San Francisco, CA


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