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Assistant/Associate Health Sciences Clinical Professor/ Physical Therapist: Orthopedic

Application Window

Open date: November 16, 2022

Next review date: Tuesday, Jan 31, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, May 16, 2024 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.

Position description

Assistant/Associate Health Sciences Clinical Professor/ Physical Therapist: Orthopedic

The UCSF Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science is seeking full-time members in the Health Sciences Clinical Professor series (at the ranks of Assistant or Associate Professor) to provide Physical Therapy services to the UCSF Physical Therapy Faculty Practice, and to support its teaching programs administered in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science.

The UCSF Faculty Practice serves a broad range of patients (adolescents to elders) with a variety of musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, integumentary, and cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitative needs of patients living with and beyond cancer and other chronic illnesses. The applicants for this position are expected to:
• Practice evidence based, high quality care
• Teach students in the clinical setting
• Represent the Faculty Practice within UCSF and the surrounding communities
• Maintain an active dialogue with UCSF referring providers and within the UCSF Health community

Basic Qualifications:
• Successful completion of a DPT degree from an accredited DPT Program
• Be board-certified or board eligible in Orthopedics
• Current CA State licensure or eligibility for licensure in the State of CA to practice
• Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification required

Preferred Qualifications:
• 2-3 years clinical experience
• Orthopedic outpatient experience

Applicants must meet all of the requirements by the time of hire. Applicant’s materials must list (pending) qualifications upon submission. The candidates may be asked to participate in teaching in DPT, Residency and/or PhD programming, and will instruct students in the Faculty Practice environments. This position initially is comprised of 95% patient care and 5% teaching. The faculty member is expected to participate in university governance, faculty meetings, departmental administrative meetings, quality assurance programs and continuing education.

Academic rank and salary level will be based on the successful applicant’s experience. Applications will be considered immediately and accepted until these positions are filled. Interested applicants should upload a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching, statement of contributions to diversity and the names and email addresses for three references at:

The mission of the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science is to provide evidence-based, patient- centered physical therapy services for the community, and to educate scholarly, socially sensitive clinicians, educators, and researchers in physical therapy and rehabilitation science who will lead the profession into the next century. Physical therapy students and clinical faculty participate as part of a team within an environment of health care that is patient focused and directed towards building the scientific base of clinical practice, with an eye toward equity, quality, accessibility, and efficiency.

Our patient care and our practice community are enhanced by a diverse and engaged group of faculty providers. We value diversity across all spectrums (ethnicity, ability level, sexual and gender identities, religious and spiritual freedoms, and all other demographics) and invite candidates to join our team!

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - CV must clearly list current and/or pending qualifications (e.g. board eligibility/certification, medical licensure, etc.).

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Please see the following page for more details:

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

Campus Information

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy found here:

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service that 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.

Job location

San Francisco, CA