Job Information

University of Utah Assistant Professor / Associate Professor / Professor (Clinical track) in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position Information

Position/Rank Assistant Professor / Associate Professor / Professor (Clinical track)

Department 00201 - PhysicalTher/Athletic Training

City Other

Track Track Dependent on Qualifications

New Position to Begin 12/1/2022


THE DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL THERAPY AND ATHLETIC TRAINING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH is seeking a full-time faculty member for their St. George Expansion at Utah Tech University in St. George, Utah. The position is for a full-time career-line clinical faculty member, at a rank commensurate with academic and scholarly experience. Although this position is located at Utah Tech University, this is an extension program through the University of Utah and the successful applicant will be an employee of the University of Utah.

Principal Functions and Responsibilities: This is a unique opportunity to be a part of the inaugural faculty core of the extension of the University of Utah program in St. George, Utah. As a faculty member, the appropriate individual will participate in classroom and/or online didactic teaching, student supervision in laboratory settings and will be expected to integrate their expertise by participating in the existing entry-level DPT , post-professional continuing education programs, or Rehabilitation Sciences PhD program. Such participation will include teaching, mentoring and serving on related committees as well as professional activities and service. Teaching in specific courses will depend upon the candidate’s clinical background, qualifications, and certifications. Development of scholarship is an expectation for long-term retention and advancement in rank. There will also be requirements to travel from St. George, Utah to the University of Utah at times for focused meetings and teaching.

Criteria: Candidates must be graduates from an accredited College/University and either hold a current Utah Physical Therapy License or be qualified to attain a Utah License. A doctoral degree in either Physical Therapy or health-related field is also required. A Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree and/or neurological specialization is preferred for teaching in the program. Teaching experience—in classroom, online, and/or simulation teaching— is ideal. Relevant health care experience, evidence of an established area of clinical expertise, with strong communication and collaborative skills would be considered strengths. Successful candidates will be located on-site in St. George, Utah with program space at Utah Tech University.

Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training and the College of Health ( COH ): The Department includes degree offerings of Doctor of Physical Therapy, Master of Athletic Training, as well as a PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences. Residency training is available in Orthopedic, Neurologic, Sports, Acute Care, Cardiopulmonary, and Pediatric Physical Therapy. The program in Physical Therapy has a long-standing tradition of excellence that dates back to the admission of its first class in 1969. The current program accepts 64 students to its DPT program each year. CAPTE accredited the program most recently in 2018 and the program is a proud member of the America Council of Academic Physical Therapy.

The COH is an integral part of the 5 schools and colleges that comprise University of Utah Health. The COH is committed to working together to serve the people of Utah and beyond by continually improving individual and community health and quality of life. We strive for excellence in education, research, and clinical care, each mission being vital to one another and to our overall success.

University of Utah / University of Utah Health: The University of Utah is a PAC -12 institution located in Salt Lake City nestled in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains. University of Utah Health is a patient-focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.

Utah Tech University: Established over a century ago in 1911 and built on the site of the first pioneer encampment in St. George, Utah, Utah Tech University offers an affordable education in a fantastic climate amid the picturesque setting of Washington County’s red rocks.

To apply:

Inquires may be sent to:

Tamara Garff – Admin Manager


Please include: a CV, a cover letter outlining your vision for clinical education in a graduate professional program and a picture (as a pdf) of your last awarded degree. The diploma (pdf) needs to be attached under the “Applicant Document – Other” category.

EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students, staff, faculty and patients from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education, employment opportunities, and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented groups.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Online reports may be submitted at

For more information:

To inquire about this posting, ( or call 801-581-2300.


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“ URS ”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Open Date 09/14/2022

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN03076F

Type Faculty