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

Position Information

Position/Rank Assistant Professor (Clinical)

Department 00201 - PhysicalTher/Athletic Training

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Non Tenure Track

New Position to Begin December 2022


THE DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL THERAPY AND ATHLETIC TRAINING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH is seeking an outstanding faculty candidate in the Balance and Mobility Clinic in Salt Lake City, Utah. The position will be a 1.0 FTE full-time career-line clinical faculty position at the Assistant Professor (Clinical) level.

Principal Functions and Responsibilities: This faculty member will provide physical therapy to patients with vestibular, balance and mobility conditions through examination of individual patient’s abilities and limitations. They will implement evidence based vestibular and balance/mobility rehabilitations programs, as well as maintain up to date knowledge of contemporary vestibular clinical practice guidelines and current research evidence in order to provide high quality patient care. Candidate will provide education for staff, other departments and the community, possibly manage clinical staff, demonstrate strong focus on oversight of clinic operations, quality assurance, system improvements, and clinic staff support. They will assist in hiring, training, and performance evaluations of clinical faculty and staff, coordinate student experiences in the clinic, keep clinical faculty and staff informed about healthcare administration (e.g., billing, new policies and procedures, legal changes) and provide strategic support and leadership in planning, developing, and implementing new programs to advance the academic and clinical missions and goals of the department.

Criteria: Candidates must have current licensure to practice as a Physical Therapist in the State of Utah, as well as have current RQI Healthcare provider eCredential through the University of Utah Health RQI system. The eCredential is to be obtained within 30 days of hire. Preferred qualifications of management or supervisory experience.

This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated requirements. We protect our patients, coworkers, and community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

The employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without accommodation: This position involves intermediate working conditions in a healthcare setting that may exert up to 50 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, or otherwise moving patients or objects, such as medical equipment while providing patient care. Workers in this position may be exposed to infectious diseases and may be required to function around prisoners or behavioral health patients.

The staff member must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate for each patient’s personal needs and to provide care as described in the department’s policies and procedures manual in accordance to the mission and vision statement of the Balance and Mobility Clinic.

This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

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 Health (U of U Health) is a patient-focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. U of U 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.

To apply:

Inquires may be sent to:

Tamara Garff – Admin Manager


Please include: a CV, a list of 3 references (all references must be outside of the University of Utah and its affiliates), 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. This report includes statistics about criminal offenses, hate crimes, arrests and referrals for disciplinary action, and Violence Against Women Act offenses. They also provide information about safety and security-related services offered by the University of Utah. A paper copy can be obtained by request at the Department of Public Safety located at 1658 East 500 South.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Open Date 11/11/2022

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN03146F

Type Faculty