Clinical Lecturer / Clinical Assistant Professor in Physical Therapy and Assistant Director of Clinical Education
University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions
United States


The Department of Physical Therapy in the College of Public Health and Health Professions at the University of Florida invites forward-thinking, energetic, creative physical therapists to apply for a Clinical Lecturer/Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of Clinical Education position.  This is a 12-month, full-time (1.0 FTE), non-tenure track position.  Duties for this position will include advancing the clinical education curriculum by ensuring the quality and consistency of our student clinical experiences, strengthening partnerships with current and future clinical sites, and adapting to novel models of clinical education.   Additionally, this position will include teaching in areas of need and the applicant’s area of expertise, contributions to departmental committees, and participating in community service initiatives.


The Department of Physical Therapy is housed within the College of Public Health and Health Professions and is well integrated within the Health Science Center, providing a wealth of opportunities for enrichment and collaborations.  This ambitious department, with more than 20 core faculty members, is strongly committed to the teaching of contemporary, evidence-based practice and to preparing our graduates for future practice trends in the rapidly evolving health care system.  The Physical Therapy faculty is strongly committed to excellence in research and teaching, and faculty have received numerous national teaching and research awards. The UF Department of Physical Therapy is a US News and World Report Top 10 physical therapy program and has been recognized nationally within the profession as a program of excellence.  We are looking for someone to join our team who is committed to our aspirations for attaining higher levels of achievement and excellence. 


The University of Florida is a comprehensive doctoral research-extensive university that includes a wide range of academic departments and programs ( It has a long history of established programs in international education, research and service.  The academic environment at UF is exceptional and includes rigorous academic programs, state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, and numerous cutting-edge institutes and research centers.  The city of Gainesville is affordable and family friendly, offering a variety of opportunities for entertainment and outdoor activities.



Minimum Requirements:  Post-professional Master’s degree for the Clinical Lecturer title or post-professional Doctoral degree (PhD, EdD, etc.) for the Clinical Assistant Professor title. Licensed, or eligible for licensure as a physical therapist in the state of Florida.


Preferred Qualifications:  It is preferred that applicants have at least 3 years experience in clinical practice, teaching experience, and specialty certification.  Experience with service learning, service at the state or national level, and an awareness and direct experience with current issues affecting DPT education is also preferred.  Candidates must have experience supervising students in an academic and/or clinical environment.  Candidates who demonstrate initiative, are problem solvers, and an ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, clinicians, and others with diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. 


Application Instructions

Individuals with diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. All applicants should submit an application packet, which includes a CV, letter of interest, and list of references.  The position will remain open until filled.  Applicant review will begin immediately.

Selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

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