Clinical Track Faculty - DPT Program - Tarleton State University

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Company/Organization: Tarleton State University
Location: Stephenville
Contact: Sidney Cogburn

Item/Job/Service Description

At Tarleton State University College of Health Sciences, we are committed to educating individuals who will become competent leaders dedicated to advancing wellness in the communities they serve. As we embark on the development of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program, we invite applications for core faculty at the Assistant/Associate Clinical Track rank. Reporting to the Director of the Physical Therapy Program, faculty members will teach courses and content within their areas of expertise, and build and maintain authentic, collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders and demonstrate active engagement in scholarship and dissemination of scholarly work that contributes to the profession.

Service expectations include participating in program, departmental and university-wide committees, and other appropriate activities related to the profession, academic discipline or community. This is a 12-month faculty appointment based on Tarleton’s main campus in Stephenville, TX just outside of the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex.


  • Contribute to the overall development, implementation, assessment, and success of the DPT program and ensure that the Tarleton State University Doctor of Physical Therapy curriculum challenges students while facilitating their professional development.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate excellence and innovation in teaching and mentoring.
  • Provide high-quality course instruction that aligns with the candidate's qualifications and program needs.
  • Evaluate student performance, and in cooperation with other faculty, determine student readiness to progress within the curriculum.
  • Attend professional development opportunities to maintain knowledge of current trends, issues, and best practices in clinical practice and physical therapist education.
  • Serve on Tarleton State University Doctor of Physical Therapy program committees and/or other committees within the institution.
  • Demonstrate commitment to excellence in Physical Therapy education and leadership in rural health disparities.
  • Adhere to the Core Values and Ethics of the Physical Therapy Profession.
  • Must take an active role in accreditation-related tasks and other institutional service activities.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Must have an earned doctoral degree in Physical Therapy or a terminal academic doctoral degree in a relevant field. Physical therapists who were enrolled in an academic doctoral degree program on Jan. 2, 2020, and will complete the degree by Dec. 31 2025 may also be considered.
  • Unrestricted license (or eligibility for licensure) as a Physical Therapist in Texas if a physical therapist
  • Three years of clinical experience; however, an individual with less than 3 years of experience with outstanding academic performance (e.g., enrolled in Ph.D. or similar degrees) or clinical achievement (e.g., board-certified) will be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous teaching experience for a CAPTE-accredited physical therapist education program
  • A terminal academic degree or current enrollment in a post-professional degree program
  • Board certification through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialization
  • Experience in professional presentations or publications
  • History of social responsibility, investing in local, regional, and global health, and addressing contemporary societal needs through advocacy
  • Active engagement in the physical therapy profession or interest in becoming actively engaged in the APTA and its components

In addition to possessing the qualifications listed above, ideal candidates will demonstrate the following qualities:

  • A deep commitment to student success and a genuine passion for teaching
  • A strong commitment to ethical practices in physical therapist education.
  • High levels of empathy and emotional intelligence enabling you to understand and support students effectively through the challenges of physical therapist education
  • Enthusiasm for physical therapist education and a dedication to helping students excel
  • Exceptional organizational, interpersonal, problem-solving, and mentoring skills
  • Promotes a culture of collegiality, collaboration, and positive role modeling

Application Procedure:

Applications only accepted on‐line at

Documents required:

Completed online application, cover letter, resume/CV, three professional references with complete contact information, and all transcripts. (Unofficial transcripts will be accepted and are required with application. Official transcripts must be received directly from each degree‐granting institution prior to a letter of appointment being issued.) Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

A founding member of The Texas A&M University System, Tarleton transforms generations by inspiring discovery, leadership and inclusion through teaching and research. Degree programs for more than 15,000 students in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, at A&M RELLIS at Bryan, and online emphasize real world learning that addresses regional needs while sustaining the values of excellence, integrity and respect. Tarleton State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer. As a member of The Texas A&M System, Tarleton will provide equal opportunity for employment to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity and will strive to achieve full and equal employment opportunity through The Texas A&M System.