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Open Rank Clinical Professor

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Position Type: Faculty Full-time (Non-Tenure Track)
Location: Boston Main Campus
Categories: Bouve College of Health Sciences

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

 Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern’s comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.



About the Opportunity:

Open Rank Clinical Faculty Position– Department of Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences


The Department of Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University invites applications from highly motivated candidates for a 12-month clinical-track faculty appointment to begin August, 2020.  Responsibilities include teaching, service, and scholarship within the field of adult neurologic physical therapy with preference for candidates with expertise in neurorehabilitation and acute care.



Responsibilities include teaching, service, and scholarship in the field of physical therapy education in alignment with the department workload policy.







Candidate must be a licensed physical therapist or eligible for licensure in Massachusetts. Candidates must have a minimum of two years teaching experience in higher education. A record of scholarly activity as defined by the Commission of Accreditation of Physical Therapist Education (CAPTE) is preferred. Candidates will demonstrate the ability to work as part of a collaborative team in educational delivery, service, and scholarship.


Additionally, qualified candidates will either: 1) Possess an Academic Doctorate Degree (PhD, EdD, ScD) or 2) Possess an earned Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, demonstrated clinical excellence in Neurologic Physical Therapy with certification from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and be currently enrolled in an Academic Doctorate degree program.


Preferred Qualifications:

Preference for candidates with an Academic Doctorate (PhD, EdD, ScD), expertise in neurologic physical therapy, acute care experience, previous teaching within higher education, and evidence of scholarly activity.


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Additional Information:

The Department of Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences, located within Bouvé College of Health Sciences, is comprised of 30 faculty, some with joint or affiliated appointments in other colleges. The Department offers one of the oldest and largest Doctor of Physical Therapy programs in the country with a hallmark experiential cooperative education program, a Ph.D. program in Human Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences, a ABPTE and a transitional Doctorate in Physical Therapy in collaboration with College of Professional studies.  The Department of Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences is successfully and rapidly building and strengthening its educational offerings and research program, in parallel with the exciting growth occurring across Northeastern University. Centered within the Bouvé College of Health Sciences, the department has strong interdisciplinary collaborations within Bouvé and across other Northeastern colleges including College of Science, College of Professional Studies, the College of Computer Science and the College of Engineering. Joint and courtesy appointments to facilitate these collaborations may be possible across appropriate disciplines.

The Bouvé College of Health Sciences has over 200 faculty members, with approximately 2,000 undergraduate and 2,400 graduate students. It is the leading national model for education and research in the health, psychosocial and biomedical sciences and supports the University’s mission of educating students for a life of fulfillment and accomplishment and creating and translating knowledge to meet global and societal needs.


Northeastern University is on an exciting trajectory of growth and innovation. The University is a leader in inter- disciplinary research, urban engagement, experiential learning, and the integration of classroom learning with real-world experience. Northeastern University is home to 20,000 students and to the nation’s premier cooperative education program. The past decade has witnessed a dramatic increase in Northeastern’s international reputation for research and innovative educational programs. A heightened focus on interdisciplinary research and scholarship is driving a faculty hiring initiative at Northeastern, advancing its position amongst the nation’s top research universities.

Northeastern University is situated on the Avenue of the Arts in Boston’s historic Back Bay, four blocks from the Longwood Medical Area, encompassing Harvard Medical School, Children’s Hospital Boston, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and eight blocks from the Boston Medical Center. Northeastern University has an enrollment of more than 17,000 undergraduate and 7,000 graduate students and approximately 4,300 faculty and staff. Situated in downtown Boston, it is one of the nation’s most dynamic private educational institutions. Northeastern is recognized as a leader in experiential learning – the integration of classroom learning with real-world experience. Innovative research and educational efforts have led to a dynamic, fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment, and the dramatic changes at the University are reflected in a dramatic rise in the U.S. News and World Report’s rankings of top 100 U.S. research universities in the last few years.

Northeastern has identified health as one of three major University-wide interdisciplinary strategic initiatives, and the University is making a major investment in interdisciplinary health research, making faculty hires in the last few years in personal health informatics, data science and visualization (with a health data emphasis), environmental health, health systems, health policy, urban health, population health, and health administration.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other  characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see




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