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Full-Time Faculty: Doctor of Physical Therapy Program (DPT)

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Work type: Faculty, Full-Time
Location: Marion, IN
Categories: Healthcare/Medical/Nursing

Job Title: Full-Time Faculty: Doctor of Physical Therapy Program (DPT)

Reporting Relationship: Program Director for the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

Unit: National & Global

Department: School of Health Sciences-Doctor of Physical Therapy

Campus Location: Ott Hall of Sciences & Nursing

Summary of Position:    Position is a full-time, 12-month faculty appointment with administrative, academic, service and scholarship responsibilities consistent with the mission and philosophy of the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program and Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) as well as accreditation standards as set forth by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). The qualified individual will demonstrate competence in teaching, curriculum development, student advising, teamwork, and research. The DPT Core Faculty responsibilities are to 1) teach within a specific area of PT education (generalist, orthopedics, neurology, cardiopulmonary, pediatrics, administration, etc. 2) participate in program development, implementation, assessment, and accreditation, 3) represent the Program and the School of Health Sciences on University initiatives, 4) contribute to research within a chosen field.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participate in academic program meetings, institutional governance, and/or community service activities as appropriate to the mission of Indiana Wesleyan University and the Program 
  • Contributes to the development, evaluation and revision of the curriculum, and departmental and student policies 
  • Facilitate quality learning experiences for students during didactic education that integrate with the integrated clinical experience (ICE) portion of the curriculum and concurrent courses 
  • Selects, plans, organizes and implements learning experiences in assigned courses that assist students to meet course and program outcomes 
  • Actively participates in scholarly activity as required by CAPTE 
  • Manages administrative responsibilities consistent with CAPTE, federal/state regulations, institutional policy, and practice setting requirements; participate in the preparation of accreditation documentation and outcome performance assessment of students in the DPT program 

Qualifications: According to Indiana Wesleyan University employment policy all employees must possess a strong Christian commitment and adhere to the standards outlined in the IWU Community Lifestyle Statement.


  • A Doctor of Physical Therapy degree or a lower level physical therapy degree with a terminal degree such as PhD, DHS, EdD, etc. required.
  • DPT and terminal degree with ABPTS specialization preferred.
  • A current PT license with eligibility for licensure in Indiana.


  • A minimum of five (5) years full-time clinical experience in physical therapy
  • A minimum of one (1) year teaching experience at the graduate level is preferred

Required Skills

  • Commitment to teaching excellence is required
  • Expertise in a particular focus area of physical therapy
  • Knowledge of principles, methods, and current developments in the field of physical therapy and healthcare


As a religious educational institution operating under the auspices of The Wesleyan Church, Indiana Wesleyan University is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (42 U.S.C., Sections 2000e-1 and 2000e-2).

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.



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