Assistant Professor

Position Details

Open Until Filled
Physical Therapy
New Orleans


The Department of Physical Therapy invites applications for a 12 month, assistant  professor position on either the clinical or tenure track. We seek individuals who wish to join a faculty dedicated to teaching in an innovative entry level DPT Program.  The curriculum is learner-centered with case-based, independent, and group learning facilitated by the faculty through Socratic discussions, problem-solving, and integrated classroom and clinical experiences. Team teaching is frequently utilized and students regularly rotate through surrounding clinical venues as part of classroom preparation.

The Department of Physical Therapy and the clinical programs within the LSU Health Science Center enjoy an integrated, collaborative relationship. The program also has collaborative relationships with surrounding health care facilities and is part of the LSU Health Care network for South Louisiana, including the new state-of-the-art University Medical Center with a Level 1 trauma center.  The department has spacious educational and office spaces with state of the art classrooms and treatment areas. The research lab spaces are equipped with a NeuroComÒ, Biodex, GAITRite System, Sports Motion Video Analysis System, Woodway treadmill, AMTI Accugait Force Platform System, 16 Channel EMG System and a Bioness H200 Hand Rehabilitation System.  In addition, faculty with pediatric expertise may elect to participate in the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) program associated with the Human Development Center.

Applicants with scholarly and teaching expertise in foundational physical therapy coursework, pediatric rehabilitation, professional issues, wellness, and practice management are strongly encouraged to apply; however, all qualified candidates are welcome to submit applications for consideration. Teaching responsibilities will be dependent on content expertise along with expertise of current faculty.  Faculty will participate in integrated classroom and group learning experiences as well. Other responsibilities include engaging in scholarly activity, student advisement, supervision of student capstone projects, and service.

  • Earned DPT with ABPTS Board certification or other advanced certification
  • Holds or is eligible for Louisiana PT licensure
  • Has a minimum of three to five years of clinical experience
  • Earned academic doctorate degree (Ph.D., Ed.D., etc.)
  • Prior teaching experience
  • History of involvement in scholarly activities

LSUHSC offers a very competitive salary, an excellent benefits package and retirement plan, and a generous relocation assistance package if coming from outside the area.

The LSUHSC/SAHP has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity and, in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates. Applications will be reviewed beginning immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV and three professional references.

 LSU Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer for females, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans