Job Details

San Francisco State University
  • Position Number: 4561069
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Position Type: Health - Physical & Occupational Therapy

Assistant Professor, Dept of Physical Therapy (Adult Neurologic Physical Therapy and related areas)

Job no: 531702
Work type: Instructional Faculty - Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: San Francisco
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Health Sciences, On-site (work in-person at business location)

San Francisco State University, Department/School of Physical Therapy offers an exciting opportunity for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Physical Therapy beginning August 7, 2024. We seek a colleague whose teaching and research interests include content expertise in adult neurologic physical therapy and related areas. We are especially interested in qualified candidates with a demonstrated commitment -- through their research, teaching, and service -- to the diversity and excellence of our academic community, department, and program.

  • Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal academic degree (Ed.D.; D.Sc.; DPTSc.)
  • Candidates must have a California PT license or eligibility.
  • Candidates should have a strong background in movement dysfunction, patient care management, and education.
  • Candidates must demonstrate excellence in teaching.
  • Candidates must have experience or demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring DPT students, particularly from underrepresented communities.
  • Candidates must have an active record of and demonstrate excellence in scholarship related to their specialty area.
  • Candidates must be able to work and communicate effectively and collaboratively and show evidence of interpersonal skills and collegiality.
  • Candidates must have experience or demonstrated commitment to service or research activities that engages underrepresented communities within the discipline.
  • Candidates must have experience or demonstrated commitment to developing expertise in cross-cultural or interprofessional communication and collaboration.
  • Candidates are preferred who have research interests that contribute to diversity and equity within the discipline and healthcare sphere.

    About San Francisco State University
    SF State is a major public urban university, situated in one of the world's great cities. Building on a century-long history of commitment to quality teaching and broad access to undergraduate and graduate education, the University offers comprehensive, rigorous, and integrated academic programs that require students to engage in open-minded inquiry and reflection. SF State prepares its students to become productive, ethical, active citizens with a global perspective.

    Mission Statement
    San Francisco State University educates and equips students to thrive in a global society. We deliver academic excellence by pursuing knowledge, inspiring creativity, supporting our diverse community and advancing social justice and positive change in the world. Visit the Strategic Planning website to learn more:Strategic Planning | Strategic Planning (

    About the Department
    The three-year entry level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program is offered jointly with the University of California, San Francisco. The DPT program is designed to prepare scholarly clinicians, educators, collaborative clinical researchers, administrative managers and community leaders. We are committed to promote and provide accessible, equitable, inclusive, high-quality health care. Our academic program supports this mission by educating collaborative professionals who advocate for the patient and the profession. We maintain a collegial and supportive environment that enables professional growth, research advancement, and instructional excellence

    The curriculum is built on a strong theoretical foundation in basic, medical, and applied sciences. Critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills are developed within an integrated program that prepares students to provide interdisciplinary patient-centered care across the lifespan in a continuum of care settings. The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and San Francisco State University (SFSU) are both accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The Joint Doctor of Physical Therapy Program between UCSF and SFSU is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

    The position requires graduate teaching in the DPT degree program, mentoring and advising graduate students, research with active scholarship program in an area of specialty, and service through committee or community activities. A detailed position description is available atUCSF/SFSU Graduate Program in Physical Therapy | Department of Physical Therapy

    The Assistant Professor (Academic Year) classification salary range is: $89,000 to $92,000 annually (12 monthly payments per academic year).

    The anticipated hiring range is $7,417 to $7,667 per month.

    Salary offered is commensurate with experience and qualifications. In addition, the California Equal Pay Act prohibits employers from paying its employees less than those of the opposite sex and/or another race or ethnicity for substantially similar work (

    Professional development funds, moving expenses, start-up funds, and a reduced teaching load may be available.
    The California State University (CSU) provides generous health, retirement, and other benefits.

    Application Procedure
    A complete online application must be submitted to receive consideration.
    To apply,upload the following materials:
    1. Cover letter (relating your experience to the required qualifications)
    2. Curriculum vitae
    3. A diversity statement that is no more than 500 words that provides an understanding of your capabilities to address diversity in support of SFSU's diverse student and community populations. Please provide specific examples of how you have addressed diversity in your teaching, research, and service.
    4. A teaching philosophy statement that is no more than 250 words.
    5. A statement of research interests that is no more than 250 words.
    6. Names and contact information of three references who will provide letters of recommendation upon request.

    Please direct all questions about the position to: Casey Nesbit, PT, DPT, DSc, Chair of the Hiring Committee at email

    CSU strongly encourages faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process are encouraged to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

    Thank you for your interest in employment with California State University (CSU). CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California. Because of this, CSU prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California with very limited exception. While this position may be eligible for occasional telework, all work is expected to be performed in the state of California, and this position is assigned to on-campus operations.

    San Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. We strongly encourage the application of individuals from historically underrepresented groups. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager. Additional information on the requirements for new hires may be found at the Human Resources web page ( )

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