Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences (MDCHS) at Mary Baldwin University in Fishersville, VA is seeking one full-time faculty member for the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences has a strong commitment to interprofessional education.

Summary of the Position:

This faculty position is a full-time, 9.5 month appointment at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor. Qualified candidates should have unique expertise in Kinesiology and Biomechanics including evidence-based physical therapy management. The candidate should be comfortable working in a highly interprofessional, collaborative teaching and learning environment using elements of problem-based learning.

Professional Qualifications:

  • Terminal degree (Ph.D., D.Sc., Ed.D. or equivalent) preferred, but doctoral candidates (Ph.D., D.Sc., or Ed.D.) are encouraged to apply if their degree will be conferred shortly after being hired.
  • American Board of Physical Therapy Specialization (ABPTS) certified clinical specialist is preferred, but not required.
  • Prior teaching experience in an entry-level DPT program is preferred, but not required.
  • A minimum of 3 years of clinical experience as a physical therapist and eligible for licensure in Virginia.

Teaching Responsibilities:

The successful candidate is expected to be the primary course instructor in kinesiology and biomechanics content. Other teaching responsibilities will match the candidate’s experience and may include, but is not limited to, student research projects and interprofessional education opportunities with the Doctor of Occupational Therapy and Master of Science in Physician Assistant faculty and students.

Research Responsibilities:

The successful candidate is expected to develop or have in place an active research agenda with the potential for integrating students.

The Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences:

Mary Baldwin University has an historic mission in the liberal arts and sciences and ethos of leadership and service. Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences is made up of professional programs including Doctor of Occupational Therapy, Master of Science in Physician Assistant, Master of Health Administration, RN-BSN completion, and several Doctor of Nursing Practice tracks.  MDCHS emphasizes superior education in a people-centered environment.   Our state-of-the-art health sciences campus is located within the medical corridor of Augusta County and is the flagship building with high-tech classrooms, research spaces, extensive laboratories, and a simulation center.

Emphasis on Diversity: Mary Baldwin University seeks and encourages applications from members of groups underrepresented in higher education and with academic experience with diverse student bodies. Above all, we seek candidates eager to embrace and empower an ethic of equity, diversity, and inclusivity.

To Apply:

Please send the following information to Search Committee Chair, at

  • Letter of application addressing qualifications, personal characteristics, and responsibilities.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Names and contact information for three references (include e-mail addresses)

Timeline: Application reviews begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Rank is commensurate with experience and credentials. Projected start date is negotiable.

Mary Baldwin University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer and especially encourages applications from minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.



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