Instructor – Assistant/Associate Professor – Physical Therapy


The University of Central Arkansas Department of Physical Therapy invites applications for a tenure or non-tenure-track position at the rank of Instructor, Assistant or Associate Professor beginning as early as June 1, 2014. Successful applicants will possess a PhD or clinical doctorate in physiology, pharmacology, physical therapy, or a related field and have demonstrated competence in teaching one or more of the following: human physiology, pharmacology, pathology, gross anatomy, imaging.  Preference will be given to candidates who also possess experience teaching in more than one of the listed areas.

Successful tenure-track candidates will have established or demonstrated the potential to develop an independent research program capable of attracting extramural funding. Numerous opportunities exist for collaborative research with department and local medical school faculty members, and with faculty members at other area institutions.  Departmental research interests include prevention of the sequelae of diabetes, management of spasticity following spinal cord injury, musculoskeletal examination techniques, and pain management in neonates.  Tenure-track status, rank, and salary are commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Founded in 1907, UCA is an accredited, comprehensive university with approximately 11,500 students and high academic standards. The campus is noted for its beauty and is conveniently located in Conway, Arkansas, a city of approximately 60,000, located thirty miles from Little Rock, the state capital. The Department of Physical Therapy is housed in a modern 40,000 square foot building devoted exclusively to physical therapy instruction and research.  More information about the university and the department can be found at

The mission of the Department of Physical Therapy is to develop outstanding physical therapy professionals and scholars and to model excellence in education, research, and service.  Our principles and values focus on lifelong personal and professional development, autonomous practice, service to humanity and the profession, and the seven core values of professionalism.

Review of applications will begin October 21, 2013 and will continue until position is filled.  Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, CV and list of three references to:

Kevin Garrison, PhD, PT

Chair, Faculty Search Committee

University of Central Arkansas, Department of Physical Therapy

201 Donaghey Avenue, Physical Therapy Building, Suite 300

Conway, AR 72035-0001

Voice:  501-450-5559, Fax:  501-450-5822


The University of Central Arkansas is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

This search will be conducted in compliance with the Arkansas Freedom of Information Law.