Assistant/Associate Tenure-Track Faculty Position Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training

Saint Louis University Program in Physical Therapy

Position Description

The Saint Louis University Program in Physical Therapy is seeking applicants for a tenure-track 9-month faculty appointment. The positon has an anticipated start date of August 10, 2020. Investigators with backgrounds in physical therapy or related disciplines who are committed to advancing the science and/or practice of physical therapy are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in research (50% of workload), obtain external funding for research, teach in an area of expertise, and provide service to the Department, College, and/or University. A competitive total compensation package, including start-up funds, tuition remission for qualified personnel, and a generous retirement plan will be provided. Rank and salary are dependent on qualifications and experience.

The Program’s 17 full-time faculty engage in teaching, research and service to the University, profession and St. Louis community. Consistent with the research goals of the College and University, faculty are committed to enhancing the Program’s research profile via implementation of Program’s strategic plan. In addition, the College is actively pursuing development plans for initiating dynamic, interdisciplinary PhD education.

Position Requirements


  • Academic doctoral degree (e.g. PhD, EdD)
  • A defined research agenda with a record of peer-reviewed publications
  • Experience in grant submissions and/or funding
  • Evidence of teaching experience at the university level


  • Current physical therapist license in the United States, Puerto Rico or the US Virgin Islands
  • Postdoctoral fellowship training

Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training

The Physical Therapy and Athletic Training department houses the accelerated, freshmen-entry Doctor of Physical Therapy program and the accelerated Master of Athletic Training program. The Physical Therapy program is one of the higher-ranked programs in the country according to US News and World Report. The Athletic Training program is younger than the Physical Therapy program, but it has already earned an international reputation and a proven global track record.


Saint Louis University

Founded in 1818, Saint Louis University is one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious Catholic universities. SLU is recognized for world-class academics, life-changing research, compassionate health care and a strong commitment to faith and service. Guided by its Jesuit mission, SLU offers its nearly 13,000 students a highly rigorous and deeply transformative education that helps them develop into bold, confident leaders.

The Doisy College of Health Sciences (DCHS) has provided students with the tools and education to become well- prepared health care professionals since its founding in 1929. DCHS is located in the heart of SLU’s medical campus,

which is also home to the School of Medicine, College for Public Health and Social Justice, the Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing, the Center for Outcomes Research and SSMHealth – Saint Louis University Hospital.

Saint Louis University, SLUCare Physician Group and SSM Health St. Louis recently expanded on their partnership by breaking ground on a $550 million hospital and ambulatory care center that will serve as a key investment in securing SLU’s legacy as a Catholic, Jesuit, research university. The new hospital, set to open in September 2020, will enhance SLU’s ability to provide care for the region while enhancing the educational opportunities for many of SLU students as they train to become the health care providers of the future.

Saint Louis University has set a series of ambitious goals to become a model in promoting teaching, learning, and research that exemplify discovery, transformative outcomes, and engaged citizenship in a global society. The research environment at the University is one that fosters collaboration across departments and colleges in order to tackle humanity’s greatest challenges. The Saint Louis University Research Institute is the newest addition to SLU’s research enterprise. The SLU Research Institute was established through a recent $50 million transformations gift emphasizing advancing the university’s existing research growth ambitions to expand scholarship and research efforts.

The City of St. Louis

Known as the Gateway City, St. Louis is a friendly city with numerous activities for both children and adults. The population of St. Louis is about 318,000 – with more than 1 million people in St. Louis County. St. Louis is a popular tourist destination for sites such as the iconic Arch, high-ranked St. Louis Zoo, Forest Park, Science Center and many other popular attractions. The St. Louis area hosts music, food and cultural festivals that draw thousands more to the city each year. St. Louis is home to the St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues and numerous smaller professional sports teams.


Saint Louis University and the Doisy College of Health Sciences is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for the positon applied for without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors. We welcome and encourage applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities (including disabled veterans). If accommodations are needed for completing the application and/or with the interviewing process, please contact Human Resources at 314-977-5847.

How to Apply

For best consideration, application materials should be received by January 3, 2020. All applications must be made online at htp:// Interested candidates must complete the online application, and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references. Any questions regarding the positon can be directed to:



Gretchen Salsich, PT, PhD, Search Committee Chairperson Saint Louis University

Program in Physical Therapy 3437 Caroline Street

Saint Louis, MO 63104 Phone 314:977-8505