Doctor of Physical Therapy

The School of Graduate Studies at Messiah College invites applications for Faculty to teach in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program (term-tenure track). Rank will be based on qualifications. The faculty member will have expertise in research and in one of the following areas: cardiopulmonary, integumentary, musculoskeletal and/or neurologic rehabilitation.


This is a year-round position.

Qualifications: Related academic terminal degree (PhD, EdD, ScD) required. ABPTS board certification in area of expertise preferred. Previous college teaching experience preferred. Minimum of three (3) years clinical experience. Candidate should have a commitment to excellence in teaching. Maintains or eligible for Pennsylvania PT license.


Responsibilities: Teach graduate courses in the candidate’s area of expertise in our Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. Teaching assignments will be determined based upon departmental need and the candidate’s expertise and interests. Faculty members are also expected to maintain an active scholarly agenda, advise graduate students, and engage in institutional service.


The Program: Messiah College’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) is designed to prepare competent therapists for meaningful careers as practitioners, educators, administrators and consultants in a variety of professional settings including hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centers, homecare programs, schools and private practices. Our program is a full-time, residential, 110-credit program.


More information, including our accreditation status, can be found on the DPT website at:


The College: Messiah College is a Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences and has a student body of over 2,700 undergraduate students including 13.7% under-represented and 4.4% international students from 30 countries and over 600 graduate students including 15.3% of students from under-represented populations.


The College is committed to an embracing evangelical spirit rooted in the Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan traditions of the Christian Church. Our mission is to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society. Messiah College is a teaching institution that emphasizes instruction but values research and public service. Strong support is given to faculty development in teaching and scholarship.


Diversity: Messiah College’s commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence draws inspiration from its mission “to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society.” The college has pursued this vision through a strategic planning process that encourages diversity through employee and student composition, campus climate, and an educational program that enables educators and students to embrace diversity. Candidates should clearly articulate why diversity and cultural intelligence matter to them as persons of faith as well as in their profession. Candidates will speak to how as a potential employee, they will contribute to the advancement of this vision through their teaching-learning, research, institutional service, and public engagement.


Starting Date for Position: Flexible start date with preference of August or December 2019 


Compensation: Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.




Application materials will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled. Please provide a current curriculum vitae or resume as well as a letter of interest that clearly explains how your Christian faith represents a strong fit with the mission of Messiah College, which is “to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society."


Vitae Instructions to Applicants: Curriculum Vitae must include: (1) education, (2) previous employment history, (3) scholarly and professional accomplishments (e.g., papers, publication, recitals, showings), (4) membership in scholarly, professional, or honor societies, and (5) awards and honors received.


Additional documents required for application to this position are listed in the online job posting. Paper applications will not be accepted. To submit an application and supporting materials see:


In accordance with federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination (including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975), Messiah College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, or veteran’s status in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, or the operation of any of its programs. Consistent with our nondiscrimination statement, the College does not tolerate abuse or harassment of employees, students or other individuals associated with the College. All employees are to abide by this policy in order to provide a work environment free from discrimination. The College does not tolerate harassment by vendors, contractors or guests.