Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy

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Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Long Beach
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Health Sciences

Position: Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy 
Effective Date: August 17, 2022 (Fall Semester) 
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience 
Application Deadline: Review of applications to begin before or by September 24, 2021. Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)

College of Health and Human Services 
Department of Physical Therapy

Required Qualifications:       

  • Ph.D. in Physical Therapy, or a related field
  • California Physical Therapy licensure, or eligibility. (Licensure in CA must be obtained within the first two years of employment)
  • Two years or more of licensed physical therapy patient care, including experience across the lifespan in people with either neurological, orthopedic, cardiopulmonary, or pelvic floor disorders.
  • Demonstrated potential to teach graduate courses
  • Demonstrated potential for conducting scholarly research
  • Demonstrated commitment to department and university missions of equity and inclusion
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population

Preferred Qualifications:                  

  • A minimum of four years of clinical practice as a physical therapist in diverse patient populations and environments, including rehabilitation of complex patients.
  • Teaching experience in a graduate program for physical therapy students in topics such as orthotics and prosthetics, geriatrics and management of patients with complex diagnoses  
  • Demonstrated research activity in rehabilitation science
  • Licensure in clinical electroneuromyography or experience in ultrasonic imaging of soft tissue or clinical specialty certification
  • Membership in the American Physical Therapy Association and associated academies
  • Demonstrated experience successfully working with diverse students
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise student research 


  • Teach professional-level doctoral physical therapy [DPT] courses such as geriatrics, orthotics and prosthetics. [Mode of instruction may include in-person, hybrid, online, and/or any combination thereof.]
  • Maintain and conduct research, scholarly and creative activities
  • Supervise and advise DPT graduate students in physical therapy including directed research projects, where the students remain with the faculty for 1.5 years to complement his/her/their research
  • Collaborate inter-professionally in teaching and research
  • Develop potential opportunity to participate in multi-disciplinary collaboration with Kinesiology, Engineering, and other departments
  • Potential opportunity to collaborate in community outreach via Osher’s Life-Long Learning Institute (OLLI), Orthopedic Faculty Practice and/or neurologic pro bono clinic which is included in a two-semester course sequence.
  • Participate in service to the department, college, university governance, and community

CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions. CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. 

Physical Therapy Department: Within the College of Health and Human Services, Physical Therapy offers an entry level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree program. The DPT curriculum is a three-year program. The Physical Therapy Department is currently comprised of nine highly motivated core faculty members engaged in a variety of clinical, service, and scholarly activities with a common goal of providing an outstanding educational experience for our students. Annually, a cohort of 38 students are accepted, taught and mentored by a dedicated and experienced faculty and staff.

Information on excellent benefits package available to CSULB faculty is located here:

How to Apply - Required Documentation:                          

  • An Equity and Diversity Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (maximum two pages, single-spaced). For further information and guidelines, please visit:
  • Letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications
  • CV
  • A copy of most recent reprints/preprints of scholarly writing (Ex: journal publications or conference abstracts or grant proposals or dissertation)
  • Recent syllabi sample(s)
  • Copy of Physical Therapy License (including License Number)
    IMPORTANT: If not licensed to practice in California at the time of application, need to additionally submit all licensure eligibility application materials, including requirements for licensure for foreign trained, if applicable, physical therapists.
  • Three references (to be contacted for confidential letters of recommendation should you reach the finalist stage)
  • Finalists should be prepared to submit an official transcript (e-transcript preferred, if available)

How to Apply: Click Apply Now icon to complete the CSULB online application

Requests for information should be addressed to:

George J. Beneck, Ph.D., PT
Department Chair and Professor
California State University, Long Beach
Department of Physical Therapy
1250 Bellflower Boulevard, ET 132
Long Beach, CA 90840-5603
(562) 985- 1974 or

A background check (including a criminal records’ check and telephone reference check with most recent employer) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.


CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race or ethnicity (including color or ancestry), nationality, religion or religious creed, gender (or sex), gender identity (including transgender), gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status,  disability (physical or mental), medical condition, genetic information, age, veteran or military status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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