Samuel Merritt University is adding a new full time faculty
member to the dynamic, collaborative faculty of our Doctor of
Physical Therapy (DPT) program. Samuel Merritt University, a health
sciences-focused university, has a long history of educating
ethical, caring, compassionate, highly skilled health professionals
in physical therapy, as well as undergraduate nursing, and graduate
programs in Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthesia, Doctor of
Nursing Practice, Doctor of Occupational Therapy, Physician
Assistant, and Podiatric Medicine.
Our students, faculty and staff are dedicated to serving our
diverse communities and transforming their experiences of health
and health care. Our University is committed to diversity, equity
and inclusion, as clearly defined in our Strategic Vision for
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. The main Oakland campus, where the
DPT program is located, is in the east side of the beautiful and
diverse San Francisco Bay area and houses the state-of-the-art
Movement Analysis Research Center (MARC) and a robust, accredited
Health Science Simulation Center (HSSC).
Responsibilities: Teach entry-level DPT students in areas of
expertise; participate in research, scholarship and dissemination
activities according to University and CAPTE requirements, and
participate in department, university, professional, and community
service. Applicants interested in or familiar with the use of
innovative teaching and learning pedagogies, including technology,
and grounded in educational theory and research are encouraged.
Faculty are expected to work collaboratively to continually update
and enrich the movement science focused curriculum.
The position is a twelve-month, full-time appointment. The
program enrolls 50 students each year into our full-time, 32-month
program. The curriculum places an emphasis on integrated active
learning experiences throughout the students' matriculation, during
didactic semesters and through clinical experiences.
Applicants must be licensed or currently eligible for physical
therapist licensure in California. A completed academic doctorate
(PhD, DSc, EdD or equivalent) in physical therapy or a related area
of study and prior academic faculty experience is preferred.
Qualified individuals with a professional doctorate (DPT) and
relevant specialty practice certification will be considered.
Contemporary practice expertise and teaching experience in one
or more of the following areas is preferred: cardiopulmonary
patient client management, acute or complex-care practice
environments, exercise physiology and pathophysiology. Other areas
of contemporary expertise may be considered.
Application reviews will begin immediately and continue until we
fill the position. Salary is competitive and commensurate with
experience. Rank is commensurate with experience and
To be considered for this position, all applications and
materials must be submitted through the employment portal link
included in our university website faculty jobs posting at:
For additional information please contact:
Stephanie Greenspan, PT, DPT, OCS, NCS
Search Committee Chair
Department of Physical Therapy
450 30th Street
Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 879-9200 x7346
The University has an institution-wide commitment to diversity,
equity and inclusion. We strive to build a welcoming and supportive
campus environment, and acknowledge that diversity is an
educational imperative to achieve excellence.