Physical Therapy - Assistant Professor/Director of Clinical Education



The Department of Physical Therapy and Health Science at Bradley University invites qualified persons to apply for the position of Director of Clinical Education (DCE) available August 2013.

This is a nine-month, full-time, tenure track assistant professor position with additional summer contract primarily dedicated to the coordination of all aspects of clinical education (e.g. development, implementation, and evaluation) for the Bradley University’s Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program. The DCE reports to the Program Director and is responsible for communication between Bradley University and affiliated clinical education sites.  Applicants should have knowledge of legal, regulatory, and practice issues affecting clinical education.  Applicants should have strong oral/written communication, organizational, problem-solving, and technological skills to ensure a quality learning experience for students and to foster ongoing development of the clinical education curriculum.  Other responsibilities include teaching, service, and scholarship consistent with the mission and philosophy of the department and the university.  

Candidates must be licensed or eligible for a physical therapy license in the State of Illinois and able to travel.  At least two-years experience as a clinical instructor is required; however, experience as a credentialed clinical instructor, center coordinator of clinical education, and/or greater than two year experience as a clinical instructor is preferred. Candidates must have earned a terminal doctorate (an entry level or transitional DPT degree will not be considered a terminal doctoral degree). Candidates without an earned terminal doctorate will be considered, but are only eligible for tenure-track status upon completion of the terminal degree. Salary and title will be based on the experiences and qualifications of the applicant.

The Department of Physical Therapy and Health Science is comprised of a dynamic and collaborative faculty actively engaged in a student-centered learning environment.  Thus, candidates who demonstrate initiative and an ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, clinicians and others with diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Bradley University is a distinctive, medium-size, comprehensive private institution of higher learning located in Peoria, Illinois. The University is located on a 75-acre campus in Peoria, the largest metropolitan area in central Illinois.  With 5,000 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students, Bradley offers the opportunities and choices of a larger university (with over 90 programs in five colleges, plus a graduate school) and the quality, personal attention and challenges of a small private college.  Bradley is rich in tradition and full of promise to become one of the nation’s best comprehensive universities.  For additional information about Bradley University and the Department of Physical Therapy visit and

Qualified applicants should send a letter of application, full curriculum vitae, and complete contact information for three professional references electronically to or via direct mail to:

 Dr. Dawn Hall, Ph.D., MPT

Search Committee Chair

Department of Physical Therapy and Health Science

Bradley University

1501 W. Bradley Avenue

344 Olin Hall

Peoria, IL 61625

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 

Employment with Bradley University is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a criminal background check.

Bradley University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. The administration, faculty and staff are committed to attracting qualified candidates from underrepresented groups.