Clarke University
  • Physical Therapy
  • Dubuque, IA, USA
  • Full Time

At Clarke University, we look for individuals who lead from the heart and embrace our values of education, charity, justice, and freedom. By creating a community focused on care, we empower everyone at Clarke to do and be their best. We offer meaningful work, a safe and friendly work environment, and an outstanding benefits package. So, if you're looking for a place you can make a positive impact, we hope you'll consider our One Clarke, One Community.

Clarke University, located in scenic Dubuque, IA, invites applications for two full-time faculty positions (10 months) in Physical Therapy. One position is tenure-track, and the other is a three-year renewable appointment with the possibility of moving to tenure-track in the future. Ideal candidates should possess an earned terminal academic doctorate (Ph.D., EdD., DHS, DSc) or be actively enrolled in a doctoral program of study in Physical Therapy or a related field. Applicants must be eligible for PT licensure in Iowa. Responsibilities include teaching in one's area of academic or clinical expertise, advising, service on university committees, and scholarly production in alignment with standards outlined by the Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). Administrative duties for those interested in serving as department chair include leadership in areas of accreditation, budget management, quality improvement, and student recruitment. The chair works collaboratively with the faculty on curriculum development and strategic planning and teaching in areas of academic or clinical expertise. Preference will be given to candidates qualified to teach in the areas of neuromuscular and/or cardiopulmonary rehabilitation. Competitive salary and benefits. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and considered until the positions are filled.

Clarke is a Catholic University rooted in the liberal arts and sciences tradition with professional programs. We provide an outstanding education for caring and responsible participation in a global world. Founded by the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the university has long served the people of Iowa, the Midwest, and beyond by providing an outstanding education to its students and service to its community. Students and employees at Clarke comprise a close-knit community of dedicated individuals. As a family community, Dubuque residents enjoy an outstanding quality of life with the dual advantages of small town living and the cultural amenities of an urban area.

The Clarke University Physical Therapy Department is part of the caring, learning community at Clarke University, committed to excellence in Physical Therapy education and dedicated to educating individuals who are prepared to contribute to society as Physical Therapy professionals in a variety of settings. We are part of the supportive environment that encourages personal and intellectual growth, promotes global awareness and social responsibility, and deepens spiritual values

To apply, please upload a letter of application, three letters of recommendation with contact information, unofficial graduate transcripts, curriculum vitae, and a teaching philosophy online at Confidential letters of recommendation can be emailed to

Review of applications will begin immediately. One position will begin in January 2023 the other will begin in August 2023.

For further information please contact: Brad Kruse, PT, DPT, EdD, Associate Professor and Interim Chair of Physical Therapy. 563-588-6403 or

Clarke University is committed to fostering a welcoming campus community that celebrates the unique contributions of each person and promotes an inclusive learning environment. Clarke University does not discriminate against any employee or any applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, or genetic information.

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