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POSITION:  Adjunct Faculty - Physical Therapy *Applicant Pool

COLLEGE/DEPARTMENT:  College of Health Professions

SUPERVISOR TITLE:  Director of the Physical Therapy Program; Assistant Professor Physical Therapy


EXEMPTION:  Teacher Exemption

LOCATION:  Abilene

TARGET HIRE DATE: As Soon As Possible

Candidate must profess a Christian Faith, maintain membership in a local congregation, and respect the values and distinctives central to the historically Baptist values of HSU.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Dr. Jill Jumper, PT, DPT, Ph.D.; email:


The Doctor of Physical Therapy program at HSU invites qualified individuals to apply for the Adjunct Instructor pool.  This is a face-to-face DPT program and program needs vary by semester.  


Currently, this adjunct teaching position will include, but is not limited to the following courses:

PHYT 7302 Clinical Anatomy II- laboratory assistant

PHYT 7307 Neuroscience I- laboratory assistant

QUALIFICATIONS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


A DPT degree is required; however, DPT with terminal degree is preferred (Ph.D., Sc.D., Ed.D.)

Candidates with a bachelors or master’s degree with a terminal degree (Ph.D., Sc.D., Ed.D.) will also be considered

ABPTS or other specialty certification preferred

Previous teaching or guest lecture experience in a physical therapy program preferred


Licensure or eligibility for licensure as a PT in the state of Texas

A specialty certification is preferred

Current CPR certification for all ages is required


This position requires standing/sitting for lectures, stooping, squatting, kneeling, getting up and down from the floor and lifting (up to 50 lbs.) frequently.

The job is sedentary in nature. Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time while performing office and computer operations.


Indoor state-of-the-art classroom teaching environment with 40 students/class

Human cadaver gross anatomy laboratory teaching with 40 students/class


This position is a part-time/temp adjunct position (no more than 29 hours per week) that involves teaching in-person classes on campus at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas.

Must be a resident of the state of Texas.

This position is an adjunct position (no more than 6 credit hours per semester). There is an immediate need for an adjunct in the Spring 2023 semester, but other opportunities in future semesters may arise. The Hardin-Simmons University Department of Physical Therapy Building is located at 1325 Pine Street.

EEO / ADA Statement:

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, HSU complies with all applicable anti-discrimination laws including those prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age, sex, pregnancy, race, color, national origin, disability, genetic information and military service. HSU is a private university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas, and may lawfully consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. HSU is committed to hiring faculty and staff who share an active Christian faith and fully support HSU’s mission.  In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HSU provides reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the organization or would change the essential functions of the job. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be directed to Human Resources.


HSU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law. HSU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university’s financial and physical assets. Therefore, Hardin-Simmons University conducts background checks. Depending on the position applicants may also be required to consent to a credit check as part of the background check process. As a non-profit institution of higher education committed to Christian faith and values, the University exercises its rights under state and federal law to use religion as a factor in making employment decisions.