Search Status: Application material received by June 6, 2022 will receive primary consideration.
Saint Francis University, in partnership with the national search firm Scott Healy & Associates, is pleased to announce a search for Chair/Program Director in the Physical Therapy department. The Chair/Program Director is responsible to the Dean, School of Health Sciences and Education, to provide overall leadership for the Department (Doctor of Physical Therapy/Bachelor of Science in Health Science and Exercise Physiology), including but not limited to maintenance of Department academic standards, development and implementation of curriculum, and administration of Department personnel. The Chair/Program Director is the primary liaison between the Department and the University administration. All responsibilities are conducted with an awareness of the mission, goals and philosophy of the program and the University's curriculum.
Candidate must be a graduate of an accredited physical therapist professional program and hold an academic doctoral degree in physical therapy or related field (PhD, EdD, DSc or equivalent). Must be licensed or eligible for licensure in Pennsylvania. 3-5 years of physical therapy clinical practice experience with a minimum of 6 years of full-time higher education experience. Record of teaching excellence in an accredited entry-level DPT program, exhibit knowledge of CAPTE requirements and accreditation processes, and embraces a commitment to increasing diversity and inclusion within the profession. Prior administrative experience, preferably as a physical therapy director or assistant director preferred. Candidate should demonstrate the ability to provide leadership in an academic setting, including strong communication skills, personnel management and positive team building with a record of fostering an inclusive and collaborative team. Experience with curriculum development, using technology to enhance the teaching and learning experience, and experience with strategic planning initiatives is preferred. Candidate should have a vision for the future and innovative strategies for physical therapy education and be an active member of APTA.
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Please submit all applications and nominations electronically to the University's search consultant, Danan Tsan, Vice President, Scott Healy & Associates.
Complete applications should include the following:
1. Cover Letter outlining your interest and qualifications for the position;
2. Updated CV;
3. Three professional references with contact information.
Saint Francis University is committed to diversity of students, staff, and faculty, and encourages applications from historically underrepresented individuals, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. AA/EOE.