Director, Doctor of Physical Therapy
Faulkner University is seeking a highly qualified individual for the position of Associate Professor/ Professor and Director of the newly developing Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program. Successful candidates must demonstrate a commitment to Christ-centered Liberal Arts education, Christian service, and the mission of Faulkner University.
The Director’s immediate task is to develop the program and secure its accreditation with Faulkner’s Regional Accreditor (SACSCOC) and with CAPTE. Depending on available slots with CAPTE, the program will begin classes fall 2019 or 2020. The Director will serve as strategic spiritual, academic, and operational leader of the DPT program by providing effective leadership in the areas of spiritual growth, accreditation, curriculum, faculty development, student recruitment, quality improvement, strategic planning, and budget management. In collaboration with the faculty, the Director assures delivery of the DPT curriculum in a manner that meets program goals and learning outcomes, and fulfills the vision, mission, and strategic plan of the program and University.
The Director works collaboratively with the Academic Vice President, PT faculty and staff, and others in the institution to advance education and scholarship in a culture of collegiality, inter-professionalism, and excellence. A goal of the program is for graduates to be prepared to practice in a team-based, patient-centered, dynamic health care environment of the future. The Director serves as an important conduit connecting the PT program with the community and with other University departments, communicating information and contributing to the growth and improvement of the institution. As an advocate for the program, the Director collaborates with the administration in implementing the University's mission to create solutions for a healthier community.
This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position. The position is available immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The review of applications will begin immediately. Employment is conditional upon a satisfactory background check and verification of work authorization through E-Verify.