Physical Therapy Chair and Professor - University of North Texas Health Science Center

Fort Worth, Texas
Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Nov 15, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Specialized Institutions

The University of North Texas Health Science Center in Ft. Worth is seeking a visionary leader for the position of Physical Therapy Department Chair. The department is housed within the School of Health Professions, which is one of six schools/colleges in the institution and includes a Physician Assistant Studies Program and an online Graduate Certificate in Lifestyle Health. The department offers a clinical Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) and a dual-degree DPT/Ph.D in Structural Anatomy and Rehabilitation Sciences in collaboration with the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

The Chair serves as the academic and operational leader of the DPT program by providing effective leadership in the areas of accreditation, curriculum, faculty development, student recruitment, quality improvement, strategic planning, and budget management.  As a faculty member, the Chair will have the opportunity to teach, maintain her/his own research program, and engage in interprofessional activities across the institution’s other schools/colleges and with external organizations.  In collaboration with the faculty, the Department Chair assures delivery of the DPT curriculum in a manner that meets program goals, learning outcomes, and fulfills the vision, mission and strategic plan of the department, SHP and University.

The University relies on a culture of values–integrity, collaboration, respect, serve others first, be visionary­–to create solutions for a healthier community. We develop and deliver these solutions in an interprofessional, team-based environment that promotes patient-centered care. We are seeking a faculty member who recognizes the importance of values-based leadership and whose vision is consistent with emerging health care delivery. This is a full-time, 12-month appointment, tenure-track/tenured at the Associate/Full Professor level. Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Information

Applicants must complete the online application located at

The full and complete application should contain the following:

1) A cover letter

2) A complete CV

3) The names of three professional references including their relationship to you, their position, email, and direct phone numbers.

Inquiries can be directed to Dr. Brandy Schwarz, chair of the search committee at

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