Director, Division of Physical Therapy

Job description

American International College is a private, coeducational institution of higher education located on a 70+ acre campus in Springfield, Massachusetts. The campus has 42 buildings on two sites approximately 1/2 mile apart with a total of approximately 660,000 gross square feet. Included in the inventory of buildings are student residences for a resident population of 900 students. Founded in 1885, the College has 3700 graduate and undergraduate students. AIC offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs through the Schools of Business, Arts and Sciences; Health Sciences; and Education. The mission of the College is to transform student lives through career focused learning, with a strong foundation in the liberal arts, a commitment to serving the community, and a high level of involvement in the global economy.


  • Work effectively with faculty, students, administrators, alumni, the College community and external communities
  • Management of personnel, student (including academic advisement as needed), resources, curriculum, and budget
  • Active engagement in professional community to enhance visibility of Division and School
  • Conduct faculty performance appraisals
  • Assist with recruitment, retention, and mentoring of faculty
  • Work collaboratively with Admissions Office, Center for Academic Success, and other related offices to coordinate and oversee recruitment, retention, and advisement of students
  • Actively participate in Dean's Leadership Council
  • Contribute to course scheduling process that addresses program needs and maximizes School resources
  • Provide programmatic academic leadership
  • Keep abreast best practices in health professions education
  • Recommend and oversee undergraduate or graduate program development or curriculum revision to reflect best practices in health professions education
  • Facilitate development/implementation of divisional goals & objectives
  • Monitor continued compliance with policies, academic standards, and accreditation requirements for respective programs
  • Teach up to 4 credits per academic year
  • Attend scheduled general faculty, school faculty, and departmental faculty meetings; attend Town meetings and Faculty Assembly meetings
  • Attend required convocations, meetings, commencement, academic awards ceremonies, and workshops and be available to participate in activities that promote the College in a positive manner both on and off campus
  • Demonstrate commitment to interprofessional education
  • Contribute to preparation of school documents such as, strategic/action plans, annual reports, catalogs, and other publications
  • Facilitate oversight of quality control and accountability processes for programs
  • Participate in the development and implementation of school wide initiatives to enhance the quality of programs
  • Ensure continued compliance with policies and standards related to admission and progression of students in programs
  • Other duties as assigned by Dean

Job Requirements:
  • Academic doctorate (e.g. PhD, EdD)
  • Professional experience in PT required
  • At least 6 years of full time experience in a college or university setting, with at least 3 years of full time experience in physical therapist education program required
  • Administrative experience at the program or department level required
  • Licensed or eligible for licensure as a physical therapist in Massachusetts required

  • Strong commitment to high quality instruction in a diverse, student-centered environment and the ability to work with students with various learning styles and backgrounds
  • Ability to foster a collaborative atmosphere among students, faculty, and staff
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite, Blackboard, and the use of instructional technology to teach traditional, hybrid or online courses as needed and serve as a resource for faculty using these tools.
  • Enthusiastic, committed teacher-scholar with demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarship

This is a full time, benefit eligible position. Normal Office Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., flexible to the needs of the department.

Qualified applicants should electronically submit a brief cover letter, current resume, and contact information for three professional references, one of which must be a current or prior supervisor. All must be saved as one document via this online application:

AIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.





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Posted: 2/28/2018
Application Due: 4/29/2018
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