Director of the Physical Therapy Program

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University of Colorado

Physical Therapy Program

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Anschutz Medical Campus, School of Medicine

Director of the Physical Therapy Program

Associate Dean for Physical Therapy Education

Professor - Open Rank

Position Number: 606803 - Requisition #14184

The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

The thriving Physical Therapy Program at the University of Colorado (CU) is seeking a highly qualified candidate for the position of Director of the Physical Therapy Program and Associate Dean for Physical Therapy Education. The University of Colorado Physical Therapy (PT) Program is a top tier, nationally ranked (#15 in latest US News and World Report rankings), CAPTE-accredited program housing an innovative Doctorate in Physical Therapy educational program, PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences program, and a robust research enterprise. Established in 1948, the PT Program has graduated well over 2,000 Physical Therapists. Currently, the PT Program consists of 29 outstanding faculty and 7 dedicated staff educating approximately 70 students and PhD candidates every year. The University of Colorado PT program has been distinguished by its excellent faculty, innovative DPT curriculum, post-graduate pediatric residency, successful PhD program, record of federally funded research programs, and dynamic collaborations on the state-of-the-art Anschutz Medical Campus. The Program has successfully produced a strong network of supportive alumni and clinical faculty throughout the Rocky Mountain Region and United States. The University of Colorado Physical Therapy Program is committed to its mission of leading "discovery and innovation to improve movement, participation, health, and wellness for individuals and society through excellence in education, research, clinical care, and service."

This position reports to the Chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Senior Associate Dean of Education, School of Medicine. The search committee seeks the next visionary leader for the University of Colorado Physical Therapy Program at the rank of full Professor or Associate Professor. The next leader will continue to advance the field of Physical Therapy, interprofessional education, and various lines of research. Academic rank and competitive salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Prior experiences should include graduate teaching, a strong record of externally funded scholarship and research, national service, prior positions of increased academic responsibility, leadership and management accomplishments, and a demonstrated ability to work with varied internal and external constituencies. Other desirable qualities include ability to execute a vision and strategy; strong business acumen; high scientific standards; consensus building; and positive mindset. This leader should be visible on the national/international level and aware of national trends.

The PT Program resides within the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus, one of the newest and most innovative education, research and patient care facilities in the world. With six schools and colleges, CU Anschutz trains the health sciences workforce of the future by blending education, research and clinical care all in one place. CU Anschutz is the only comprehensive academic health sciences center in Colorado and the largest in the Rocky Mountain region. It ranks among the top institutions nationally in clinical care, education and research and was designed to enhance collaboration and inter-professional education. There are three well-established tertiary/quaternary hospitals on campus, including the Children's Hospital of Colorado (CHCO), the University of Colorado Hospital, and the VA Medical Center with Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) and Spinal Cord Injury service lines. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer more than 140 highly rated degree programs through various schools and colleges. The University/campus receives over $400 million in research awards each year. The University of Colorado ranks in the top 10 among U.S. Public Universities. The Anschutz Medical Center is a leading Academic Health Science Center comprised of the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Graduate Studies, and Pharmacy as well as the aforementioned hospital systems and clinics. The Medical Center is located in a thriving metropolitan area. Colorado recreational, social, and cultural activities are numerous and legendary. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.


Minimum Requirements:

Candidate must have an earned post-professional doctorate degree (PhD, EdD, ScD), have graduated from an accredited physical therapy program, and have held a previous ranking at an academic institution of Associate Professor or higher.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

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Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.


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Diversity and Equity:

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The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For any questions regarding this executive leadership position, please contact Dr. Venu Akuthota, Chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, at [email protected]

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 14184

When applying, applicants must include:

  1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
  2. A current Resume/CV
  3. The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references, either attached to your resume/CV or uploaded as a separate document
Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process.

Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20301 - SOM-Rehabilitation Medicine

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Aug 8, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Suzanne Brandenburg

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00606803





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Posted: 11/28/2018
Application Due: 1/27/2019
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