Program Director, Physical Therapy Doctoral Program
Seton Hill University invites applications for the position of Program Director for the Doctoral program in Physical Therapy. Start date is negotiable but no later than August 1, 2024. The Physical Therapy Program sits in the School of Natural and Health Sciences. The Program Director reports to the school Dean.
- Provide direct oversight for all academic and administrative matters.
- Lead the faculty in strategic planning and monitor the process to further the program's mission in teaching, research, service, and patient care.
- Supervise the process of maintaining CAPTE program accreditation.
- Ensure that the Physical Therapy faculty is involved with research and scholarly activity.
- Ensure that the Physical Therapy facility continues to meet the educational and functional needs of the faculty, students, and staff.
- Promotes the program and enhancing its visibility, assisting with recruiting and retaining students, and managing the day-to-day logistics of the program. The Program Director is responsible for the continuous evaluation of faculty.
The position is a full-time, 12-month position. The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications:
- An academic terminal degree in Physical Therapy or related field (i.e., PhD, EdD, or equivalent)
- A license to practice physical therapy in Pennsylvania (or ability to obtain)
- Experience preparing for, obtaining and maintaining CAPTE accreditation
- Administrative experience (including program planning and implementation, personnel management, evaluation and budgeting)
- A record of scholarship and history of teaching and service
- 6 years of full-time higher education experience and a minimum of 3 years full-time experience in a physical therapist education program
Chartered in 1918, Seton Hill University is a leading Catholic coeducational liberal arts university founded by the Sisters of Charity and embracing students of all faiths. Located in southwestern Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands (yet only 35 miles from Pittsburgh), Seton Hill educates its more than 2000 students to “think and act critically, creatively and ethically as productive members of society committed to transforming the world.”
Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, contact information for 3 references, statement of teaching philosophy, and research interests. Electronic applications preferred.