Chair and Professor, Department of Physical Therapy (12-Mo-TT)
Samford University’s School of Health Professions invites applicants interested in serving in a Christian university environment to apply for the position of Department Chair and Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy. This tenure-track faculty position is a 12-month appointment and will begin in January 2023. The major responsibilities of the department chair are to provide leadership in strategic planning, fiscal management, assessment, and overall development and evaluation of the faculty and staff in the department. Department chair may also serve as program director. Responsibilities as a faculty member, include teaching, scholarly activity, and service. Additional responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: program assessment, accreditation standards and reports, curriculum development, student advising, and student mentoring.
Qualified candidates will hold a physical therapy degree from a CAPTE-accredited program. Candidates must also hold an academic doctoral degree (Ph.D., Ed.D, D.Sci.). Candidates must hold current licensure, or be eligible for licensure, in Alabama as a PT. Candidates should have previous academic experience as a faculty member in an accredited PT program, have demonstrated leadership experience, and have demonstrated commitment to collaborative learning models and innovative physical therapy education. A commitment to academic excellence and the ability to work and communicate effectively with faculty, students and colleagues are expected.
The College of Health Sciences includes four schools: School of Health Professions, Moffett & Sanders School of Nursing, McWhorter School of Pharmacy, and School of Public Health. The College offers multiple degree programs and majors within the health sciences with an inter-professional education focus that reflects today’s team approach to health care delivery and professional practice.
Samford University (www.samford.edu) is the largest privately supported and fully accredited institution for higher learning in Alabama. Located in suburban Birmingham, the University was founded in 1841 and has 425 full time faculty and more than 5,700 students representing 48 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and 22 countries. Samford has been nationally recognized for academics, affordability and value by a number of prestigious publications and rankings. The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks Samford 34th among private universities in the U.S. for value and affordability. The University is dedicated to the promotion of rigorous academic inquiry in a Christian setting. The University seeks and prefers employee applicants of the Christian faith and offers competitive salaries with a generous benefits package.
Applications will be accepted beginning June 17, 2022 and continue to be accepted until August 15, 2022. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, the names of three professional references, Application for Faculty Position and Faculty Applicant Christian Mission Statement. Compensation is dependent upon academic qualifications, clinical experiences, previous academic teaching experiences, and scholarship accomplishments. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States, as Samford will not sponsor any employment visas for this position. Samford University and the School of Health Professions embrace diversity in their faculty, students, and staff and encourage applications from those who would add to the diversity of our academic community.
“Application for Faculty Position” can be found at:
“Faculty Applicant Christian Mission Statement” can be found at:
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