Summary: Full-Time, 12-Month, Tenure-Track Position. The Department of Physical Therapy within Grand Valley State University’s College of Health Professions invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level (or higher) to serve as the Department Chair. Applicants must possess an earned post-professional doctoral degree and be licensed as a physical therapist (or eligible for licensure) in the state of Michigan. Previous experience as a program director and with the CAPTE accreditation process is preferred. This position will support the ongoing success of the GVSU Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. The start date for this position is Summer 2020.
Required Qualifications and Education: Candidates for this position must have at least 6 years of full-time higher education experience in a physical therapy program, possess an earned post-professional doctoral degree, and hold the rank of at least Associate Professor. The candidate must possess an understanding of higher education and contemporary physical therapy practice, as well as have a record of effective administrative and teaching experience and evidence of scholarship and service activity. Current physical therapy licensure in Michigan (or the ability to obtain licensure) is required. Strong communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills are essential.
Preferred Qualifications and Education: Candidates who are tenured and value diversity of people, ideas, and experiences are desirable. Previous experience as a program director and with the CAPTE accreditation process, as well as at least six years at the rank of Associate Professor or higher are preferred.
Responsibilities – Essential Functions: 1) Administration: oversight of program accreditation, admissions, assessment, budget and curriculum activities; support of faculty development in the areas of teaching, scholarship, service; and management of staff; (2) Teaching: instruction in the areas(s) of expertise and advising students; (3) Scholarship: participate in independent scholarly activity and direct graduate student research; (4) Service: participate in college, university, and community service; represent the Grand Valley State University (GVSU) physical therapy program in state, regional, and national physical therapy education communities.
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Department/Division: Department of Physical Therapy/College of Health Professions. The physical therapy program offers a 3-year Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree. This well-established, highly respected program is housed in a state-of-the-art facility with access to adequate space for instructional (both lecture and laboratory), research, and simulation purposes. The GVSU DPT program is situated in a growing health campus within the rapidly expanding healthcare corridor of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Opportunities exist for clinical and scholarly interprofessional collaboration with faculty from other programs within the College of Health Professions and the University as well as with healthcare professionals from community institutions. For additional information visit our website at www.gvsu.edu/pt.
Campus: Grand Rapids, Health Campus
Application Deadline: Consideration of applications will begin immediately, and the posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University. Although the position will remain open until filled, applications submitted by January 1, 2020 will receive priority consideration. The successful candidate will begin the position August 6, 2020.
How to Apply: Apply online at jobs.gvsu.edu and select "Apply now". Please include a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae and brief statements outlining your scholarship/research experiences and teaching philosophy. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three professional references. Applicants selected for interviews will be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview. If you need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215. For additional information, contact Barb Hoogenboom, Search Chair at email@example.com
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