CHAIRPERSON DIVISION OF PHYSICAL THERAPY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Be part of a leadership team within the School of Medicine, Department of Human Performance at West Virginia University located in Morgantown, WV. We seek an innovative visionary to lead the Division of Physical Therapy as chairperson at the rank of associate or full professor. Salary is competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Relocation and start-up package is available. The Division has a longstanding tradition of providing excellent physical therapy education, PT clinical practice, and research. This individual will be part of a dynamic educational and work environment with a strong emphasis on interprofessional education and collaboration.
The Chairperson position may be in either tenure or non-tenure tracks, depending on qualifications. The position presents an opportunity for a dedicated and experienced physical therapist educator to provide leadership, promote a prioritized agenda of scholarship and faculty development, contribute to growing interprofessional activities, and lead curricular innovation. In 2019, after a year of planning, the Division implemented a new curriculum plan based on critical assessment and contemporary movement system initiatives by the American Physical Therapy Association. The DPT curriculum provides a variety of pedagogy from traditional hierarchical based learning to integrated clinical problem solving. The DPT program is accredited through 2021, and planning for the upcoming accreditation cycle is well underway.
The Department invites applications for a department chairperson who is a visionary. The successful candidate will provide strong, dynamic, and innovative leadership to advance excellence in teaching, clinical practice, and research. Candidates should have a proven record of a commitment to professional and graduate education, a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and effective management and interpersonal skills are required. The Chairperson heads a leadership team comprised of the director of clinical education and the director of clinical services with a robust team of dedicated administrative staff members.
The Chairperson is responsible for all aspects of academic leadership and administration within the Division including setting strategic direction, providing mentorship and faculty development, budgeting and fiscal management, curriculum development, oversight and evaluation, and development of new initiatives. The Chairperson also has responsibilities in teaching and scholarly activities, advancing physical therapy practice within local communities and the state of West Virginia, and contributing to a culture of inclusive excellence.
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship, offers high quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU is located in Morgantown, West Virginia, has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America, with divisional campuses in Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg, and Montgomery. WVU is a Research University (Highest Research Activity) and ranks among the top 100 public universities in the nation, including a top 15 ranking in most affordable tuition for out-of-state students. WVU offers 184 degrees throughout the 15 colleges and schools within the university. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy, and forensics. There are more than 32,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide who are pioneering, passionate, innovative, tireless and caring.