Chairperson - Division of Physical Therapy- 15565

West Virginia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Dec 04, 2020
Position Type
Executive, Other Executive
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

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 and rank will commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Division has a longstanding tradition of providing excellent physical therapy education. 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 scientist 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 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.


The Chairperson must meet the following criteria for consideration

•Hold an academic doctorate
•Minimum of 6 years of experience in higher education, with a minimum of three years of full-time experience in physical therapy education
•Scholarship record consistent with appointment at the Associate or full Professor rank
•Licensed (or eligible) in the state of West Virginia All qualifications must be met by the time of the appointment

The department will be accepting applications until January 1, 2021.

 Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience of the candidate.

 Applicants should apply at: with a cover letter of interest, current CV and contact information, including e-mail addresses, for three professional references.

 West Virginia University is a land grant Carnegie-designated Doctoral Research/Extensive institution, with approximately 32,500 students, including 27,000 undergraduate and 5,500 graduate/professional students.

 The WVU Health Sciences Center includes the Schools of Pharmacy, Medicine, Dentistry, Public Health and Nursing. Patient care facilities include a 575-bed teaching hospital, a Level I trauma center, and a 70-bed psychiatric hospital.

 Morgantown is within easy traveling distance of Washington, DC, to the east, Pittsburgh, PA, to the north, and Cleveland and Columbus, OH, to the northwest. Morgantown has 55,000 residents and is rated as one of the best small towns in the U.S., with affordable housing, excellent schools, a picturesque countryside and many outdoor activities.

West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer, and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.