Founding Program Director and Associate Professor - Doctor of Physical Therapy Program (DPT)
Founding Program Director and Associate Professor - Doctorof Physical Therapy Program (DPT)
Hofstra University, in partnership with the national search firm Scott Healy & Associates, is pleased to announce the launching of a Doctor of Physical Therapy Program (DPT) and invites applications and nominations for the full-time, tenure-track position of Founding Program Director and Associate Professor. The Director of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program (DPT) is responsible for developing and implementing the program, including curriculum development, facility renovation, equipment acquisition, and faculty and staff recruitment and hiring, as well as teaching and scholarly responsibilities. The director is also responsible for attaining and maintaining CAPTE accreditation. The director will pursue academic excellence within the program by providing program leadership, promoting the program and enhancing its visibility, assisting with recruiting and retaining students, and managing the day-to-day logistics of the program.
The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program (DPT) is being designed to meet accreditation standards established by CAPTE. The focus of this holistic program is to train physical therapists who demonstrate service, leadership and fundamentals of empathetic care within the profession of physical therapy, within their community, and with their patients.
Hofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, Long Island, N.Y., that is the only school to ever host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and 2016). At Hofstra, students get the best of both worlds. Our campus is a leafy oasis just a quick train ride away from New York City and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities. We offer small classes and personal attention, with the resources, technology and facilities of a large university. Students may choose from more than 160 undergraduate program options and 165 graduate program options in the liberal arts and sciences, education, health professions and human services, the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, the Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Hofstra University is a dynamic community of more than 11,000 students from around the world who are dedicated to civic engagement, academic excellence and becoming leaders in their communities and their careers. The DPT program will be housed in the School of Health Professions and Human Services, which is home to three flourishing departments: Health Professions; Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, and Counseling and Mental Health Professions.
Candidates for the position of Associate Professor and Program Director will possess the following:
- An earned academic doctoral degree from an accredited university (i.e., PhD, EdD, DSc);
- A PT License in the US with Board Certification in PT, and either a NY State license or eligibility for physical therapy licensure in New York state;
- Qualifications for appointment to the rank of associate professor or higher;
- A minimum of 6 years of full-time higher education experience, with a minimum of 3 years of full-time experience in a CAPTE-accredited physical therapist education program;
- Extensive knowledge of and experience with physical therapy accreditation criteria (CAPTE) and state agency regulations, and familiarity with the details of clinical education and practicum site establishment;
- Administrative experience in academic program planning and implementation, personnel management, program assessment, and fiscal management processes;
- Demonstrated record of excellence in teaching, scholarship, service and research/scholarship.
All correspondence relating to the position of Founding Program Director of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program (DPT) at Hofstra University should be directed in confidence to the University’s executive recruitment consultant:
Mr. Jamie Marcus
Associate Vice President
Scott Healy & Associates
The full and complete application should contain the following information:
- A cover letter outlining your experience as a physical therapist, educator, and/or in related fields in higher education. Special attention will be paid to those applicants who have initiated, developed, and/or expanded a Master's or Doctoral program for physical therapy;
- A complete CV outlining your career in higher education within health related areas;
- A statement of teaching philosophy and goals;
- The names of five professional references including their relationship to you, their position, email, and direct phone numbers. References will not be contacted without written permission.
Applications submitted by February 12, 2021 will receive priority consideration. This search will remain open until the position is filled.
Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.
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