[C21-033] Associate Professor/ Director of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

Connecticut, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Feb 04, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


Associate Professor/ Director of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

School of Education and Professional Studies

Central Connecticut State University invites applications for a full-time, tenured track position as an Associate Professor/ Director of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. The successful candidate, in collaboration with the dean, will be instrumental in establishing a DPT Program, including curriculum development within the School of Education and Professional Studies, that is suitable for accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). The candidate will teach courses at the graduate level and contribute actively and effectively to student growth, service and scholarship. Candidates are expected to be committed to multiculturism and working with a diverse student body. This position is 12 months.*

Required Qualifications

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) or Ph.D. in appropriate field
  • Current license to practice as a Physical Therapist in the US
  • Teaching Experience at the university level
  • Experience with Curriculum development and/or program management
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Commitment to serving a culturally, ethnically, and linguistically diverse student body and community.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Licensed or eligible for licensure to practice as a Physical Therapist in the State of CT.
  • Experience teaching in an Academic DPT program
  • Experience as a practicing Physical Therapist
  • Experience with managing an Academic Program
  • Experience with accreditation and accreditation standards, (CAPTE)
  • Experience with the Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes/Objectives

The University: The largest of Connecticut’s regional comprehensive universities, Central currently enrolls 11,880 students. This includes 7,605 full-time undergraduates, 1,949 part-time undergraduates, 648 full-time graduate students, and 1,678 part-time graduate students. A third of its undergraduates are students of color, the largest group being Hispanic. Ninety-three percent of the students are from Connecticut. An increasingly residential campus, 64 percent of Central’s first-year students live on campus; 24 percent of all undergraduates live on campus. For more information about Central Connecticut State University, please visit www.ccsu.edu.

The Community: Located nine miles southwest of Hartford, New Britain is a city of some 70,000. Part of the Greater Hartford area of 1.2 million residents, New Britain is centrally located in the state and is within easy reach of much of Connecticut and several metropolitan areas in the region. New Britain’s population is characterized by a high degree of racial and ethnic diversity. Known as “Little Poland,” 17 percent of its population are of Polish background. It is the home of three Polish language newspapers and one television station, and annually hosts the Little Poland Festival. Significant portions of its population come from Puerto Rican, Italian, and Irish backgrounds. Currently, 37 percent of its population are Hispanic; 11 percent are African American; 25 percent live below the poverty line.

In addition to all that Hartford provides, New Britain is 40 minutes from Springfield, Mass., two hours from Boston, and two hours from New York City. It is also part of the Hartford-Springfield “Knowledge Corridor” and, therefore, within easy driving distance of a host of private and public institutions of higher education and many cultural opportunities.

Application and Appointment: For full consideration, applications must be received by March 30, 2021.


To begin the application process please visit the CCSU HR Job Opportunities at https://www.ccsu.edu/hr/faculty-management-admin.html. Select the job advertisement [C21-033] Associate Professor/ Director of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

  • Letter of Interest addressing the qualifications for this position
  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement describing the candidate’s research interests and teaching philosophy
  • Names of three current professional references with title, email addresses and telephone numbers
  • Physical Therapist Licensure copy

Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Fringe benefits include personal and sick leave, paid holidays, medical, dental, vision and prescription plans, a multi- plan retirement, retirement health care , deferred compensation, Dependent Care Assistant and Med Flex spending accounts, supplemental benefits such as long term, short term disability, tuition waiver for employee and eligible dependents at any of the Connecticut State Universities (Central, Eastern, Southern or Western).

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Mailed applications will not be accepted.

Please redact any personally identifiable information (i.e., Social Security number, date of birth, marital status, country of origin) from any documents submitted. Please ensure your Social Security Number is not listed on any documents submitted.

For more information, contact Dr. James Mulrooney at 860-832-2660 or mulrooneyj@ccsu.edu.

As an affirmative action employer, Central Connecticut State University actively seeks and encourages applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.