Program Director, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

Marist College
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Sep 30, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Occupational Therapy, Other Health & Medicine, Physical Therapy, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Other Academic Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Title:

Program Director

Department/ School:

Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

Job Summary:

Marist College is seeking an experienced and innovative leader to serve as the next Program Director for its CAPTE accredited Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program.

The Program Director oversees an experienced team of hardworking individuals committed to excellence in education, service, scholarship, and creating a sense of community. The DPT Program is situated in a state-of-the-art facility with dedicated classrooms, on-site suite of clinical simulation labs, movement analysis lab, and a traditional gross anatomy facility.

This is a 12-month position that may include teaching appropriate to the candidate’s academic interest.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Academic doctoral degree
  • 6 years of full-time higher education experience
  • 3 years of full-time experience as a core faculty member in a CAPTE accredited entry-level physical therapist education program
  • Holds an active, unrestricted PT license and is eligible for licensure in the state of NY
  • Experience with CAPTE accreditation process and standards
    Holds rank of associate professor, professor, clinical associate professor or clinical professor
  • Possesses excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills

Essential Functions:

  • Serve as Department Chair
  • Manage day-to-day operations of the program
  • Provide leadership in reviewing and maintaining departmental policies and procedures, curriculum, safety standards and facilities planning and use, and developing a supportive and collaborative academic environment
  • Lead the department in the assessment of student learning and assessment standards for program evaluation
  • Assist faculty members in their teaching duties and development and facilitate the development of the program curriculum in consultation with the Dean.
  • Engage in human resource activities including conducting searches for full-time faculty and staff, annual reviews and hiring of adjunct faculty.
  • In collaboration with the Clinical Director, establish clinical partnerships and/or relationships with local, state, regional and national health care organizations
  • Participate in state and national meetings as appropriate
  • Oversee the process of admissions into the DPT program
  • Effectively manage fiscal planning including preparation, forecasting, monitoring, and maintenance of the budget with the support of the Dean of the School
  • Work effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a diverse community
  • Demonstrate excellent communication, organization, interpersonal, conflict management and proactive problem-solving skills
  • Engage in program assessment and strategic planning
  • Implement CAPTE requirements to facilitate the accreditation process
  • Collaborate with other educators and administrators in the program, school and college

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in management in a higher education setting

Experience in programmatic assessment, faculty development, and scholarly work

Required Application Documents:

Cover Letter demonstrating interest and qualifications

Current curriculum vitae

Three Professional References, with one being a supervisor

About the Program and School:

The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program is a full-time, 115-credit program designed to prepare students for the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) and for successful careers as Doctors of Physical Therapy. The program is housed in the School of Science, along with a Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies and undergraduate Athletic Training, Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Physics, Environmental Science and Policy, and Medical Laboratory Sciences departments. The DPT program consists of 36 months of didactic and clinical work. The clinical phase offers four 8-to-10-week full-time rotations. Students merge hands-on skills, ethical care, clinical judgment, and critical inquiry to promote optimal functioning of current and future clients throughout their lifespan. The DPT program culminates with a doctoral project and capstone experience that can be in the area of research, service, or education.

The program was accredited in 2020, and the first graduating class earned a 100% pass rate on the NPTE.

About Marist College:

Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River, on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist is consistently recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 385 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (10th Best Regional University/North, 5th Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. The College is top-ranked for long-term study abroad (#4 in the U.S.) by the U.S. State Department’s Open Doors report. Marist educates more than 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. To learn more, please visit

Type of Position:



Faculty; rank will be commensurate with academic experience

Months per Year:


Work Schedule:

5 days per week; hours as necessary to fulfill responsibilities.


Marist College main campus, Poughkeepsie, NY.

Number of Positions Openings:


Equal Employment Statement:

Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under-represented.

Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these protected groups. The College will review its employment policies and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.

Marist's policy of non-discrimination includes not only employment practices but also extends to all services and programs provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of College policy for any member of the community to discriminate against any individual or group with respect to employment or attendance at Marist College on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other condition established by law.

Advertised: July 13, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
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