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Chair, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

Gannon University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Dec 6, 2022

Gannon University, a Catholic university, has a collaborative and dynamic faculty that prepares motivated students intellectually, professionally, and personally for leadership roles in their careers, society, and church. This full-time, 12-month tenure track Chair position for the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program (DPT) in Erie, PA begins January 2023. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience and education. Gannon University seeks excellence through inclusiveness and invites members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Responsibilities: Gannon University is committed to excellence in student-centered learning with an emphasis on student learning outcomes. The program works collaboratively, with an emphasis on professional education integrated with liberal-learning student outcomes, advisement of students, scholarly engagement within the Boyer Model of Scholarship, and interactive and collaborative teaching and learning styles. The University's excellent faculty also advises students and engages in creative scholarly activities and in professional, University, and community service activities and partnerships. Candidates must be able to support and promote the University's inclusive Mission, its Catholic identity, and its liberal arts and professional education traditions.

The DPT Program in Erie, PA is a full-time 33-month program, which has a 30-year history of preparing students for a successful career in the PT profession. The curriculum is provided in a problem-oriented, system-based competency format, emphasizing evidence-based practice, generalist clinical skills, and community health. The DPT Program has available advanced technology for motion and gait analysis, balance rehabilitation, and diagnostic imaging. Interprofessional collaboration is in place with other health professions in the college, including OT, AT, SLP and biomedical engineering. Student-managed pro bono clinics allow collaboration with clinical partners and the community to provide clinical and wellness services to student-athletes, children, and adults with mobility needs. Students and faculty participate in service projects locally and in Mexico.

The program has had continuous CAPTE accreditation since its founding in 1992 and includes a cohesive and stable faculty of ten full-time physical therapists and a supportive clinical community that allows a positive environment for teaching, scholarship, and service responsibilities.

Requirements: To be considered, candidates must provide evidence of a minimum of 6 years of full-time higher education experience, including effective leadership within a PT or PTA program, with faculty and students. Successful teaching methods and productive scholarship as a core faculty member in a DPT program for at least three full-time years are required. The successful candidate must have an academic doctoral degree; a minimum rank of associate or clinical (teaching) associate professor and be eligible for Pennsylvania PT licensure.

Gannon University Overview
Gannon University is located in the heart of downtown Erie, Pennsylvania, along the shores of Lake Erie. Erie is a regional tourist destination boasting 11 beaches, a wide variety of seasonal activities, professional sports teams, a professional symphony, multiple venues for live theater and music, and many other entertainment options. Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Buffalo are located within a two-hour drive from campus.
Application Procedures: Applicants should submit a cover letter, a C.V., and the names and contact information of three professional references to Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Finalists will be required to submit an original transcript from the institution awarding their terminal degree. References will not be contacted without prior notification to the applicant. For more information about Gannon, visit Gannon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
2022 Education Leadership Conference: Representatives from this search committee will be available at the conference for discussion about this position. Please contact Dr. Courtney Roca:

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