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Director of Physical Therapist Assistant Program

Marian University (IN)
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 13, 2024

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Director of Physical Therapist Assistant Program
Job Description

As a part of a diverse community of faculty and staff who represent many faith systems and worldviews, Marian University seeks a Director of Physical Therapist Assistant Program to promote our Catholic Franciscan mission and identity by being responsible for the start of the Physical Therapist Assistant Associate Degree Program.
The successful candidate will be a visionary leader overseeing the development and accreditation for the PTA Program. The leader will be responsible for curriculum development, administration and hiring of faculty to support the student and program needs. They will be a key leader in the institution to initiate a new program, increase enrollment and collaborate with all health profession programs on campus.
This is a 12-month, full time, core faculty member holding the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor depending on experience. The appointment will provide administrative release time to carry out the duties of the program director.

Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned:

Support the Mission
  • Actively engage the Catholic Franciscan mission and identity of Marian University by modeling the Franciscan Sponsorship Values and honoring the legacy of the founding congregation through transformative education, unity in diversity, leadership through service, integrating faith and life, and institutional policies.

Engage in the Vision
  • Implement the PTA Associate Degree program that will meet or exceed the strategic plan, enrollment goals, and impact the community for the greater good.
  • Provide excellence in physical therapist assistant education to best serve Marian University students and the healthcare community.
Be a Transformational Leader
  • Develop a culture of excellence.
  • Recruit, train and retain talented faculty with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Lead a collaborative team to implement an evidenced based curriculum.
  • Collaborate with all health professions programs to create interprofessional education opportunities for faculty, staff and students.
  • Design, implement and revise an innovative curriculum that meets accreditation requirements and attracts students.
  • Develop, implement and revise policies that reflect current practice and the values of Marian University.
  • Manage the program budget and ensure all expenditures are made in a fiscally responsive manner.

· Establish program goals and metrics to monitor program success and growth.
  • Collect, analyze, prepare and submit regulatory and accreditation reporting requirements.
  • Ensure faculty are experientially and academically qualified to teach in accordance with accreditation standards.
  • Promote and evaluate faculty performance and development.
  • Create a learning and work environment that meets the accreditation requirements, welcomes faculty, staff and students and attracts students to the University.
University Expectations:
  • Knowledge of and a commitment to the mission of Marian University
  • Adheres to Marian University’s policies and procedures
  • Shows courtesy and respect in interactions with fellow employees, students subordinates, and supervisors
  • Communicates regularly with supervisor about Department issues
  • Meets department productivity standards
  • Participates in developing department goals, objective, and systems
  • Adheres to the department budget
  • Fulfills other duties as assigned by the SVP of Health Professions.

Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
To be qualified for this position the candidate must:
  • Hold an active, unencumbered PT license or PTA license/certification in any United States jurisdiction and is in compliance with the practice act in the jurisdiction where the program is located.
  • Have a minimum of a master’s degree.
  • Have a minimum of five years (or equivalent), full-time,* post-licensure experience that includes a minimum of three years (or equivalent) of full-time clinical experience within any United States jurisdiction.
  • Have experience in classroom, lab, or clinical teaching experience.
  • Have experience in administration, management, and leadership. Experiences derived from the clinic are acceptable.
  • Have professional development or education in all of the following: educational theory and methodology, instructional design, student evaluation, and outcome assessment.
  • Have experience with CAPTE accreditation is preferred.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications require a cover letter, a current resume, contact information for three professional references, and responses to the supplemental mission questions.

Marian University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
Preferred Qualifications

Please Review Marian University’s Mission & Identity Statement before responding to the supplementary questions on your application:
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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How do you think Marian University’s mission, as well as the Catholic Franciscan identity, will support your work as a professor/administrator?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * How will the work you do in your role at Marian University be different in light of the mission and identity of the University?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * How will you promote the success of those from marginalized groups?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * In what ways will your work promote and support transformational leaders that are trustworthy, healthy, skilled and inquisitive?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Resume


Marian University

At Marian University, our vision is to provide an education distinguished in its ability to prepare transformative leaders for service to the world. Our mission is to be a great Catholic university dedicated to achieving excellence in learning, which is achieved through teaching, research, and scholarly activities in the Franciscan and liberal arts tradition. We welcome students of all faiths who seek an educational experience framed within the context of our Franciscan values of dignity of the individualpeace and justicereconciliation, and responsible stewardship. Our understanding of these values is informed by reflection on the life of Jesus Christ and prayer.

The institution grew out of the dedication and vision of Sister Theresa Hackelmeier and the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, who established a school in Oldenburg, Indiana, in 1851. The college was founded in Oldenburg in 1936 and moved to Indianapolis in 1937. On July 1, 2009, Marian College became Marian University.

Marian University is proud to be a higher education institution just ten minutes away from downtown Indianapolis. Here, you’ll not only get to benefit from the exceptional employment and internship opportunities the city has to offer but also its diverse culture and lively personality. From cool cultural districts with unique entertainment, shopping, and dining options to outdoor festivals, professional and amateur sports events, hiking and biking trails, and more, Marian University is conveniently located in the heart of it all. Whether it’s walking around Monument Circle, floating down the canal in a paddleboat, visiting the various historical sites and museums, or dining on Mass Ave, you’ll quickly find your favorite local hangouts and love this city just as much as we do.

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