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Chair of the Krannert School of Physical Therapy & DPT Program Director

University of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Mar 1, 2024

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Thank you for your interest in the University of Indianapolis! The University is a private, liberal arts university located on 65 acres just minutes from downtown Indianapolis. With more than 700 faculty and staff, it is a place where you can become part of a close-knit campus community that emphasizes the importance of community partnerships in the future growth of the University.

UIndy’s mission is to prepare its graduates for effective, responsible, and articulate membership in the complex societies in which they live and serve and for excellence and leadership in their personal and professional lives. The motto of "Education for Service" provides the foundation for our work to better our communities, both near and far.

As University employees, we know the work we do is important to our students and our communities. To accomplish our mission, we welcome talented, civic-minded, and diverse individuals from all career levels to help maintain our high standards of excellence and quality. If you want to join our dynamic environment and experience hard work, creativity, and teamwork, we welcome your application!

The University of Indianapolis is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, citizenship status, military status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. The University of Indianapolis does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission as required by Title IX.

  • Medical Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Tuition Discount
  • Retirement Savings Plan - 403B
  • Employee Discounts & Services
  • Free Parking
  • Onsite Health & Wellness Center
For more information about the benefits of being a staff member at UIndy, visit our Benefits site.

Responsibilities - Assistant/Associate Professor
  • Teaching, scholarship, and service in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program, with the option of clinical practice consistent with the mission of the University and School
  • Additional responsibilities may include academic advising and the potential to advise doctoral dissertations in the Doctor of Health Science Program
Qualifications - Assistant/Associate Professor
  • Evidence of successful academic and/or clinical teaching in physical therapy is required
  • Evidence of contemporary expertise reflective of current clinical practice within physical therapy
  • A terminal academic or clinical doctoral degree (Ph.D., EdD, DSc, DHS, DPT, etc.) from a regionally accredited institution is required
  • Individuals currently enrolled in an academic doctoral program will be considered
  • Specialization or identified clinical expertise is preferred
  • Eligibility and intention to obtain an unrestricted Indiana physical therapy license
Job Description

The University of Indianapolis (UIndy), Krannert School of Physical Therapy (KSPT), which enjoys a long-standing reputation for excellence, seeks a Chairperson to provide strategic leadership for its entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physical Therapist Assistant programs. The successful candidate will also serve as the Program Director for the well-established, entry-level DPT program providing faculty leadership and management to foster innovation and creativity focused on continued excellence in teaching and research.

This is a full-time, 11-month appointment at the Associate/ Full professor level with the option of tenure track. Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience. In addition to administrative responsibilities, the Chair will also have the opportunity to teach, conduct scholarly activities, and engage in service in accordance with their time and interests.

Position requirements include:
  • A terminal academic doctoral degree (e.g. PhD, EdD, ScD, DSc, DHSc or equivalent) from a regionally accredited institution
  • Six years of experience in higher education, with at least three years in a physical therapy education program
  • Eligibility for Indiana physical therapy license
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching and a research/scholarly agenda consistent with the rank of associate or full professor
The ideal candidate will possess:
  • Leadership experience, preferably in higher education, that includes strategic planning, management of human resources, and fiscal management
  • A record of service within the professional community
  • A dedication to integration of inter-professional education and community engagement within learning experiences
  • Experience with curriculum design, implementation and evaluation.
  • Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Willingness and ability to collaborate effectively with internal and external colleagues, administrators, faculty, and students
  • A commitment to equity, inclusion and belonging.
  • Apply electronically at . [JB1] Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Inquiries should be directed to James W. Bellew, PT, EdD, MS, Professor, 317-788-3522,, Chair of Academic Faculty Search Committee.


University of Indianapolis

The University of Indianapolis (UIndy) is a private United Methodist Church-affiliated university in Indianapolis, Indiana

Since opening our doors in 1902, the University of Indianapolis has been building a culture of connectedness with a unique emphasis on giving back through service-learning and volunteer work. As an academic ecosystem interconnected with the city of Indianapolis, here, you’re surrounded with myriad opportunities, including museums, music, culture, service, and more ways to grow and emerge greater. 

At UIndy, personal attention isn't just for students. You'll find a family-like atmosphere where coworkers quickly become friends, and colleagues provide support and encouragement both on the job and off. Combine that great environment with outstanding education benefits and an array of insurance coverage, vacation time and other perks, and you've got a workplace that is hard to beat.

Personal attention and applied learning are top priorities at UIndy. Just as you encourage your students' academic growth, UIndy supports your career growth and research pursuits. Plus, we're just 10 minutes from downtown, so you'll enjoy the many cultural and entertainment opportunities Indianapolis has to offer.


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