Thomas Jefferson University is seeking a Chairperson to lead the
Department of Physical Therapy in the College of Rehabilitation
Sciences. The Department seeks a visionary leader with the
ability to advance education, service, and scholarship within the
framework of the Department’s strategic plan.
Successful candidates should possess prior academic and
leadership experience, excellent communication skills, and a proven
ability to collaborate with staff, faculty, and the
college/university leadership team. We desire an innovative
colleague who will be an active facilitator of faculty success, is
team-oriented, and shows a genuine appreciation of educational best
Expectations for the Position:
- Provide leadership and direction to the Department faculty on
curriculum, instruction, service, and scholarship.
- Evolve the scholarly capacity of the Department by supporting
faculty to obtain funding and increase scholarly output.
- Foster interprofessional engagement in education, research,
clinical, and service opportunities.
- Develop and implement strategies to ensure a continuous stream
of highly qualified applicants into the program.
- Manage expenditures and revenues to create a balanced
- Advocate on behalf of faculty, students, and staff to meet the
collective needs of the program.
- Cultivate a culture of assessment to advance Department’s
- Candidate must possess or be eligible for licensure as a
physical therapist in Pennsylvania, be eligible for appointment at
senior faculty rank, possess an academic doctoral degree from an
accredited institution in a relevant field, and have depth and
breadth of experiences as a faculty member in a CAPTE accredited
entry-level doctor of physical therapy program.
- The ideal candidate should have administrative experience in
higher education, the acumen to work collaboratively in a dynamic
and evolving academic medical center, the ability to implement
data-driven changes, and knowledge of accreditation processes.
Applicants are requested to submit an on-line
ID # 9251907
Please also send via email CV, cover letter, and
contact information for three references to FacultyRecruitment@jefferson.edu
For additional information, please contact Catherine V.
Piersol, PhD, OTR/L, Search Committee Chair
Jefferson Health delivers state of the art healthcare services
to patients throughout the Delaware Valley and southern New Jersey.
Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University)
provides more than 8,400 students from nearly 40 states and 40
countries with 21st century professional education. Combined, we
have over 30,000 employees.
Jefferson Health, with 14 hospitals (seven are Magnet designated
by the ANCC for nursing excellence) and 40+ outpatient and urgent
care locations, offers a broad range of primary and complex, highly
specialized care that touches the lives of more than four million
patients annually. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Thomas
Jefferson University Hospital among the nation’s best in eight
specialties. Jefferson Health also includes the NCI designated
Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center; it is one of only 70 such centers in
Thomas Jefferson University has ten colleges and three schools
that offer more than 160 undergraduate and graduate programs. Our
University is dedicated to inter-professional and transdisciplinary
approaches to learning that offer a vibrant and expandable platform
for professional education. Through this unique model, we are
preparing our students for current and yet to be imagined
As an employer, Jefferson maintains a commitment to provide
equal access to employment. Jefferson values diversity and
encourages applications from women, members of minority groups,
LGBTQ individuals, disabled individuals, and veterans.