Founding Program Chair, Doctor of Physical Therapy- Creighton University at Phoenix

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Creighton University, a Catholic and Jesuit institution, invites applications for the position of Chair to develop an innovative Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program in Phoenix, Arizona. Creighton seeks to employ a dynamic and collaborative leader with a vision for the future of physical therapy education and a passion to initiate the first Jesuit-based DPT program in the state of Arizona. The program will be part of a new comprehensive health science campus to include academic disciplines in medicine, physician assistant, nursing, pharmacy, occupational therapy, and emergency medical services.

The Chair will be responsible for hiring a Director of Clinical Education and additional faculty members to serve in the department, and successfully complete all pre-accreditation requirements in preparation for accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). In addition to administrative duties and commensurate with professional expertise, the Chair will also be responsible for teaching in the DPT curriculum, fulfilling a scholarly agenda, and participating in professional and community-based service.

The program Chair and all PT faculty in Phoenix will have collegial access to comprehensive expertise in physical therapy education from a DPT program that supports 20 core faculty members in a top ranked professional doctoral program located in Omaha, Nebraska. The Nebraska-based DPT program supports five accredited clinical residencies, a clinical practice, and diverse research agendas in multiple areas of scholarship, including highly competitive grant-based initiatives. Additional information regarding the mission and philosophy of the Creighton DPT program in Omaha can be found on the following website at:…ysical-therapy

Candidates for the position must possess the following credentials: An earned academic doctorate (PhD, EdD, DSc), a minimum of six-years employment in higher education with three-years as faculty in an accredited Doctor of Physical Therapy program, and achieved academic rank of Associate or Professor with prior administrative, personnel, and budgetary experience. In addition, candidates should be committed to educational leadership in a new and innovative environment, demonstrate a record of teaching and achievement in scholarly activities, and be eligible for Physical Therapy licensure in the state of Arizona to support a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track administrative role in higher education.

Leadership in developing extramural-funded scholarship in a DPT program and a commitment to leadership in the tradition of Jesuit education is desired. Academic rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience. Expressions of interest and all applications will be treated in strict confidence. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, a professional curriculum vitae, and provide the names and contact information of four personal references to:

Search Committee Chair
Department of Physical Therapy
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
Creighton University
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178
Phone: (402) 280-5633 Fax: (402) 280-5692
Creighton University is an equal opportunity employer.

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