Position Number: M0203667
Title: Department Chairperson
Department: School of Health Professions (Physical Therapy & Rehab Services)
Exempt Status: Exempt
The Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science (PTRS) is a committed program director who maintains all graduate programs within the PTRS Department (e.g., DPT, PhD in Rehab Science, joint PT-PhD) at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC). The successful candidate will contribute to the missions of the Department and the institution’s mission to serve the citizens of Kansas, the region, and the nation through exemplary education, research and service. The Chair will provide leadership and supervision for, promote, and be accountable to fulfill the research, education and administrative service missions of the Department. The administrative service mission includes the recruitment of faculty, development of collaborative research with the departments, centers, institutes and Schools at KUMC, and graduate student teaching. The Chair will be expected to foster and expand interprofessional collaborations at KUMC. The Chair will provide overall vision and strategic direction, develop and maintain an academically rigorous Department, and manage all fiscal aspects to ensure a sound and improving fiscal profile.
Applicants should send current curriculum vita, names and contact information for three references, representative publications and a cover letter describing the candidate’s strengths, accomplishments, future research plans and vision for the department by August 1, 2016 or until the position is filled to: Sandra Billinger, PT, PhD, FAHA, Co-Chair Search Committee, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, MS 2002, 3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Kansas City, KS 66160, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
-Provide visionary leadership to develop and strengthen the existing department. Manage and develop funding sources within the PTRS department. Supervise, evaluate and develop faculty and staff members. Provide leadership to all programs within the department, including curriculum development and student recruitment.
-Maintain scholarly activities and mentoring faculty with research interests.
-Teach graduate courses in PTRS as needed.
-Ensure the department maintains standards established by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) to remain -accredited.
-Responsible for management and administration of the PTRS program, including planning, evaluation, budgeting, selection of faculty and staff, maintenance of accreditation, and commitment to strategies for professional development.
-Effectively administer and grow your assigned academic program including curriculum development, student registration/advisement, interprofessional collaborations, community relations and campus relations.
-Participate in faculty development opportunities as need to develop a high quality program. Additionally, demonstrate the capacity to resolve inquiries and complaints from employees, students, regulatory agencies, or members of the academic or business community. Exhibit the ability to effectively present information to faculty, academic and campus leaders, corporate leaders, professional colleagues, and appropriate public groups.
-Serve as a strong and positive advocate for the Department of PTRS, the School of Health Professions, and KUMC to develop and manage external communication and relationships with institutional and individual constituents for their support and giving as a long-term investment. Promote the importance of mutual support among internal stakeholders, including PTRS students, faculty, and staff.
-Other responsibilities as determined by the Dean of the School of Health Professions.
1) Physical therapist who is licensed or regulated in any United States jurisdiction as a PT.
2) Earned academic doctoral degree (program directors who have been determined by CAPTE as of January 1, 2016 to meet the 2006 Evaluative Criteria expectations without an academic doctoral degree may seek an exemption from this expectation)
3) Currently holds the rank of associate professor, professor, clinical associate professor, or clinical professor.
4) Minimum of six years of full time higher education experience, with a minimum of three years of full-time experience in a physical therapist education program.
1) Demonstrated track record of extramural funding
2) Strong record of leadership
3) Demonstrated ability to provide collaborative leadership
4) Skills in budgetary and fiscal management
5) Demonstrated excellence in teaching
6) Record of clinical practice
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About KU Medical Center:
The University of Kansas Medical Center’s mission is to educate exceptional health care professionals through a full range of undergraduate, graduate, professional, postdoctoral and continuing education programs in the schools of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions. KU Medical Center also advances the health sciences through world-class research programs; provides compassionate and state-of-the-art patient care in an academic medical center environment; and works with communities in every Kansas county to improve the health of Kansans. Learn more at www.kumc.edu.
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