Program Director, Doctor of Physical Therapy

Independence Campus

Graceland University seeks a program director/faculty member for our new Doctor of Physical Therapy program delivered in an accelerated hybrid education format.

The Program Director for the Doctor of Physical Therapy program provides administrative oversight and supervision of all aspects of the degree and emphases. The Director is responsible for establishing initial and continued program accreditation; managing program and course outcomes; developing and maintaining a contemporary and evidence-informed curriculum; hiring, training, and supervising a qualified faculty; overseeing the professional and academic development of students; and managing student issues related to the degree program. The Director is also responsible for the implementation and management of the program effectiveness plan; ensuring courses, faculty, and students meet program expectations, goals, and outcomes; fulfilling all regulatory requirements; fulfilling all strategic goals; building partnerships with an online program management (OPM) entity and other colleges and universities; developing innovative community and clinical partnerships; and working toward continuous quality improvement in everything they do. As a faculty member, additional responsibilities will include hybrid instruction, advising, scholarly activity, and committee involvement.

The successful candidate should have a terminal academic doctorate degree in or directly related to physical therapy, a minimum of 6 years of full-time higher education experience, a minimum of 3 years of full-time experience as a core faculty member in a CAPTE accredited entry-level physical therapist education program, and a physical therapist with an active unrestricted license in Missouri and/or their state of residence.

Equal Opportunity Employment has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principle at Graceland University, where employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination because of race, color, creed, gender identity, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected characteristic by law.

Start date: August 1, 2021. Review of applications will begin May 1, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. A cover letter, CV, teaching philosophy, research interests, unofficial transcripts, and a list of at least three professional references with contact information should be sent to: Dr. Jill Rhea, Vice President for Academic Affairs/Dean of Faculty, Graceland University, 1 University Place, Lamoni, IA, 50140 at the following email address: