The CAPTE accredited Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program in the Department of Physical Therapy and Kinesiology at the University of Massachusetts Lowell is seeking an experienced, visionary and innovative leader to serve as the next Program Director (PD). The candidate will be appointed at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, in either the tenure-track or clinical track, depending upon qualifications and scholarly record. Applications and nominations are encouraged.
Provide program leadership, maintain accreditation, promote the program and enhance its visibility, assist with recruiting and retaining students, and manage the day-to-day logistics of the program.
Oversight and fulfillment of compliance with annual and continuing accreditation policies, procedures, and review
Enforcement of program policies and procedures in conjunction with the Chair
Regularly reviews academic standing of program students in conjunction with DPT leadership.
Serves as the DPT student academic advisor
Academic doctoral degree (PhD, EdD, DHSc, ScD), from an accredited university with a research program related to physical therapy or kinesiology
Eligible for physical therapy licensure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
At least 3 years of prior experience in a CAPTE Accredited DPT Program as Program Director or other similar leadership role
At least 6 years of full time higher education experience
Tenure-track candidates must have a vibrant research program with evidence of funding and scholarly dissemination.
Strong communication and collaborative abilities
Contemporary clinical experience in physical therapy
Postdoctoral experience for tenure track applicants
Associate professor tenure track candidates must have a nationally recognized research program with a record of extramural research support and current funding
Full professor tenure track candidates must have a national/international reputation with extensive publications and consistent funding to support a research team of students and scientists
About Department of Physical Therapy and Kinesiology:
The Department of Physical Therapy and Kinesiology is located within the Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences, a dynamic, growing college that prepares professionals and scientists in a wide range of health science fields including applied, clinical and translational areas. A large research program and vibrant community partnerships and engagement opportunities enrich and support our educational programs. The candidate will work with internal collaborators in the Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences, with faculty in other colleges at UMass Lowell, with community partners, and with external academic or industry collaborators to strengthen current academic, clinical, and research efforts, and build new interdisciplinary areas consistent with departmental priorities.
About UMass Lowell:
UMass Lowell is situated in the heart of New England on the banks of the Merrimack River, a beautiful and culturally diverse area and birthplace of America’s industrial revolution. Cotton mills in Lowell, the only city to be awarded national park status by the U.S. National Park Service, opened in 1814 and the city has been a hub of invention and innovation ever since. UML continues that legacy of innovation throughout the campus. Its location 25 miles north of Boston offers unsurpassed enrichment including fine arts, dining, historical sites, and of course sports! Just north of Lowell the grandeur of New Hampshire’s White mountains unfolds not far from the storied ski lodges of Vermont. The coasts of Maine, New Hampshire, and Cape Cod offers hundreds of miles of beaches within an hour’s drive. All told, Lowell is a jewel of a city in one of the most attractive regions in the country to live.
Founded in 1976, the physical therapy degree program at UMass Lowell represented the first and only public offering in higher education in Massachusetts, which still holds true today. The program has been accredited for nearly 30 years and will undergo reaccreditation in the Spring of 2020. The Department will also be moving into new offices and new teaching laboratories in the Summer of 2020.
The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.