Mission or Goal of Unit:
Based in Richmond, Virginia, the Department of Physical Therapy has led the way in advancing physical therapy education since it was founded in 1931. It offers programs leading to the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree as well as programs leading to the Doctor of Philosophy degree, in conjunction with the VCU Schools of Medicine and Education. The Doctor of Physical Therapy program ranks in the top 8 percent of the 200 plus U.S. programs according to U.S. News & World Report. In addition to the leadership in physical therapy education, the department has a long history of research excellence. Many of its faculty are active in conducting cutting edge research that addresses critical health issues.
The Department of Physical Therapy sits within the College of Health Professions (CHP). CHP recently marked its 50th anniversary with the opening of a state-of-the-art 154,000 square feet, eight level, LEED Silver certified building. Reporting to the Dean of the College of Health Professions, the next Chair will foster a culture of inclusion, diversity, and equity in one of the top programs in the country. The Chair will champion innovation at every turn, leading a curricular review to ensure that VCU continues to produce the next generation of physical therapy leaders. The next Chair will be charged with expanding enrollment, recruiting and retaining a diverse and talented faculty and staff, overseeing residency programs, and engaging with a large and successful alumni base. The Chair will be in a strong position to support faculty scholarship, facilitate collaborations within the College of Health Professions and with health centers and community groups, and to provide new opportunities for students, faculty, and staff.
Chief Purpose of this position in support of above mission or goal:
Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) seeks a visionary and transformative leader to be the next Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy in the College of Health Professions. The successful candidate will grow a strong and diverse Department by anticipating the changes in physical therapy and providing the tools needed to succeed in a dynamic environment. The Department of Physical Therapy serves the people of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the nation by providing educational programs related to physical therapy. The department provides an environment that encourages education through problem solving, free inquiry, professional behavior. and scholarship. The department’s primary focus is to prepare individuals for general physical therapy practice. These practitioners are educated to serve as an entry point into the health care system for consumers. Post-professional programs provide quality education leading to careers in teaching and research. The department also provides assistance and services to the community and engages in research and scholarly activities related to the practice of physical therapy.
This role is a full time 12-month faculty position. Salary, tenure, and rank will be commensurate with qualifications.
The Chair of Physical Therapy ensures the long-term viability, growth, and quality of the Department’s programs. As a member of the College’s Executive Leadership Committee, the Chair collaborates with the Dean’s Office and other Department Chairs to promote the mission of the College throughout the University and the healthcare industry. The position serves as a key adviser to the Dean on all issues related to the governance and direction of the College. The incumbent will be responsible for managing and directing discretionary funds, serving as a strategic partner for the Dean as well as playing an active role in fundraising and external relations. Additional responsibilities include the following:
Other (for instance administrative duties)
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