Division Director - Physical Therapy Division

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
September 23, 2023
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Posting Information

Posting Information

Department Health Sciences - PT - 405507

Posting Open Date 08/23/2023 Application Deadline Open Until Filled Yes Position Type Permanent Faculty Working Title Division Director - Physical Therapy Division Appointment Type Faculty Vacancy ID FAC0004655 Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Permanent Hours per week 40 FTE 1 Position Location North Carolina, US Hiring Range Proposed Start Date 01/01/2024

Position Information

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

The UNC School of Medicine has a rich tradition of excellence and care. Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of North Carolinians, and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research. We strive to promote faculty, staff, and learner development in a diverse, respectful environment where our colleagues demonstrate professionalism, enhance learning, and create personal and professional sustainability. We optimize our partnership with the UNC Health System through close collaboration and commitment to service. OUR VISION Our vision is to be the nation's leading public school of medicine. We are ranked 2nd in primary care education among all US schools of medicine and 5th among public peers in NIH research funding. Our Allied Health Department is home to five top-ranked divisions, and we are home to 18 top-ranked clinical and basic science departments in NIH research funding. OUR MISSION Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of North Carolinians and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research. Patient Care: We will promote health and provide superb clinical care while maintaining our strong tradition of reaching underserved populations and reducing health disparities across North Carolina and beyond. Education: We will prepare tomorrow's health care professionals and biomedical researchers by facilitating learning within innovative curricula and team- oriented interprofessional education. We will cultivate outstanding teaching and research faculty, and we will recruit outstanding students and trainees from highly diverse backgrounds to create a socially responsible, highly skilled workforce. Research: We will develop and support a rich array of outstanding health sciences research programs, centers, and resources. We will provide infrastructure and opportunities for collaboration among disciplines throughout and beyond our University to support outstanding research. We will foster programs in the areas of basic, translational, mechanistic, and population research.

Position Summary

The Division of Physical Therapy invites applications for Division Director. Eligibility for appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor is necessary for consideration. This recruitment is Open Track (fixed term, tenure track, or tenured).

The successfull candidate will collaborate with faculty, staff, and students to translate our visions for the future into achievements in research, teaching, and clinical service. Among the primary qualities we seek in this person is the ability to balance and prioritize diverse interests for a dynamic program in a rapidly evolving field. The successful candidate will be decisive, fair minded, insightful, committed to the advancement of the Division of Physical Therapy and the Department of Health Sciences in the School of Medicine, and dedicated to continued leadership in education, research and clinical service at state and national levels. In addition to these qualities, the ideal candidate will be a visible presence in physical therapy education and research; will have a history of successful administrative experience; will be active in fostering alumni relationships and development gift initiatives; and will be committed to a consultative, balanced, flexible, and responsive leadership style.

The Director of the Division of Physical Therapy will be responsible for all aspects of the Division's operation. The Director of the Division of Physical Therapy is expected to promote an environment of academic excellence and is responsible for the overall administrative operations within the Division, including: a) oversight and support for the Division's academic programs and initiatives (DPT, transitional DPT, PhD in Human Movement Science, four residency/fellowship programs); b) development and support for our 18 core physical therapy faculty members c) development, support and promotion of faculty and student research endeavors; d) development and management of the Division's clinical operations e) budgetary and professional oversight and coordination of all Division activities and resources. The Division Director must be able to facilitate a collegial environment that fosters ongoing collaboration among faculty with diverse research and clinical interests.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Applicants should hold a PhD and be eligible for licensure as a physical therapist in North Carolina. In addition to administrative and teaching experience we are seeking a candidate who has demonstrated success as an independent investigator with extramural funding and/or who would contribute to the clinical service mission of the Division.

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

Candidates eligible for tenure are preferred.

Special Physical/Mental Requirements Campus Security Authority Responsibilities

Not Applicable.

Special Instructions Quick Link https: // unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/264085

Department Contact Information

Department Contact Name and Title Karen McCulloch, Search Committee Chair

Department Contact Telephone or Email karenmccu[email protected] Academic Personnel Office Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University's Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost office at (919)-962-1091 or send an email to [email protected].

Please note: The Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost office will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

If you have any questions about the job requirements or the hiring department notify the Department Contact.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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