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01-21-2009, 04:45 AM
Program Director for the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

School of Public Health and Health Professions, Department of
Rehabilitation Science

Position Description: Program Director for an entry-level Doctor of
Physical Therapy Program. Position is a non-tenure track, 10 month
appointment at the rank of Clinical Associate Professor.

Qualifications: Earned post-professional doctoral degree; 5 years of
academic experience; demonstrated experience in
leadership/administration; licensed or eligible for PT licensure in New

Responsibilities: The successful applicant will understand higher
education and contemporary clinical practice appropriate for leading a
physical therapy program; provide vision, leadership, and effective
management for continued growth of the program; demonstrate excellent
communication and negotiation skills; evaluate and mentor core faculty
on a regular basis, in collaboration with the department chair; report
program activities to the departmental chair; maintain program
compliance with CAPTE; work with other departments and schools in
addressing and resolving issues affecting the DPT program; direct the
program allocated budget; oversee and direct the admissions process;
meet with students to address student concerns; work collaboratively
with the Clinical Education Director and the Director of the
Occupational Therapy program; contribute to the teaching, scholarship,
and service missions of the program, department, school, and university.
Preference will be given to individuals with expertise in
musculoskeletal rehabilitation or health care administration and

Professional Environment: The University at Buffalo is a premier
research-intensive public university, a flagship institution in the
State University of New York system and its largest and most
comprehensive campus. UB's more than 28,000 students pursue their
academic interests through more than 300 undergraduate, graduate and
professional degree programs. UB is currently undergoing an aggressive
plan for growth and revitalization through the UB 2020 initiative (see
www.buffalo.edu for more information). Founded in 1846, the University
at Buffalo is a member of the Association of American Universities.

Buffalo is the second-largest city in New York with a population of more
than two million people. It is a big city with a hometown feel.
World-class art galleries and museums, an extensive parks system
designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and our four robust seasons allow for
an endless range of outdoor pursuits, from sailing to skiing, while a
range of professional sports teams keep the city fired up year-round and
make Buffalo a great place to work and live.

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin March 1st, 2009
and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date
for this position is August 2009. Interested candidates are encouraged
to complete an online application at www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu (search for
the posting number 0800557). Please include a cover letter describing
your background and experience, curriculum vitae, and three letters of

Contact: For further information, please contact the Search Committee
Chair: Patricia J Ohtake, PT, PhD, Department of Rehabilitation Science,
515 Kimball Tower, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14214;
716-829-6732 (Office); ohtake@buffalo.edu)

The University at Buffalo is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action

The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse
and pluralistic University community committed to teaching and working
in a multicultural environment.

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Dan K Ramsey, PhD

Assistant Professor

School of Public Health and Health Professions

Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

214 Kimball Tower

University at Buffalo

Buffalo, New York, 14214-8028

Tel: (716) 829 - 6794

Fax: (716) 829 - 2428

Email: dkramsey@buffalo.edu