Chair – Department of Physical Therapy

ORGANIZATION: The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (aka UT Health San Antonio)

LOCATION: San Antonio, Texas

The School of Health Professions (SHP) at UT Health San Antonio is seeking applications for Chair for the Department of Physical Therapy. Applicants should submit a letter of intent, curriculum vitae and contact information for five professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until filled.

The Position:
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is one of the country’s leading academic health centers. The Department of Physical Therapy is located within the university’s School of Health Professions. With responsibility for developing and implementing a robust strategic plan focused on establishing a world-class department, the Chair’s primary and central goal is to further develop and support activities across all four components of the academic mission: excellence in educational, research, faculty practice and service. Supported by a well-qualified faculty, and administrative staff, the Chair will oversee all administrative, operational, research, and patient care functions of the department. Additional responsibilities include budgeting, planning, accreditation, assessment, development/fundraising, sponsored program activities, agency outreach, alumni relations, enhancing scholarly activities within the department, fostering positive/collegial relationships and other duties as assigned.

Program Direction:
Applicants for this position should hold the appropriate qualifications to serve as program director for the physical therapy program. The department has a long and successful history of providing graduate-level education for the preparations of physical therapist.

  • Is a Physical Therapist who is licensed or regulated in any United States jurisdiction as a Physical Therapist.
  • Applicants should hold an earned academic doctoral degree (e.g. PhD, EdD) in an area relevant to health professions education or practice.

· Qualified for the rank of Associate Professor, Professor, Clinical Associate Professor, or Clinical Professor;
· Has a minimum of six years of full time[1]higher education experience, with a minimum of three years of full-time experience in a physical therapist education program.

To Apply: Applicants should include a letter of intent, current curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for five professional references to David C. Shelledy, PhD, RRT, FAARC, Dean, School of Health Professions, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, MSC 6243, San Antonio, TX 78229-3900, 210-567-4838, shelledy@uthscsa.edu.
Applications may also be submitted through the UT Health Careers website https://uthealthsa.sharepoint.com/HR/Pages/Careers.aspx

All faculty appointments are designated as security sensitive positions. The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including protected veterans and persons with disabilities.

[1] Full time: 35 hours/week