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Physical Therapy Department Chair, MGH Institute of Health Professions

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  • Physical Therapy Department Chair, MGH Institute of Health Professions

    We invite you to be part of a dynamic leadership team within the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS) at the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, MA. We seek an innovative, visionary individual to lead our highly ranked Department of Physical Therapy. This individual should desire to be part of an exceptional educational and work environment with an emphasis on interprofessional education, research, collaborative healthcare, and a strong commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. The PT Department Chair position presents an opportunity for a dedicated physical therapist educator to provide leadership, promote a prioritized agenda of scholarship and faculty development, contribute to growing interprofessional activities, and lead curricular innovation.

    The DPT program has developed a modular and integrated curriculum built on a foundation of case-based, self-directed, and collaborative learning that reimagines the teaching-learning interaction. The DPT program is ranked in the top 10 programs nationally. The onsite Center for Interprofessional Education and Practice provides further opportunities for interprofessional education and practice for our exceptionally talented pool of graduate students across all programs.

    The MGH Institute is a graduate school in Boston that prepares leading health professionals through the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, School of Nursing, and School of Healthcare Leadership. Located in the historic Charlestown Navy Yard, the MGH Institute is affiliated with Mass General Brigham Healthcare System, which includes the Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Spaulding Rehabilitation Network, as well as a physician’s network, community health centers, and other healthcare entities. This position offers unparalleled opportunities for collaboration, faculty development, scholarship, and practice within this world-class academic and clinical environment.

    Responsibilities. The Chair of the PT Department is responsible for all aspects of academic leadership and administration within the department, including strategic direction, mentorship, faculty and staff development, budgeting and fiscal management, curriculum development and oversight, program evaluation, and development of new initiatives. The Chair also has responsibilities in teaching, service, and scholarly activities. The Chair is responsible for supporting the Institute’s goals of preparing health professions leaders, advancing health care for our diverse communities, and contributing to a culture of equitable and inclusive excellence.

    Qualifications. The Chair must hold a terminal academic doctorate (PhD, EdD or equivalent), be eligible for rank of Associate Professor or Professor, be eligible for licensure in Massachusetts, and have a minimum of 6 years of experience as a physical therapy educator. Previous academic leadership and experience with CAPTE accreditation are desirable. The applicant should have strong communication skills, demonstrated leadership qualities, and a record of teaching, scholarship, and service.

    Application and Contact Information.
    • Applicants can apply online at with their CV and cover letter.
    • Applications are accepted until May 1st.
    • Invitations for interviews expected in June.
    • Expected start date of Dec 1st.
    • Questions regarding this position should be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Maureen Flynn.

    Maureen Flynn, MS, CGC, MPH, Chair Search Committee
    MGH Institute of Health Professions
    Charlestown Navy Yard, 36 1st Avenue
    Boston, MA 02129

    EEO Statement Mass General Brigham is an Equal Opportunity Employer & by embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law.