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Job ID: 116817

Department Chair
University of Rhode Island

Date Posted Dec. 10, 2018
Title Department Chair
University University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI, United States
Department Physical Therapy Department
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate Professor
    Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Physical Therapy/Rehabilitation

Associate Professor/Professor/Department Chair, Physical Therapy

The Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Rhode Island invites applications for a tenure-track Professor who will serve as Department Chair and Program Director in Physical Therapy, with extensive experience in teaching and scholarship that complements the mission of the Department, College, and University. The position will be a calendar year appointment with a start date no later than September 2019. The Department is located within the newly formed College of Health Sciences and is part of the University’s Academic Health Collaborative which also includes the Colleges of Pharmacy and Nursing, and the Institute for Integrated Health and Innovation. The Department is recognized for excellence in teaching, service, professional leadership, scholarship, and international opportunities for students, strong clinical education partners, and our on-site clinic. Annually, a cohort of 32 students are accepted and taught by a dedicated and experienced faculty. The Program received full (10 year) CAPTE re-accreditation in 2016.

The successful candidate will be expected to lead and administer the Department with oversight of: fiscal, curricular, personnel, outcome assessment and accreditation components based on a shared vision aligned to the missions of the Department, College, University, and APTA; mentor and support the professional development of faculty and students; contribute directly to the delivery of the DPT curriculum; foster links with academic and professional colleagues on campus and throughout the community; and be active in the APTA and ACAPT. In general, individuals are encouraged to apply who will contribute to the Department’s commitment to scholarship, evidence-based practice, collaborative and inclusive teaching, and who will be a strong advocate for the Department.

Visit the URI jobs website at to apply and view complete details for posting (F00098). Please attach only the following 4 (PDF) documents (only) to your online Faculty Employment Application: (#1) Letter of Application, (#2) Curriculum Vitae to include the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least 3 references (as one complete document), (#3) A statement of teaching philosophy, experiences, and integration with the department’s curriculum (as one complete document), and (#4) A statement of research interests and future plans (as one complete document).

(IMPORTANT NOTE): the following supporting documents (below) should be E-mailed directly to Anne Marie Dupre at (see below documents to attach to email): (email the following other relevant material in support of your applications (PDF reprints of up to 3 publications that you feel best highlight your suitability for the position, not necessarily those publications in journals with the highest impact factor).

Application Deadline: This is an open until filled search. First consideration will be given to applications received by November 1, 2018. Second consideration may be given to applications received prior to January 2, 2019. This position will remain open until filled.


  • The University of Rhode Island is an AA/EEOD employer. Women, persons of color, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other protected groups are encouraged to apply

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Contact Information

  • Anne Marie Dupre
    Physical Therapy Department
    University of Rhode Island
    25 West Independence Way
    Kingston, RI 02881
  • 401 874 5002
  • 401 874 5630


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