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Director of Physical Therapy
Marian University

Date Posted Feb. 6, 2023
Title Director of Physical Therapy
University Marian University
Indianapolis, IN, United States
Department Strategic Development Administration
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Physical Therapy/Rehabilitation
As a part of a diverse community of faculty and staff who represent many faith systems and worldviews, Marian University seeks a Director of Physical Therapy to promote our Catholic Franciscan mission and identity by being responsible for the inaugural start of DPT and application for CAPTE accreditation.

This successful candidate will be a driven, visionary leader overseeing program development organization, administration, planning and hiring the faculty who teaches within the program. This will be a key leader for the institution to grow new programs in health professions that will increase enrollment, increase revenue, and reinforce brand identity in the health professions.

The candidate will be full-time, core faculty member holding the rank of clinical associate, associate professor or full professor. This is a full-time, core faculty appointment with administrative release time to carry out the duties and responsibilities of the program director. The DPT program is offered year-round in the University.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Actively engages the Catholic Franciscan mission and identity of Marian University by modeling the Franciscan Sponsorship Values, honoring the legacy of the founding congregation, promoting unity in diversity, and integrating the Catholic and Franciscan intellectual traditions in courses, programs, and services.
  • Implementing the DPT program that will position Marian University as a 1eaaer m
    meeting/ exceeding Marian University's strategic plan and enrollment goals and impact our community and the greater good.
  • Supporting excellence in Physical therapy education which opens access to new segments learners, meeting learners where they are, and creating the support structures and programs that best serve students.

  • Ability to develop a culture at supporting excellence.
  • Responsibility for communication, program assessment and planning, fiscal management, and faculty hiring and evaluations. Provides on-going professional development and growth for each member of  the physical therapy team. Ability to recruit, train, and retain talent.
  • Lead a team to implement data-driven decision-making and build statistical models to determine class size, quality, diversity, and other essential metrics. Continually assess enrollment and revenue projections and provide senior administration and faculty forecasts as required.
  • Manage physical therapy program budgets and ensure all expenditures are made in a fiscally responsible manner.
  • Create organizational structure that supports swift action on program additions/changes, in collaboration and guidance with all the health professions team and Provost Office. Oversees staff in Academics and Operations.
  • Development of a strategic plan and proforma, and establishment of goals/metrics to be monitored.
  • Demonstrated collaborative team player who understands academic policies and procedures and can lead academic changes. 
  • Fulfills other duties as assigned by the Senior Vice President for Health Professions. 

Program Operations and Curriculum:
  • Development of a strategic plan and proforma, and establishment of goals/metrics to be monitored.
  • Lead the review and revisions of the curricular requirements to ensure the curriculum compliance with accreditation standards.
  • Create course schedules and assign faculty course load (or provide input in that matter).
  • Ensure development and regular review and revision of program-level policies and program level documents such as handbook, guidelines, etc.; ensure their compliance with university level policies and accreditation requirements.
  • Monitor department webpages, the academic catalog, and other externally-facing publications for the currency of the information and compliance with accreditation standards. 
  • Oversee the facilities and manage assigned staff (if applicable), maintain essential programmatic, students, and alumni records.

Assessment and Accreditation:
  • Lead the assessment processes, including course-level and program-level assessments and other assessments activities as required by an accreditor.
  • Collect, analyze, and synthesize and prepare and submit regulatory and specialized accreditation reporting.
  • Ensure collection of course syllabi and other materials for assessment and accreditation purposes.

Faculty and Students:
  • Proactively recruit faculty for full time (FT) and adjunct position with the focus on diversity, equity and inclusion of underrepresented populations.
  • Ensure that faculty member's qualification are following accreditations standards.
  • Conduct faculty performances evaluations in accordance with accreditation standards (if applicable). 
  • Promote faculty development, work with the faculty to ensure their understanding of the accreditation standards and the requirements for meeting them.
  • Support enrollment management initiatives and ensure compliance with the program's admissions standards.
  • Oversee students academic progress within the degree program; work to ensure students' progress and timely graduation; authorize course substitution and waivers as needed

  • Stays current with program accreditation requirements and other developments in the field.
  • Other duties as might be required by an external accreditor or as assigned by the Dean.

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