Vice Chief of Education - Duke University in Durham North Carolina

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Duke University

Durham, North Carolina 27705

United States


Detailed Job Description

Regular Rank Faculty Position

Associate Professor or Professor Level

Vice Chief of Education

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Division (DPT) at Duke University seeks to recruit a physical therapist with current educational leadership to join our expanding faculty, and to participate in the DPT executive committee as the Vice Chief of Education.  The Vice Chief of Education will be a dynamic and engaging individual, who will join a progressive group of faculty who educate learners using a dynamic curriculum, which places emphasis on educational strategies including, but not limited to, Team-Based Learning (TBL). Qualified applicants must have an earned PhD, EdD, or equivalent and be eligible for licensure as a physical therapist in the state of North Carolina. Responsibilities will include instructional effort in courses for which the candidate is qualified, but the majority of work effort of the Vice Chief of Education is allocated to managing the structure and process related to the physical therapy curriculum, for executive oversight of the clinical education operation, and for assessing core faculty and clinical educators teaching outcomes.  The Vice Chief of Education will also take ownership and integration over potentially new professional educational and continuing education offerings.  Opportunity exists to collaborate with other local, national and global partners, along with colleagues in education, research and clinical practice within Duke University.

In addition to having a degree in physical therapy and an earned doctoral degree (PhD, EdD, or equivalent), the search committee seeks applicants from a diverse pool of candidates with the following additional qualifications or attributes:

  1. Current academic leadership experience in physical therapy education
  2. Advanced clinical certification, specialization, or additional health professions training
  3. Experience in, and a commitment to, excellence in teaching and mentoring physical therapist educators and learners
  4. Experience working with diverse patient and student populations
  5. Strong commitment to joining a collaborative faculty and implementing innovative education strategies
  6.  Progressive history of scholarly output and contributions in the area of the candidate’s expertise
  7. A recognized leader in physical therapy 
  8. An excellent communicator and academic team builder.

The position is a 12-month appointment with salary and rank commensurate with qualification and experience. Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to prepare a 1-page vision statement for the future of physical therapy education, and a 5-year plan that outlines the candidate’s personal educational, research, and services milestones.  All interested candidates should send in confidence a cover letter and curriculum vitae by November 14, 2014 including contact information for three references by email to:

Michel D. Landry, BScPT, PhD

Chair, Search Committee

Doctor of Physical Therapy Division

Duke University Medical Centre (DUMC)

Box 104002, Durham, NC, 27708

Keyword Phrases

  • Education
  • Research
  • Executive
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Senior
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Professor
Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Research Professor
Research Associate Professor
Research Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter
Best if Apply By 11/14/2014