Posted on Apr 19, 2022 by University of Texas Medical Branch
Department Chair, Physical Therapy - School of Health Professions
University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) - Galveston, Texas
University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB)
UTMB opened in 1891 as the nation's first public medical school and hospital under unified leadership. What began as one hospital and medical school building in Galveston is now a major academic health sciences center of global influence, with medical, nursing, health professions and graduate biomedical schools; a world-renowned research enterprise; and a growing, comprehensive health system with hospitals on four campuses and a network of clinics.
The UTMB School of Health Professions
For over a century, the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) has dedicated its efforts toward improving the health of society - in Texas and beyond. In addition to designing and implementing innovative ways to deliver instruction to students at distant locations, the school continuously explores opportunities to expand its program offerings and interprofessional learning.
The UTMB School of Health Professionals offers certifications, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral allied health programs. In addition to classroom lectures, our programs offer clinical training opportunities in a variety of settings to ensure our students have exposure to a multitude of professional opportunities.
The UTMB Department of Physical Therapy houses the longest running PT program in Texas and offers the following program tracks for the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree: Residential DPT, PTA to DPT Bridge, and Hybrid DPT. The curriculum focuses on evidenced based physical therapy practice providing learning experiences that facilitate the development of competencies and behaviors necessary to become providers of choice for restoration of optimal physical function.
Department Chair, Physical Therapy - The University of Texas Medical Branch is actively seeking a Chair for the Department of Physical Therapy. This position will report to the Senior Vice President and Dean of the School of Health Professions and is a full-time, tenured, faculty position. The Department Chair while working closely with the Associate Chair of PT Education and the Program Directors, will provide leadership and direction to the department for all existing programs, look to expand and develop new programs, and lead the faculty on matters of curriculum, instruction, research, diversity, scholarship, service, clinical enterprise.
Essential Responsibilities and Functions:
- Provide leadership and direction to departmental faculty on matters pertaining to curriculum, instruction, and scholarly activity.
- Develop and expand the research capacity of the department.
- Responsible for faculty recruitment, retention, and development.
- Manage expenditures and revenues to create a balanced operational budget.
- Foster and obtain training and research grants sufficient to offset operating deficits.
- Contribute to a department culture that promotes collaborative decision-making, and affirms equity, diversity, and inclusion.
- Develop and strengthen alumni relationships.
- PhD degree or equivalent from an accredited institution in a relevant field.
- Eligible for an appointment at the Associate Professor level.
- A physical therapist (DPT and/or PT) eligible for licensure in the state of Texas.
- Eligible for an appointment at the Professor level.
- Established record of administrative responsibilities and scholarly accomplishments.
- Evidence of extramural funding, supervisory abilities, and leadership roles.
- A solid record of clinical mastery.
Income Package: Salary will be commensurate with Academic rank, qualifications, experience, and educational background. In addition, UTMB offers a superior benefits package, an excellent retirement program, a relocation allowance as well as many other potential incentives.
Living in South Houston and Galveston, Texas: Galveston Island is home to approximately 50,000 residents and is known for its 32 miles of Gulf Coast beaches, temperate climate, wide array of leisure and cultural activities, and affordable cost of living - all just south of Houston, the 4 th largest city in the US. More information about UTMB and Galveston can be found on the UTMB Living Website:
Interested candidates should submit a Cover Letter and current Curriculum Vitae (CV) to Skott Harrington via email, . Please be sure to include a preferred contact method.
* Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veteran's and individuals with disabilities.