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Category Physical and Occupational Therapy
Title Chairperson of Physical Therapy
Name of School University of Delaware
Location Newark, DE
Description Chairperson of Physical Therapy - Appointment effective September 1, 2013

The Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Delaware invites nominations and applications for a department chair. We seek a visionary senior scientist with a vigorous research program and extramural funding who can provide strong, dynamic, and innovative leadership to advance excellence in research, teaching and clinical practice. Candidates must have an earned doctorate and be qualified for appointment at the associate or full professor level. A proven record of externally funded research, commitment to professional and graduate education, eligibility for licensure as a physical therapist in Delaware and effective management and interpersonal skills are required. The successful candidate will head a leadership team comprised of the Associate Chair, the DPT Program Director and the Director of Clinical Services in leading the department as we expand our program and move to our new home on the University's STAR Campus ( http://www.udel.edu/star/) in early 2014.

The Department of Physical Therapy has been a pioneer in physical therapy and a leader in rehabilitation research and physical therapy education. Currently ranked as the #2 program in the nation by US News & World Report, the Department is a center of excellence in PT clinical practice, education, and rehabilitation research. The Department of Physical Therapy ( http://www.udel.edu/PT) is a thriving academic unit of 20 faculty and professionals, approximately 40 professional students per class pursuing a Doctor of Physical Therapy, 30 graduate students pursuing a Ph.D., in Biomechanics and Movement Science, post-professional residencies in Sports, Orthopedic, Geriatric and Neurologic (with Johns Hopkins) Physical Therapy and active Sports & Orthopedic and Neurological and Older Adult Clinics. The Department provides an environment that supports and fosters the development of a focused, productive and high-quality research program by all faculty members. The department is part of the College of Health Sciences, which also includes the departments of Behavioral Health and Nutrition, Medical Laboratory Sciences, and Kinesiology and Applied Physiology, and the School of Nursing.

Founded in 1743, the University of Delaware combines tradition and innovation, offering students a rich heritage along with the latest in instructional and research technology. Located in scenic Newark, Delaware, within 2 hours of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., the University is a Land Grant, Sea Grant, Space Grant, Carnegie Research University (very high research activity), with external funding exceeding $180 million. A state-assisted, privately governed institution, the University enrolls approximately 17,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students.

Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Faculty have received annual across the board and merit salary increases and the benefits package is one of the best in the nation. Relocation and research laboratory start-up costs are available.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. Application materials will be shared with the current faculty. Applicants must submit a letter of application that includes a research statement, contact information for three references, and curriculum vitae to http://www.udel.edu/001387. Candidates will be notified before references are contacted. For inquiries, contact: Dr. Tom Buchanan, Search Committee Chair, 302-831-2410, dri-info@udel.edu .

The UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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