American Council of Academic Physical Therapy

Professor and Director [Chair] School of Physical Therapy

Texas Woman's University
Denton, Texas, United States (on-site)
29 days ago


Professor and Director [Chair] School of Physical Therapy (IRC47610)

Texas Woman’s University (TWU) is seeking a visionary to lead its highly ranked School of Physical Therapy. Currently housed on TWU’s Dallas and Houston campuses, the School offers DPT and PhD programs, as well as residency programs in neurology and women’s health, and recently completed its DPT re-accreditation site visit. The Director is the primary administrator for the School, reporting to the Dean of the College of Health Sciences and supported by Associate Directors on each campus. This 12-month position can be housed in either the Dallas/Denton area or Houston, with expectations of travel to all campuses.

The School of Physical Therapy’s vision is to advance the health and well-being of our diverse communities through excellence and innovation in education, research, practice and service. The Director is responsible for the overall planning, management, and delivery of quality physical therapy education programs that meet the needs of the public and that comply with accreditation standards. The Director assures that the School attracts and retains highly qualified faculty members and demonstrates fiscal responsibility. The Director assesses the effectiveness of all aspects of the School of Physical Therapy and promotes plans that assure the long-term viability of the School.

TWU is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) that is deeply committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment for all our University members. Diversity enriches the lives of our campus community, is instrumental as well as inspirational to our growth, and the driving force to the exemplary education and experience we provide to our students. We believe that recruiting, hiring and retaining a diverse talent at all employment levels of the university is central to our philosophy of a campus with a heart. TWU’s main campus in Denton, located just north of the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex, is a vibrant part of a progressive, charming community with a diverse culture and exceptional venues for music and the arts.

TWU’s Dallas campus moved into its new facilities in 2012 and is located in the Southwestern Medical District. The Southwestern Medical District incorporates UT Southwestern Medical School and four affiliated hospitals that include Parkland Memorial Hospital, Children's Medical Center, William P. Clements University Hospital, and Zale Lipshy University Hospital. In addition, TWU-Dallas is in close proximity with the Baylor Medical University Center and Baylor Institute of Rehabilitation. The Dallas Center features an eight-story, 190,000-square-foot facility and currently houses the College of Nursing, Schools of Occupational and Physical Therapy, Health Systems Management program, and The Stroke Center-Dallas. Dallas is the third largest city in Texas and ninth largest city in the United States. Dallas is racially and ethnically diverse with a population that is 28.8% Anglo, 41.5% Hispanic, 24.3% African American, and 3.6% Asian. Dallas is one of the world’s leading corporate headquarter centers.

TWU’s Houston campus has been in its current 202,000 square-foot facilities since 2006 and is situated in the Texas Medical Center (TMC), the largest medical center in the world with 21 hospitals, including M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, the #1 cancer hospital in the country, and TIRR Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation and Research, the #3 rehabilitation hospital in the country as ranked by US News and World Report. The TMC also includes 13 support organizations, and 8 academic and research institutions. TWU has the distinction of being the only School of PhysicalTherapy in the TMC. Houston is also home to several physical therapy residency and fellowship programs in neurorehabilitation, sports medicine, orthopedics, acute care, and critical care. Houston is the fourth most populous city in the US and it also is the most racially and ethnically diverse major metro area in the US. Houston is the nation’s demographic future with a population that is 37.3% Anglo, 36.5% Hispanic, 16.9% African American, and 7.5% Asian. Houston is a global city with the 2nd most Fortune-500 HQs of any US city, and a mecca for culture, medicine, and research.

To Apply

Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, copy of graduate transcripts, and names, with email address and phone numbers, of three references via email to (The e- mail Header or Subject line must include Job Code IRC47610). The position will be open until filled.

TWU strives to provide an educational environment that affirms the rights and dignity of each individual, fosters diversity, and encourages a respect for the differences among persons. Discrimination or harassment of any kind is considered inappropriate.

TWU is committed to equal opportunity in employment and education and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, age, veteran's status, genetic information, or against qualified disabled persons.


Specific responsibilities include:

  • Guides development and implementation of long- and short-term School goals, including potential program/School growth
  • Formulates and allocates the School budget in an equitable manner
  • Facilitates interprofessional education across the College, University, and community
  • Promotes inter-campus communications
  • Assures that accreditation requirements are achieved
  • Approves new faculty and staff appointments; mentors faculty and staff
  • Finds or creates core faculty development opportunities
  • Contributes to the School through teaching, research and service activities
  • Guides Associate Directors at each campus to:
    • Create campus-specific goals
    • Assign faculty workload/administrative tasks according to university policy
    • Supervise professional and administrative staff
  • Promotes the School to external communities
  • Seeks external funds for program development
  • Contributes to the planning of and provides resources for marketing of School programs
  • Communicates with School alumnae

Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated record of:

  • Visionary development of curriculum or programs
  • Working collaboratively with diverse faculty and staff
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • An ongoing record of scholarly activities

Minimum Qualifications:

  • At least three years of experience in a leadership position
  • An earned research doctorate and the ability to be tenured at the Associate or Full Professor rank
  • Eligible for Texas licensure in Physical Therapy
  • Member of APTA

Job Information

  • Job ID: 66117363
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Denton, Texas, United States
    Houston, Texas, United States
    Dallas, Texas, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Texas Woman's University
  • Position Title: Professor and Director [Chair] School of Physical Therapy
  • Job Function: Physical Therapy Education Program Director
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Ph.D.
  • Min Experience: 3-5 Years
  • Required Travel: 10-25%

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