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Southern California University of Health Sciences seeks a Program Director, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
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Location: Whittier, California (Remote & Hybrid Options)

The Position:
The Program Director provides academic and strategic leadership for the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program and serves to support and advocate for the goals and mission of the Program and University. The Program Director will:
  • Lead, manage, and oversee all program functions, including curriculum development, student instruction and progression, faculty performance evaluation and development, program assessment, and accreditation.
  • Promote and achieve program, faculty, and student goals and outcomes to demonstrate excellence and growth in academics, scholarship, and service.
  • Develop and maintain collaborative professional relationships with administrative departments, accrediting bodies, and institutional and clinical partnerships.
  • Exhibit strong interpersonal and leadership skills, organization skills, faculty and staff management skills, and communication and collaboration skills in the performance of all duties.

SCU has partnered with Evidence in Motion (EIM), to help develop, launch, and administer the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. EIM is a leading provider of hybrid healthcare education that seeks to unlock transformative potential through its unique healthcare education model and approach. Collaborating with EIM allows the Program Director to work collaboratively with experienced professionals who are dedicated to helping achieve SCU’s programmatic goals. By leveraging EIM's support, the Program Director and the DPT program can thrive and excel in meeting their mission. The benefits include:
  • A comprehensive suite of solutions to support the development and evolution of the SCU DPT program. These solutions include support services in accreditation, marketing and admissions, curriculum design and development, clinical education, and faculty recruitment. 
  • An innovative hybrid accelerated curriculum model has demonstrated programmatic and student outcomes and compliance with accreditation standards.
  • Clinical education support including access to a nationwide network of clinical sites, along with dedicated clinical site procurement and placement services, to provide seamless clinical training experiences for students.
  • Expertise in marketing and student recruitment that highlights the uniqueness of SCU and attracts top-quality candidates to the program from a nationwide applicant pool.
  • Assistance in admissions and student engagement, providing valuable support in fostering student success and involvement.
  • Faculty recruitment and development services contribute to assembling a skilled and knowledgeable faculty team with teaching and research expertise across the clinical spectrum.

Remote Opportunity: Candidates for this position will have the option to work on campus, hybrid, or in a fully remote capacity. On-campus duties will require travel to campus a minimum of two times per term. Travel costs will be covered by the University.

To Apply:
Confidential review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled; parties who apply by September 19th will be given first consideration. Please submit a PDF version of your resume and cover letter outlining your interest and suitability for this position.

For more information please contact:
Kristen Farha
Senior Consultant
Summit Search Solutions, Inc.
Direct: (316) 650-0069

Salary Range: The broad range is $140,000-$180,000; this is open to negotiation based on market data as well as the depth of knowledge and experience in leading physical therapy programs. This position will operate from a virtual home office and thus requires no relocation.

Southern California University of Health Sciences is an equal-opportunity employer. Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Institution: Southern California University of Health Sciences
This is a full time position

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