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Physical Therapy Program Director- Franklin Pierce University

Posted 11 months ago in Education

Franklin Pierce University ( is accepting nominations and applications for a full-time Academic Program Director for its Physical Therapy program located in New Hampshire.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Franklin Pierce University is CAPTE-accredited and prepares graduates for work in hospitals, skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, outpatient clinics, wellness and sports facilities, and private homes. Coursework is derived from an established theoretical and scientific base that offers broad clinical applications in restoration, maintenance and promotion of optimal physical function.

Reporting to the Department Chair of Physical Therapy, the Director is the program administrator for the entry-level physical therapy program in New Hampshire. S/He will have administrative and functional supervision of NH Physical Therapy faculty and staff. The Director is responsible for providing effective leadership and adherence to all accreditation standards including faculty evaluation, professional development, financial management and ongoing program assessment.

The new Director must have an earned doctoral degree, senior faculty status, and an understanding of higher education and contemporary clinical practice appropriate for leadership in physical therapy education. S/He must have five years of experience in higher education with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching, scholarship and service to the community; proven strengths in strategic planning, leadership, budgeting, and management, and be licensed as a physical therapist in the state of New Hampshire (or eligible and license obtained within 90 days of employment). Experience in managing financial resources as well as human resources including student and faculty recruitment and retention is preferred.

The new Director will:

  • Monitor and maintain all programmatic and regional accreditation standards in conjunction with Dept. Chair
  • Ensure adequate numbers of qualified faculty to achieve program goals and outcomes
  • Plans and administers the program's financial resources
  • Participates in curriculum planning and assessment
  • Participates in admissions planning and selection of candidates
  • Manages daily operations of the program

Franklin Pierce University is being assisted by the partners of the search firm: Hyatt•Fennell. Nominations and application materials should be submitted to:Cheryl Hyatt at

Applications will include a focused letter of interest, a current résumé, and complete contact information for five professional references. All applications and nominations will be considered highly confidential.

About Franklin Pierce University:

Franklin Pierce is a small, private regionally accredited university grounded in the liberal arts, with a focus on personal attention and high-quality instruction. The University offers degrees through the doctoral level. The institutional mission focuses on preparing citizens and leaders of conscience for a new century who make significant contributions to their professions and communities. Franklin Pierce University prepares students to become confident, knowledgeable individuals and leaders of conscience.

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