Position Description

Director of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
LOCATION Main Campus - Buies Creek NC
Job Code 2421
# of Openings 1
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POSITION: Director of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program (DPT)

DEPARTMENT: College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

STATUS: Full Time

About Campbell University

With over 125 years of rich history, Campbell University is a leading private university in North Carolina, with an enrollment of over 6,000 students. The University’s mission is to graduate students with exemplary academic and professional skills who are prepared for purposeful lives and meaningful service. It is informed and inspired by Christian principles and perspectives. The University excels in preparing students both in the liberal arts and sciences and in the professions. Its schools include the College of Arts and Sciences, the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business, the School of Education, the Divinity School, the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, the School of Osteopathic Medicine, the School of Engineering, and the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law .

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Campbell University established its nationally acclaimed College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (CPHS) in 1986.  In addition to the doctor of pharmacy program, the College offers an undergraduate degree in nursing, undergraduate and graduate degrees in clinical research and pharmaceutical sciences, a master’s degree in public health, professional degrees in physician assistant and physical therapy and six dual degrees.


Position Summary:

The Chair/Director is responsible for maintaining accreditation and required reporting to the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), recruiting and developing faculty, overseeing curricular development and clinical rotations, all in collaboration with departmental faculty and college administration. The Chair/Director will have oversight of departmental budget, scheduling of classes and departmental activities, maintaining communication, and interdepartmental collaborations.

The Chair/Director will support the department through didactic instruction where reasonable.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Campbell University invites applications for Chair/Director of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program (DPT) housed in the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences. The Chair/Director is expected to be a person with exceptional leadership abilities who will bring to the position a distinguished record of academic achievement and professional accomplishment. This individual should be comfortable with managing multiple priorities and competing pressures and reacting quickly to opportunities and challenges as they arise. The Chair/Director shall demonstrate the following:

  • Strong commitment to the mission and values of Campbell University;
  • Record of successfully mentoring and developing faculty members;
  • Record of collaboration with other health professionals;
  • Strong commitment to interprofessional education;
  • Strong work ethic and collaborative leadership style that motivates and empowers faculty;
  • Track record of appropriate delegation of duties and responsibilities;
  • Record of excellence in teaching and student development;
  • Commitment to shared governance;
  • Record of success in accreditation, managing budgets, assessing and developing curriculum, and innovation
  • Maintain a professional appearance and demeanor at all times
  • Uphold and abide by Campbell University  policies and procedures, including but not limited to Title IX, and Information Security, including but not limited to; HIPAA, FERPA and other state and federal mandates
  • Other job related duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice


  • An earned academic doctoral degree as defined by CAPTE (i.e., PhD, EdD, ScD)
  • Current licensure as a physical therapist in North Carolina; or be eligible for licensure and possess a record appropriate for the rank of tenure track, associate or full professor
  • Minimum of six years of full-time higher education experience, with a minimum of three years of full-time experience in a physical therapist education program

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively to all groups through both oral and written channels
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Knowledgeable regarding Microsoft word, outlook, excel, PowerPoint and standard methods of digital communication
  • Comprehensive computer skills with the ability to learn and utilize new and emerging technology
  • Display tact, a positive attitude, courtesy and discretion in dealing with trustees, faculty, staff, students, high level university officials and the public
  • Ability to work independently as well as function effectively in a team and within a diverse group of people
  • Ability to exercise excellent judgment and maintain composure in complex, new and/or challenging situations
  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and meet strict deadlines
  • Detail oriented
  • Adaptability, flexibility and a willingness to work in a changing environment
  • This position demands accuracy, honesty, integrity and the ability to work within the Christian mission of Campbell University

To Apply For This Position:  

Campbell University is unable to accept paper or email applications. Interested parties may submit their candidacy by clicking on the “Apply Now” button below, or, if you are viewing this posting via an outside source, visit us online at http://www.campbell.edu/employment/   to apply. IMPORTANT: A cover letter, CV or resume, and contact information for three professional references are requested as part of the application process. Applications without these attachments may be considered incomplete.  If you have any questions, or if you are an individual with a disability and need assistance completing an application for employment contact the Human Resources Department at 910-893-1256 or email employment@campbell.edu .  Campbell University is an Equal Opportunity Employer .

Campbell University maintains a continuing policy of nondiscrimination in employment. It is our policy to provide equal opportunity in all phases of the employment process and in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Accordingly, the University is committed to administering all educational and employment activities without discrimination as to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, ethnicity or national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, protected veteran status and any other characteristic protected by law, except where appropriate and authorized by law. This policy of nondiscrimination shall include, but not be limited to, the following employment decisions and practices: hiring; upgrading; promotions; demotions or transfers; layoffs; recalls; terminations; rates of pay or other forms of compensation; selection for training, including apprenticeship; and recruitment or recruitment advertising.

Employees and applicants of Campbell University will not be subjected to any form of harassment or discrimination for exercising rights protected by, or because of their participation in, an investigation or compliance review related to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998, or any other federal or state nondiscrimination law, rule, or regulation.

Campbell University also maintains affirmative action programs to implement our equal employment opportunity policy. Employees or applicants who wish to review appropriate portions of these affirmative action programs may schedule an appointment to do so by contacting Human Resources at the Buies Creek campus, during normal business hours.


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