Hanover College
  • - Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Hanover, IN, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Hanover College seeks applications for a full-time Director of Research and Faculty Development, a 12-month non-tenured faculty appointment at the level of Associate or Professor for the developing hybrid Doctor of Physical (DPT) Program.  This accelerated two-year DPT program is a blend of online and on-campus activities that allow faculty members to live remote to Hanover College.  However, DPT faculty members must be able to travel and stay in Hanover or Southern Indiana for designated time periods each semester.  The successful candidate will have teaching experience in higher education, a developed leadership role in research and scholarship, a record of community service, and a spirit of innovation to explore new teaching strategies in hybrid learning. 

The Director of Research and Faculty Development is responsible for enhancing the scholarly productivity and development of the DPT faculty, overseeing the research coursework within the DPT program, as well as other assigned teaching and mentoring activities within the DPT program. This faculty member should have an existing independent scholarly agenda and body of publications and professional disseminations at the College or University level.  Responsible for DPT program research collaboration and providing mentorship to junior faculty's scholarly agendas.  This candidate should also have familiarity of Institutional Review Board policies and procedures.  Specifically, the Director of Research and Faculty Development will provide strategic leadership for a program that develops sound scientific inquiry skills for all DPT faculty, as well as provide guidance and direction related specifically to research-based curriculum requirements of the DPT program.

The optimal candidate should possess an understanding of higher education and contemporary physical therapy practice; knowledge of legislative, regulatory, legal, and practice issues affecting didactic and clinical education, students, and the profession of physical therapy; and activity in professional activities at local, state, and/or national levels.  In addition, excellent communication and strong computer skills are required to meet the needs of our online didactic instructional format.

Individuals will possess a terminal academic doctorate in a discipline appropriate for teaching responsibilities (Ph.D., EdD, DSc, etc.) or Doctor of Physical Therapy degree (or tDPT), with American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) or certification credentials appropriate for their teaching responsibilities.  This position is a clinical track with salary and rank commensurate with qualifications.  The candidate, if a physical therapist, must possess an active physical therapy license and be eligible for licensure in the state of Indiana.

Teaching and Education Responsibilities: Teach courses as agreed upon with the DPT Program Director.

Service and Scholarship Responsibilities: Refer to appropriate faculty rank within the Hanover College Faculty Manual.

Professional Development Responsibilities: Refer to appropriate faculty rank within the Hanover College Faculty Manual.

Essential Tasks and Functions of the Director of Research and Faculty Development:

Candidates must demonstrate the following knowledge, skill, and ability or be able to explain and demonstrate that the faculty member can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of knowledge, skill, and ability.

  1. Demonstrates the ability to adhere to the Core Values of the Physical Therapy profession;
  2. Demonstrates knowledge and skill expertise in the area of teaching;
  3. Demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively and professionally both written and orally, both online and in-person;
  4. Demonstrates the ability to interact effectively with people from diverse backgrounds, including students, administration, faculty, and staff;
  5. Demonstrates the ability to handle detail-oriented assignments and maintain confidentiality;
  6. Demonstrates the ability to handle a wide range of responsibilities in the DPT Program.

Hanover College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing an inclusive, welcoming, and diverse college environment. We seek candidates of all backgrounds regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, marital status, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. No person, on the basis of protected status, shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to unlawful discrimination, harassment, or retaliation under any College program or activity, including with respect to employment terms and conditions. We embrace diversity and encourage all who are interested to apply.

Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae (CV), a cover letter, and telephone/email contact information for three professional references.  To apply, go to: hanover.edu/about/employment.  Review of applications will begin April of 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

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