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Faculty - Director Physical Therapy - 14HS-PT02

Position Deleted on 3/14/2014. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Denton, TX
Faculty - Health - Physical & Occupational Therapy
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time
School of Physical Therapy

Texas Woman's University (TWU) invites applications and nominations for Director of the School of Physical Therapy, to be housed at the Dallas or Houston Center. TWU is a publicly funded co-educational institution that is designated as a Doctoral/Research-Intensive University, by the Carnegie Foundation. The main TWU campus is in Denton, with two campuses in Dallas and one campus in Houston.

The School of Physical Therapy: The School is a nationally ranked, accredited program. TWU has been awarding degrees in physical therapy for forty years. Currently, TWU School of Physical Therapy is offering the entry level DPT and Transitional DPT. In addition, the school offers a PhD in Physical Therapy, one of only 5 in the country. The School is seeking a Director who will foster a climate of intellectual vitality and excellence, and support the existing strong faculty in both the Dallas and Houston Centers, in their teaching, scholarship, and service activities. The Director of the School will be housed in Dallas or Houston and will work closely with both the Associate Directors in Dallas and Houston and with the Dean of the College of Health Sciences, in Denton.

Desired Qualifications:
  • An earned doctorate; rank of full professor preferred
  • Graduation from an accredited physical therapist program
  • Eligible for physical therapist licensure in the State of Texas
  • A distinguished record of scholarship, teaching, and service at the national level
  • Demonstrated academic administrative experience
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Financial management skills
Setting: The School of Physical Therapy is located in two new state-of-the art, multi-story facilities in Dallas and Houston. The Dallas Center is located in the heart of the Southwestern Medical District. The Houston Center is in the Texas Medical Center, a world-renowned 675 acre complex of hospitals, health-related schools and research institutions. Close ties to academic and medical facilities in the greater Dallas and Houston areas contribute to (1) a rich and diverse environment for research and scholarship collaboration, (2) excellence in clinical practice and, (3) exciting teaching opportunities.

Application: TWU seeks a diverse pool of applicants. Applications should include a letter of interest, a curriculum vita, and the names and contact numbers of four references. Unofficial transcripts of all academic work will be expected before your application can be fully reviewed. Please send all information via email to (e-mail Header or Subject line must include job title and job code number - 14HS-PT02. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Questions may be directed to Dr. Charlotte (Barney) Sanborn at
Charlotte (Barney) Sanborn, PhD
Chair, Search Committee
Texas Woman's University
College of Health Sciences
P. O. BOX 425647

Additional information about the University is available at

Texas Woman's University, an AA/EEO employer, supports diversity. Men and women, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, are encouraged to apply. All offers of employment will be contingent on the candidate's ability to provide documents which establish proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States. All positions at Texas Woman's University are deemed security sensitive requiring background checks.
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