Director, School of Physical Therapy

Job Locations US-NV-Henderson
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 3 weeks ago(6/28/2024 3:43 PM)
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The Director of the School of Physical Therapy is responsible for creating and managing the physical therapy educational programs of Touro University Nevada. The Director of the School of Physical Therapy (SOPT) is responsible for providing leadership and directing the day-to-day activities of the physical therapy educational programs.


Located in Henderson, Nevada, approximately twenty-five minutes from the notorious Las Vegas strip, Touro University Nevada is a non-profit medical, health sciences, and education graduate university focused on positively impacting our community in healthcare and education. Our values surrounding social justice, intellectual pursuit, and service to humanity are steadfast and are clearly visible in the actions of our students, faculty, staff, and graduates.


We invite you to apply to our position for consideration to join the ranks of our diverse, talented, and professional staff and faculty. Please visit the website where you can see a comprehensive listing of optional benefits and Human Resources contact information.


1. Assure program approval for accreditation or licensure by Nevada Postsecondary Education Commission, Middle States Regional Accreditation and related agencies.

  • Coordinate the School of Physical Therapy’s development and implementation of the Strategic Planning Process.
  • Develop, review, and justify the SOPT budget with recommendations to the Dean of the College of Health and Human Services.
  • Monitor budgetary expenditures on an on-going basis.
  • Establish policies and procedures to comply with accreditation and regulatory standards.
  • Maintain open communication with the Commission of Accreditation for Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) including notification of University, College, and School/ Departmental leadership changes.

2. Engage in leadership activities which are in concert with organizational direction.

  • Assure SOPT committees have appropriate representation, leadership, and minutes of activities.
  • Assist appropriate institutional support departments in preparation of promotional materials.
  • Work with appropriate personnel to develop/implement current and projected programs.

3. Maintain positive relationships with community agencies, advisory committees, and other academic institutions. Be the lead initiator, when appropriate, in customized or specialized partnerships with external healthcare agencies, foundations, organizations and/or schools.

  • Facilitate faculty in the development, review, and enforcement of admission criteria for the program.
  • Assist the Director of Admissions in recruitment of qualified students to the program.
  • Support faculty, admissions, and marketing department in their efforts to market academic programs.
  • Work with appropriate administrators to mediate academic faulty/student problems and concerns.
  • In cooperation with Dean of the College of Health and Human Services, monitor student enrollment trends and registration to effectively coordinate master schedules, teaching schedules, program requirements, and classroom/faculty utilization.

4. Recruit and recommend staff and faculty for hire.

  • Facilitate program faculty to establish criteria for the selection of new full-time faculty, manage the hiring process, and collaborate with the Dean of The College of Health and Human Services in their final selection according to TUN guidelines and external accreditation/approval regulations.

5. Promote, encourage, and facilitate professional development activities and orientation of Faculty.

  • Promote, encourage, and facilitate scholarly productivity and related activities of faculty.
  • Promote, encourage, and facilitate service opportunities for faculty in the SOPT, TUN, professional associations, and civic/community groups.

6. Oversee the development and implementation of the Physical Therapy curriculum.

  • Work with faculty to prepare curriculum materials.
  • Facilitate the establishment of clinical agreements and clinical placements for students by the Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education (ACCE).
  • Facilitate academic program review and outcomes assessment processes.
  • Monitor program effectiveness on a scheduled basis.
  • Evaluate performance of individual faculty and staff.
    • Assure compliance with CAPTE Evaluative Criteria and maintain program development to pace with the changing healthcare environment and professional standards.

7. Provide needed information the Office of Institutional Research when necessary to support assessment, outcomes, grant proposal development or other necessary initiatives.

  • Teach didactic and clinical courses in area of specialty.
  • Conduct and report appropriate research and other scholarly activity.
  • Other duties may be assigned.



  • Licensed physical therapist and eligible for licensure as a physical therapist in Nevada.
  • Doctoral in Physical Therapy (DPT), Earned Academic doctorate, individuals in candidate status will be considered.


  • Demonstrated understanding of higher education and clinical practice.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience as a physical therapy clinician.
  • Five years’ experience full-time teaching in a CAPTE accredited physical therapy program.
  • A record of successful teaching performance.
  • Two years’ experience in a higher education program leadership role or completion of the American Physical Therapy Association Leadership Training program preferred.

Skills & Abilities:                  

  • Ability to multi-task
  • Supervisory skills
  • Knowledge of physical therapy curriculum and accreditation processes
  • Clinical Expertise
  • Ability to teach effectively
  • Strong record keeping skills
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • Leadership abilities


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