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Apply now Job no: 247037-AS
Work type: Faculty-Full Time, Onsite
Location: Madison
Categories: Instructional Category

Job Summary:

The Physical Therapy Program was founded in 1926 and, in 1929, became one of the first three physical therapy curricula in the United States to receive accreditation from the American Physical Therapy Association. Including summers, the program is a three-year, free-standing program within the Office of Academic Affairs within the School of Medicine and Public Health. It offers a professional doctor of physical therapy (DPT) degree. The Program Director reports directly to the Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and is a member of the educational leadership team for health professions programs. Faculty members within the Physical Therapy Program have faculty appointments in departments at the School of Medicine and Public Health that are best aligned with their scholarly and/or clinical activity.

The Physical Therapy Program Director is directly responsible for providing visionary program leadership, overall management to ensure effective operations and create an optimal learning environment, oversight of all aspects of the program, and administration of the educational programs. The incumbent will have significant working knowledge and experience in assessment and planning, management and excellent stewardship of human and fiscal resources, and an understanding of curriculum content, design, and evaluation. The director must demonstrate professional behaviors and be a champion for equity and inclusion.

The director is responsible for ensuring that the program meets all CAPTE accreditation requirements as well as compliance with all school and university requirements. The Director will serve on school and university-wide committees that help advance the mission, vision, and values of the school and university. Effective oral and written communication skills with multiple stakeholders such as those within the program, department, school, institution, community, alumni, and other external stakeholders are required.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.


1. Administration: plan, direct, and administer the educational program; oversee, develop and monitor the new program's budget; represent the program within the University structure and to appropriate state and national professional associations; responsible for faculty development plan; serve on program, department and university committees; supervise program support staff; be involved in fund-raising activities with the UW Foundation; arrange annual Visiting Lectureship presentation; coordinate preparation of accreditation documents and represent the program to the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education; prepare faculty meeting agendas and conduct meetings; oversee and if appropriate, appoint faculty to program committees for Clinical Education, Admissions, Curriculum, Student Affairs, and Scholarship.

2. Teaching: responsible for timetable student schedules; teach in the area of expertise. The successful candidate will teach medical students, residents, and fellows.

3. Service: develop and coordinate outreach efforts for the Physical Therapy Program at program, school, institutional, community, and international levels. Oversee student organizations such as DPTSO, MEDiC, ADEPT.

4. Conduct performance evaluations of faculty and staff; hire and oversee associated and guest faculty.

5. Distribute an Annual Review and Strategic Plan for the Program to the Department Chair and School Senior Associate Dean.

6. The successful applicant will participate in administrative and committee work to support the clinical and scholarly missions of UW Health and the School of Medicine and Public Health. An essential part of these duties will be working in a collegial relationship with other faculty members.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion


Ph.D. or other terminal degrees, or a degree at least one level above the level of instruction, or otherwise approved as qualified by the Dean
An academic doctoral degree, must have DPT, Ph.D., or DPT/Ph.D.


- An earned Academic Doctoral degree, must have DPT, Ph.D., or DPT/Ph.D.
- Physical Therapist who holds an active, unrestricted PT license in any United States jurisdiction, including Wisconsin, or has plans to become licensed in Wisconsin.
- Holds the rank of associate professor, professor, clinical associate professor, or clinical professor, or has plans to become promoted to associate professor by November 2023.
- Has a minimum of six years of full-time higher education experience, with a minimum of three years of full-time experience as a core faculty member in a CAPTE accredited entry-level physical therapy education program.
- Has had administrative leadership experience within a physical therapy program, college, or university


PT - Physical Therapist State Licensure
Physical Therapist who holds an active, unrestricted PT license in any United States jurisdiction, including Wisconsin, or has plans to become licensed in Wisconsin.

COVID-19 Considerations:

UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: Please visit for the most up-to-date information.

Additional Information:

The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment. University sponsorship is not available for this position.

Applicants for this position will be considered for the titles listed in this posting. The title is determined by the experience and qualifications of the finalist.

This vacancy is being announced simultaneously with Position Vacancy 249108; please note that only one vacancy exists. Having two position vacancy listings allows the School of Medicine and Public Health to consider candidates with both tenure-track faculty credentials and non-tenure-track faculty credentials for this position.

In addition, for this SMPH leadership position, the successful applicant must demonstrate a commitment to practices that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. They also must qualify for appointment at an SMPH faculty-level position in one of two SMPH tracks: CHS or tenure track. The successful candidate will embrace lifelong learning skills, demonstrate professional attributes and behaviors, display outstanding oral and written communication skills, participate in interprofessional planning and learning activities, and commit to being responsive and meeting program goals in a timely and thoughtful manner.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position requires work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:


Anticipated Begin Date:

MAY 01, 2022


ANNUAL (12 months)

How to Apply:

Your application must be received through the Jobs at UW portal to be considered as a candidate. To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button. You will be asked to upload a CV, personal statement/cover letter, along with providing three references during the application process. References will not be contacted without prior notice.

The deadline for assuring full consideration is February 5, 2022 however, this position will remain open and application may be considered until this position is filled.


Beth Miller
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:

Professor (CHS)(IC014) or Associate Professor (CHS)(IC015) or Assistant Professor (CHS)(IC016)

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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