Associate/Full Professor, Clinical track, Department Chair, Physical Therapy Department

Associate/Full Professor, Clinical track, Department Chair, Physical Therapy Department

Physical Therapy
Position Type
Position Title
Associate/Full Professor, Clinical track, Department Chair, Physical Therapy Department
Open Date
Oct 3, 2023
Dec 22, 2023

Position Description
The University:Located in Waco, Texas , Baylor University is the oldest college in Texas. With a population of 21,000 diverse students, Baylor is one of the top universities in the nation, having been named anR1 institutionby the Carnegie Classification in January 2022. Baylor is also on the honor roll of the "Great Colleges to Work For" from The Chronicle of Higher Education ; Baylor offers competitive salaries and benefits while allowing faculty and staff to live in one of the fastest-growing parts of the state. Our strategic plan, Illuminate , guides the University as we continue to live up to Baylor's mission of educating men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community.

The Program: The Department of Physical Therapy invites applications for a full-time, 12-month faculty appointment to serve as the Chair of the Physical Therapy Department. Application reviews will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The clinical rank for this position (i.e., clinical associate professor vs. clinical professor) is commensurate with experience and credentials.
The Department of Physical Therapy at Baylor University is home to a two-year hybrid DPT program, an orthopedic physical therapy residency, and a strong affiliation with the Exercise and Nutritional Sciences Ph.D. program in Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences from which Department faculty can recruit and advise graduate students for research and scholarly endeavors. We are seeking an innovative Chair to lead our growing Department in meeting its mission to advance societal health through innovative education, connection, leadership, and research in physical therapy. The Department of Physical Therapy is fully hybrid, with faculty and staff who live across the United States. The Chair may live and lead remotely, but preference will be given to a leader who is willing to relocate to Waco, TX or be within a ~300-mile radius and willing to regularly travel to Waco, TX for designated periods of time. The Chair reports directly to the Dean of the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences.

Responsibilities: The Department Chair is responsible for leading the department's faculty, staff and students in accomplishing the department's mission, as well as facilitating the department's contribution to the overall mission of the College. Providing strong leadership for the Department, the Department Chair will demonstrate the capability to:
  • Represent the Department in a skilled manner within the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences.
  • Manage the human, financial, and physical resources within the Department.
  • Advance the Department's research infrastructure.
  • Promote research opportunities for faculty and students.
  • Advocate for resources and support program development.
  • Promote a culturally aware and welcoming environment with a strong commitment to recruiting and retaining diverse faculty, staff, and students.
  • Oversee faculty and staff, including evaluations and professional development.
  • Enhance and develop community connections.
  • Lead fundraising initiatives and promote alumni development to meet current and future Department priorities.

Salary & Review Date: Competitive salary support and start-up funds will be provided. Review of applications will commence immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To receive full consideration, a candidate should submit application materials by November 15, 2023.

As part of the Baylor family, eligible employees receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, generous time off, tuition remission, and outstanding automatic retirement contributions. To the extent that a faculty or staff member is benefits eligible, Baylor has a comprehensive benefits plan that supports you and your family's wellbeing and allows you to be a part of the life of a vibrant and active college campus. To learn more, go to Baylor Benefits & Advantages.

The budgeted salary range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $140,000.00 - $160,000.00.

This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certification, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs.

Required: An academic doctoral degree (e.g., Ph.D., D.Sc., Ed.D.) in physical therapy or a related discipline, as well as an unrestricted PT license (e.g. MPT, DPT) is required. Applicants must have academic leadership experience, maintain a robust scholarly agenda, have contemporary teaching expertise in physical therapy or related areas, and actively serve in local, state, and/or national professional activities. The successful candidate will model a leadership philosophy consistent with the Department of Physical Therapy's vision and values, and Baylor University's Christian mission.

Preferred: Special consideration will be given to candidates with previous university-level leadership, mentorship, and teaching experience, especially within hybrid, online, or "flipped" educational formats. A strong background in research, including a record of publication and acquisition of grant funding is also desirable.

Application Instructions
Application:The Department places a high priority on diversity and belonging, while fostering success at all levels. Individuals from underrepresented minority demographics are encouraged to apply. Candidates should provide: 1) a cover letter/letter of interest that includes personal statement/philosophy on teaching and scholarship and three references; 2) a personal leadership statement/philosophy; 3) a personal religious statement/philosophy; 4) a curriculum vitae; 5) official transcript for each academic degree.

Inquiries of interest, nominations, and applications should be submitted electronically, in confidence, to:

Martin M. Baker, Managing Partner
Chelsie Whitelock, Principal
10 Cadillac Drive, Suite 190
Brentwood, TN 37027

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, military service, genetic information, and disability. Baylor's commitment to equal opportunity and respect of others does not undermine the validity and effect of the constitutional and statutory protections for its religious liberty, including, without limitation, the religious organization exemption under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the religious exemption to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, among others. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.


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