PT Faculty: Division Director

Medical University of South Carolina | Charleston, SC, United States

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Posted Date 3/02/2023

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MUSC CHP seeks candidates who will provide support, growth, and advancement of the Division of PT within this highly successful and integrated academic, research, and service institution.


Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC - Univ)

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Job Description

  • The Division Director is responsible for the management, planning, evaluation, budgeting, faculty recruitment, faculty development, maintenance of accreditation for the entry-level program, and commitment to collaborative professional relationships and development strategies within the Division of PT and the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences.
  • Essential skills for this position include strong awareness of personnel management strategies, collaboration, interpersonal and leadership skills, organization skills, communication skills, and experience in faculty mentorship and development. Additionally, the required skills for this position include oversight and maintaining compliance with the expected standards and rules to align with accreditation requirements from the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

Requirements: Candidates must be qualified for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor with a proven track record of leadership, scholarship, graduate student advising and teaching at the Doctoral level. 

In addition, the successful candidate:

  • Must be a licensed physical therapist.
  • Should have a minimum of six years of previous faculty experience.
  • Must have a terminal academic doctorate in a discipline appropriate for teaching responsibilities (, Ed.D., ), as required by the accreditation body for physical therapy.
  • Must understand higher education and contemporary clinical practice appropriate for leadership in physical therapy clinical education; .

Evidence of leadership experience in an academic setting is preferred. The final rank and salary of the successful candidate will be commensurate with experience.

Additional Job Description

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) College of Health Professions (CHP) invites applications for the position of Director of the Division of Physical Therapy. The Division of Physical Therapy (PT) has educated therapists since 1973 and is one of three programs in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, along with Occupational Therapy and Speech-Language Pathology. The program has a sustained record of excellence in education, research, leadership, and service. Working in a  state-of-the-art teaching facility and in concert with a world-class teaching hospital. MUSC students engage in interprofessional groups that mirror the world beyond the classrooms. The program successfully achieved CAPTE re-accreditation and ranks 20th in the nation for DPT programs by the U.S. News and World Report. The faculty have received numerous accolades for teaching excellence and innovative curricular design at the local, regional, and national levels. Post-professional educational opportunities are available including three accredited residency programs in orthopedics, neurology, and pediatrics and a Ph.D. in Health and Rehabilitation Science.

As part of the greater MUSC enterprise, the Division of PT is integral to the state’s only academic health sciences center known for its excellence in interprofessional education. In addition, the College of Health Professions (CHP) is ranked 4th in the nation in total NIH funding among Schools of Allied Health & Health Professions. PT faculty and students collaborate with a broad range of educators, clinicians, and researchers across the state, and several faculty hold dual appointments in CHP and other MUSC Departments. Through its strong history, outstanding record of educating physical therapists, and dedication to interprofessional education and research, the Division of PT is poised to enhance the Department’s and College's overall goal of achieving national distinction in education, research, leadership, and service.

About the Medical University of South Carolina

MUSC has served the citizens of South Carolina since 1824 and is the state’s only comprehensive academic health sciences center with a unique charge to serve the state through education, research, and patient care. MUSC educates and trains more than 3,000 students and 700 residents in six colleges (Dental Medicine, Graduate Studies, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy) at the baccalaureate, masters, doctoral, and other professional levels. The teaching staff is comprised of approximately 1,500 faculty members. As the third largest non-federal employer in South Carolina, the university and its affiliates have collective annual budgets of over $3 billion, with an annual economic impact of over $3.8 billion and annual research funding of over $271 million.  

MUSC is committed to providing culturally competent care and ensuring that organizational priorities and goals about equity, inclusion, and excellence are institutionalized, sustained, and measured to “create an inclusive experience for the lives we touch.” Every college has a designated faculty liaison for diversity, and all leaders must complete diversity education and training to combat unconscious bias annually. All new employee orientations include an introduction to MUSC’s diversity goals and values. The organization has also designated MUSC a Diversity Champion for three consecutive years (2018- 2020). MUSC was among 46 recipients selected in 2020 for this honor, the only national diversity award in higher education. Additionally, for four years in a row (2017-2020), MUSC has received the Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT in Diversity, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.

With a rich history, Charleston is America's most beautifully preserved architectural and historical treasure and offers a wide variety of history, culture, arts, recreation, and beautiful beaches. Charleston seamlessly blends historic charm with modern conveniences and coastal living. Charleston has consecutively been voted the “best city” in the U.S. by Conde’ Nast Travelers Magazine and Travel + Leisure. Whether you are interested in architecture, history, arts & culture, premiere dining, outdoor recreation, or beautiful beaches, Charleston, SC, has it all.

Applications must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three professional references.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  All inquiries will be confidential. For more specific information about the duties and responsibilities in this posting, please contact Dr. Patty Coker-Bolt, PhD, OTR/L, FNAP, FAOTA, Chair, Search Committee, at

If you like working with energetic enthusiastic individuals, you will enjoy your career with us!

The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MUSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, age, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by state laws and/or federal regulations. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon applicable qualifications, merit and business need.

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