Director Of Clinical Education & Core Faculty Member - Elon University

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Company/Organization: Elon University
Location: Elon, North Carolina
Contact: Bill Andrews

Item/Job/Service Description

Elon University seeks a visionary and innovative leader to direct the Department of Physical Therapy Education (DPTE) Clinical Education Program. This leader is responsible for all academic and administrative aspects of the clinical education program, will guide program advancement, and will represent the department within the university and to the clinical community. The ideal candidate is a strong collaborator, creative thinker, and embraces the core missions of the program, school, and institution.

Elon offers a salary commensurate with qualifications, an excellent benefits package, and a generous retirement plan.

The Director of Clinical Education (DCE) Responsibilities:

  • Managing the organization, administration, and continuous review of the clinical education program.
  • Creating and maintaining relationships with external stakeholders to secure clinical rotations.
  • Executing transparent and equitable processes to place students in clinical rotations that meet their educational needs.
  • Supporting a healthy, diverse, equitable, and inclusive community
  • Educating and monitoring students during a series of 4 clinical rotations and maintaining contact with clinical instructors.
  • Managing student clinical education concerns including remediation and termination as necessary.
  • Leading the clinical education team and Clinical Education Committee.
  • Is responsible for all clinical education activities related to CAPTE accreditation.
  • Additional responsibilities include department, school, and university service; scholarly activity; and teaching clinical education preparation courses within the curriculum.

The successful candidate will have:

• A terminal degree: post-professional doctorate or DPT with evidence of other professional qualifications (including but not limited to ABPTS or other specialty certification, or additional degree)
• A minimum of 3 years of clinical practice
• Eligibility for licensure as a physical therapist in North Carolina
• A minimum of 2 years of clinical practice as an SCCE or CI or two years of experience in teaching, curriculum development and administration in a physical therapy education program.
• Completion or commitment to completion of the APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program Level 1
• Strong communication, organization, interpersonal, problem- solving, and counseling skills
• A commitment to innovation, excellence, and engaged learning

Preferred candidates will also have:

• Prior experience as a DCE/ADCE/ACCE or SCCE
• Managerial and/or administrative experience
• Prior teaching experience in an academic program
• Record of scholarship/research
• Completion of the APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program Level 2

About the Department of Physical Therapy Education at Elon University:

Elon University is a selective, mid-sized private university in North Carolina, renowned as a national model for engaged learning. The Department of Physical Therapy Education is housed within the School of Health Sciences, providing physical therapy students with invaluable opportunities for access to state-of-the-art facilities for engaged learning, simulation, and interprofessional education. The department includes 14 full-time, highly qualified, and dynamic core faculty members, including the chair/program director position, supported by two full-time staff members. Most of the faculty have advanced specialty certifications and/or are recognized fellows, and all are active professionals dedicated to the teacher-scholar-mentor model. In support of the program, the DPTE enjoys a strong collaborative partnership with Cone Health-Alamance Regional Medical Center. 

About Elon, North Carolina: 

Elon, North Carolina, exudes a unique charm that captivates both residents and visitors alike. Nestled in the heart of the state, this delightful town of about 11,000 residents is a perfect blend of small-town warmth and progressive energy. With its tree-lined streets, historic downtown area, and welcoming community, Elon is renowned for its excellent schools, fostering a culture of learning and growth. Its vibrant arts scene, local boutiques, and diverse dining options contribute to a rich tapestry of experiences. Nature enthusiasts find solace in the nearby parks, walking trails, and natural reserves, and community events bring residents together throughout the year. Elon is truly a hidden gem of North Carolina.

Application and Nomination Process:

Applications to the position of the Department of Physical Therapy Education Director of Clinical Education at Elon University should be directed to: A complete application should include the following:

  1. Cover Letter outlining interest in and qualifications for the position. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of people and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in their cover letter.
  2. Updated CV.
  3. Contact information for three (3) professional references including title, institutional affiliation, email address, and direct phone numbers. (No references will be contacted without written permission from the candidate.)

Applications received by April 26, 2024, will receive priority consideration. The search will remain open until the position is filled. Elon University is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and welcomes all applicants.

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Applications to the position of the Department of Physical Therapy Education Director of Clinical Education at Elon University should be directed to: