Director of Curriculum – Doctor of Physical Therapy Program - Hanover College

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Company/Organization: Hanover College
Location: Hybrid/Remote (Hanover, IN)
Contact: Gregory Kline, PT, DPT, EdD, MBA

Item/Job/Service Description

Hanover College seeks applications for a full-time core faculty member Director of Curriculum Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT). This is a 12-month non-tenured faculty appointment at the level of Clinical Assistant, Clinical Associate, or Clinical Professor for the hybrid Doctor of Physical Program. The accelerated two-year DPT program combines online and on-campus activities that allow faculty members to live remotely yet travel to Hanover College or Southern Indiana for designated periods each semester. The clinical track responsibilities include teaching, student advising, service, scholarship, and professional development.

Preferred content area expertise: In-patient/Acute Care experience/Cardiovascular-Pulmonary physical therapy/Orthopedics.

The search committee plans to initiate interviews for the position will begin in April 2024. The preferred start date is Summer, 2024. Applications may be reviewed by the search committee until the position is filled.

The Director of Curriculum is responsible for all program curricular planning, implementation, and review processes. Works directly with program faculty to ensure a comprehensive and coordinated curriculum based on foundational documents, best evidence, and contemporary clinical practice. Directs the evaluation of stakeholder input as part of ongoing curriculum review processes. Serves as Chair of Curriculum Committee, which serves as the primary coordinating body for all issues involving the DPT curriculum. This committee educates faculty regarding the overall curriculum and how each course contributes to the overall curricular design; responds to college policies, employer, student and graduate feedback, accreditation standards; conducts regular meetings with the faculty related to the curriculum; and coordinates the Annual Curriculum Review.

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Coordinate all activities of the Curriculum Committee;
  • Plan and conduct all Curriculum Committee meetings;
  • Assists Program Director in the management of core and adjunct faculty, to include teaching responsibilities, course evaluations, and professional development;
  • Educates all core and adjunct faculty regarding the curriculum plan, to include integration, threads, and their role in curriculum development and review;
  • Mentor faculty in the development of syllabi, including construction of objectives and leaning activities; Reviews all course syllabi and coordinates institutional review;
  • Ensures proper sequencing of courses within the curriculum;
  • Coordinates class scheduling to optimize learning sequence;
  • Ensures that curriculum review is an ongoing process, culminating in an Annual Curriculum Review;
  • Coordinates and assists with agenda formation for the Annual Curriculum Review;
  • Provide primary Committee oversight and leadership to the components of the Program Assessment Plan and CAPTE Self Study Report: Curriculum Plan / Academic Curriculum, Clinical Education Curriculum, and Program Resources;
  • Ensure all program policies, procedures and practices under the responsibility of the Director of Curriculum provide for compliance with accreditation policies and procedures and reports to the Program Director.
  • Develops best practices for faculty hybrid teaching and learning skills to include both peer and external review;
  • Coordinates, collects, and analyzes post-course professional development needs of core and associated faculty and prepares related accreditation reports;
  • Coordinates with the instructional design team to ensure purposeful use of technology for student engagement;
  • Leads inclusion/diversity/equity/access teaching initiatives;
  • Participates in all curriculum-related faculty coaching meetings;

Teaching and Education Responsibilities

  • Teach courses as agreed upon with the Program Director.

Required Qualifications

  • Earned terminal academic doctorate in a discipline appropriate for teaching responsibilities, OR
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy degree (or tDPT) with preferred ABPTS specialization in a discipline appropriate for teaching responsibilities or certification credentials appropriate for his/her teaching responsibilities;
  • Understanding of higher education and contemporary clinical practice appropriate for leadership in physical therapy clinical education;
  • Knowledge of legislative, regulatory, legal, and practice issues affecting clinical education, students, and the profession of physical therapy;
  • Licensed or eligible for licensure in Indiana or the state of residence;
  • Active in clinical practice, especially as applicable to clinical education;
  • Active in professional activities at local, state, and/or national levels;
  • Experience consistent with Hanover College System for Faculty Rank.
  • Successful candidates must have experience and demonstrate a commitment to working with diverse student and community populations.

Hanover College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing an inclusive, welcoming, and diverse college environment. We seek candidates of all backgrounds regardless of age, race, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, marital status, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. No person, on the basis of protected status, shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to unlawful discrimination, harassment, or retaliation under any College program or activity, including with respect to employment terms and conditions. We embrace diversity and encourage all who are interested to apply.

How to Apply or Contact About Item/Service 

Interested candidates should submit the following: Current curriculum vitae (CV) Cover letter (which addresses the area of subject matter expertise, narrative description of personal teaching philosophy, commitment to diversity and inclusion, and scholarly plan for a hybrid environment) Three letters of reference To apply, go to: To be considered, please submit all application materials in full during the application process including letters of reference. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Prospective candidates are encouraged to contact the Chair of Search Committee, Gregory M. Kline, PT, DPT, EdD, MBA at to address questions related to the search process.