Administrative Careers - Academic Advising, Administrative Careers - Program Administration
Bethel University seeks an innovative, experienced leader to serve as the founding Program Director of Bethel’s new Doctorate of Physical Therapy program. The Program Director will lead the design, development, launch and growth of a successful, high-quality Doctorate in Physical Therapy program. The Program Director must be knowledgeable about and responsible for program organization, administration, fiscal management, continuous review and analysis, planning, development, and participation in the accreditation process.
The Program Director will have responsibilities to:
Oversee and facilitate curriculum development.
Manage the lengthy accreditation process to ensure the program can launch as planned. Participate in yearly accreditation requirements.
Identify, recruit, and assist in the hiring of potential candidates for program faculty.
Upon program launch, supervise and evaluate full time and part-time faculty.
The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate for this new role is a strategic, visionary and creative individual who possesses strong personal and professional integrity. Candidates will have the orientation of a builder and bring keen analytical skills, strong attention to detail, an ability to foster collaboration, and an unwavering commitment to the University’s mission and a strong Christian faith commitment
In addition, the successful candidate will:
Bring an understanding of and/or experience with building a new degree program.
Familiarity with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) and its processes, or experience with an accreditation process.
Possess strong team building skills.
Demonstrate the ability to make positive contribution to the development of a culturally diverse and interculturally competent teaching and learning community.
Be a storyteller that can become the eyes, ears, and voice of Bethel University as it builds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy program.
Provide management that reflects strong organization skills, problem solving and attention to detail.
Work both independently and collaboratively.
Bring an appreciation for Bethel’s mission.
Be knowledgeable in adult learning theory and practice.
Demonstrate superior oral, interpersonal and written communication skills.
Possess a clear understanding and active commitment and educational mission and evangelical Christian vision and mission of the university.
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About Bethel University
Bethel University has consistently invested in progressive healthcare education. The University has a strong reputation for contributing to and impacting the healthcare marketplace. Bethel graduates are known for their knowledge, critical thinking abilities, skilled competencies, and ability to command respected career opportunities throughout the healthcare sector.
Presently, the U.S. healthcare industry projects substantial growth and is expected to be 20% of the total GDP over the next five years. Minneapolis/St. Paul forecasts ongoing growth and employment opportunities aligning with national growth statistics. Additionally, the healthcare industry faces challenges that will impact Minnesotans statewide. Accessible, cost effective, compassionate healthcare will continue to be a top pressing issue facing our society and culture for the upcoming generation.
Bethel University is well positioned to meet these growing demands as it continues to expand healthcare programming. It currently offers initial nursing licensures, an M.S. in Nurse Educator, M.S. in Nurse-Midwifery, and an M.S. in Physician Assistant.In 2018, Bethel University will launch an M.S. in Athletic Training,... and have additional healthcare related programs internally approved to launch before 2019. One of those is a Doctorate of Physical Therapy program, and seeks a founding Program Director to lead the process. Qualified candidates can look forward to joining an institution whose mission has deep roots and great accomplishments throughout the healthcare sector, locally and nationally.