Clinical Assistant Professor/Program Director for the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
Texas A&M International University
Laredo, Texas 78041

Job Description

Clinical Assistant Professor/Program Director for the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

Job Title
Clinical Assistant Professor/Program Director for the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

Texas A&M International University

College Of Nursing & Health Sciences

Proposed Minimum Salary

Job Location
Laredo, Texas

Job Type

Job Description

The Health Sciences Department in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) seeks a full-time Associate Professor or Clinical Associate Professor/Program Director of the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program to begin Fall of 2024. TAMIU is a growing university of over 8,000 students located in Laredo, Texas, a vibrant bilingual and bicultural city with a population of about 250,000. For more information, visit This is a 12-month non-tenure track position. Primary duties will include:
  • Teaching, advising and administrative responsibilities that will vary and be contingent on programmatic needs.
  • Evaluating students' progress in coursework and clinical experience.
  • Demonstrating scholarly productivity through grants and publications in refereed journals and attendance at professional conferences and meetings.
  • Planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating the curriculum yearly.
  • Planning new program offerings and course assignments to faculty.
  • Collaborating with public health partners and staff so the presence of students and their activities are supportive of the agency/organization goals and needs.

Other duties include:
  • Working with faculty to develop syllabi and content for related courses.
  • Serving and participating in college and university committees.
  • Providing service to the community through participation in the planning and presentation of various programs focused on promoting the increased well-being of the community.
  • Demonstrating strong community engagement, working with community-based organizations and addressing health care disparities in public health.
  • Supervising field-based students or student internship when needed.
  • Performing other duties as designated by the Chair of the Health Sciences Department or the Dean of the CONHS.

Teaching assignments may include day, evening, and weekend courses. A reduced load (2-2) is provided to allow the new hire to conduct duties of program director and in growing the program. Effective leadership for the program is required including, but not limited to, responsibility for leading the initial accreditation process with the Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE); development of DPT program specific policies and procedures; knowledge of CAPTE standards and expectations; and ensure the DPT program is in compliance with all state and national accrediting and professional bodies.

This position requires face-to-face interactions through a regular schedule of attendance on campus and in the workplace.

Required Qualifications:

The successful candidate must hold a certification/unencumbered license as a physical therapist in the state of Texas and an academic doctoral degree in physical therapy or related field. Candidate must have at least six years of experience in higher education with a minimum of three years' experience as a core faculty of a CAPTE- accredited entry level physical therapy program. We desire candidates who: (a) previous history as a DPT program director (b) have a strong record publication in peer-reviewed journals, (c) leadership in professional organizations at the local, state, or national level (d) have a strong desire to work with first-generation students, (e) and have the ability to teach in areas that complement or strengthen our undergraduate program.

We offer competitive salaries and a benefits package including health insurance, retirement benefits, and life insurance. Additional pay is available for summer teaching. Financial support for professional development opportunities, such as attending academic conferences, is also provided. Moving expenses are covered in whole or in part by the university.

Application Process:

The first review of applications will be May 23, 2024. The completed employment application must include:

1) Letter of interest that addresses qualifications

2) Current curriculum vitae

3) Unofficial transcripts specifying conferred degree

4) Name and contact information of three current professional references

Applications must be submitted online at

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All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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Date Posted : 04/24/2024