• Director, Division of Physical Therapy (Department of Rehabilitation Medicine)

    Job Number
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    School Of Medicine
    SOM: Rehab: DPT Program
    This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
    Not Applicable
  • Description


    Emory University is pleased to announce a search for the new Chief of the Division of Physical Therapy, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. The Division of Physical Therapy has historically been ranked in the top 10 of the physical therapy education programs and is currently ranked as the 5th leading PT educational program in the United States by US News and World Report. The Division of Physical Therapy is committed to pro-active, ethically-engaged, caring leadership focused on the pursuit of excellence in scientific inquiry and in the application of validated scientific principles that allow optimal function in clients of all ages and levels of ability. We are seeking a leader with the vision, dedication and sense of collaboration to join our faculty and advance our tripartite missions of education, service and scholarship to a new level of excellence.

    The Director will assume the responsibility of directing the activities of the Doctorate Program in Physical Therapy, the research enterprise of the Division, and the Clinical Activity of the Division within the Emory Healthcare system.


    Duties of the Chief:

    • Oversee the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree program(s) including the dual degree programs of DPT/PhD, DPT/MPH, DPT/MBA, DPT-MA (Bioethics), and Residency training programs
    • Understand how the education needs of the DPT graduates will change in the future so as to plan for advances in the DPT program to accommodate these changes
    • Oversee the research enterprise of the division, in order to provide support to our current researchers, develop collaboration opportunities with other departments and institutions, and to identify the future research needs within PT so as to identify and recruit high caliber talent.
    • Oversee and expand the clinical Physical Therapy enterprise within the Emory healthcare system, so as to advance practices in line consistent with the latest research findings.
    • Collaborate with the Neuropsychology and Physiatry divisions within the department to advance team medicine, research and teaching opportunities

    Additional Details

    The Doctor of Physical Therapy training program is currently the second largest training program within the Emory University School of Medicine. This teaching program has been a nationally progressive force in the education of physical therapists, offering a joint DPT/MBA degree, a joint DPT/MPH degree, and  joint DPT/PhD degrees.  These successful dual degree programs reflect the energy and vision of our faculty as well as the unique collaboration with the Goizueta Business School, the Rollins School of Public Health, and the Georgia Institute of Technology. The department research output is recognized as among the top 10 rehabilitation departments in the US. Research interests within the division which includes neuroplasticity, gait biomechanics, human movement across the life span, rehabilitation of movement dysfunction, patient centered outcomes, health services research and ethical reasoning. These diverse interests among our PT division are supported through federal and foundational grants. Our research teams actively collaborate with other scientists within Emory, the Veterans Administration, the Shepherd Center, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Georgia State University.


    Emory University, is a top-ranked private institution recognized internationally for its outstanding liberal arts colleges, graduate and professional schools, and one of the world's leading healthcare systems. Our beautiful campus is located in Atlanta’s historic Druid Hills neighborhood. Multiple landscapes on and surrounding the campus have been designed by Frederick Olmsted (also designed Central Park in NY), who intended “dwellers to restore their souls in the presence of carefully curated nature”.


    Emory University has been ranked 21st among the nation’s top universities in the new 2019 Best Colleges guidebook from U.S. News & World Report, and is listed as 19th among national universities offering the “best value” to students based on a combination of academic quality and the average level of need-based financial aid. The University was cited for its economic diversity, with 21 percent of its undergraduates receiving need-based Pell Grants, and among schools with the largest percentage of international undergraduates at 16 percent. Emory is acknowledged as one of the world's top research universities (Leiden Ranking), among the best for quality of life and classroom experience (Princeton Review), and as a best value among private universities (Kiplinger's Personal Finance, Princeton Review, Forbes). Uniquely positioned to actively collaborate with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Yerkes Primate Research Center, The Carter Center, and the Rollins School of Public Health, our students and faculty collaborate in a rich and engaging environment.


    Minimum qualifications:  Doctorate level degree (PhD, MD, or DPT)


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