Director of Clinical Education (Doctor of Physical Therapy Program)

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Job Type
Regular Full-Time
School Of Medicine
SOM: Rehab: DPT Program
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Required Documents
List of References

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Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.


Emory University, Division of Physical Therapy is seeking candidates for a full-time Director of Clinical Education (DCE) at the rank of assistant or associate professor for its Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program. Candidates must have an earned doctorate degree, a minimum of 3 years in clinical practice, a minimum of 2 years in clinical education (e.g. DCE, SCCE, CI), and be eligible for PT licensure in Georgia. Preference will be given to individuals with an academic doctorate, experience with competency-based education, experience as a DCE or SCCE, and completion of the APTA Credentialed Instructor Program Level 1 and Level 2. Faculty responsibilities include teaching, scholarship, student advisement, and University and professional service. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience.


The Director of Clinical Education’s primary responsibilities are to coordinate and manage the clinical education activities on behalf of the academic program. The DCE collaborates with the Assistant Directors of Clinical Education and academic faculty to establish clinical education standards, and to evaluate and facilitate development of clinical education sites and clinical faculty. Activities include but are not limited to:

  • developing, assessing, and refining the clinical education component of the curriculum,
  • selecting clinical learning environments that demonstrate sound patient management, ethical and professional behavior, and contemporary physical therapy practice,
  • facilitating quality clinical education learning experiences,
  • completing assessments and documentation for all aspects of the clinical education component, 
  • performing academic responsibilities consistent with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) and institutional policy

The Emory University DPT Program is highly respected and currently ranked #5 by US News & World Report. The Division has 20 full-time and 7 part-time faculty members, is a component of the School of Medicine, and is located on the main Emory campus in close proximity to a variety of affiliated clinical facilities. The university is an outstanding educational and research institution known for its exceptional clinical and research programs in movement disorders, stroke, and musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary and vestibular disorders. Collaborative programs exist with Georgia Tech, and there are additional resources within the university, the academic medical center, related graduate programs, and the Atlanta community.


Applicants should apply online, as well as send their curriculum vitae and contact information for three references to Tami Phillips, PT, DPT, MBA. Please email them to tphill5@emory.edu or mail them addressed to:


Tami Phillips, PT, DPT, MBA

Chair, Search Committee

Division of Physical Therapy, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

Emory University

1462 Clifton Road NE, Suite 312, Atlanta, GA 30322


Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.


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