Founding Director

Physical Therapy Program

Carlow University

Carlow University a private, Catholic, liberal arts, comprehensive University is accepting nominations and applications for the position of Founding Director of the Physical Therapy (PT) Program. This is an exciting opportunity for a collaborative and energetic leader to develop and launch a new Physical Therapy Program. Reporting to the Dean, College of Health and Wellness, the Program Director is responsible for leading the program through organization and development, securing accreditation and maintaining compliance, and fiscal management, while meeting the excellent standards in the Health Sciences for which the University is known. This includes leading curriculum development, development of clinical sites, and recruitment and management of faculty and staff. The program director demonstrates the academic and professional qualifications and relevant experience in higher education that is required to provide effective leadership for the program, the program faculty, and the students. The director will collaborate closely with the Admissions and Marketing departments on admissions policies, recruitment of students and marketing the program. This position is a tenure track, twelve-month appointment.


The ideal candidate will have an earned academic Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy or a related discipline; be a Physical Therapist who is licensed or regulated in any United States jurisdiction; have, or the ability to obtain, a current unencumbered licensure to practice as a Physical Therapist in Pennsylvania; hold the rank of associate professor, professor, clinical associate professor, or clinical professor; a minimum of six (6) years of full-time higher education experience with a minimum of three (3) years of full-time experience in a PT education program; have documentation of passing the national examination; and have the ability to obtain and maintain professional liability insurance coverage.


Carlow University is being assisted by the partners of Hyatt–Fennell, Executive Search. Nominations and application materials should be submitted via email to Please specify the search in the subject line. Applications include a cover letter with details relevant to your qualifications and interest, a current resume/cv, and contact information for five professional references, in separate documents.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received and the position will remain open until filled. All applications and nominations will be considered highly confidential.



Carlow University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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PO Box 214
Conway, PA 15027

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T: 724-242-0476


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