Teaching qualifications

Vice President and Associate Professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the University of Vermont

Vice President and Associate Professor in the Doctoral Program in Physiotherapy

The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program in the Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Sciences at the University of Vermont (UVM) invites applications for a visionary and innovative leader as Vice Chair of the CAPTE Accredited Program. The DPT VC, in cooperation with the Department Director, is responsible for the overall planning, direction and management of the DPT program. Appointment for this position will be a 12-month tenure-track or tenure-track associate professor.

The VC provides visionary leadership to foster programmatic excellence and to pursue strategic opportunities for program innovation. Primary responsibilities of the position include effective leadership, faculty mentorship and evaluation, program development, programmatic budget management, program evaluation activities, program management, student advising, and educational activities. ‘admission. Additionally, as a member of the faculty, the vice president is expected to teach in their area of ​​expertise, engage in scholarship, and participate in service to the department, college, university, and community. The VC is a member of the department’s steering committee. The University is particularly interested in applicants who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to diversity and inclusion are considered desirable, as building a diverse and inclusive culture is a priority at the University of Vermont.

Minimum qualifications (mandatory):

  • A university doctorate (PhD, EdD, ScD) from an accredited university.
  • A physical therapist who is licensed or regulated in any jurisdiction in the United States.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in higher education.
  • At least 6 years of full-time experience in higher education, with a minimum of 3 years in a PT education program.
  • A dynamic research program with an academic track record and evidence of funding potential.
  • Strong mentoring, communication and collaboration skills.

DPT faculty models academic, clinical, and research expertise, in addition to innovative teaching and learning opportunities (www.uvm.edu/cnhs/rms/physical_therapy). Small class sizes of 40 students allow for a variety of teaching approaches between clinical and tenure-track faculty, as well as time for scientific activity. The DPT program is an integral part of the Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Sciences in the University’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Benefiting from a unique position on UVM’s main campus, with our academic colleagues in medicine, health sciences, engineering, nutrition, and psychology and our clinical colleagues at the University of Vermont Medical Center, the College offers a exciting academic environment with excellent collaborative potentials for new faculty. The College’s priorities focus on promoting excellence in research, teaching and learning, interprofessional education, and practice collaborations in a stimulating academic medical center environment.

The Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Sciences includes four related areas of study, including physical therapy, exercise science, emergency medicine services, and integrative health. A master’s degree in physical activity and well-being, a new doctorate in occupational therapy and an interprofessional doctorate. in interdisciplinary health sciences also contribute to a growing department. The Department’s facilities include the newly renovated Human Movement Analysis Laboratory which houses several force plates, EMGs, and three-dimensional biomechanical equipment for static and dynamic human movement research; a physical activity and exercise behavior laboratory; and a neurophysiology lab that uses TMS and EEG. Additional lab space for bench research interests is a potential through our interdisciplinary faculty collaborators.

The University of Vermont combines the faculty-student relationships most often found at a small liberal arts college with the resources of a large research institution and medical center. The University has 11,081 undergraduate students, 1,709 graduate students, 491 medical students, and 1,796 full-time and part-time faculty. Located in Burlington, Vermont (consistently voted one of America’s most exciting small towns), UVM’s setting in a valley on the shores of Lake Champlain, between the Adirondacks and the green mountain ranges, inspires visitors and residents.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status protected or any other class legally protected by federal or state law. The University encourages applications from all individuals who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution.

The University is particularly interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the university community through their research, teaching and/or services. We are an educational community that seeks to prepare students to be responsible leaders in a diverse and changing world. Members of the University of Vermont community embrace and advance the values ​​of
Our common ground
: Respect, Integrity, Innovation, Openness, Justice and Responsibility. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to the ideals of accessibility, inclusiveness, and academic excellence, as reflected in the principles of Our common ground.


Applications should include: 1) a letter of interest, 2) a resume, 3) a personal statement on how the candidate will contribute to “Our Common Ground”, diversity and excellence, 4 ) a research statement, 5) contact information for three professional references. Apply at the following link:

(search for the position using the department name “Rehabilitation & Movement Science”)


Susan Kasser, Ph.D.; President of the research committee

Email: [email protected],

Phone: (802) 656-7742