The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston isseeking a professor and chair to lead the Department of PhysicalTherapy in the School of Health Professions. The expectations for the position include:Provide leadership and direction to the DPT Program Directorand department faculty on matters of curriculum, instruction, andscholarly activity.Develop and apply effective mechanisms for course andcurriculum improvement.Develop and expand the research capacity of the departmentincluding growing the amount of extramural grant funding andscholarly output.Foster interdisciplinary participation in education, research,clinical and service opportunities.Develop and implement strategies to ensure a continuous streamof highly qualified applicants into the program sufficient to meetor exceed capacity.Manage expenditures and revenues to create a balancesoperational budget.Candidate must be eligible for appointment at the professorlevel, have PhD degree or equivalent from an accredited institutionin a relevant field.The University of Texas Medical Branch is a major academichealth sciences center located on the Texas gulf coast. TheUniversity established the first physical therapy training programin the state of Texas in 1943. The University provides excellentscientific and clinical resources including the Center forRecovery, Physical Activity & Nutrition, Sealy Center on Aging,the UTMB Claude Pepper Older Americans Independence Center,Department of Orthopedic Surgery & Rehabilitation, Departmentof Rehabilitation Services, Pediatrics, and the Institute forTranslational Sciences funded by the NIH/CTSA. Advanced graduatetraining opportunities exist in several programs within theGraduate School for Biomedical Sciences (e.g., RehabilitationSciences, Pathophysiology & Translational Medicine, andNeuroscience. UTMB provides excellent opportunities forcollaborative basic and translational research. Information aboutthe University is available at: Health strives to provide equal opportunity employmentwithout regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion,disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression,genetic information, or veteran status. As a VEVRAA FederalContractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire andadvance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals withdisabilities.Applicants should apply online at: any questions about the position please contact:Blake B. Rasmussen, PhD  Professor & Search CommitteeChairUniversity of Texas Medical BranchPh.  (409) 747-1619Email: [email protected] read more