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Rutgers University, School of Health Professions--Dept Chair, Rehabilitation and Movement Sciences

Rutgers University, School of Health Professions--Dept Chair, Rehabilitation and Movement Sciences

DISCIPLINE Nonspecific TYPE Program Director/Chair

Rutgers University School of Health Professions (SHP) is seeking a Chair for the Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Sciences. SHP is the largest school of health professions in the nation with over 25 academic programs ranging from certificate to doctorate across the health care landscape. Reporting to the Dean of the School of Health Professions (SHP), the Department Chair leads three professional programs in the Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Sciences: Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD), Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), and the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP); and a DPT-PhD dual degree program. The Chair is responsible for overseeing and promoting the educational, research, service, and clinical practice aspects of the programs. 

Visioning and Leadership 

• Providing a vision for departmental growth, faculty development, and branding to achieve national recognition for departmental programs 

• Developing department strategic plan; conducting annual summaries; setting goals for the department’s educational, research/scholarship, service, and clinical activities; and submitting annual reports of accomplishments to the Dean 

• Providing departmental leadership and administration in alignment with the strategic plans of SHP, Rutgers Biomedical Health Sciences (RBHS) and Rutgers University, including budget, personnel, facilities planning, resource allocation, academic and program planning, policy implementation, curricular and accreditation requirements

 Minimum Criteria for Applying 

• Candidate should have an academic terminal degree 

• Experience leading a department or school with multiple health related programs 

• Eligible to hold the rank of Associate Professor or Professor at Rutgers 

• Licensed rehabilitation clinician or health professional 

• Preferred history of increasing administrative and managerial successes 

• History of research, grant writing, publications, presentations, and other scholarly activities on a national and international level 

• Evidence of clear and polished communication skills, creative problem solving, and consensus building

 The University is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their leadership, humanism, teaching, collaboration, research, and service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. We desire an innovative colleague who will actively facilitate faculty and staff success, build teams, and demonstrate genuine appreciation of educational best practices. 

Queries regarding this position should be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Sandra Kaplan at

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Contact Name : Sandra Kaplan

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