Job Details
Assistant or Associate Clinical Professor, Student Affairs Director, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
BGSU Main Campus
Ends at 11:59 pm Bowling Green, OH local time
Salary commensurate with education & experience

The College of Health and Human Services at Bowling Green State University (BGSU), Bowling Green, Ohio is seeking applicants for a full-time, 12-month non-tenured faculty appointment at the Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor level to serve as the Student Affairs Director of the developing hybrid Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program.  This accelerated two-year DPT program is a blend of online and on-campus activities, which allows the faculty member to live remote to the BGSU campus. However, DPT faculty members must be able to travel and stay in Detroit metro/south east Michigan/northwest Ohio for designated time periods each semester.

Primary responsibilities:  

  • Coordinates student selection activities with Director of Admission, to include application review, selection for interview, final student selection and enrollment offer
  • Assimilates students into the DPT program immediately following enrollment offer acceptance and before orientation
  • Coordinates and oversees the student development & flourishing program to include: Administration of emotional intelligence, strengths, grit, and communication and learning style assessments at entry, mid-point and before graduation
  • Coordinates and oversees the clinical coaching and mentoring program
  • Serves as program liaison with the BGSU Student Services.
  • Provides for Student Services support during onsite immersive lab experiences
  • Oversees the academic and professional behavior performance of students, to include grade reporting; academic progression, retention, withdrawal, and dismissal; professional conduct, self- and peer-evaluations, and election of class officers.
  • Coordinates and conducts student orientation and graduation functions.
  • Directs departmental staff/support personnel who assist with student affairs and records administration (i.e., DPT Administrative Coordinator).
  • Coordinates all activities of the Administration Committee.
  • Plans and conducts all Administration Committee meetings
  • Coordinates the ongoing development and review of regulations, policies, and procedures that meet accreditation standards and achieve program goals and expected outcomes
  • Provides primary Committee oversight to the following components of the Program Assessment Plan and CAPTE Self Study Report: Program Mission, Program Goals and Objectives, Policies and Procedures, Core and Associated Faculty, and Program Resources.
  • Coordinates all functions of the Academic Standards and Progression Committee.
  • Ensures all policies, procedures, and practices are following accreditation standards.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Terminal academic doctorate (Ph.D., Ed.D, etc.) or a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree (or tDPT), with American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) or certification credentials appropriate for their teaching responsibilities.
  • Licensed or eligible for licensure as a physical therapist in Ohio or the state of residence. 
  • A demonstrated record of scholarship, as evidenced by peer reviewed publications/technical reports/grants, which may include scholarship of teaching and learning. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience teaching online courses.
  • Excellent communication skills and strong computer skills to meet the needs of our online didactic instructional format
  • Previous experience and knowledge as to the student affairs process and procedures for graduate physical therapy educational programs.
  • Experience with asynchronous content
  • Knowledge of legislative, regulatory, legal, and practice issues affecting didactic and clinical education, students, and the profession of physical therapy.

Applicants should submit a letter of application and full curriculum vitae summarizing their suitability for the job, a description of their research plan, a statement of teaching philosophy, contact information, and contact information for three professional references. Finalists are also required to furnish official transcripts and are subject to a background check.  BGSU policy requires finalists to authorize and pass a background investigation prior to receiving an offer of employment. Application deadline: October 10, 2020

Further Information:

For other questions, send the inquiries to Dr. Jim Ciesla, Dean, College of Health and Human Services, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403 c/o Lori Firsdon at lorifir@bgsu.edu.

Bowling Green State University is a tier-one, public university serving approximately 20,000 students on two campuses in northwest Ohio. The University is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.  BGSU offers more than 200 undergraduate majors and programs, 47 master’s degree programs, and 17 doctoral degree programs.  The University has nationally recognized programs and research in the natural and social sciences, education, arts, business, health and wellness, humanities and applied technologies.  Information about the College of Health and Human Services is available at:  http://www.bgsu.edu/health-and-human-services.html.

Bowling Green State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer.  We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities regardless of age, gender identity, genetic information, religion, or sexual orientation.

PhD or terminal degree
Fiscal Year
Full Time
Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae