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Orange County/Irvine, CA

Job Description:

Stanbridge University is seeking a founding Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program Director for its Orange County campus. Reporting directly to the Vice President of Instruction, the founding Program Director will design, develop, and administer the programs curricular offerings while fostering a positive, innovative, and growth-focused teaching and learning environment leading to the success of faculty and students. A successful candidate will meet the required qualifications and present with a teaching and professional philosophy that is aligned with the universitys graduate culture and core values of delivering an accessible, diversified, innovative, and high-quality education.

Employment Status:

full-time, salaried, exempt

Date Posted:

Sep 15th, 2022

Essential Functions:

  • Partner with the university to lead and grow doctoral programs and excellence of graduate culture.
  • Responsible for leading and advancing the DPT programs mission, goals, strategic planning, budgeting, and student outcomes.
  • Serves as a formal liaison between the program and community partners.
  • Represents the university at relevant professional events internally, locally, statewide, and nationally.
  • Oversees faculty recruitment, qualifications, onboarding, professional development, and evaluation according to institutional and accreditation guidelines.
  • Supports faculty and student research and scholarship activities.
  • Provides leadership to the faculty for the development, implementation, quality, assessment, and improvement of the programs curriculum in accordance with shared governance and institutional and accreditation guidelines.
  • Monitors all program publications to ensure compliance with institutional and accreditation guidelines.
  • Generates needed communications, reporting, changes, and representations with accreditation commissions, including all minor and significant program changes, annual reports, and self-study reports.


  • Holds an active, unrestricted PT license in any United States jurisdiction and the state where the program is located if required by that states jurisdiction.
  • Has an earned doctoral degree from an accredited institution.
  • Has a minimum of six (6) years of full-time higher education experience, with a minimum of three (3) years of full-time experience as a core faculty member in a CAPTE-accredited entry-level physical therapist education program.
  • Must have working knowledge of the CAPTE Rules of Practice and Procedure
  • Have strong communication, organization, interpersonal, problem-solving, and advising skills.
  • Experience in educational theory and methodology, instructional design, student evaluation and outcome assessment, including the equivalent of nine credits of coursework in educational foundations.

Conditions of Employment:

  • The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those required of an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and be physically present in the office.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.

Work Environment:

  • Standard office setting.
  • Typically, duties are performed in an office environment while sitting at a desk or computer workstation.
  • An incumbent is subject to contact with others, frequent interruptions, noise from talking or office equipment and demanding timelines.

Physical Demands:

  • The incumbent regularly sits for long periods, walks short distances on a regular basis.
  • Uses hands and fingers to operate an electronic keyboard or other office machines; reaches with hands and arms; speaks clearly and distinctly to answer telephones and to provide information; sees to read fine print and operate computer; hears and understands voices over telephone and in person; and lifts, carries, and/or moves objects weighing up to 10 pounds

We Offer:

  • Professional opportunities in a growing organization.
  • An organization that values and appreciates its employees.
  • A highly competitive pay and benefits package
  • A strong community service culture.

Stanbridge University is an equal opportunity employer with values and appreciation for its employees.

About Stanbridge University

Founded in 1996, Stanbridge University offers specialized degrees at the Master, Bachelor, and Associate levels in the fields of Nursing and Allied Health. Stanbridge is based in Irvine, California with an annual enrollment of over 1,600 students. For each year from 2009 through 2015, Stanbridge has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement. In 2017, Stanbridge University was awarded the 2017 School of the Year Award by California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools (CAPPS) for outstanding educational practices among higher education institutions. In 2016, Stanbridge University was awarded the Gold Award for Excellence in Community Service from CAPPS for offering students quality higher education while simultaneously maintaining efforts to assist the local community. Stanbridge University has been selected as a 2014-2015 School of Excellence by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), and also received its 2015 Excellence in Student Services Award for creating a comprehensive student services program that enhances student achievement outcomes. In 2013, Stanbridge University received the ACCSC Community Service Award for outstanding outreach to the local and global community. Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc., has named Stanbridge University one of America’s Best Technical Colleges for each year from 2009 through 2016. For more information, please visit or call 888-789-6208.