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Director of Admissions - Asst/Assoc Professor

Hawai`i Pacific University
Full Time

Hawai`i Pacific University, College of Health and Society is seeking candidates for a full-time Director of Admissions at the rank of assistant or associate professor for its 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 HPU campus. However, DPT faculty members must be able to travel and stay in Honolulu for designated time periods each academic term.

Successful candidates should possess excellent communication skills and strong computer skills to meet the needs of our online didactic instructional format. We desire a team-oriented colleague who is willing and able to collaborate and share instructional methods and student-leaing activities. We are eager to identify candidates who show a genuine appreciation of evidence-based teaching, integration of technology within the classroom, and building a student-centered community within the online classroom. 

The successful candidate serving in the role of Director of Admissions is expected to enhance recruitment and admissions processes associated with the DPT program. This faculty member should have knowledge as to the admission process and procedures for graduate physical therapy educational programs. Specifically, the Director of Admissions is responsible for all student recruitment, application, and admissions processes for the program. Oversees and recommends updates to recruitment materials and admissions policies and procedures. Serves as Chair of the DPT Admissions Committee, which is responsible for all matters conceing student admission to the DPT Program including recruitment, application, selection, and matriculation. This committee is responsible for overseeing faculty involvement in a transparent admissions process that guarantees nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all applicants.

Additionally, the successful candidate will understand higher education and contemporary clinical practice appropriate for leadership in physical therapy education; knowledge of legislative, regulatory, legal, and practice issues affecting didactic and clinical education, students, and the profession of physical therapy. The candidate should be licensed or eligible for licensure as a physical therapist in Hawaii or the state of residence.

We seek a collegial individual who either has a terminal academic doctorate in a discipline appropriate for teaching responsibilities (Ph.D., Ed.D, D.Sc., etc.) or a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree (or tDPT), with specialist certification.

In addition to administrative, instructional and scholarly activity, they will participate in commencement, convocations and other university-wide events, and department and collegiate meetings in the week before the start of academic terms.  Faculty presence and engagement is expected during academic terms that faculty have teaching responsibilities.

This is a full-time, 12-month (36-credit) exempt faculty position with up to 18 credits of teaching over the calendar year with instructional terms in spring, summer, and fall.  Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications. Regular travel to the state of Hawaii is required.

Hawai’i Pacific University (HPU) is a private, non-profit institution of approximately 3,500 undergraduate and 800 graduate students. Founded in 1965, it is Hawaii’s largest private university with its core campus in the heart of Honolulu’s business district.

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