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Director of Clinical Education, Department of Physical Therapy – School of Health Sciences

Position Summary:

Position is a full-time 12-month faculty appointment with administrative, academic, service and scholarship responsibilities consistent with the mission and philosophy of the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program and Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) as well as accreditation standards as set forth by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).  The qualified individual will demonstrate competence in clinical education, teaching, and curriculum development.  The DCE primary responsibilities are to plan, coordinate, facilitate, administer, and monitor clinical education activities on behalf of the DPT program and in coordination with academic and clinical faculty.

Note: The start date for this position would be January 1, 2020.

Reporting Relationships: 

  • Program director for the Doctor of Physical Therapy program
  • Dean School of Health Sciences

Education Requirements:

  • Minimum required – A Doctor of Physical Therapy degree or a lower level physical therapy degree with a terminal degree such as PhD, DHS, EdD, etc.
  • Preferred educational requirements – DPT and terminal degree with ABPTS specialization. Earned status as an APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor preferred.
  • Certificates and/or licenses required – A current PT license with eligibility for licensure in Indiana. 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Develop, monitor and refine the clinical education component of the curriculum.
  • Facilitate quality-learning experiences for students during clinical education and integrated clinical experiences that integrate with the didactic portion of the curriculum.
  • Evaluate students’ performance, in cooperation with other faculty, to determine their ability to integrate didactic and clinical learning experiences and to progress within the curriculum.
  • Manage administrative responsibilities consistent with CAPTE, federal/state regulations, institutional policy, and practice setting requirements; participate in the preparation of accreditation documentation and outcome performance assessment of students in the DPT program.
  • Develop and provide documented records and assessment of the clinical education component including clinical education sites, clinical instructors, etc.
  • Actively collaborate with core faculty in clinical education planning, implementation, and assessment.


According to Indiana Wesleyan University employment policy all employees must possess a strong Christian commitment and adhere to the standards outlined in the IWU Community Lifestyle Statement.

  • Knowledge of principles, methods, and current developments in the field of physical therapy and healthcare.  Expertise in a clinical areas such as advocacy, pediatrics, occupational analysis, assistive technology, management, leadership, gerontology, neurology, orthopedics, and/or research although those with other areas of expertise will be considered.
  • Identification of clinical needs of students based on the academic curriculum design and accreditation standards.
  • Skills for evaluation of the impact of clinical teaching on the teaching-learning process and implement modifications as appropriate.
  • Skills to coordinate with clinical instructors in constructive and cooperative working relationships with community based therapists, clinics, and community agencies.
  • Skills in the use of computers, internet resources, MS Office, Outlook/email, and Clinical Education software.


As a religious educational institution operating under the auspices of The Wesleyan Church, Indiana Wesleyan University is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (42 U.S.C., Sections 2000e-1 and 2000e-2).

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.

All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an “at-will” basis.

Indiana Wesleyan University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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