Employment Opportunities

Department Chair
Physical Therapy
Date Posted:
Closing Date:
Open Until filled


Hampton University is seeking an experienced academician with an earned doctoral degree (PhD, EdD, DSc) to provide vision and leadership as the Chairperson of the Department of Physical Therapy.  This is a 12 month, tenure track position.  The DPT program was established in 1999 and accredited in 2002.  The Department is located in facilities equipped with clinical and research laboratories, dedicated classrooms, and its own Anatomy Laboratory.

Hampton University is located in Southeastern Virginia on a beautiful waterfront campus in the Tidewater area, approximately 45 minutes from Virginia Beach and historical Williamsburg.  It is a privately endowed, co-educational, nonsectarian institution of higher learning with accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.  Great outdoor activities abound for families and are easily accessible.  Hampton University offers a multicultural environment and great opportunities for collaborative research.


The successful candidate must have a minimum of four years of demonstrated teaching experience, leadership abilities, a record of clinical practice, and grant writing experience.  The responsibilities of the Chair include strategic planning and program development, fiscal management of departmental budgets and external funds, faculty recruitment/retention, and faculty development and evaluation.  The Chair is also responsible for maintaining accreditation, teaching in his/her area of expertise, researching, participating in collaborative efforts with other disciplines for grant writing, and assuming other duties as assigned by the Dean.  Applicants must be eligible for Virginia licensure as a physical therapist.

How to Apply

Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Salary is commensurate with rank and experience.  Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, transcripts and three letters of recommendation with contact information to:

Pamela Tucker, PT, DPT, MS
Assistant Professor/ACCE
Hampton University
Department of Physical Therapy
Hampton, VA 23668
Email: pamela.tucker@hamptonu.edu
*Hampton University is an Equal Opportunity employer.


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