Head of the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences

University of Cincinnati in Ohio

Date Posted December 10, 2013
Type Administrative

University of Cincinnati

The University of Cincinnati invites nominations and applications for the position of Head of the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences.


Reporting to the Dean of the College of Allied Health Sciences, The Department Head is responsible for leading the Department's faculty, stada; and students in accomplishing the department's mission and facilitating the department's contribution to the overall mission of the College. The person we seek will be a visionary leader as demonstrated by successful innovation, eda;ective advocacy with university and community decision makers, a strong record of promoting diversity, and the ability to establish networks with related professional organizations at the local, state and national levels. To enhance development as a premiere department, the Department Head must demonstrate energy, strategic thinking, cultural competency, collaboration, exceptional communication skills, and the ability to foster transformational leadership.

The Department Head will demonstrate the capability to:
1. Represent the Rehabilitation Sciences Department in a skilled manner within the College of Allied Health Sciences.
2. Manage the human, financial, and physical resources within the Department.
3. Develop the department's research infrastructure.
4. Promote research opportunities for faculty and students.
5. Advocate for resources and support program development.
6. Promote a culturally aware and welcoming environment with a strong commitment to recruiting and retaining diverse faculty, stada;, and students.
7. Oversee faculty and stada;, including evaluations and professional development.
8. Develop an adjunct faculty support system.
9. Continue to enhance and develop community connections.
10. Lead fundraising initiatives and promote alumni development to meet current and future Department priorities.

Rehabilitation Sciences

The Department of Rehabilitation Sciences has 13 full-time faculty, (plus additional adjuncts); 404 undergraduate and 83 graduate students. The Department of Rehabilitation Sciences oda;ers a Bachelor's of Science in Health Sciences (BSHS) and a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy (DPT). An innovative Masters in Occupational Therapy (MOT) has been approved and is scheduled to launch in 2015. This program integrates on-line learning with traditional learning methods to allow OTAs to obtain the education to become OTRs while remaining fully employed.

The College of Allied Health Sciences

The College oda;ers the BS, MS, clinical doctorate, and one PhD degree to 2,800 students in the following departments and schools: Analytical and Diagnostic Sciences; Communication Sciences and Disorders; Nutritional Sciences; School of Social Work.

The University of Cincinnati

Established in 1819, the University of Cincinnati is a Carnegie Research-Extensive state institution ranked among the top 200 World Universities. With 42,000 students and 12,000 faculty and stada;, the University oda;ers 450 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in its 15 colleges. The University has an FY13 budget of $1.1 billion, an endowment valued at $1.004 billion, and an economic impact of more than $3 billion. The UC Health System is a premier teaching, research and treatment facility.

The screening of applicants will begin in December 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Confidential inquiries about the position may be directed to Dr. James Clark, Search Committee Chair, at clark2j9@ucmail.uc.edu or the University's Executive Recruitment Consultant, Martin Baker, at mbaker@baasearch.com.

Information about the Rehabilitation Sciences Department can be found at: http://www.cahs.uc.edu/departments/RehabSciences/general/about.aspx

Job Description: On a full-time basis Faculty Members principal academic functions include teaching, discovering, creating and reporting knowledge.

Minimum Qualifications: Appropriate academic degree related to department specifications and prior academic experience.

The successful candidate should have an outstanding record of research accomplishment, wide national visibility, and demonstrated leadership experience. Qualified candidates will be appointed at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, be tenure eligible and will possess a doctorate (Ph.D.) from an accredited institution in a discipline appropriate for an appointment in the department. Evidence of successful scholarship including externally-funded research projects and associated peer-referenced publications and national/ international presentations is desirable. The candidate should also have demonstrated the ability to build strong community partnerships. Documented experience with assessment of student learning and outcomes-based practices is highly desirable. Candidates must have administrative experience, including budget and personnel management. Teaching experience is a must with availability of student course evaluations. Knowledge and experience with innovative academic delivery systems including instructional technology and familiarity with dealing with professional allied health accreditation is desirable.


The University of Cincinnati is an a~rmative action/equal opportunity employer.
UC is a smoke-free work environment.