SCUHS is a private nonprofit university seeking a dynamic innovator to join our developing Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program as the Director of Clinical Education (DCE). This opportunity is available for the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full professor, consistent with your qualifications. Knowledge of or experience with integrative Health Care is desirable. SCU values integrative whole person Health, Evidence based Practice, Health equity and Inclusivity and we welcome you to join our team. Our mission is to develop competent, caring , professional Doctors of Physical Therapy who will thrive as part of an integrative healthcare team within a learning environment focused on equity and imbued with kindness, integrity, and determination.

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENT: Full-time, 12 months; rank commensurate with experience

SCOPE: Serves as Director of Clinical Education for the developing DPT program; obtains and maintains clinical contracts with various health care facilities; works with Program Director within CAPTE standards to prepare Application for Candidacy (for program Accreditation); works directly with DPT students to ensure high quality clinical experiences in a variety of settings; promotes excellence, integrity, and service in all interactions.

REPORTS TO: Program Director, DPT Program


The DCE obtains and maintains contracts and other documentation with our clinical partners, including hospitals, outpatient clinics and other healthcare facilities. You will collaborate with the Program Director to assist with the development of the DPT program and the documentation necessary (regarding clinical education) to be accredited. You will also work with students and clinical partners to ensure quality clinical experiences for one cohort of 50 students annually. Opportunity for both online and on-site work.


  • Obtains and maintains sufficient clinical contracts with a variety of healthcare settings to provide adequate selection of clinical slots for every part-time and full-time clinical course required by DPT.
  • Communicates directly with stakeholders to establish high quality clinical rotations and integrated curricular experiences.
  • Establishes, communicates, and enforces program policies and procedures regarding Clinical Education.
  • Collaborates with clinical instructors to evaluate student performance and assign grades for all clinical education courses.
  • Assists in the selection and use of assessment tool(s) for evaluating student clinical education performance.
  • Assists with recruitment of highly qualified DPT students who represent diverse populations.
  • Manages fiscal resources associated with the clinical education program, under the supervision of the DPT Program Director.
  • Assists in guiding curriculum design, planning, scheduling, and outcome measures related to the clinical education component to promote excellence in student (program) learning outcomes.
  • Guides strategic planning related to clinical education through assessment feedback.
  • Teaches or co-teaches didactic courses related to his/her areas of expertise.
  • Establishes and implements a personal scholarly agenda.
  • Promotes and supports faculty and staff professional development, especially as it relates to clinical education.
  • Promotes and helps plan program involvement and service within the community.
  • Promotes and helps plan Clinical Instructor development opportunities including familiarization with DPT program and goals.


  • Earned DPT or doctorate in related field.
  • California licensed/eligible physical therapist.
  • Minimum of 3 years of full-time clinical practice following licensure.
  • Minimum of 2 years clinical experience as Director of Clinical Education (DCE) OR Clinical Coordinator of Clinical Education (CCCE) OR Clinical Instructor (CI) for DPT students OR 2 years of experience in teaching, curriculum development and administration in DPT program.
  • Strong leadership skills and a vision for excellence.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Skill in conflict resolution preferred.
  • Demonstrates ethical behavior in personal and professional life.
  • Familiar with EXXAT software for clinical placements and Program Assessment.
  • Committed to developing and sustaining strong and substantive community relations.


Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.

Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.

Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

Initiative - Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.


  • Frequently required to stand, walk, and sit.
  • Continually required to utilize hand and finger dexterity.
  • Continually required to talk or hear.
  • Continually utilize visual acuity to operate equipment, read technical information, and/or use a keyboard.
  • Occasionally required to lift/push/carry items up to 10 pounds.


1) Integrative Health: We teach, learn, collaborate, and lead by creating an open environment for multiple disciplines and professionals to bring their shared and unique skills together for the benefit of patients and students.

2) Evidence-based Practice: We value a culture of inquiry, assessment, research, scholarship, and judicious use of current best evidence to inform our decisions and work.

3) Health Equity: We value people equally. We strive to educate graduates that are prepared to improve individual and community health.

4) Inclusivity: We welcome everyone regardless of age, race, ethnicity, class, religion, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, or any other similar or protected status. We believe inclusivity leads to more diversity in our reasoning, better representativeness in our conclusions, more ingenuity in our problem solving, and greater equity in our care.