Associate Dean of Academics/Clinical Education

The Associate Dean of Academics/Clinical Education, under the supervision of the Dean, is responsible for curriculum assessment, accreditation, and research as well as supervision management of faculty.


  • Supports and promotes the mission of the School of Physical Therapy.
  • Directs the process of academic accreditation by preparing reports and required documentation for all accrediting bodies.
  • Oversees curriculum development and delivery and provides guidance with selecting effective teaching models and strategies.
  • Maintains a description of curricular outcomes, learning goals and objectives, and course syllabi of each course in the curriculum.
  • Engages in Interprofessional Education and Collaboration (IPEC), planning, development, and initiatives.
  • Works with the faculty to design and implement remediation programs for students who are not progressing on schedule.
  • Assists with student orientation as it relates to academic.
  • Supervise Board review process.
  • Directs program assessment of the Physical Therapy education program, including formative and summative evaluation of all courses.
  • Contributes to preparation of the CAPTE.
  • Responsible for reports and surveys for the School of Physical Therapy such as annual questionnaires and Graduating Senior Survey.
  • Plans, develops and implements an outcomes-based faculty development program (full-time, part-time, and clinical adjunct faculty).
  • Serves on committees as directed by the Dean.
  • Provides timely reports to the Dean as requested.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Dean.


Education and Experience

Minimum Qualifications

  • Eligible for licensure as a Physical Therapist in the State of Arkansas.
  • Academic terminal Degree.
  • Significant experience with curriculum development, institutional and curricular assessment, and research, preferably in a medical school environment.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Experience with curriculum development, institutional and curricular assessment, and research in a medical school environment

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office and PDF management
  • Skills with online databases and programs
  • Demonstrate knowledge of varied curriculum template and educational formats
  • Demonstrate ability to mentor and motivate students and peers
  • Demonstrate a depth of knowledge in Physical Therapy education.

Demonstrate leadership skills, organizational skills, delegation skills, and time management skills

If you need assistance in the application process because of a disability, or for any other reason, please contact Barbara Jetton, director of Human Resources, at 479.308.2291 or