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Instructor or Assistant Professor for Physical Therapist Assistant Program

Company:
Lehigh Carbon Community College
Job Location:
Schnecksville, Pennsylvania
Category:
Physical Therapy

Job Title: Instructor or Assistant Professor for Physical Therapist Assistant Program.

Work Schedule: Full-Time, 10-Month (January 2022-December 2022)

Beginning Salary: Instructor Rank - $48,000 to $63,142

Assistant Professor Rank $49,637 to $67,448

FLSA Status: Exempt

Summary

This position will involve teaching a variety of physical therapy courses including Kinesiology and Physical Therapy Procedures. The position reports to the Dean of Healthcare Sciences.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Recommends changes to the instructional programs and curricula as required. 
  • Keeps and submits appropriate academic records. 
  • Maintains instructional effectiveness by ongoing self-evaluation and incorporating current developments in instructional and learning strategies. 
  • Teaches courses in accordance with the master course outline and within the schedule of classes.
  • Assists with accreditation tasks for the program.
  • Assists with orienting and on-boarding students into the Physical Therapist Assistant program.
  • Participates on the Physical Therapist Assistant program advisory board.
  • Assists librarians in keeping the College collections and services current. 
  • Assists the College in keeping technology, facilities, and equipment current. 
  • Plans with the assistance of the Dean and Academic Services to insure availability of supplies, textbooks, and classroom equipment requisite to the successful teaching of assigned classes. 
  • Maintains regular office hours, as approved by the Dean, for consultation with students. 
  • Serves as faculty advisor to student organizations (voluntary). 
  • Serves as a faculty advisor to students in their program of study. 
  • Recruits students for programs of study.
  • Assists with the application and admission process for the program.
  • Participates in academic audits.
  • Serves on College committees and advisory boards.
  • Where appropriate, makes recommendations to the Dean on staffing courses.
  • Works with Dean, Academic Services, and fellow faculty including adjuncts to maintain academic standards and integrity.
  • Actively participates in faculty development activities.
  • In addition to College-sponsored development activities, maintains professional development and stays current in his/her field of study.
  • Works with counselors, advisors, and other College staff in responding to student needs.
  • Attends and participates in faculty meetings.
  • Discharges those additional duties normally and customarily associated with College faculty.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor.

Qualifications:

Required

Education

  • Masters’ degree in Physical Therapy or Doctorate in Physical Therapy from an accredited institution of higher education. 
  • Pennsylvania licensed (to practice in a US jurisdiction) Physical Therapist.

Certifications

  • Act 153 Clearances (Act 34 PA Criminal Background, Act 151 PA Child Abuse History, Act 114 FBI Clearance Fingerprinting)

Work Experience

  • Minimum of three years, full time, post licensure of physical therapy clinical experience that includes experience in the PT/PTA relationship.
  • Must have teaching experience.
  • Experience working with diverse populations.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Must possess a high level of the following work skills and behaviors: teamwork/cooperation, initiative, customer service, and commitment to continuous professional growth in skills and knowledge.

Preferred

  • Teaching experience in a community college.
  • Familiarity with Rehabilitation, Kinesiology and Therapeutic Exercise coursework a plus. 
  • Experience in the development of curriculum and course materials.
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