ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSISTANT PROGRAM (Tenure-Eligible)

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McLennan Community College

Application will not be considered until ALL required documents are received.

****POSITION OPEN UNTIL FILLED****

START DATE: FALL 2022

LOOKING FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO EXEMPLIFY OUR COLLEGE VALUES:

Communications: We will be open and courageous in our communication with students and with one another. We will communicate decisions and the reasons for them.  Excellence: We will strive for excellence in all that we do. We will actively plan for the future, seeking new and innovative ways to accomplish our mission.  Inclusiveness: We will seek to appreciate and understand our students and each other, actively seeking different viewpoints. We will work to create a welcoming environment where our diverse community of students and employees learn, teach, and work together.  Integrity: We will work with the highest level of integrity, taking responsibility for all of our actions. We will tell the truth and seek to be fair in our decision-making and actions.  People: We will be honest, humble, respectful, and gracious to our students and to each other. We best serve our students, colleagues, and community when we work as a team.

GENERAL POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Instruct courses as assigned in the PTA program at the level of required physical therapist assistant knowledge and skill (includes lecture and lab); serve as the Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education (ACCE) including developing fieldwork sites, maintaining CAPTE standards, and conferencing with fieldwork educators and students during placements to ensure success; curriculum development and assessment; student recruitment and retention, including academic advising for program majors and pre-majors selecting appropriate textbooks for program courses; maintaining office hours; participate in college committees facilitating community awareness of the program; participate in professional development and evaluation; work across departments to develop student potential Faculty are expected to accept courses as assigned which could include non-traditional venues, such as evening, weekend, dual credit, blended, and/or online courses. This position reports to the Program Director of the Physical Therapy Assistant Programs and exercises no supervision. NOTE:  This is a security sensitive position and an appropriate background investigation will be made on applicants being strongly considered for this position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Education: Earned Associate Degree as a physical therapist assistant or professional degree as a physical therapist from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning.

Experience: Minimum of 3 years of clinical experience as a physical therapist assistant or physical therapist. Meets at least one of the following: Two years of clinical practice experience as a Center Coordinator of Clinical Education (CCCE) or Clinical Instructor (CI) in physical therapy, OR two years’ experience in teaching, curriculum development and administration in a PT or PTA program

Special Requirement: Must be licensed or licensure eligible in the state of Texas as a PT or PTA. Must obtain Texas license as condition of employment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Bachelor’s degree or higher in physical therapy or related field from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning.

Experience: Prior teaching experience in a physical therapist assistant/physical therapist academic program or equivalent coursework.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

*Attach a brief statement addressing how you acquired each of the following Knowledge, Skills and Abilities through your education, personal experience or previous employment

Knowledge of: 1. Clinical education requirements for PTA programs, including securing and maintaining clinical affiliation sites, use of PTA MACS, scheduling, etc. 2. Subject matter and instructional design and materials for PTA program courses. 3. Curriculum design and revision, taking into consideration accreditation requirements. 4. Relationship and role delineation between PT’s and PTA’s and other aspects of the Texas Physical Therapy Practice Act and Rules. 5. Student advising. Ability to: Provide instruction for assigned PTA courses, lecture and lab. 6. Coordinate the clinical component of the PTA program, including student placement and scheduling; maintain appropriate working relationships with clinical facilities that provide student affiliations. 8. Evaluate student knowledge and skills. 9. Develop and assess curriculum. 10. Participate in professional development. 11. Promote awareness of the PTA program in the community. 12. Advise students and participate in recruitment and retention activities. 13. Support and participate in activities of the college. 14. Communicate clearly and concisely orally and in writing. 15. Utilize a personal computer and other technology for communicating, maintaining records, developing and presenting course materials, etc. 16. Perform other duties as assigned.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Sedentary-Desk work; occasional field trips.  e.g. for college or program activities. Minimal hazard/exposure: Standard office setting.  At least minimal environmental controls to assure health and comfort.

BENEFITS:

Health Insurance, retirement plan, sick leave, holidays, and personal leave.  Eligible employees and dependents may take college courses tuition free.  Participation in Medicare Part A, but not Social Security (FICA).

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Interested and qualified applicants should submit application materials to:  https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/mclennan. NOTE: Finalists may be asked to participate in a teaching demonstration. MCC uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. For more information visit www.dhs.gov/e-verify. Please feel free to contact this office regarding the status of your application.

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS:

  • Online Employment Application
  • Resume
  • *KSA Statement (See above Selection Criteria)
  • Copies of College Transcripts

MCC provides equal educational opportunities to all individuals and does not discriminate against any individual regardless of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, or other legally protected category in its educational programs, activities, or employment. http://www.mclennan.edu/employees/policy-manual/docs/E-XXXIV.pdf

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