Faculty, Physical Therapist Assistant

Location
Austin, TX
Posted
Apr 29, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

General Statement of Job


To instruct students in Physical Therapist Assistant courses in accordance with College policies and procedures.



Position Information
Location Eastview Campus Hours Generally Monday through Friday, 8 a.m to 5 p.m.; occasional evening and weekend hours Salary Salary is assigned according to the Full-Time Faculty Salary Scale. FLSA Status Exempt Reports To Department Chair-Physical Therapist Assistant Program Criminal Background Check Pre-employment criminal background checks are required for all Staff and Faculty positions. Pre-employment urinalyses drug screens are also required for all top candidates considered for positions in ACC's College Police department.

Description of Duties and Tasks

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Facilitates, supervises and evaluates students in a variety of clinical settings. Clinical locations, days and times may vary.
  • Participates in ongoing curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation. Assist Department Chair with program accreditation requirements.
  • Instructs students in the Physical Therapist Assistant discipline. Provides learning activities that stimulate student involvement and encourage critical thinking.
  • Utilizes innovative teaching strategies to meet the learning needs of a diverse student population: including interactive video technology; online format and other uses of technology.
  • Maintains regular office hours to assist students; responds to students' emails and voice mails in a timely fashion. Responds to assignments and students' concerns in a timely manner; accurate assessment of student performance and timely filing of grades.
  • Maintains professional competencies in the subject area and currency in instructional methodologies through professional associations and professional development.
  • Plans and organizes syllabi, course work, study guides and other support material for the classroom setting as well as online learning. Participates in curriculum development, implementation, and review in accordance with college concerns.
  • Participates in graduation, general assembly, and other official College functions. Serves as an academic advisor to assigned students.
  • Serves on college-wide and departmental committees as needed.
  • Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Department Chair, Dean, Associate Vice President, and/or the Executive Vice President.




  • Additional Job Specific Duties

    • Assists the ACCE with student placement and supervision at various clinical affiliations.




    Knowledge

    Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

    • Knowledge of effective instructional techniques and innovative modes of course delivery adaptable to a variety of learning styles.
    • Must be knowledgeable about and capable of using current technologies in the classroom and to convey online course content.
    • Extensive knowledge of the discipline, subject matter, and related and/or relevant topics and issues in the teaching discipline.
    • Understanding the comprehensive mission and philosophy of community colleges.
    • Sensitive issues relating to a diverse student body.
    • Principles and practices associated with Servant-Leadership.




    Skills

    Must possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

    • Effective leadership, team building skills and a strong customer-orientation when working with diverse students, faculty, administration, community and business leaders.
    • Effective planning, organizing, communication, and interpersonal skills including use of tact and discretion and the ability to meet deadlines.
    • Effective assistance of student learning, using a variety of learning styles.
    • Interacting with students of diverse backgrounds.
    • Being punctual for classes and office hours.
    • Maintaining an established schedule that may vary by semester and that may include evenings and weekends and multiple campus locations.
    • Maintaining confidentiality of student information.




    Technology Skills

    • Demonstrated proficiency using computer applications, online resources, and other technologies for the classroom and online learning as well as to develop and build course content and perform administrative duties (posting office hours, syllabi, grades, etc.).




    Required Work Experience

    • Minimum of three years non-teaching work experience.




    Preferred Work Experience

      • Experience teaching PTA Program level courses at a community college.
      • Two-years experience as the CCCE or as a CI at a physical therapy facility.
      • Experience collecting, organizing, and analyzing data used for program and curriculum evaluation, or other comparable evaluations.




    Required Education

    • In accordance with SACSCOC accreditation requirements: Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy or Physical Therapy Assistant, or Associate degree in Physical Therapy Assistant. SACSCOC requirements may differ depending on the courses taught within the discipline. For specific requirements by course, please see the current year Faculty Qualifications Table located at http://www.austincc.edu/faculty/credentials/.




    Preferred Education

    • Master of Science in Education




    Special Requirements

    Licenses/Certifications; Other

      • Current Texas License as a PT or PTA
      • Reliable transportation for travel to multiple clinical affiliations




    Physical Requirements

    • Ability to communicate effectively with students.
    • Work is routinely performed in a classroom setting.




    Other Preferred Qualifications

      • Interpersonal communication skills necessary for effective communication with students, faculty, clinical instructors, college administration, and other PTA Program stakeholders.
      • Experience with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education accreditation process
      • Experience with distance learning and mobile instructional technology




    Safety

    • Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.




    ACC Benefits Overview

    Full-time Faculty and Staffing Table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the College are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.

    ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by Federal law.



    Disclaimer

    The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    Austin Community College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

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