Faculty, Physical Therapist Assistant
This is a full-time 10-month position tenure track in the Division of Nursing and Allied Health to take responsibility for teaching courses in the Physical Therapist Assistant program. This person will report directly to the Program Director. This individual must be competent and effective in teaching physical therapy material. Due to the nature of the practice of Physical Therapist Assistant and accreditation requirements, class preparation, teaching, supervision of the open PTA lab, and skill tutoring will comprise a majority of the work week, and service to the College, including meetings and committee work, will comprise the remainder of the work week.
Examples of Duties:
- Maintain current license as a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant in New Jersey.
- Instruct and evaluate in all technical courses of the Physical Therapist Assistant Associate Degree program. May include teaching in related college courses.
- Develop and update course syllabi and related materials to reflect contemporary physical therapy practice with a focus on evidenced based practice.
- Collaborate with other faculty in the development of effective teaching/learning and retention strategies.
- Contribute to and/or generate reports and supportive materials for accrediting agencies.
- Implement the philosophy, mission, learning outcomes, curriculum, and policies of the Division of Nursing and Allied Health, the Program, and the College.
- Maintain necessary academic records and submit records according to published deadlines.
- Demonstrate fairness and flexibility in interactions with a diverse student population.
- Assist in the acquisition of related instructional materials and supplies.
- Participate in College governance and operations through Division and College committees.
- Participate in recruitment and retention activities for the College and the Program.
- Contribute to the community as a representative of the College.
- Fulfill campus-wide responsibilities.
- Maintain professional competence by participating in on-going clinical practice, continuing education, professional conferences, research, or writing relevant to faculty responsibilities.
- Monitors and documents the academic performance of students to ensure that they successfully achieve the criteria for completing didactic learning experiences.
- Assists the Program Director and Clinical Education Coordinator (CEC) to maintain compliance with all CAPTE and APTA rules, regulations and mandates for the program.
- Assists the Program Director and Clinical Education Coordinator (CEC) to maintain compliance with all State of New Jersey statutes and regulations.
- Perform all other duties as assigned.
- Work effectively with others.
- Current valid license as a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant in New Jersey required upon employment in the position.
- Masters degree from an accredited institution required.
- Minimum of 3 years post-licensure current clinical practice.
- Demonstrated leadership and teaching experience.
- Demonstrated organizational skills.
- Commitment to the community college mission including addressing the needs of a diverse student population.
- Ability to design and implement successful pedagogical strategies for students exhibiting a broad range of abilities.
- Utilization of innovative teaching methods incorporating technology, including on-line resources.
- Commitment and ability to utilize instructional strategies to promote student recruitment, retention, and success.
- Ability to help students adjust to the college academic community.
- Interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively with students, colleagues, administration, and the community.
- Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form.
- Dedication to improving college course offerings by active participation in curriculum processes, including outcomes assessment.
- Demonstrated ability to work successfully with others.
- Commitment to campus life by participation in college sponsored activities and functions.
- Involvement with College Committees and Task Forces.
- Proven commitment to scholarly achievement and professional growth.
- Participation in community service.
- Clinical experience in a variety of settings
- Experience in teaching PT /PTA students and/or healthcare professionals
- Contemporary knowledge of PT and teaching methodologies
- Experience in outcomes assessment and program evaluation methodologies
- Familiarity with community college education
Women and Minorities Encouraged to Apply
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
As a New Jersey First Act Employer, new employees must establish a primary residence in New Jersey within one year unless an exemption applies.