Non-Tenured Faculty - Physical Therapist Assistant Program (Grant Funded)

invites applications for the position of:

(Full-time) Non-Tenured Faculty - Physical Therapist Assistant Program (Grant Funded)

SALARY: $48,359.83 - $83,137.87 Annually
OPENING DATE: 09/26/17
CLOSING DATE: 11/10/17 04:30 PM

General Responsibilities

Under administrative leadership, it is the responsibility of the regular/contract college instructor to teach classes, to participate in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the Physical Therapy Assistant Program courses, and other experiences that will directly result in the educational growth of the students and support advancement of the vision, mission, and values of the community college district.

In addition to the above, the individual will:
• Represent the Physical Therapist Assistant Program as the "program director" for accreditation purposes with Commission of Physical Therapist Education (CAPTE). The program director is responsible and accountable for ensuring the fulfillment of educational goals and objectives, and ensuring program compliance with regulating and accrediting standards. These responsibilities require leadership in both academic and workforce areas and include meeting student retention goals, directing and participating in educational planning, program organization, development, and participating in training of faculty, evaluating program faculty professional development needs ``and student performance; motivating and advising students and participating in developing and maintaining the program budget.
• Teach assigned courses in the Physical Therapist Assistant curriculum. Dependent upon qualifications, the instructor may be assigned to teach additional courses in the Allied Health programs or other programs/divisions as appropriate

SUPERVISOR: Dean of Health Sciences or Designee

BENEFITS:Holiday and sick time will be provided.Our competitive benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance provided at a share of cost on a pretax basis and an employee assistance program (EAP).This is a Faculty Instructor position with a defaultCALSTRSretirement.

LOCATION:Shasta College Downtown Campus.
Employees have the option to contribute to:
• Health Savings Account (HSA)
• 403(b) and 457 Retirement Plans
• Section 125 Plan including Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Dependent Day Care Accounts
In addition, employees have the option to purchase:
• Disability Income Insurance
• Cancer Insurance
• Life Insurance
• Accident Only Insurance
• Critical Illness Insurance
For more information regarding Employment and Benefit Policies, please view theFaculty Collective Bargaining Agreement.

SUPERVISOR:Dean of Science, Language Arts, &Mathematics or designee.


Classroom Responsibilities
• Conduct classes/laboratories on days and times as assigned according to the current academic calendar.
• Develop and implement instruction for each class and laboratory period, consistent with the official course outline.
• Develop and distribute during the first week of class, a written syllabus for each course to communicate to students, course objectives, grading criteria and classroom policies.
• Demonstrate respect for student rights as specified in District policy and applicable laws.
• Submit requisitions for textbooks and instructional materials in a timely manner.
• Refer students to tutoring and related student services when appropriate.
• Supervise students in off-campus activities when participation is expected as part of a course requirement or where such supervision is part of the instructor's load.
• Provide academic assistance and related services to students during scheduled office hours.

Evaluation of Students
• Return assignments and examination results in a timely fashion.
• Assign grades to students in the manner provided by District policy and administrative procedure and prescribed by the Education Code and Title V regulations of the State of California.
• Submit required administrative coursework, including grade report forms, in a timely and accurate manner.

• Participate in the development and review of curriculum as directed.
• Participate in the development of alternative teaching modalities.

Professional Development
• Participate in required professional development activities.
• Continue to develop professional skills and up-to-date subject matter knowledge, potentially including participation in conferences and research activities.
• Participate in presenting staff development programs as needed.

Non-Instructional Faculty Responsibilities
• Schedule, announce to students in all classes, and maintain office hours.
• Attend and participate in department/center meetings.
• Participate in the process of shared governance through committee work of the department, center, college and/or district level; participate in other significant non-classroom college, district or community activities.
• Keep official records required by District policy and administrative procedures and submit them in accordance with college procedures.
• Participate in supervision of student assistants and paraprofessionals as needed.
• Abide by departmental regulations concerning the proper use, care and security of college equipment and District property.
• Advise administration of unsafe conditions or potential hazards and recommend solutions.
• Provide administrators, chairs and coordinators with sample instruction materials as may be deemed necessary, such as examinations, lab projects or course syllabuses.
• Participate in advisory committee meetings as required.
• Report absences due to illness or for personal necessity to the dean or designated officer.
• Recommend purchases of instructional supplies and equipment as needed.
• Consult with supervising administrators on personnel needs; assist with position announcements, recruitment and screening/interviewing committees.
• Participate in the evaluation of regular faculty.
• Fulfill all obligations as established in the current collective bargaining agreement.


Education Required:
• Masters in Physical Therapy or
• Masters' in Education, Health Education or a related health field AND a Bachelor's in Kinesiology, Exercise Science or Biology OR the equivalent OR minimum qualifications as set by the Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), whichever is higher.
• Hold a current license/certification to practice as a Physical Therapist or Physical Therapy Assistant in any United States jurisdiction.

Experience Required:
• Minimum of five years (or equivalent), full-time, post licensure experience that includes a minimum of three years (or equivalent) of full-time clinical experience In physical therapy;
• Didactic and/or clinical teaching experience; and,
• Experience in educational theory and methodology, instructional design, student evaluation and outcome assessment, including the equivalent of nine credits of coursework in educational foundations.

Other Required or Preferred Qualifications:
• Familiar with CAPTE Rules of Practice and Procedure (preferred).
• Experience as program director of a Physical Therapy Assistant Program Experience teaching in a CAPTE approved PTA program (preferred).
• Be a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) (preferred).
• Possess strong communication, organization, interpersonal, problem-solving, and advising skills.

Preferred Program Director Experience and/or Abilities:
• Implementing and reviewing annual program goals; determining and establishing program processes and procedures;
• Coordinating instructional staff to assure that instruction is provided that follows the approved curriculum, achieves program objectives, and attains desired outcomes;
• Participating in generating necessary reports including but not limited to Compliance Reports, Application for Approval of Substantive Change (AASC) requests, Annual Accreditation reports, self-study reports and re-accreditation reports;
• Participating in any and all on-site visits as deemed necessary by CAPTE;
• Developing and maintaining effective working relationships with all clinical affiliates;
• Coordinating faculty team evaluation of curriculum and teaching methods of instruction;
• Participating in advisory committee meetings;
• Participating in faculty meetings;
• Working effectively with the Dean and Director of Allied Health, developing, coordinating, and administering a program budget;
• Representing the College and Program in a variety of meetings in support of program goals and activities and maintaining liaison with applicable agencies; and,
• Reviewing student success rates by class and coordinating plans with faculty to reduce student attrition to maintain an 80% student success rate for all classes in the program.

To be considered a candidate for this position, the applicant must submit the following materials:

Online ApplicationwithAdditional Required Materialsto be attached to application:
• Cover letter addressing criteria listed in the position announcement
• Current resume
• College transcripts (unofficial will be accepted at the time of application)

Attention Internal Applicants:
• Internal candidates must alsosubmit all required materials to be considered.
• Internal candidates cannot attach evaluations OR letters of recommendation from administrators or Board of Trustee members.

After formal application has been made, all application materials will be screened.
• Interviews will be by invitation only.
• Interviews are held on campus. No Skype or Phone Interviews.
• The District does not provide expense reimbursement for those invited to initial interviews.
• Placement on the Shasta College Salary Schedule is commensurate with previous education and experience.
• The District does not reimburse for new hire moving expenses.
• Starting Salary: $47,383 - $80,653/year
• Salary Range: $47,383 - $100,512/year
• $2,000/year doctorate differential
• Medical, dental, and vision insurance
• State Teachers Retirement System (STRS)

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The Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District ("Shasta College") does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religious preference, age, disability (physical and mental), pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity, sexual orientation, genetics, military or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in admission and access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities at any of its campuses. Shasta College also prohibits harassment on any of these bases, including sexual harassment, as well as sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.