Full Time Faculty, Physical Therapist Assistant Program Coordinator/Instructor

Job description


Whatcom Community College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track instructor/program coordinator for the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program with an ideal start date of the beginning of Spring Quarter 2019. The Program Coordinator will be responsible for coordination of the Physical Therapist Assistant program in compliance with CAPTE (Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education) Standards for accreditation of the program. The College is seeking a dynamic individual interested in developing and engaging students through the use and implementation of innovative and inclusive curriculum and teaching methods, including the application of technology, both inside and outside the classroom. The College seeks faculty who can adapt to a variety of teaching situations and who have the ability to work effectively and collaboratively with students, colleagues, staff, and others in a campus climate that promotes cultural diversity and global understanding. College faculty typically teach an equivalent of 15 credits per quarter and participate in contributing to the college through committee service and program leadership and development. Program Coordinator duties will be taken into consideration as part of teaching load.

This position will be expected to teach required courses that prepare students for the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) workforce, to collaborate with college faculty and administrators in contributing to the future vision and scope of the PTA program at the college; to remain current in the field and adapt courses to meet changing PTA job skills and qualification requirements; to develop and maintain contacts and knowledge of companies and organizations in the community; to identify and contribute to activities that promote student development such as student clubs and/or other student volunteer activities; to oversee and perform the variety of administrative duties involved in the PTA program coordination and to perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Salary and Appointment

Minimum Qualifications:
These criteria are program coordinator required by CAPTE (Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy):

  • A minimum of a master's degree.
  • Holds a current license/certification to practice as a PT or PTA in any United States jurisdiction;
  • A minimum of five years (or equivalent), full-time, post licensure experience.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to collaborate and work on teams.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Two years' experience as a Program Coordinator/Director for a Physical Therapist or PT Assistant program at another institution.
  • Experience working with CAPTE accreditation reports.
  • Experience in achieving and maintaining CAPTE standards and practice.
  • Ability to monitor and maintain timely and accurate student records.
  • Experience developing and implementing diverse instructional approaches using technology, service learning, or internships.
  • Experience in curriculum development and in assessing learning outcomes.
  • Experience working with grants, contracts, or other alternative project funding opportunities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication abilities with students and colleagues.
  • Minimum of three years (or equivalent) of full-time clinical experience;
  • Previous experience in an academic institution, preferably in a PTA program;
  • Experience in administration/management;
  • Experience in educational theory and methodology, instructional design, student evaluation and outcome assessment, including the equivalent of nine credits of coursework in educational foundations;
  • Experience teaching in a higher education setting using a student-centered approach to teaching and learning.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Universal Design for Learning and accessibility; and experience using a learning management system, preferably Canvas.
  • Demonstrated cultural competence and a commitment to equity and inclusion.
  • An understanding of and commitment to, the mission of the community college.
Salary and Appointment:
  • Current Master's degree salary begins at $52,371 (additional degrees and experience increase rate);
  • 174 day annual contract.
Benefits Package:
  • The position comes with a full benefits package, including health, dental, life, long-term disability insurance and a retirement plan.
Additionally, as a Washington State, public higher education institution, WCC offers the following:
  • Whatcom Community College is a qualified employer for the PSLF program. If you work for the College full time, have had Direct Loans and are on an eligible repayment plan, you are eligible to apply.
  • Full-time employees are eligible to apply and participate in the Whatcom Community College Employee Tuition Program, which provides a tuition waiver for available and eligible WCC courses.
Start Date:
  • Ideal start date is April 2nd, 2019.
Application Due Date
  • For guaranteed consideration, application packets should be received by Thursday, February 7th, 2019 at 4:59 pm. Position open until filled.
Special Instructions to Applicant

A completed application consists of an on-line application and:

  • Letter of application detailing relevant experience and how the applicant is prepared to meet the duties of the position.
  • Diversity statement that responds to the following question (1 page max)
    1. Whatcom Community College has a strategic plan core theme to advance equity. Describe ways in which you have actively engaged and demonstrated a commitment to promoting the success of diverse students or employees.
  • Current resume.
  • Unofficial Transcripts for all earned degrees; official transcripts required prior to the official start date.
  • List of five recent professional references with contact information.




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Posted: 3/20/2019
Application Due: 4/25/2019
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