Physical Therapist Assistant Program Instructor

Sep 23, 2020
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Physical Therapist Assistant Program Instructor

Kern Community College District

Position Number: 03138

Posting Date: 09/22/2020

Position Closing Date:

Initial Screening Date: 10/01/2020

Open Until Filled: Yes

Position Type: Contract Academic


Work Week:

Minimum Salary: $77,227.80 annually

Maximum Salary: $127,686.62 annually ($90,367.30 maximum entry level)

Kern Community College District provides a rich health and welfare benefits offering to our employees, including Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, and Long-term Disability.
In addition to the above benefits, the District also offers a robust voluntary benefits selection:
• Flex 125
• Additional products and services through American Fidelity
• Supplemental voluntary life insurance
• Tax Shelter Annuities
The District participates in the State Teacher’s Retirement System (STRS) for faculty. Employees covered under the State Teacher’s Retirement System (STRS), are vested 100% after five years of full time service credit. All coverages begin on the first day of the month following the hire date.

Benefit Website Link:
Benefits Website

College/Site: Bakersfield College

Location: BC-Main Campus

Basic Function:
Bakersfield College is seeking dedicated, experienced, and motivated individuals to provide leadership, engagement, and discipline expertise in developing and implementing the Physical Therapy Assistant program in collaboration with College of the Sequoias. As a full time faculty member at Bakersfield College, successful candidates will demonstrate commitment to student success through teaching and learning excellence.

The successful candidate for the Physical Therapy position will have relevant experience and/or focused academic study necessary to provide instruction in a full range of Physical Therapy courses.

This assignment may include teaching courses at various locations, different times, and with different modalities. Bakersfield College offers college courses in the greater Bakersfield area, rural communities, correctional facilities and high schools using the following modalities: traditional, face-to-face, online and interactive broadcasts.

Assignments will be made in the fall and spring semesters and during the program's extended summer session. Actual schedule assignments may vary as program and institutional needs are met.

Other duties include: Assuring effective program operations, overseeing program assessment, participation in budget planning, maintenance of programmatic accreditation, participating in personnel recruitment and evaluation. Establishing effective working relationships with personnel from affiliated clinical education centers and assisting with coordination between the college and clinical education agencies; participation in student recruitment and articulation, transfer programs; maintaining subject matter currency; developing and revising curriculum; using computer and technology; assessment of learning outcomes; collegial participation in departmental, college and discipline-specific professional activities.

Education and Experience:

-Bachelor degree and 2 years related professional experience;


-Associate degree and 6 years related professional experience;


- The equivalent. Certain combinations of education, experience, and other accomplishments in the field may be judged as equal to the stated minimum qualifications for these positions. Candidates who feel they possess such equivalent qualifications must request and submit an APPLICATION FOR EQUIVALENCE form. Supporting documents must be included with the completed form;
- A demonstrated sensitivity to students with diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and students with disabilities.

Be a licensed Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) or PT in the State of California in good standing.
- A minimum of an Associate degree as a PTA or professional degree as a PT.
- Have four (4) or more years of clinical experience in the field of physical therapy as a PTA or PT.
Note: Degrees and credits must be from accredited institutions (Title V Section 53406). Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an evaluation service. Note: The screening of candidates will be conducted by a screening committee. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.

Knowledge and Abilities:
Knowledge and Abilities:
- Develop, monitor and refine the clinical education component of the curriculum, including curriculum delivered via different modalities.
-Facilitate quality learning experiences for students during clinical education.
-Evaluate students’ performance, in cooperation with other faculty, to determine their ability to integrate didactic and clinical learning experiences to progress within the curriculum.
-Educate students, clinical and academic faculty about clinical education.
-Select clinical learning environments that demonstrate characteristics of sound patient/client management, ethical and professional behavior, and currency with physical therapy practice.
-Maximize available resources for the clinical education program.
Provide documented records and assessment of the clinical education component
including education sites, clinical educators, etc.
-Engage core faculty clinical education planning, implementation and assessment.
-Communicate between the Academic Institution and Affiliated Clinical Education Sites.
-Perform academic responsibilities consistent with the Commission on Accreditation in
Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) and with institutional policy.
-Manage administrative responsibilities consistent with CAPTE, federal/state regulation,
institutional policy, and practice setting requirements.
-Develop criteria and procedures for clinical site selection, utilization, and assessment
(e.g. APTA guidelines for Clinical Education).
-Collaborate with clinical faculty to promote, coordinate, plan and provide clinical faculty development opportunities using effective instructional methodologies and technologies.

-Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues in an environment that promotes innovation, teaching, learning and service to diverse student population;
-Ability to effectively work with students with a wide range of skills, motivations, academic and vocational goals;
-Ability to participate in recruitment and articulation activities with local schools, colleges and universities;
-Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
-Ability to maintain subject matter currency;
-Ability to assess student, program, and institutional learning outcomes;
-Knowledge of computers and willingness to adopt new technologies that support student success. Knowledge of and commitment to the California Community College mission.

-Experience in Physical Therapist Assistant Program Accreditation.
-Ability to provide leadership in program and college initiatives.
-Ability and willingness to participate effectively in college committee work and in co curricular and extra curricular activities that support students and the college.

Salary Grade: This is a ten-month (175-day) faculty position

Special Instructions to Applicants:
First Review of Applications:
Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on October 1, 2020 are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

Completed application packet must include:
  • Completed Online Application for Employment form
  • Current resume
  • Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
  • Statement of personal philosophy of teaching
  • Copies of legible transcripts
  • List of six (6) professional references - Listed on application form
  • Copy of sample syllabi

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.

Recruitment Status (tentative):
  • Application Screening: TBD
  • Interviews: TBD

The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.

All applicants must apply online at Emails will not be accepted.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, the Kern Community College District encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply.

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