To advance the college’s mission, vision, principles, values and strategic initiatives through continuous improvement decisions.GENERAL JOB SUMMARY:
The PTA Program Director/ Instructor is responsible for fostering student learning through effectively teaching coursework in the Physical Therapist Assistant program. A course load of 15 credit hours per semester is required, with release time granted for program administration. Teaching schedule will be assigned by the dean and may involve teaching at various Kirkwood locations in a variety of delivery formats including online, virtual, and face to face. Instructors may be asked to teach evenings and weekends. In addition to teaching responsibilities, the instructor will be expected to contribute professional expertise through non-teaching activities to the department, program, and college. The instructor will be responsible for meeting the goals and objectives of an individual Professional Preparation Plan as outlined by the College's Quality Faculty Plan. UNIVERSAL CORE COMPETENCIES: Advocate for Continual Improvement, empowering each other to identify opportunities for excellence.Collaborate with Mutual Accountability, working together with a willingness to take ownership and account for our actions. Champion Service, anticipating needs and create a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment. Perseverance, commitment to excellence even in the face of adversity or delay in achieving success. Lead, regardless of title, through positive influence.
DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:Ensure program approval and maintain accreditation.Manage the process of requesting and maintaining instructional equipment and supplies for classroom/laboratory use.Manage day-to-day operations for the program and its partnerships. Communicate with and support core faculty and adjunct faculty.Maintain records to track critical areas of PTA Program Assessment as required for the Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education and Kirkwood annual reporting. In collaboration with core faculty and adjunct faculty, annually review program assessment data, identify program strengths and areas to improve, develop a strategic plan and set annual program goals. Complete all required reporting to the Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education.Complete annual updates and 5 year Kirkwood Program Assessment ReportingOrganize and lead regular meetings with core faculty, adjunct faculty and PTA Advisory committee. Participate in Allied Health Program Director meetings and all needed follow up. Be able and willing to deliver courses in variable delivery times, methods, and locations as required by the college.Effectively organize, prepare, and teach assigned courses in accordance with established syllabi to students with varying backgrounds and abilities and adjust teaching techniques accordingly.Evaluate student performance and provide timely feedback on a regular basis.Utilize the Kirkwood Learning Management System to post course syllabi and relevant documents and provide access to student grade book.Maintain a minimum of one office hour per day and be available on an as-needed basis for student questions and discussions regarding their performance.Participate in curriculum development, revision, and assessment activities at course, program, department, and college levels.Discuss program, career, transfer options and other college services with students to support informed academic decisions. Participate in the development and/or execution of departmental and college tasks, projects, and goals. Maintain relationships with K12, transfer, and community and/or industry partners. Regularly engage in professional development activities and actively seek information about developing trends and ideas.Perform other related work duties as assigned. PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS:Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as well as support and promote an environment that accepts differences. Be able and willing to represent the college in the most positive manner with prospective, former, and current students, clients, suppliers, and the community we serve.Establish and maintain good working relationship with students, colleagues, staff, administrators, and the general public.Read, understand, and express oneself clearly and effectively in oral and written form and possess digital literacy skills related to computer technology.Be creative, energetic, and self-motivated with demonstrated leadership and organizational skills.The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential job duties/responsibilities and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.
PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES WITH/WITHOUT REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:
Position involves working in an office setting. Occasional (10-33%) standing, pushing, pulling and grasping. Frequent (34-66%) reaching and viewing a computer and other types of close visual work. Constant (67-100%) sitting, walking, repetitive motion, talking and hearing. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
A Physical Therapist or Physical Therapist Assistant who holds an active, unrestricted PT license or PTA license/ certification in an United States jurisdiction and the state where the program is located.A minimum of a Master’s degreeA minimum of 5 years (or equivalent), full-time, post licensure experience that includes a minimum of 3 years (or equivalent) of full time clinical experience within any US jurisdiction. Didactic and/ or clinical teaching experienceExperience in administration/ managementExperience in educational theory and methodology, instructional design, student evaluation and outcome assessment including the equivalent of 9 credits of coursework in educational foundations, or previous CAPTE-granted exemption. Completion of APTA Fellowship in Education Leadership (formally Education Leadership Institute) may be completed after hire in lieu of 9 academic credits. LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, OR REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED:
The PTA Program Director candidate must have a license to practice as a Physical Therapist or Physical Therapist Assistant to be considered for this position. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS, LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, OR REGISTRATIONS:
Preferred qualifications include clinical experience in a variety of treatment settings including acute care, experience in teaching physical therapy content and management experience. EEO STATEMENT:
Kirkwood Community College shall not engage in nor allow unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment. This includes all employment practices, hiring practices, and unwelcome harassment of applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information or actual or potential parental, family, marital status or veteran status. If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with the policy, please contact the Vice President of Human Resources at Kirkwood Community College, 313 Kirkwood Hall, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd., SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, Telephone: 319-398-5572, Email: [email protected]
or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison St., Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661-7204, Telephone: 312-730-1560, Fax: 312-730-1576, Email: [email protected]