Adjunct Instructor - Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)

Morton College
Cicero, IL
Closing date
Oct 21, 2021

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Job Title:

Adjunct Instructor - Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)

Reports To and Evaluated by:

Associate Dean PTA, and Health Sciences

Required Qualifications:

The successful candidate will possess at a minimum a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy (PT) or equivalent academic credential, or an Associate’s degree in PTA. The candidate will be licensed, or licensure eligible, in the State of Illinois as a PT or PTA commensurate with his/her earned degree from an accredited PT or PTA program. The candidate will have a minimum of one year of clinical experience beyond entry-level. The candidate will have clinical and/or academic teaching experience. The candidate will have excellent analytical, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, as well as basic computer literacy.

Must be able to demonstrate the Morton College core values of compassion, fairness, respect, responsibility, tolerance and truth.

Preferred Qualifications:

Associate’s degree in PTA with a Bachelor’s degree in a related field of study, Entry-level MPT, entry-level DPT, post-graduate advanced degree work in PT or a related field of study, and/or clinical specialist certification in the field of instruction. The candidate will have a minimum of three years of clinical experience beyond entry-level in a variety of settings including active participation in PT/PTA. The candidate will have a minimum of two years of clinical teaching and/or clinical coordination experience. Experience working with culturally diverse students. Excellent analytical, interpersonal, and oral communication skills. Ability to use computer-assisted technology to enhance teaching and learning. Bilingual skills English/Spanish. Be able to demonstrate the Morton College core values of truth, compassion, fairness, responsibility, and respect.

Job Summary:

The PTA Instructor will teach designated PTA Program courses to a diverse student population. The Instructor must stay abreast of ongoing developments, trends, and issues in instruction in the community college environment.

Specific Job Duties:

  • To instruct students in the facts, skills and appreciations pertaining to the assigned courses.
  • To consider the needs of the students, and assist them by seeking help from other college services.
  • To submit personalized course syllabus to Deans’ Office in electronic format one (1) week prior to course start date.
  • To distribute and review comprehensive course syllabus to students no later than the first week of the course.
  • To receive, understand, and follow Course Data Form as distributed by Deans’ Office.
  • To adhere to printed course schedule meeting times and locations.
  • To obtain prior approval for any substitute teachers or guest speakers from Deans’ Office.
  • To maintain grade book in electronic or hard copy format.
  • To take and record student Attendance each day.
  • To submit accurate and certified Tenth (10th) Day Attendance Verification and Mid-Semester Class Roster or other report to Deans’ Office.
  • To give final exam at the time and date indicated on the college’s Final Exam Schedule.
  • To respond to e-mails from students, staff, and college administrators in a timely manner while classes are in session using assigned college designated e-mail.
  • To check assigned college mailbox regularly.
  • To distribute to all students a course syllabus that covers the class requirements, grading procedure, attendance requirements, and course objectives.
  • To assist the Associate Dean in development of the curriculum, in the preparation of the outlines and selection of textbooks.
  • To submit midterm and final grade reports, deficiency notices, attendance records and any other reports pertaining to the assigned courses.
  • To participate on faculty committees when indicated.
  • To participate in academic advising when indicated.
  • To stay abreast of ongoing developments, trends and issues in physical therapist assistant program instruction at the community college.
  • To participate in course and program assessment.
  • To perform other duties and special projects as assigned.

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Morton College, the second oldest community college in Illinois, was founded in 1924 to meet the educational demands in the growing communities of Berwyn, Cicero, Forest View, Lyons, McCook, Stickney and other near western suburbs which were a national hub of economic activity.

As a comprehensive community college, recognized by the Illinois Community College Board, Morton College's mission is: To enhance the quality of life of our diverse community through exemplary teaching and learning opportunities, community service, and life long learning.


Maximize the College's resources to support student learning.

Conduct ongoing assessment of student learning to discover new ways to help students succeed.

Develop responsive curricula and programs to serve community needs.

Encourage community families to embrace the educational opportunities Morton College provides.

Employment at Morton

Morton College has the distinction of being the second oldest comprehensive community college in Illinois. The pioneering spirit that established this learning community continues to drive Morton today as a Hispanic Serving Institution for Berwyn, Cicero, Forest View, Lyons, McCook, Stickney and other communities.

Morton College is located in Cicero, a western border suburb of Chicago, only eight miles from the heart of the business and cultural center of this great midwestern city. Chicago offers a complete array of entertainment venues, including six major professional sports teams plus the beautiful Lake Michigan recreational area.

As an institution of higher education, Morton College is committed to the development of its employees and encourages them to participate in life-long learning activities.

Morton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, or physical handicap in its educational, admissions, or employment practices.

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