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Physical Therapist Assistant Program - Instructor (full time, tenure-track)

Morton College
Cicero, IL

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Job Title:

Physical Therapist Assistant Program - Instructor (full time, tenure-track)

Reports To and Evaluated by:

Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences

Required Qualifications:

Must be PT or PTA with BS in PT or PTA and IL licensed. Minimum of 3 years clinical experience have excellent analytical, interpersonal, oral and written communications skills, as well as basic computer literacy. Ability to use computer assisted technology to enhance teaching and learning.

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

Preferred Qualifications:

Entry-level MPT, entry-level DPT, post-graduate advanced degree work in PT or related field of study, and/or clinical specialist certification. Academic preparation and teaching experience in all levels of PT clinical practice and education. Experience working with culturally diverse students. Bilingual skills. Also, applicant search may focus on candidates with areas of clinical specialty necessary to meet specific programs and curricular content needs.

Job Summary:

The PTA Instructor will teach designated PTA Program courses to a diverse student population. Participate on faculty committees and perform other duties related to teaching at a community college. The Instructor must stay abreast of ongoing developments, trends, and issues in instruction in the community college environment. The responsibilities and duties of the Instructor may change as the needs of the college arise, but will not conflict with the faculty.

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 distribute to all students a course syllabus that covers the class requirements, grading procedure, attendance requirements, and course objectives.
  • To inform students of educational and occupational opportunities.
  • To assist the Dean and other administrators 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 on ongoing developments, trends and issues in physical therapy assistant program instruction at the community college.
  • To develop an annual professional development plan.
  • Participate in course and program assessment.
  • Participate in accreditation for program.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Dean.

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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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