The full-time (9-month) ranked faculty member in the School of Physical Therapy is expected to adhere to the Husson University Faculty Handbook policies for promotion and multiple-year contract review. The PT faculty member will teach assigned courses specific to his/her area of expertise plus those required by the curriculum. In addition, faculty members are expected to fulfill limited responsibilities in advising, scholarship and community service. Participation in evaluative processes and School and College of Health and Pharmacy is required and an expectation of all faculty. Annual individualized goals and objectives for an annual Professional Development and Scholarship Plan will be reviewed with the Chair and/or Dean as part of the annual performance reviews and the promotion/multiple year contract process.
Examples of Duties
A faculty member’s responsibilities are detailed in the Faculty Handbook with a primary focus on:
All PT faculty carry a course load of 18 credits annually with primary responsibility for approximately four courses and participate in courses shared by all faculty: Professional Development I-III; and Patient Care Seminar. Faculty participate in Clinical Education I, II, III mid-affiliation student evaluations. Teaching excellence is expected and evidenced by attention to instructional design, teaching pedagogies, and performance evaluations. Teaching and student outcomes should be consistent with norms and expectations set by the arena of professional expertise and CAPTE criteria.
Scholarship and Professional Activity:
All PT faculty are expected to maintain currency within their professional area of expertise and to participate in scholarly activities as defined by the Faculty Handbook. Each faculty member is responsible for developing and executing a scholarship plan that contributes to the scientific or professional body of knowledge relevant to the faculty member’s area of expertise.
PT faculty members are expected to actively participate in School and College meetings, retreats, committees, and activities (open house, PT class meetings, and/or student recruitment projects) as well as serve on at least one Faculty Forum or Institutional committee.
PT faculty maintain student office hours and advise approximately twenty-five PT students each year following the policies and procedures documented in the Husson Faculty Advising Manual.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.Basic computer skills required (Microsoft Office), skills with specialized educational software preferred.Excellent written and verbal communication skills for diverse audiences.Organizational skills to enhance responsiveness to regional and specialized accreditation and program demands/deadlines.Administrative skills, including word processing, scheduling, event planning, and data entry/monitoring.Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Eligibility for licensure as a PT in MaineEarned academic doctorate (PhD. EdD, DSc) or board-certified clinical specialty certifications preferred
Minimum of three years of clinical experience OR
Minimum of three years of documented college/university-level teaching required
Demonstrated area of clinical, academic, and/or scholarship expertise required
Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities:
Effective teaching, organizational and communication skills, and instructional technology skills are required.
Experience with distance education and web-based education desirable.Supplemental Information
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job and are consistent with Husson University Physical Therapy Essential Functions Policy. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands and fingers. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, talk and hear.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
Each employee shall use care in the performance of his/her duties and act in a manner that will assure maximum safety to themselves, fellow employees, and the public. All unsafe conditions, accidents, and injuries shall be reported immediately to the supervisor.