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Assistant Professor PTA amp Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education

Company name
Salt Lake Community College

Salary
$44,394-$66,591 (Academic Yr)

Location
Salt Lake City, UT, United States

Employment Type
Full-Time

Industry
Education, Physical Therapy, Sciences

Posted on
Jun 14,2019

Valid Through
Sep 27,2019

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The School of Health Sciences at Salt Lake Community College is committed to providing quality education in healthcare fields, ensuring each graduate is ready to enter a healthcare profession. Experienced and clinically-prepared faculty, along with hands-on experience in a variety of clinical settings, allow students to become skilled in the science of healing and the art of compassion and ready to serve their community.

SLCC

is the most diverse higher education institution in Utah. Salt Lake Community College continually seeks to attract an active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber, skilled in the scholarship of teaching, discovery, application, and integration of knowledge.

The successful applicant will join a vital and innovative department, as its members are reflective practitioners and knowledgeable teachers in their respective fields. Faculty in the Division of Health Professions are required to maintain professional and collegial relationships with fellow faculty and clinical partners, and adhere to all applicable clinical partnership policies and procedures.

This is a tenure-track faculty position which requires teaching, professional development, and service. Academic clinical coordination will be an additional assignment to the faculty position as required by the College and the Commission on Accreditation for Physical Therapy Education (

CAPTE

). The Physical Therapist Assistant (

PTA

) Program is accredited by

CAPTE

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

1. Communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, cultures, ethnic backgrounds, and abilities to maintain good working relationships across the College. This includes all groups with diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds, i.e. community college students, faculty, and staff, including those with disabilities.

2. Strive for excellence in the preparation and teaching of various

PTA

academic and clinical courses and classes.

3. Demonstrate distinction of promise as a teacher with an expected pursuit of excellence in teaching.

4. Achieve technological literacy, knowledge, and innovative use of modern teaching technologies including active learning and the use of computers and multi-media in lectures, laboratories, presentations, and distance learning environments.

5. Provide leadership and professional contributions in the program, division, school, and college.

6. Participate in educational and discipline-based professional development.

7. Maintain and pursue additional creditable academic degrees and/or certificates in one’s chosen field of professional responsibilities.

8. Maintain depth of understanding in the chosen field and contribute to current knowledge of the discipline.

9. Maintain a positive attitude toward work, students, colleagues, and administration.

10. Engage in college and community service.

11. Prepare course syllabi, outlines, calendars, schedules, daily lesson plans, and associated materials such as program reports.

12. Develop and implement strategies to enhance the quality and effectiveness of courses including clinical and curriculum development and review.

13. Assist new and continuing students in an advisement capacity on courses, clinicals, and programs.

14. Attend regularly scheduled meetings and workshops and participate in committee assignments.

15. Maintain necessary records such as program and class enrollments, plus grades of student performance.

16. Maintains and posts teaching schedule. Maintains significant campus presence to respond to instruction and daily needs of students, departments, college and community. Meets with students outside of class—a minimum of 5 hours/week in person or on‐line. Responds to voicemail and email communication promptly (generally within 1‐2 contract days).

17. Develop and maintain articulation agreements and collaborations with community partners, including work with concurrent students and faculty for assigned courses.

18. Assist and advise students in and regarding professional and student organizations.

19. Assist in the preparation of appropriate college documents such as catalog, brochures, clinical site paperwork, etc.

20. Actively assess the academic and clinical program to determine effectiveness and meet all accreditation standards as defined by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (

CAPTE

21. Manage and verify operational processes and procedures such as teaching and clinical assignments, faculty loads, class and room schedules, class changes, etc.

22. Seek and accept mentorship and attend faculty orientation sessions concerning facility and college policies, procedures, and practices.

23. Identify potential candidates and assist in hiring both full-time and adjunct faculty as needed.

24. Work under general supervision of the Associate Dean.

25. Provide coordination and leadership to the

PTA

program, especially in relation to clinicals.

26. Demonstrate an ability to be creative in planning and implementing the

PTA

program objectives.

27. Accept teaching assignments and opportunities to expand knowledge and expertise in discipline-related subject matter.

28. Assist in the development of new courses and implement strategies to enhance and upgrade current courses including curriculum development, review, and revision.

29. Assess and maintain records such as program and class enrollments and grades of student performance in a timely manner as set forth by the division, school, and college. Complete program reports as assigned.

30. Under special assignment as the academic clinical coordinator, collaborate with external stakeholders and off-site centers to maintain compliance with articulation agreements while keeping and developing positive, supportive relationships between the program, division, school, and the site.

31. Under special assignment as the academic clinical coordinator, serve as a liaison between the program and the clinical education site to assign student placements, monitor student progress and assess performance, collaborate with clinical educators, promote clinical faculty development, and manage clinical administrative responsibilities consistent with

CAPTE

and other regulatory requirements.

32. Complete concurrent assignments and collaborate with concurrent students and faculty in concurrent courses.

33. Accept other duties as assigned.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties Continued

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree or higher

Evidence of two or more years of paid full-time higher education teaching experience.

Evidence of a variety of clinical experiences

Experience with the higher education accreditation processes including the Commission on

Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (

CAPTE

Earned status as an

APTA

Credentialed Clinical Instructor

Minimum Qualifications

Earned entry-level physical therapy degree through either an associate of applied science degree as a physical therapist assistant or earned bachelor of science degree, or higher, as a physical therapist.

Physical therapist assistant or physical therapy degree awarded by an institution that is accredited by a regional national accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (

USDE

Three (3) or more years of full-time successful, paid, post-licensure clinical experience as a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant, i.e. physical therapy practitioner.

Three (3) or more years of clinical teaching, and/or clinical coordination experience.

Understanding of and experience with physical therapist assistants.

Holds a current license or eligible for current licensure in physical therapy as a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant in the State of Utah.

Evidence of at least one year of full-time, or the equivalency of paid higher education teaching experience.

Commitment and credentialing to complete a minimum of a master’s degree within the first three years of employment.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, culture, ethnic background, and abilities, to maintain good working relationships across the College. The ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic background of community college students, faculty and staff, including those with disabilities.

Non-Essential Responsibilities and Duties

Special Instructions

Priority Review Date: June 28, 2019

All applications received by the priority review date will be given priority in screening. Additional applications are reviewed as needed.

Important Information:

1. The primary responsibilities will follow those of the general job description for faculty as outlined in The Faculty Handbook of Compensation and Workload.

Additional clinical and/or coordinator assignments are at the discretion of the Associate Dean of Nursing and/or the Dean of Health Sciences. A stipend based on the number of students enrolled is paid in addition to the base salary.

2. A faculty appointment is offered on the condition of passing a criminal background check and a drug test through

SLCC

Human Resources. In addition, official transcripts from the selected finalist are required.

3. Faculty in the School of Health Sciences may be required to receive additional immunizations based on clinical facility agreements with partnerships.

4. Faculty in the School of Health Sciences is required to maintain professional and collegial relationships with their assigned clinical partners and adhere to all applicable clinical partnership policies and procedures.

5. The candidate is committed to complete a minimum of a master’s degree within the first three years of employment.

Required Documents for Application:

1. Cover Letter/Diversity Statement – Please include experiences demonstrating your ability to work with groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic background of community college students, faculty and staff, including those with disabilities.

2. Copy of transcripts/

3. Copy of license (if possible)

4. Resume/curriculum vitae

The committee will select final candidates for a classroom teaching demonstration.

SLCC

offers a comprehensive benefits package for FT Faculty members. More Information can be found at: http://i.slcc.edu/hr/benefits/full-time-employees.aspx

FLSA

Exempt

SLCC Information

Salt Lake Community College (

SLCC

) is fully committed to policies of equal employment and nondiscrimination. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, religion, protected veteran status, expression of political or personal beliefs outside of the workplace, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

SLCC

is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”).

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Company info

Salt Lake Community College
Phone : 801-957-4210
Website : http://www.slcc.edu

Company Profile
Salt Lake Community College is Utah's largest college with the most diverse student body. It serves more than 60,000 students on 10 campuses and with online classes. All ages. Many interests. Flexible scheduling. With an exceptional range of academic and career-oriented options. A superb faculty—and a faculty-to-student ratio of 1:20—means our students get personal attention from exceptional academic and vocational professionals. With more than 120 areas of study, there's a lot of room to grow. This is a place that high school graduates can take their first step into higher education and later transfer to a 4-year school. Where students can earn training and skills to take them directly into the workforce. Career professionals sharpen their skills. And anyone can take a class for their own enjoyment.

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