Classification Title: Faculty 12 Month
Posting Number: 0601094
Position Type: Full-Time
Department: Physical Therapy Assistant

Twelve-month instructional position in the Physical Therapist Assistant Department. Serves as the Program Director.

The nation’s most prestigious recognition of Community College Excellence, the Aspen Institute’s Aspen Prize, awarded Odessa College its Rising Star Award in 2017, which ranked Odessa College among the top five in the nation for improving and advancing student achievement out of 1100 eligible institutions.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Current Texas licensure or eligibility;
  • A minimum of a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution;
  • A minimum of five years experience in clinical practice that includes experience in the PT/PTA relationship;
  • Didactic and/or clinical teaching experience;
  • Experience in administration, including academic governance and fiscal and human resource management;
  • Experience in educational theory and methodology (curricular design, development, implementation and evaluation);
  • Experience in instructional design and methodology;
  • Experience in student evaluation and outcomes assessment (Including the equivalent of nine credits of coursework in educational foundations – to be evaluated upon transcript evaluation). (Program director qualifications per APTA)

Specific Position Duties:
Director Specific:

  • Supervise faculty in all matters pertaining to policies and procedures of the College;
  • Manage routine procedures necessary for the successful day-to-day operation of the department;
  • Maintain program accreditation (including submission of required fees and documentation, including reports of graduation rates, performance on state licensing or certification examinations and employment rates; notification of expected or unexpected substantive change(s) within the program, and of any change in institutional accreditation status or legal authority to provide postsecondary education; Coordinate planning the instructional program and policies;
  • Supervise implementation of instructional program and policies;
  • Design and implement selected instructional didactic and laboratory activities;
  • Coordinate program recruitment, admission and retention activities;
  • Evaluate student didactic and laboratory outcomes;
  • Prepare and supervise the departmental budget;
  • Prepare information for the college catalog and specific bulletins pertaining to the department;
  • Coordinate other program administrative activities;
  • Teach assigned Physical Therapist Assistant classes and labs according to approved course syllabi;

Faculty Specific:

  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge in the teaching field;
  • Demonstrates willingness and ability to teach various courses, times, locations, and delivery methods, as needed and as reasonably requested by the college;
  • Utilizes appropriately challenging coursework to help students realize their full potential as learners;
  • Provides students with written expectations, e.g., syllabi, policies, assignment instructions, graded evaluations, etc.;
  • Administers tests which are appropriate to course content, including a comprehensive final exam measuring overall grasp of course objectives;
  • By various ways and means of instructing students, affirms the worth and dignity of all persons and the right of all persons to learn;
  • Maintains an appropriate learning and assessment climate in the classroom, whether traditional, web, or distance, which encourages the free exchange of ideas while defending academic honesty and objectivity;
  • Prepares adequately for class and arrives promptly at class meetings, labs, and any other scheduled instructional activities;
  • Delivers material in a clear and understandable manner;
  • Addresses student concerns, i.e., comments, questions, and input, both in class and via posted office hours, timely electronic communication, and other suitable means;
  • Effectively handles routine procedures necessary for the successful, day-to-day operation of the department as delegated by the department chair;
  • Submits required reports and schedules in a timely manner to the department chair;
  • Maintains effective relationships with professional counterparts throughout the college and the community;
  • Maintains individual student advisement on degree plans and degree applications in order to comply with completion requirements;
  • Assists with recruiting, marketing, and outreach for department programs; and,
  • Actively participates in college functions and events, and engages in community service.

Work Hours:
Varied according to schedulesSpecial Instructions to Applicants:
Please provide a copy of your current PT or PTA license/certification under “OTHER DOCUMENT”

Required Applicant Documents:
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Other Document
Unofficial Transcript 1

Optional Applicant Documents:
Letter of Reference 1