The adjunct faculty has academic and service responsibilities consistent with the mission and philosophy of the academic program and Navarro College. This individual demonstrates competence in teaching.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Adhere to the policies and procedures of Navarro College, policies of the Health Profession Division, and the PTA program policies.
- Teach designated adjunct faculty load per semester.
- Design standardized syllabi and course outline which communicates with the student(s) objectives and responsibilities associated with the course.
- Provide classroom and lab instruction to ensure the course learning and student learning outcomes are achieved at a level consistent with the PTA standards and in the most efficient style to promote student success.
- Comply with class schedules as to dates of classes, time in class and final exam schedules. Start class in a timely manner. Arrive early to class to be prepared for students.
- Be available for student conferences and other duties.
- Return all voice messages and e-mail messages per Navarro College policy.
- Maintain classrooms and labs according to Navarro College policies and procedures and in the manner conducive to student learning and safety.
- Maintain accurate and complete course records in accordance with Navarro College, the Health Profession Division and PTA program policies and procedures.
- Provide data as scheduled to PTA Program Director for Student Learning Outcomes and Course Learning Outcomes.
- Participate in all faculty meetings, as scheduled, by PTA Program Director.
REQUIRED EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:
- Graduate of an accredited Physical Therapist Assistant or Physical Therapist program.
- Earned Associate Degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant or Professional Degree as a Physical Therapist.
- Licensed/registered/certified or eligible for licensure/registration/certification in the state where employed.
- Clinical or educational experience.
- Experience in a variety of areas of teaching (academic, clinical, continuing education, in-service).
- Able to meet the faculty requirements as stated in the Evaluative Criteria for the Accreditation of Physical Therapist Assistant Programs.
- Member of the American Physical Therapy Association.
- Prior teaching experience in a Physical Therapist Assistant/Physical Therapist Academic program or equivalent coursework.
- Earned Bachelor’s Degree or enrolled in or desire to pursue undergraduate studies.
- Active in clinical practice, especially as applicable to clinical education.
- Active in professional activities at local, state, and/or national levels.
- Earned status as an APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
- An understanding of and commitment to the community college philosophy.
- Commitment to quality education and to professional development.
- A student-centered philosophy.
- Willingness to work within the philosophical framework of Navarro College and the PTA Program.
- Superior ability to communicate orally and in writing.
- Proficient technology skills to enhance student learning.
- Current knowledge and skill in the use of information and computer technology (e.g., word processing, e-mail, database, blackboard) or proven ability to learn these skills.
- Ability to comprehend and interpret college regulations and policies and apply to specific situations in accordance with established procedures.
- Ability to work well with administrators, support staff, faculty, staff and students.
- Ability to work with diverse community groups.
- Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
- Ability to plan and organize work and to function as a team player.
- Ability to work under pressure and within tight time frames.
- Strong communication, organization, interpersonal, problem-solving, and counseling skills.
- Knowledge of legislative, regulatory, legal and practice issues affecting clinical education, students, and the profession of physical therapy.
- Knowledge of education, management, and adult learning theories and principles.
- Able to work independently and coordinate work with colleagues and peers.
- Variances from regular working hours may be necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of the position.
- Busy working environment with numerous interruptions.
- Able to travel, as needed.
REPORTS TO: Dean of Health Professions and PTA Program Director
SALARY: Commensurate with Education and Experience
APPLICATION DEADLINE DATE: Open Until Filled