Adjunct Physical Therapist Assistant Program (PTA) – Midlothian Campus


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.


  • 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.



  • 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.


  • 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