Mott Community College — Full-Time Instructor, Physical Therapist Assistant Program

Purpose, Scope & Dimension of Job: Faculty facilitate student learning and initiate and participate in efforts to consistently improve the level of student success. As learning facilitators, faculty consistently assess learning outcomes and their own teaching effectiveness (pedagogy). As professionals, faculty adhere to the ethical standards of their profession as outlined, for example, by the NEA and the State of Michigan. Where applicable, faculty maintain licensure and certifications. In addition, faculty have the following key responsibilities which are described more fully below in the Essential Duties/Major Accountabilities section:

  • Professional development
  • Collegial Responsibilities
  • Actively participate in efforts focused on the College’s operational
  • Communication
  • Safety

Specific Teaching Assignment:

Faculty member will be responsible for teaching lecture and/or the laboratory portion of courses in the Physical Therapist Assistant program, adhering to the stated course objectives, content and delivery as part of the approved program curriculum.

Minimum Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  1. Graduate from a regionally accredited institution for physical therapy or physical therapy assistants
  2. Associate’s degree in Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) with a Bachelor’s degree or higher in a health care related field or a Bachelor’s degree or higher in Physical Therapy. Educational credentials must be from accredited institutions
  3. Current Michigan licensure as a Physical Therapist (PT) or Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA). This position is in a program that receives funding from the Perkins grant; therefore, incumbents must provide proof of licensure/credential and maintain same as a condition of employment. If not licensed in Michigan, then eligible to obtain licensure as a PT or PTA for Michigan licensure prior to
  4. A minimum of three years of full-time post-licensure clinical practice
  5. Two years of clinical practice experience must include experience as a CCCE or CI in physical therapy, or a minimum of two years of experience in teaching, curriculum development and administration in a PT or PTA program
  6. Evidence of continuing professional
  7. Understanding of and commitment to community college teaching, mission and philosophy.
  1. Innovative, flexible and positive teaching style and understanding the needs of students from diverse
  2. Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general
  3. Mathematical Skills: Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations. Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical
  4. Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule
  5. Technology Skills: Ability to integrate computer applications into
  6. Other Skills and Abilities: Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program; ability to plan and implement lessons based on division and college objectives and the needs and abilities of students to whom assigned. Ability to establish and maintain collegial relationships with students, peers, staff, and administrators; skill in oral and written
  7. Demonstrate excellent human relations

* A foreign degree must be certified, at the candidate’s expense, by a professional evaluation service.

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Master’s Degree or higher in Physical Therapy or related health care or health educational field from an accredited institution.
  2. At least two years of experience as an Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education (ACCE) or administrator for a PT or PTA program.
  3. Teaching experience at the community college
  4. Familiarity with use of computer-based instruction, distance learning, learning technologies, competency-based instruction and modularized