Term Assistant Professor Physical Therapist Assistant/Academic Clinical
Coordinator for PTA
Job Number: 519710
Classification: Term Assistant Professor (F9)
Grade: UNAC Grade 30
Work type: Faculty Full-time, On Campus
Administrative Unit: University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit: UAA College of Health
Categories: Education/Instructional, Health Profession
The School of Allied Health is seeking applicants for the Academic Clinical
Coordinator of the Physical Therapist Assistant education program. Applicants
must be a licensed physical therapist (PT) or a physical therapist assistant
(PTA). The Academic Coordinator of Clinical education/faculty member will be
responsible for the clinical education portion of the program, as well as
teaching classes in the program and in the School of Allied Health.
100Teaching courses including, but not limited to, didactic and laboratory
instruction in the Physical Therapist Assistant program and the School of
Allied Health. Direct student learning and assessing student progress in
achieving the requirements of the program in the appropriate learning domains.
Scheduling, coordinating and evaluating all aspects of the PTA clinical
education program. Maintain office hours according to contractual guidelines.
Additional duties include course revision, academic assessment, curriculum
improvement, textbook evaluation, academic advising, program development and
University committee participation.Essential
Summary of UAA/School of Allied Health:
The University of Alaska Anchorage, School of Allied Health seeks an
innovative, energetic individual who will work in a collaborative teaching
environment in the delivery of Allied Health courses within the UAA Physical
Therapist Assistant (PTA) program. The clinical coordinator/faculty member
appointed to this position will provide advising to prospective and current
PTA students, didactic and laboratory education to students enrolled in the
PTA program. The clinical coordinator/faculty member will be responsible for
the clinical education portion of the program, as well as teaching classes in
the program and in the School of Allied Health.
The University fosters an inclusive, welcoming and respectful campus community
that promotes diversity, civility, inclusion, and an appreciation for each
unique member of our academic community. UAA promotes and celebrates diversity
through its academic and community support programs, clubs, committees, and
councils. Intellectual honesty, mutual respect, and freedom from
discrimination, intimidation, discriminatory harassment, and violence are
central to our mission.
We honor diverse experiences and perspectives—including differences in ideas,
religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race,
culture, nationality, age, disability, veteran and socioeconomic status—and
strive to create welcoming and inclusive learning environments where all are
treated with respect.
At UAA, valuing diversity is integral to excellence. Diversity maximizes our
potential for creativity, innovation, educational excellence, and outstanding
service to our communities.
This position will work in a collaborative/interdisciplinary teaching
environment in the delivery of Allied Health courses within the UAA Physical
Therapist Assistant program. The faculty member appointed to this position
will provide advising to prospective and current PTA students, didactic and
laboratory education to students enrolled in the PTA program. The Academic
Coordinator will be responsible for the structure as well as the daily
operation of the program, including organization, administration, periodic
review and evaluation, continued development, and general effectiveness of
program curricula. This position supports the University of Alaska bipartite
mission of performing teaching and service.
Ability to teach entry-level Physical Therapist Assistant psychomotor,
affective and cognitive competencies using various diverse pedagogical
methods to engage students in learning, such as lecture presentations,
laboratory assessments, Blackboard applications, research, and the ability
to teach using online modalities.
Interpersonal skills necessary to deal effectively and professionally with
a diverse population of students, faculty, staff, and the public.
Ability to work effectively in a faculty team, as well as function
Demonstration of commitment to ongoing professional development.
Didactic and/or clinical teaching experience in a variety of areas of
teaching (academic, clinical, continuing education, in-service).
Experience in student evaluation and outcomes assessment.
Commitment to and the ability to work effectively within the scope of the
College of Health mission and to work with a diverse student and staff
Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills; computer
Currency in contemporary physical therapy practice.
Knowledge of contemporary curricular content for the education of the
physical therapist assistant.
Service on behalf of physical therapy education, the community, and/or the
Successful citizen partnership skills and experience maintaining
partnerships with private and public agencies and organizations, including
Minimum two years' experience in clinical practice.
Significant experience in clinical practice as a Physical Therapist or
Physical Therapist Assistant.
More than five years' clinical experience.
Minimum of a Bachelor's degree .
Licensure as a Physical Therapist; or licensure, certification, or
registration in states where applicable as a Physical Therapist
Salary will be based upon level of academic appointment, applicable academic
preparation and experience.
Term, Assistant Professor rank, Full-Time, 9 months per year and full employee
benefits package (https: // www. alaska.edu/jobs/benefits/)
Special Conditions of Employment:
To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to
work in the United States without restriction. Applicants who now or may
in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are
Successful candidate must provide official transcripts documenting
academic credentials required for the position as a condition of
employment as well as any national and/or state credentialing
This is not a remote position.
This position will be working at the Anchorage campus.
In order to be considered for this position, applicants must upload the
following documents to their online application:
Cover letter to include a description of previous activities representing
and working with members of underrepresented groups
Statement of inclusion and equity for mentoring, advising, and teaching
diverse student population
Copy of transcript verifying highest degree
Copy of current PT license or PTA registration/certification/license
Copy of current BLS certification
Names and contact information for three professional references
Supplemental documents as additional information to support your
Review of applications will begin on June 20, 2022 and remain open until
This position is represented by United Academics (UNAC).
This position is term-funded and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at
the University's discretion.
Reasonable Accommodation Statement:
The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable
accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant
screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or
during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources
by phone at 907-450-8200.
Affirmative Action Statement:
UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal
discrimination against any individual: www. alaska.edu/nondiscrimination
The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer
of employment is contingent on the background check.
Public Disclosure Statement:
Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to
public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.
University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.
University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.
It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are
required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they
hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to
remain employed at the UA.
If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University
of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.
Advertised: 26 May 2022 Alaskan Daylight Time