Physical Therapist Assistant Adjunct Professor
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Oklahoma City, OK 73163
- Position Information (Default Section)
- General Description
An adjunct faculty member at Oklahoma City Community College has the primary responsibility of instruction. Secondary responsibilities include supporting the integrity of curricula, encouraging student success, and promoting the mission of the division to which the adjunct faculty member belongs as well as the College as a whole.
- What position(s) reports to this position?
- Job Duties (Position Specific)
(The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)
- Job Duties (Duties Assignment Statement)
An adjunct faculty member is primarily responsible for supporting student learning by providing quality instruction in courses that the adjunct faculty member and the dean/director agree will be taught. Quality instruction includes clear course objectives, prepared and relevant class activities, effective and understandable presentations of learning materials, fair and understandable grading practices (credit classes only), timely responses to students, and a positive atmosphere in the classroom.
In addition to the primary responsibility for supporting student learning, an adjunct faculty member is expected to:
Contribute to developing, implementing, and evaluating approved academic programs and developing new academic programs to meet community needs.
Fulfill course, program, and department goals and objectives.
Participate in the assessment of student learning outcomes for the program and/or department.
Respond in a timely fashion to information requests from program, division, and College administrators
Attend meetings as required.
Acquire new knowledge and skills as appropriate for the academic discipline.
Maintain license or professional certification specific to program requirements.
Satisfy objectives for mutually agreed upon special assignments.
Support the PTA Program’s, College’s vision, mission, goals, and priorities.
Course(s) this position may teach include:
PTA 1013 Introduction to Physical Therapy
PTA 1202 Development, Conditions and Treatment Across the Lifespan
- Job Duties (Safety / Policy & Procedures)
Abide by the policies and procedures published in the Board of Regents Policies and College Policies & Procedures.
Contribute to a safe educational & working environment.
Adhere to established safety and health procedures and practices for the purpose of providing injury and illness prevention for self and others.
Complete quarterly health and safety training pursuant to OCCC’s established safety and health procedures and practices.
Participate in all applicable OCCC emergency, evacuation and shelter in place drills and be prepared to take action and assist others in taking appropriate action should a health or safety emergency occur.
- Minimum Education/Experience
Minimum educational requirement of an Associate’s Degree.
A Physical Therapist or Physical Therapist Assistant with an unencumbered license in the state of Oklahoma.
Applicants are required to attach a transcript conferring the required degree.
- Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
The applicant must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
The applicant must have demonstrated clinical skills in the course in which they are teaching.
Demonstrated positive human relations and communication skills
Basic computer skills, proficient in the use of Microsoft Office or similar software
Flexible teaching style to accommodate individual learning styles
Committed to helping students achieve their goals to be successful and attain a college education
Knowledge of or willingness to learn computer programs used in the department and on campus (such as MineOnline and Moodle)
Organization and attention to detail
Support and willingness to teach in a competency-based instructional system
Ability to work independently and coordinate work with colleagues and peers
Ability to work well as a team member in an instructional unit
Ability to communicate and articulate concepts in an organized manner both verbally and in writing
Ability to read and understand content in order to assist students when they are having difficulty interpreting concepts
Ability to interact in an effective and encouraging manner with students individually and in groups
Ability to be available for office hours and provide means of communication with supervisor(s) and/or the department or division office
Must be punctual
Must be reliable
- Physical Demands/Working Conditions
1. GENERAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Medium work: This position requires the person to occasionally exert up to 50 pounds of force and frequently exert up to 20 pounds of force and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
2. PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES:
This position requires the person to frequently communicate with and listen to students, faculty, staff, and others to perform the essential functions of the position. Must be able to exchange accurate information in various situations.
This position requires the person to frequently move about the classroom and lab area to assist students and perform the essential functions of the position.
This position requires the person to frequently remain in a standing and stationary position.
This position requires the person to frequently operate equipment that frequently involves repetitive motions of hands and wrists.
This position frequently requires the person to operate a computer, other office equipment and mobile devices to prepare instructional documents, answer email correspondence, and complete other activities necessary to perform the essential functions of the position.
This position requires the person to frequently use upper and lower body to exert force up to 50 pounds to push, pull, grasp, and/or lift materials or equipment.
This position requires the person to perceive attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
This position requires the person to frequently position self to work with classroom and lab equipment to instruct or assist students.
3. VISUAL ACUITY:
This position requires the person to judge, observe and assess the accuracy, neatness, thoroughness of work assigned or to make general observations.
4. WORKING CONDITIONS
This position’s essential functions are performed in an indoor, classroom, office, and lab area.
This position requires the person to communicate above ambient noise levels and exchange accurate information in various situations.
This position requires the person to frequently be exposed to hazards such as but not limited to: close proximity to moving mechanical parts and/or electrical current; working on scaffolding and high places; exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.
- Preferred Qualifications
- Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants are to thoroughly complete the online application and attach the following required documents: cover letter, resume, transcript conferring an Associate’s degree, and current unencumbered OK Physical Therapist or Physical Therapist Assistant license.
Applicants should attach a copy of their current, unencumbered license via the “Other Document” option on the “Required Documents” page of the online application.
Applicants who fail to attach the required documents, as listed above, will not be considered for the position.
For application assistance or questions, please contact Human Resources at (405) 682-7542, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM.
Posting Number: Adjunct_0401710
Classification Title: Adjunct Professor
Working Title: Physical Therapist Assistant Adjunct Prof