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Physical Therapist Assistant Program Director
San Diego Community College District

  • Aug. 8, 2017
  • Physical Therapist Assistant Program Director
  • N/A
  • San Diego Community College District
    San Diego, CA
    United States
  • 9/21/2017
  • Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Administration - Undergraduate Education
    Health Sciences
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San Diego Community College District

Physical Therapist Assistant Program Director

Closing Date: 9/21/2017

Position Number:

Location: San Diego Mesa College

Position Type: Academic

The Position:

From San Diego Mesa College President Pamela Luster:

San Diego Mesa College seeks energetic and dedicated candidates to apply for academic positions. The College is committed to academic excellence and diversity, equity and inclusion among its faculty, staff, and students. As the Leading College of Equity & Excellence, we take responsibility for equitable outcomes and successful pathways for all of our students.

As the largest college in the San Diego Community College District, the institution enjoys a solid financial standing, state of the art facilities, and a world class faculty and staff. For 53 years, Mesa College has been on the leading edge, from offering a Community College Bachelor's Degree, to being the #1 California Community College to graduate students with an Associate Degree for Transfer. We embrace the mission of community colleges, and are committed to empowering our students to maximize their potential, leading to healthy and thriving communities.

We are adding new staff, faculty and administrators who, alongside our stellar colleagues, will lead us into the future. If this opportunity sounds like the right fit for you, I encourage you to file an application for employment.

Applications are now being accepted for the position of Program Director, Assistant Professor, Physical Therapist Assistant at San Diego Mesa College beginning Spring 2018. Mesa College is located in the Clairemont area of San Diego and is one of three colleges in the San Diego Community College District. While the current vacancy is at Mesa, applicants should understand that they are subject to assignment at any District facility at the option of the Chancellor. Assignment may include day or evening classes.

Major Responsibilities:

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program Director/Assistant Professor is a clinician/educator who understands, and is able to convey, the defined roles and specific relationships between physical therapists and physical therapist assistants in the health care environment and is responsible for managing the daily activities of the program. The Program Director participates in program instruction and works with the Department Chairperson and Dean to prepare the programs budget, develop and coordinate curriculum development activities, and recommend individuals for faculty instructional assignments. The Program Director will play a leadership role in maintaining community involvement including providing assistance to the Director of Clinical Education and performing community outreach activities. The Program Director/Assistant Professor will plan and operate program facilities to maintain instructional currency and will interact with the development of the instructional abilities of the clinical and classroom faculty, and maintain ongoing interaction with the external agencies that define the program parameters.


: Applications must show evidence of meeting the following minimum qualifications:
1. Possession of a Masters degree from a regionally accredited institution; AND,
2. Minimum of Five (5) years full-time, post licensure experience that includes a minimum of three (3) years of full-time clinical experience in the profession that includes experience with the physical therapist/physical therapist assistant relationship; AND,
3. Experience in a variety of teaching areas such as academic, clinical, continuing education, or in-service; AND,
4. Experience in administration/management; AND,
5. Experience in educational theory and methodology, instructional design, student evaluation and outcome assessment, including the equivalent of nine credits of coursework in educational foundations; AND,
6. Possession of, or eligibility for, California licensure as a Physical Therapist or Physical Therapist Assistant.
NOTE: All degrees and units used to satisfy minimum qualifications shall be from accredited institutions, unless otherwise specified.

Desired Qualifications:

Possession of or eligibility for California licensure as a Physical Therapist or Physical Therapist Assistant.
Experience in a leadership role such as an administrative or supervisory capacity.
Teaching experience utilizing the application of basic educational theory and methodology.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Currency in contemporary practice.
A commitment to physical therapy education, the community and/or the profession.
Computer experience with a range of applications such as word processing, excel spreadsheets, presentations, and internet applications.
Knowledge of the regulatory agencies that impact the operation of a Physical Therapist Assistant program.


California licensure as a Physical Therapist or Physical Therapist Assistant.

Pay Information:

Class 1, Step A Class 6, Step C ($5,697.94 $7,677.65) per month based on the current AFT COLLEGE Faculty Tenured-Tenured Track Monthly Salary Schedule.

Initial salary placement for this Assistant Professor is commensurate with required education and related teaching experience as outlined in section A2.1 of the AFT Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement and it is non-negotiable. The District offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package including employer paid medical, dental, vision plans, sick leave, and opportunities for professional development. This position is FLSA Exempt and may not accrue overtime. Benefits will be provided under the terms of the AFT-Guild, Local 1931 Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement. Annual Salaries will be recalculated for service less than a full academic year based on Education Code 87815, any required adjustment will be made with-in the first pay period. Travel reimbursement for interviewees traveling more than 200 miles, one-way, may be paid according to geographic location (see SDCCD Travel Stipend Policy, Rev 7/14/2011). Typically, Assistant Professors earn tenure after 4 years and promote to Associate Professor. The SDCCD Employment Web Page provides a link to employee collective bargaining agreements and handbooks, and more information about terms and conditions of employment to include salary and benefits.

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All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.


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