Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education, Physical Therapist Assistant Program (Full-Time)

Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education, Physical Therapist Assistant Program (Full-Time)


Surry Community College
630 South Main Street
Dobson, NC 27017
Phone: 336-386-8121

Job Location

Main Campus, Dobson, NC


Commensurate with education and experience



Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, July 2, 2020
Closes: Monday, September 14, 2020

Target Start Date

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Expected Work Hours


Reports to

Dr. Eileen Coleman, Director of Physical Therapist Assistant

Employment Type


Minimum Qualifications

A minimum of two years of experience as a center coordinator of clinical education (CCCE) and/or clinical instructor (CI), clinical or educational administration experience, experience in human resource management, and experience in a variety of areas of teaching (academic, clinical, continuing education, in-service)

Preferred Qualifications

The candidate selected should have experience in teaching, curriculum development, and administration in a physical therapist assistant or physical therapist program. Experience in the area(s) of the curriculum in which the faculty member has teaching responsibility, licensure (if a physical therapist), or licensure, certification, or registration in states where applicable (if a physical therapist assistant), the ability to identify performance deficits and unsafe practices of students, the ability to determine student readiness to engage in clinical education, and the ability to monitor and facilitate ethical and clinically appropriate behaviors in students.

Position Description

Curriculum instructors will instruct within their area of expertise using college level measures to determine student success. Curriculum instructors will apply the tenets of critical thinking to subject matter and will demonstrate flexibility in teaching across educational mediums (online, information highway, etc.) as needed. Curriculum instructors will participate in academic advising, college service, and professional development activities.

a. Conducting in a professional manner all class hours as assigned by the course schedule and academic calendar.
b. Creating correct, professional syllabi that meet Faculty Syllabus Checklist requirements.
c. Creating, administering, and accurately assessing substantive assignments and activities that require critical thinking.
d. Meeting classes on time and for the full duration of the published class time.
e. Posting office hours each semester, providing copies for the division chair and dean, and meeting all posted office hours.
f. Attending all mandatory divisional and college-wide meetings and graduation ceremonies.
g. Notifying the division chair as soon as possible in the event of illness.
h. Maintaining alternative educational activities which students may use in the event of faculty illness.
i. Supporting and following college policies and procedures.
j. Assuming reasonable responsibility for security, maintenance, and inventory of assigned equipment and supplies.
k. Preparing and submitting accurate and precise attendance rosters, student grades, book orders, leave reports, and other assigned documents when due.
l. Assisting in the selection of textbooks and maintaining updated text information.
m. Substituting for other faculty members as assigned by the division chair or dean.
n. Participating actively in institutional effectiveness planning by identifying expected student outcomes, assessment means, and improvement strategies based on assessment results.
o. Properly submitting assignments and the resulting student artifacts when selected for college-wide General Education Assessment.
p. Preparing supplemental teaching activities, such as developing supplemental Moodle course sites, referring weak students for tutoring, consulting with students, and facilitating help or review sessions outside of class time.

a. Providing accurate academic advising to students whenever needed.
b. Participating in advisor in-service training.

a. The ACCE is a physical therapist and faculty member with an understanding of contemporary physical therapist practice, quality clinical education, the clinical community, and the health care delivery system.
b. The ACCE develops, conducts, coordinates, and evaluates the clinical education program.
c. The ACCE communicates necessary information about the clinical education program to faculty, clinical education sites, clinical education faculty, and students and facilitates communication about clinical education between these groups, as needed.
d. The ACCE has the responsibility to ensure that there are effective written agreements between the institution and the clinical education sites that describe the rights and responsibilities of both, including those of their respective agents. Agreements address at a minimum: the purpose of the agreement; the objectives of the institution and the clinical education site in establishing the agreement; the rights and responsibilities of the institution and the clinical education site; and the procedures to be followed in reviewing, revising, and terminating the agreement.
e. The ACCE uses a process to determine if the academic regulations, policies, and procedures related to clinical education are upheld by faculty, students, and clinical education faculty (CCCEs and CIs) and takes appropriate corrective actions, when necessary.
f. The ACCE, using information provided by the clinical education faculty and other information as needed, is ultimately responsible for assessment of student learning in the clinical education experiences.
g. The ACCE determines if the clinical education faculty are meeting the needs of the program. This determination is based at a minimum on the assessment, in collaboration with the CCCE, of the clinical education provided by CIs who supervise the same student for at least 160 hours in a given academic year.

IV. COLLEGE SERVICE: Participating in activities that promote the welfare of the college, such as serving on committees, preparing accreditation reports, mentoring new and adjunct faculty, advising SGA-approved student organizations, recruiting for and marketing instructional programs, participating in faculty governance, revising curricula, or otherwise using the faculty member’s academic expertise and skills in the service of the college.

a. Participating in mandatory on-campus professional development activities.
b. Participating in professional development activities in the faculty member’s formally recognized area of expertise, such as attending or presenting at professional conferences, participating in summer institutes or short courses, auditing or taking graduate-level courses, and maintaining membership in professional organizations.

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