Instructor, Physical Therapist Assistant (10 Month)

Instructor, Physical Therapist Assistant (10 Month)


Nash Community College
522 North Old Carriage Road
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
Phone: 252-443-4011

Job Location

Main Campus




Benefit Eligible

Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Closes: Monday, May 31, 2021

Target Start Date

Monday, May 3, 2021

Expected Work Hours


Reports to

Director of PTA

Employment Type

Full-time, 10 Month

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited institution. Must have a current license as a physical therapist in North Carolina. Must have a minimum of three years of full-time post licensure clinical practice and two years of experience as a SCCE or CI, or two years of teaching and curriculum develop experience.

Meet the physical demands (with or without reasonable accommodations) of a physical therapy educator: ability to stand, walk and engage in the classroom environment for up to four (4) hours with minimal rest opportunity; ability to transition in and out of postures including sitting, standing, and squatting; ability to lift or reposition objects up to 50 lbs.; visual and hearing acuity to accurately measure, assess, and document student performance and simulated patient status;  gross and fine motor abilities to perform required job functions of a clinical physical therapist assistant; ability to travel as needed.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstration of clinical experience as a Physical Therapist in an Outpatient setting.

Position Description

Responsible for supporting student success by creating an optimal learning environment, responding to student needs, managing effective instructional activities, developing curriculum courses that support a comprehensive physical therapist assistant curriculum, demonstrating and modeling employability and professionalism skills, maintaining collaborative, respectful working relationships, providing effective instruction consistent with established objectives, effective advisement of students, accurate and timely record keeping and reporting, on-going curriculum and course assessment and improvement, supporting college and program administrative requirements, and maintaining competency and current knowledge in physical therapy practice.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding, commitment and adherence to the mission, philosophy, policies and guidelines of the Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS), Nash Community College, the Physical Therapist Assistant Program, and all other applicable regulatory standards.
  • Provide effective learning experiences for students using a variety of teaching methods, contribute to the development and implementation of student-centered education, utilize available educational resources for the improvement of instruction and creation of teaching material, and demonstrate the ability to work with students based on the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) in an effort to increase student retention, success and completion.
  • Assist in the development and revision of course outlines, syllabi, curriculum plans, learning objectives, program assessment and evaluation,  and other instructional documentation required to meet program objectives, provide students at the beginning of each course an ADA compliant syllabus which identifies measurable learning objectives and expected student outcomes following a designated and approved template from NCC or other regulatory entity, and coordinate with the Director, Physical Therapist Assistant the submission of course syllabi to the designated College representative prior to the course being taught.
  • Have instructional plans prepared for each class session in accordance with stated objectives of the course and implement ongoing curriculum/course assessment and improvement.
  • Enforce College and program policy and procedures and comply with all other institutional and professional rules and regulations related to classroom, laboratory and clinical instruction and general employment.
  • Schedule regular student conference hours, be available out of class to students requiring additional assistance, and serve as curriculum student advisor as assigned and as otherwise requested or needed by College representatives and individual students.
  • Support institutional and program endeavors by participating in registration and recruitment activities, program Advisory Committee meetings, student organizations and community outreach activities, community partnership initiatives, College committee assignments and meetings, graduation/recognition ceremonies and other special appointments, including events outside typical working hours for the position.
  • Maintain office, classroom, and student records, assess on a regular basis the performance of students, and process reports, forms, attendance and other required documentation accurately and timely in collaboration with the program director in support of College and program strategic planning and assessment initiatives.
  • Assist the program director and College administration in the safeguarding of inventory and identification, preview and acquisition of educational resources needed to support the delivery of a comprehensive curriculum.
  • Participate in ongoing training related to current practice, technology, and instructional quality through on and off campus professional development opportunities supporting College, program and individually developed professional development plans. 
  • Maintain proper communication and supportive relations with students, colleagues and community partners and provide assistance to carry out respective functions.
  • Assume other necessary responsibilities and perform additional tasks as assigned by the program director or College administration in meeting the missions of the program and institution.
  • Exhibit institutional values of professionalism by demonstrating the following attributes and behaviors: display empathy and positive regard for others in written, verbal, and non-verbal communications; work effectively with colleagues and students by practicing punctuality, individual and collaborative problem-solving, and honest communication; build trusting relationships by acting with integrity, courtesy, and responsibility, even during incidences of high stress or demanding workplace conditions; dress appropriately within College guidelines, clinical policy or as appropriately indicated for situational activities; meet all required standards of confidentiality and safety and maintain a clean and orderly work environment.

Job Post Contact


Morgan H. Roberson, Director of Human Resources


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