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Program Director of the Physical Therapist Assistant Program/Term Assistant Professor

University of Alaska Anchorage
Anchorage, Alaska
Salary will be based upon level of academic appointment, applicable academic preparation and experie
Posted Date
Jul 13, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The School of Allied Health (SAH), College of Health (COH), University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) is seeking application for a Program Director of the Physical Therapist Assistant education program.  This is a full-time, term, appointment, commencing in August 2022, at the rank of Term Assistant Professor.  The appointment period is nine months, from August to May, each academic year.

This position is responsible for didactic and laboratory instruction in any of the following areas as needed by the essential department, e.g., pathology, tests and measures, documentation, health care communication, among other potential courses. Direct student learning and assessing student progress in achieving the requirements of the program in the appropriate learning domains. Teach up to 24-27 workload units per 9-month contract; courses may be delivered as face-to-face, online or hybrid. Contribute to the improvement of the department, college, university, and community through active involvement in committee work. Maintain office hours according to contractual guidelines. Write and update course syllabi, and assist with curriculum review, revision, and development. Maintain departmental integrity of student records. Maintain program learning outcomes, assessment, and curriculum as required by the university and external accreditation body. Coordinate and ensure adherence to national accreditation standards. Engage in professional development in the field of physical therapy, adult education, and online instruction. Attend department meetings and engage in continuous quality improvement. Work effectively and collaboratively within the scope of the University of Alaska mission with a diverse student population and university staff.

The SAH seeks an individual who 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 program director 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.

UAA is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. We especially encourage applications from candidates who reflect the increasing diversity present in our community and student body. UAA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, religion, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other legally protected status.

Submit a cover letter to include a description of previous activities representing and working with members of underrepresented groups; curriculum vitae/resume; statement of inclusion and equity for mentoring, advising, and teaching diverse student population; copy of transcript verifying highest degree; copy of current ARPTA certification; copy of current BLS certification; names and contact information for three professional references; and any additional supplemental documents to support your application to (


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