Adjunct Faculty - Doctor of Physical Therapy

Samuel Merritt University
California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 27, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Dentistry, Other Health & Medicine
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time


Job Description Summary:
An adjunct faculty is a temporary faculty member in an academic department who is responsible for guiding the learning of students in classrooms and/or clinical settings. This faculty member is assigned to teach the courses for which they are qualified by education, certification and professional experience. Instructional duties include planning courses and curricula, didactic and clinical teaching and evaluating courses. Related duties include academic advising of students, supervision of independent study projects, maintaining weekly office hours, attending meetings, serving on committees and participation in special University events.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Education and/or Experience:
  • Doctoral degree preferred. A master’s entry-level degree can suffice with American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties certification and/or completion of a post-graduate residency or fellowship.
  • Two years of full time teaching experience in specialty area with entry-level students or licensed practitioners preferred.
  • Prior teaching experience in a baccalaureate or higher degree program required for masters prepared faculty and strongly preferred for doctorally prepared faculty at this rank.
  • Clinical expertise in the clinical specialty area of teaching assignment.

Skills and Abilities:
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal relationships.
  • Ability to calculates exam scores and grades.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
  • Current licensure as a physical therapist in California is preferred.
  • Other specialized certification or license may be required depending on the nature of the instructional assignment.

Physical Effort Required

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to travel/move around, sit, handle, feel and communicate.
  • Clinical instruction positions require the employee to move with students around a clinical nursing unit which caring for patients.
  • The employee must be able to express or exchange ideas and comprehend detailed information through communication.
The University has an institution-wide commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We strive to build a welcoming and supportive campus environment, and acknowledge that diversity is an educational imperative to achieve excellence. Employee Status:
Exemption Status:
United States of America (Exempt)
Time Type:
Part time
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