Instructor of the Practice or Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy

Dixie State University
Utah, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 16, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Physical Therapy, Administrative, Student Affairs, Health Services
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Announcement

The Department of Health Care Diagnostics and Therapeutics at Dixie State University (DSU) in St. George, Utah invites applications for either a full-time, professional-track Instructor of the Practice or full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor within our Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program, to begin Spring Semester or January 2022. The PTA Program exists to prepare students through comprehensive and quality educational experiences to become physical therapy care providers exhibiting integrity, skill, and caring who serve the community by responding to their rehabilitation healthcare needs. More information about the program can be found online at .


  • Conduct clinical and laboratory instruction, as well as formal didactic instruction, equivalent to 27 workload credits per academic year (for tenure-track) or 33 workload credits per year (for professional-track). Ability to teach one or more courses online and/or in a blended format.
  • Perform campus duties including holding office hours, advising students, attending faculty department and college meetings, and serving on college and department committees.
  • Provide regular institutional service as outlined in Regent and University policy.
  • Adhere to program, department, college, and university policies, including compliance with OSHA standards for infection control and hazardous materials.
  • Responsible for assessing student progress in both a clinical and classroom setting; assist with student recruitment, advisement, placement, and follow-up efforts.
  • Assist program coordinator in the continuing development and management of the existing program, including scheduling, budgeting, equipment, and other areas as needed (tenure-track only).
  • Assist with coordinating, planning, reviewing, and evaluating all facets of didactic and clinical education, including creating and delivering curriculum and meeting requirements of program accreditation (tenure-track only).
  • Assist in coordinating with local physical therapy personnel in partnership to ensure the PTA program meets the needs of DSU students, local/regional physical therapy clinical education, and the needs of local/regional clinical educators and clinicians (tenure-track only).
  • Initiate, facilitate, and maintain liaison with community Physical Therapy professionals, educational programs, and advisory committees (tenure-track only).
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Department Chair, Program Coordinator, and/or Dean.


  • For professional-track Instructor of the Practice: Bachelor’s degree in a related field and Associate’s degree in Physical Therapist Assistant required. Advanced degree preferred.
  • For tenure-track Assistant Professor: Master’s degree in a related field and bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy required; DPT preferred.
  • Current license to practice as a Physical Therapist or Physical Therapist Assistant in any United States jurisdiction required.
  • Preference to those with experience in neurological physical therapy.
  • Minimum of three years (or equivalent) post-licensure clinical practice, and at least two years of clinical practice as a Center Coordinator of Clinical Education (CCCE) and/or Clinical Instructor (CI) or two years of experience in teaching, curriculum development, and/or administration in a PT or PTA program required.
  • Demonstrated ability in successful teaching; be technology literate and/or willing to become certified in online instruction and teach one or more courses online and/or in a blended format. Finalists will be required to demonstrate competence through a teaching demonstration.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide proactive educational leadership; excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong commitment to work collaboratively with community health care providers.
  • Commitment to academic excellence and exceptional services, with proven effectiveness in allocating and managing resources, utilizing computer-related technologies to enhance education methodology, and proficiency in curriculum design, program administration, program evaluation, instruction, student guidance, and academic counseling.
  • Knowledge of program related revenue, costs, and benefits, evidence of proficiency in budgeting and cost/benefit analyses; supervisory experience preferred.

Supplemental Information

POSITION DETAILS, COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Full-time (10-month) faculty position. Faculty service, as well as pay & benefits, begins January 1, 2022. Annual salary of $60,000 - $65,000 for professional-track Instructor of the Practice rank, depending on qualifications and experience; annual salary of $66,000 - $70,000 for tenure-track Assistant Professor rank, depending upon qualifications & experience. Additional compensation available for summer/overload teaching. Excellent benefits package included that begins on start date; includes medical, dental, vision, employee assistance and wellness programs, life, disability, retirement, undergraduate tuition waivers for employees and eligible dependents, etc. See under 'Benefits Summary' for more details.

ELECTRONIC APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Application review begins October 18, 2021 ;position open until filled. Candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references (including email addresses), transcripts, and a Student Success Statement (approximately one page, single-spaced, about their teaching or other experience, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population). Please upload all of the requested documents when you submit your application. Employment is contingent upon successful completion and certification of required degrees and upon successfully passing a background check. If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities in order to apply for this opening, please call the Human Resources Office (435) 652-7520.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: Dixie State University (DSU) is an open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic institution committed to exceptional student learning and success. DSU has adopted an instructional approach of 'active learning. active life' and a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. We seek faculty and staff committed to creating an active, applied and career-oriented learning environment that is student-centered. Established in 1911 as a community college and in 2013 as a state university, DSU is located in picturesque southwestern Utah with its red rocks, desert climate, over 300 days of sunshine annually, and featuring easy access to world-class outdoor recreational opportunities. The nearest metropolitan area is Las Vegas, NV (120 miles), with amenities such as an international airport and professional sporting teams. Click here to learn more about the University.

Dixie State University is a fast-growing Utah public institution of higher education, with more than 12,000 students. We offer over 230 programs, including masters, bachelors, associates, certificates, endorsements, minors, and/or emphases. DSU seeks to recruit and retain diverse and ambitious faculty and staff who bring new ideas, possess values and career aspirations aligned with the mission and vision, and are inspired to build a premier open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic university. DSU is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer; the President and employees of DSU are fully committed to Affirmative Action and within its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Dixie State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or DSU’s non-discrimination policies:
  • Director of Equity Compliance / Title IX Coordinator: Hazel Sainsbury - , HCC 579, 435-652-7747.
  • Deputy Title IX Coordinator: Abby Del Giacco - , 435-652-7731.
For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit or contact:
  • U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, , 800-421-3481.
  • U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, , 303-844-5695.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

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