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 https://health.dixie.edu/physical-therapist-assistant/
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
POSITION DETAILS, COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
- 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
- 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
- Preference to those with experience in neurological physical
- 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
- 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
- Demonstrated ability to provide proactive educational
leadership; excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Strong commitment to work collaboratively with community health
- 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.
(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 https://humanresources.dixie.edu/employee-benefits/
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org , HCC 579, 435-652-7747.
- Deputy Title IX Coordinator: Abby Del Giacco - email@example.com ,
For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit
- U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for
Civil Rights, firstname.lastname@example.org , 800-421-3481.
- U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, email@example.com ,
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