Assistant/Associate/Professor of Physical Therapy
About Arkansas Colleges of Health Education
Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (ACHE) is a private,
non-profit, graduate-level health sciences institution located on
over 500 acres in Fort Smith, Arkansas. ACHE’s service-driven
mission is to educate and train a diverse group of competent and
compassionate healthcare professionals; to create health and
research support facilities; and to provide healthy living
environments to improve the lives of others. Founded in 2014, ACHE
has experienced rapid growth and is poised to be a leader in
healthcare education for years to come. ACHE is the first and only
private institution in Arkansas that is dedicated solely to
healthcare and wellness, and maintains a strong commitment to the
About Fort Smith and the Arkansas River Valley
Fort Smith is a vibrant community of around 90,000, with a low cost
of living and ample recreational opportunities. Located in the
beautiful Arkansas River Valley at the foothills of the Ozark
mountains, Fort Smith is nestled between the Ozark-St. Francis and
Ouachita National Forests. The region provides hiking, mountain
biking, rock climbing, hang gliding, whitewater rafting, and
camping all within a short drive. In addition, the city supports a
variety of cultural attractions, including museums, theaters, an
award-winning symphony, and two historic entertainment
About the Position
The faculty in the School of Physical Therapy is responsible for
educating entry-level physical therapy professionals pursing a
Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. The faculty engages in scholarly
activities contributing to the school’s agenda and advancing the
profession. The faculty provides service to the school, university,
and professional communities. In all areas, the faculty contributes
to the advancement of ACHE’s mission. (Rank will be determined by
qualifications and experience).
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Support the mission, vision and goals of the College and School of
Physical Therapy. Teach courses as assigned in the faculty member’s
area of expertise. Maintain and develop teaching effectiveness in
accordance with school’s standards. Adhere to accreditation
standards. Provide advisement with students in accordance with
school’s standards. Contribute to program and curriculum
development and assessment appropriate for rank criteria. Meet
administrative deadlines such as those for submitting course
syllabi, student course evaluations, grades, and program evaluation
data. Develop and maintain a scholarship agenda in accordance with
schools and accreditation standards. Actively engage in service to
the School, College, Community and/ or Profession. Participate
actively in assignments necessary to advance the service and/or
outreach missions of the school. Demonstrate collegial
relationships with colleagues, supervisors, support staff, and
students. demonstrate the highest standard of professionalism and
ethical behavior in all aspects of personal and professional
actions and performance. Maintain and uphold a professional
development plan that advances the College and School and is
consistent with accreditation requirements and rank criteria. Other
duties as assigned by the Dean or his/her designee.
QUALIFICATIONS AND CREDENTIALS
Education and Experience
- ·Post-professional doctoral degree awarded by an institution
that is accredited by a USDE-recognized regional accrediting
- ·Demonstrated contemporary expertise in an area of teaching
responsibility and knowledge of content delivery method (e.g.
documentation of continuing professional development, relevant
experience, faculty development plan reflecting acquisition of new
content, incorporation of feedback from course evaluations).
- ·Demonstrated (or potential to demonstrate) ongoing scholarly
achievement and research expertise.
- ·Expertise necessary to ensure appropriate curriculum design,
content delivery, and program evaluation.
Preferred Education and Experience
- ·Terminal academic degree (PhD, EdD, DSc) highly
- ·Licensed as a physical therapist or eligible for license by
the Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy.
- ·Professional Doctoral degree and advanced clinical
certification such as OCS, NCS, PCS, SCS or FAAOMPT also highly
- ·Two years prior teaching experience at the graduate
- ·Demonstrated leadership and productivity in the areas of
clinical or professional service, scholarly activity, and/or
physical therapy education.
- Required knowledge, skills, and abilities
- ·Demonstrate a breadth and depth of knowledge in an area(s) of
physical therapy education, practice, and/or research appropriate
- ·Demonstrate knowledge and skill in the delivery of physical
therapy education in the classroom/laboratory and in practice
settings for students.
- ·Demonstrate knowledge of varied educational delivery
- ·Demonstrate ability to mentor students.
- ·Demonstrate leadership, organizational, and time management
- ·Display professionalism for the university in all
communication and interaction.
- ·Ability to maintain confidentiality and privacy.
- ·Ability to prioritize and organize numerous and varied
- ·Exhibit high-energy and versatility; self-directed.
- ·Adhere to the policies and procedures set forth by ACHE.
- ·Demonstrate proficiency in computer skills, i.e. Microsoft
ABILITIES AND COMPETENCIES ESSENTIAL TO THE FUNCTION OF THE
Communication and Comprehension
ACHE is in full compliance with American with Disabilities Act
(ADA) and does not discriminate with regard to applicants or
employees with disabilities and will make reasonable accommodation
when necessary. The following are essential abilities and physical
requirements for all positions at the college.
Ability to orally communicate effectively with others. Ability to
work cooperatively with colleagues and supervisory staffs at all
levels. Ability to understand oral and written information, using
the English language, and organize thoughts and ideas into
effective forms of communication. Ability to make decisions which
range from moderate to a significant impact on the immediate work
environment, as well as outside contributors. Possess public
communication skills that allow professional representation of ACHE
to a variety of business and community customers and associates.
Strong organizational skills.
Intuitively able to reason, analyze information and events, and
apply judgment in order to solve problems of both a routine and
Expertise in negotiation. Experience with scholarly publication and
Physical and Sensory Abilities
May be exposed to short, intermittent, and/or prolonged periods of
sitting and/or standing in performance of job duties. May be
required to accomplish job duties using various types of
equipment/supplies to include, but not limited to pens, pencils,
calculators, computer keyboards, telephone, etc. May be required to
transport oneself to other campus offices, conference rooms, and on
occasion, to off-campus sites to attend meetings, conferences,
workshops, seminars, etc. May require significant travel or work
away from campus. Requires attendance at events representing ACHE
both within as well as outside of the college setting. Frequently
required to work at a desk, conference table or in meetings of
various configurations. Frequently required to see for purposes of
reading matter. Frequently required to hear and understand speech
at normal levels. Occasionally required to lift items in a normal
office environment. Frequently required to operate office and
If you need assistance in the application
process because of a disability, or for any other reason, please
contact Barbara Jetton, Associate Vice President for Human
Resources, at 479.308.2291 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Arkansas Colleges of Health Education is an equal opportunity