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Assistant/Associate/Professor of Physical Therapy

Arkansas Colleges of Health Education
Arkansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 6, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Education, Education Administration & Leadership, Health & Medicine, Occupational Therapy, Other Health & Medicine, Physical Therapy, Administrative, Student Affairs, Health Services
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Full Time
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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 surrounding community.

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 districts.

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).


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.


Education and Experience

Minimum Qualifications
  • ·Post-professional doctoral degree awarded by an institution that is accredited by a USDE-recognized regional accrediting body.
  • ·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 desirable.
  • ·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 desired.
  • ·Two years prior teaching experience at the graduate level.
  • ·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 for rank.
  • ·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 formats.
  • ·Demonstrate ability to mentor students.
  • ·Demonstrate leadership, organizational, and time management skills.
  • ·Display professionalism for the university in all communication and interaction.
  • ·Ability to maintain confidentiality and privacy.
  • ·Ability to prioritize and organize numerous and varied assignments.
  • ·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 Office.


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.

Problem Solving

Intuitively able to reason, analyze information and events, and apply judgment in order to solve problems of both a routine and complex nature.
Expertise in negotiation. Experience with scholarly publication and research.

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 presentation equipment.

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 .

Arkansas Colleges of Health Education is an equal opportunity employer.

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