The full-time (9-month) ranked faculty member in the School of
Physical Therapy is expected to adhere to the Husson University
Faculty Handbook policies for promotion and multiple-year contract
review. The PT faculty member will teach assigned courses specific
to his/her area of expertise plus those required by the curriculum.
In addition, faculty members are expected to fulfill limited
responsibilities in advising, scholarship and community service.
Participation in evaluative processes and School and College of
Health and Pharmacy is required and an expectation of all faculty.
Annual individualized goals and objectives for an annual
Professional Development and Scholarship Plan will be reviewed with
the Chair and/or Dean as part of the annual performance reviews and
the promotion/multiple year contract process.
A faculty member's responsibilities are detailed in the Faculty
Handbook with a primary focus on:
All PT faculty carry a course load of 18 credits annually with
primary responsibility for approximately four courses and
participate in courses shared by all faculty: Professional
Development I-III; and Patient Care Seminar. Faculty participate in
Clinical Education I, II, III mid-affiliation student evaluations.
Teaching excellence is expected and evidenced by attention to
instructional design, teaching pedagogies, and performance
evaluations. Teaching and student outcomes should be consistent
with norms and expectations set by the arena of professional
expertise and CAPTE criteria.
Scholarship and Professional Activity:
All PT faculty are expected to maintain currency within their
professional area of expertise and to participate in scholarly
activities as defined by the Faculty Handbook. Each faculty member
is responsible for developing and executing a scholarship plan that
contributes to the scientific or professional body of knowledge
relevant to the faculty member's area of expertise.
PT faculty members are expected to actively participate in School
and College meetings, retreats, committees, and activities (open
house, PT class meetings, and/or student recruitment projects) as
well as serve on at least one Faculty Forum or Institutional
PT faculty maintain student office hours and advise approximately
twenty-five PT students each year following the policies and
procedures documented in the Husson Faculty Advising Manual.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are
representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the functions.
- Basic computer skills required (Microsoft Office), skills with
specialized educational software preferred.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills for diverse
- Organizational skills to enhance responsiveness to regional and
specialized accreditation and program demands/deadlines.
- Administrative skills, including word processing, scheduling,
event planning, and data entry/monitoring.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Eligibility for licensure as a PT in Maine
Earned academic doctorate (PhD. EdD, DSc) or board-certified
clinical specialty certifications preferred
Minimum of three years of clinical
Minimum of three years of documented college/university-level
Demonstrated area of clinical, academic, and/or scholarship
Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities:
Effective teaching, organizational and communication skills, and
instructional technology skills are required.
Experience with distance education and web-based education