Adjunct Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program

US-MI-Mt. Pleasant
4 weeks ago
Job ID
Faculty Adjunct
Post End Date
EDUStaff Position
Individuals hired into this position will be employed by EDUStaff in contract with Mid Michigan Community College.


This position’s primary responsibility is teaching didactic and skills lab for Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) students in the community college setting.  This position holds accountability for instruction and student assessment of a diverse student population. Course assignments may occur in a classroom setting, learning lab environment, or on-line.


Review of resumes will begin November 6, 2017.  Deadline to apply is December 1, 2017.


  1. Assists with the development and revision of PTA academic courses which include writing lecture materials, lab manuals, tests and lab practicals.
  2. Teaches assigned classroom and lab courses.
  3. Assesses student academic achievement.
  4. Collaborates with the PTA Director for the review, selection, and ordering of course textbooks and other instructional materials.
  5. Implements the competency-based objectives and outcome measures for program and courses taught.
  6. Maintains and report appropriate classroom and lab records (e.g., grades, attendance, etc.).
  7. Participates in course objective assessment/revision, course assessment/revision and curriculum assessment/revision.
  8. Maintains all required certifications and professional development as required by the Commission on the Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).
  9. Serves on PTA Program Advisory Committee and College committees, as able.
  10. Performs competencies and other lab assessments.
  11. Works collaboratively with faculty, administrators, and staff.
  12. Maintains and requests updates for classroom/lab equipment and supplies.
  13. Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of PTA Program and/or the Dean of Health Sciences.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Understands and conveys the defined roles and professional relationships between physical therapists and the physical therapist assistants.
  • Demonstrates professional and academic integrity, has effective interpersonal skills and sensitivity to diversity of the student population, and has the willingness and ability to advocate for the physical therapist assistant.
  • Ability to prioritize, articulate new ideas, build consensus, and accept challenges.
  • Ability to provide service on behalf of physical therapy education, the community, and/or the profession.
  • Current in practice issues, computer skills, and educational technology.
  • Excellent interpersonal and mentoring skills.
  • Commitment to student learning and a belief in the community college philosophy.

 Education, Certification, Licensure:

  • Minimum of an Associate’s Degree in Physical Therapist Assistant or Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy required.
  • Currently licensed as a PT or PTA in the State of Michigan required.


  • Five years of full-time clinical experience as Physical Therapist Assistant preferred or three years of full-time clinical experience as a Physical Therapist preferred.
  • Two years of clinical or classroom teaching experience preferred.
  • Experience in clinical practice: didactic and/or clinical teaching; student evaluation and outcomes assessment.

Working Conditions:


  • The job responsibilities of this position are performed in a classroom environment which requires a professional image and demeanor, on-time attendance and reliability. The environment has little, if any discomfort due to heat, cold or dust. There is light noise within the environment.
  • There may be travel to other college locations for meetings.  Travel between campus locations is required.
  • Job duties may be performed in an independent or a team atmosphere.
  • The job has intermittent periods during which continuous physical exertion is required, such as walking, standing, sitting, stooping, bending, climbing, lifting material or equipment, some of which may be heavy or awkward (5- 45 pounds).
  • Must meet reasonable and sometimes shifting deadlines, quotas, or demands for accuracy, and may be involved in some unpleasant situations.
  • Work scheduled may vary each semester depending on class times/locations.


Note: This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a person assigned to this job.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties that may be performed by a person so classified.  Incumbents may be asked to perform additional duties as required by his/her supervisor.


MMCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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