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Louisiana College is seeking to fill the position of the PTA Program Director who serves as the PTA program’s academic administrator. The PTA Program Director holds a faculty appointment and has administrative, academic, service, and scholarship responsibilities consistent with the mission and philosophy of the academic program and college. The program director must be a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant who demonstrates an understanding of education and contemporary clinical practice appropriate for leadership in physical therapist assistant education. The program director provides effective leadership for the program including, but not limited to, responsibility for communication, program assessment and planning, fiscal management, and faculty evaluation.
Candidates for the position must meet the following qualifications:
Minimum of a master’s degree (doctorate degree preferred);
Holds a current license/certification to practice as a PT or PTA in the state of Louisiana;
Minimum of five years (or equivalent), full-time, post licensure experience that includes a minimum of three years (or equivalent) of full-time clinical experience;
Strong communication, organization, interpersonal, problem-solving, and counseling skills;
Experience in program accreditation (CAPTE) standards, activities, and the program assessment process;
Didactic and/or clinical teaching experience;
Experience in administration/management;
Experience in educational theory and methodology, instructional design, student evaluation and outcome assessment, including theequivalent of nine credits of coursework in educational foundations;
Must be a Christian leader and give witness as a person who lives a life that honors the Lord Jesus Christ and in accordance with the Christian Worldview Statement and the Baptist Faith and Message.
Responsibilities and Duties of the PTA Program Director:
A vision for physical therapist assistant education;
Primarily responsible for student recruitment and oversight of the program’s annual admissions process;
Understanding of and experience with curriculum content, design, and evaluation;
Delivery of various courses within the program curriculum;
Facilitation of lecture and laboratory sessions;
Academic advising of students at all levels within the program including prospective students as well as those enrolled in the general and technical education components of the program;
Employment of strategies to promote and support professional development;
Proven effective interpersonal and conflict management skills;
Abilities to facilitate change;
Negotiation skills (relative to planning, budgeting, funding, program faculty status, program status, employment and termination, space, and appropriate academic and professional benefits);
Effective experience in short and long-term planning;
Active service on behalf of physical therapist professional education, higher education, the larger community, and organizations related to their academic interest;
Effective management of human and fiscal resources;
Commitment to lifelong learning.
In order for your application to be considered, email all of the documentation listed below to firstname.lastname@example.org (do not apply on this job post/website):
The review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled.
About Louisiana College
Founded in 1906, Louisiana College is a private, Baptist, coeducation college of liberal arts and sciences with selected professional programs, located in Pineville, LA. Louisiana College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, governed by a Board of Trustees, affiliated with the Louisiana Baptist Convention, and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of background screening checks.