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Adjunct, Physical Therapist Assistant
Salt Lake Community College in Salt Lake City, Utah
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Date Posted 08/06/2019
Faculty-Health-Physical & Occupational Therapy
Salary $26.36 to $46.83/hour -  
Employment Type Part-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Title

Adjunct, Physical Therapist Assistant

Open Internally or Externally


If faculty, tenure track status

Not Applicable

Reports to (title)

Associate Dean


Div. of Health Professions (School of Health Science)-2H3

Requisition Number


Position Type

One Semester Temporary

Job Category

Adjunct - Variable



Initial Work Location


Starting Salary

$26.36 to $46.83/hour

Job Open Date


Job Close Date


Open Until Filled


Job Summary

The School of Health Sciences at Salt Lake Community College is committed to providing quality education in nursing and allied health fields, ensuring each graduate is ready to enter the healthcare profession. Experienced and clinically prepared faculty, along with hands-on experience in a variety of clinical settings, allow students to become skilled in the science of healing and the art of compassion and ready to serve their community. All of the programs offered in the School of Health Sciences at Salt Lake Community College are a part of the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), a regional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at SLCC offers a 2-year Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree enabling the graduate to work in settings like acute care hospitals, rehabilitation centers/clinics, community living facilities, home health agencies, and nursing homes.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

1. Prepare and teach various PTA classes, courses, clinics, and assist full-time faculty in assessments while striving for excellence.
2. Teach to all course learning objectives as listed by the program in existing syllabi from the course curriculum outline (CCO).
3. Maintain assignments as full-time faculty and the program have outlined unless otherwise directed by the program coordinator.
4. Update course syllabi, calendar, outlines, daily lesson plans, and associated materials for courses assigned.
5. Provide input and advice to upgrade existing classes and courses, including curriculum development and review, in collaboration with the program coordinator.
6. Be present and on time for all scheduled teaching assignments and meetings.
7. Report to both the program coordinator and associate dean any anticipated and immediate absences in a timely nature.
8. Post availability for student advisement and provide new and continuing student advisement regarding coursework and the program.
9. Attend regularly scheduled program, division, and school meetings as invited.
10. Participate in workshops and committee assignments as assigned and approved.
11. Maintain attendance and grades of student performance in Canvas.
12. Meet college and department deadlines and evaluate student work in a timely manner (1-2 days or at a minimum by the next scheduled class) including submitting final grades on time.
13. Request all program-based needs such as equipment and supplies to the program coordinator.
14. Use active learning and electronic media in the classroom.
15. Participate in maintaining the program’s accreditation status, adhering to national accreditation standards.
16. Teach concurrently enrolled students as assigned.
17. Complete all mandatory trainings before or by the due date.
18. Accept other duties as assigned.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties Continued

1. Demonstrate distinctive promise as a teacher with a pursuit of excellence in teaching.
2. Be technologically literate, knowledgeable, and innovative in the use of a variety of modern teaching technologies including the use of computers and multi-media in lectures, laboratories, and distance learning environments.
3. Provide leadership and professional contributions to the program, division, school and college.
4. Participate in professional or occupational development as required by the profession’s accreditation standards for teaching.
5. Maintain depth of understanding in the chosen field and contribute to current knowledge of the discipline.
6. Maintain a positive attitude toward work, students, colleagues and administration.
7. Coordinate student ADA accommodation requests following college policy.
8. Answer student questions and provide necessary feedback on student progress.
9. Follow SLCC policies and procedures.

Preferred Qualifications

Five (5) years of recent successful, paid, full-time physical therapy clinical experience in a health care setting.

Bachelor’s degree.

Evidence of successful teaching experience in physical therapy coursework.

Member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Utah Physical Therapy Association.

Minimum Qualifications

Three (3) years of recent successful, paid, full-time clinical experience in health care settings as a PT or PTA practitioner.

Physical Therapy or Physical Therapist Assistant degree from an accredited institution of higher education.

Hold a current PT or PTA license in the state of Utah.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Depth of understanding in the chosen field and can contribute to current knowledge of the discipline.
Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, culture, ethnic background, and abilities, to maintain good working relationships across the College.
Ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic background of community college students, faculty and staff, including those with disabilities and special needs.

Special Instructions

As directed by SLCC policy, adjunct positions are a semester by semester contract with no guarantee of continued employment.

This is a pooled position. The program will review applications as positions become available.
Required Documents for Application:
1. Copy of transcripts and other credentials if applicable.
2. Resume/curriculum vitae
3. Cover Letter

Official Transcripts are required to be submitted within 30 days of hire for those who are offered employment.

Criminal background checks and Drug Screenings may be required.

Required trainings including HIPAA certification must be kept current.

Immunizations and certifications required for adjuncts who teach in the PTA Clinic or visit clinical sites on behalf of the SLCC.



SLCC Information

Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is fully committed to policies of equal employment and nondiscrimination. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, religion, protected veteran status, expression of political or personal beliefs outside of the workplace, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

SLCC is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”).

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check.

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