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Instructor or Assistant Professor, CC (PTA Program Director)
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
Health Sciences Department
Kapi‘olani Community College
Date Posted:
September 11, 2017
Closing Date:
Continuous - application review begins September 26, 2017
Salary Information:
C2, minimum $5,273mo. C3, minimum $6,327mo. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Monthly Type:
11 Month
Tenure Track:
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time
General Funds

Other Conditions:
  • Contingent on course offerings and student demand, to begin Fall 2017 pending position clearance, availability of funds, and actual staffing requirements. Position may be converted from 9 to 11 months or 11 to 9 months based on operational needs.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. As Program Director (PD) and under general supervision, maintain, manage and administer a CAPTE-accredited Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program; continually develop, direct, coordinate, and manage all components of the program effectively; coordinate didactic and clinical phases of the curriculum; set semester schedule of program courses; review and revise as needed program standards for admission and graduation; work with program advisory committee to help ensure that program meets needs of the healthcare community; teach in and assess classroom, lab, and/or community-based instruction in terms of end-of-program and course learning outcomes; develop and implement teaching and assessment strategies and methods to: 1) improve learning outcomes; 2) address the learning needs of the college’s diverse students; 3) integrate thinking and writing skills into course content where appropriate. Regular workload may include evening and weekend classes, continuing education classes, distance education classes, other teaching-related duties that include, but are not limited to, preparing course syllabi and maintaining office hours for academic advising and for conferring with students about coursework and preparing graduating students for certification/licensure exam. Non-teaching duties include: 1) working collegially to provide service to the department and college; 2) engaging in professional development and professional or scholarly activities related to one’s discipline; and 3) engaging in public service related to one’s professional status and/or expertise.
  2. CAPTE Accreditation Standard 4H states: 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.
Instructor, CC Minimum Qualifications
  1. 1) Master’s degree in Physical Therapy (All education is a minimum degree for each role and must be from a CAPTE accredited physical therapist education program.)
  2. 2) Current State of Hawai‘i license/certification to practice as a PT or PTA
  3. 3) 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
  4. 4) Didactic and/or clinical teaching experience
  5. 5) Experience in administration/management
  6. 6) Experience in educational theory and methodology, instructional design, student evaluation and outcome assessment in a PTA program, including the equivalent of nine credits of coursework in educational foundations. NOTE: Completion of APTA’s Educational Leaderahip Institute constitutes nine academic credits. Minimum qualifications must be met by the effective date of appointment. If qualified applicants are not available, others will be considered as acting instructor.
Assistant Professor, CC Minimum Qualifications
  1. All of the minimum qualifications for C2 plus an additional minimum of five years (or equivalent), full-time, post licensure experience; total experience of a minimum of ten years.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. 1) Successful teaching and clinical experience in Physical Therapy practice
  2. 2) Successful teaching experience in a PTA Program
  3. 3) Experience in instruction, curriculum design, program planning, accreditation, and in academic/clinical coordination
  4. 4) Member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
  5. 5) Earned status as an APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor
  6. 6) Current CPR certification
  7. 7) Proof of knowledge in Hawaii State Physical Therapy Ethics and Practice Laws
  8. 8) 30 Continuing Competence Units within two years
  9. 9) Experience in supervising a PTA in a clinical setting

To Apply:
Submit 1) Faculty or Executive/Managerial CC Personnel Form 27A . Application form, 2) graduate and undergraduate transcripts(s) showing degrees and coursework to date. Copies of official transcripts are acceptable: however, official copies are required at the time of hire (in order to be official, transcripts must have the official seal and be mailed directly from the degree-granting institution. To be official, transcripts may not be stamped as issued to student or as a student copy. Ask the Registrar to send the transcript to the attention of Patricia O’Hagan, Dean of Health Academic Programs). On-line transcripts, diplomas and copies, academic record/grade summaries and electronic submissions will NOT be accepted; 3) a one- to two-page statement outlining the ways in which you meet the minimum and desirable qualifications; 4) three current, original signed letters of recommendation attesting to your job performance and character. and 5) Copy of current State of Hawai‘i license/certification to practice as a PT or PTA. Application materials are to be sent to Patricia O’Hagan, Dean of Health Academic programs, Kapi‘olani Community College, 4303 Diamond Head Road, ‘Ilima 206, Honolulu, HI. 96816. Minimum qualifications must be met by the effective date of appointment. All materials must be postmarked no later than the closing date for the application and all documents to be considered complete or date-stamped by the dean’s office no later than 4:30 p.m. on the closing date. Incomplete applications and documents submitted electronically will not be considered. Materials submitted become property of the College and will not be returned. Deaf and hard-of-hearing persons may call 1-711 or 643-8833. Kapi‘olani Community College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, color, national origin, or disability in its programs and activities. For more information or inquiries regarding these policies, contact Section 504 Coordinator, (808) 734-9575; Title IX Coordinator, (808) 734-9522.
  1. Patricia O'Hagan, Dean of Health Academic Programs
  2. Kapi‘olani Community College
  3. 4303 Diamond Head Road, Ilima 206
  4. Honolulu, HI 96816
  1. Patricia O'Hagan, Dean of Health Academic Programs; 808-734-9569;

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