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Physical Therapy Faculty

WCU Los Angeles CGS Campus Los Angeles, California Job ID: 2024-2154
$95,587.09 - $138,553.54
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When you join our faculty at West Coast University, you’ll become part of a team that always puts students first. And that means you’ll have the tools, technologies, resources and support you need to make a real difference in their lives, empowering new generations of healthcare leaders. Get ready to learn and grow in an energized environment with year-round curricula, collaborating with talented colleagues and reimagining healthcare education as we know it.

  • Full-Time
  • Minimal Travel (if any)

Success Profile

What makes a successful member of the Faculty team at West Coast University? Check out the traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Facilitator
  • Personable
  • Socially Conscious
  • Strategic
  • Team-Player
  • Technologically Savvy

If you are looking to work at a university that takes care of its students, faculty, and staff and allows you to live a prosperous, fulfilling, and healthy life, this is the place for you.

Paul P. Instructor ii, Gen Ed Non-sci, orange county
associate since 2013

Benefits

We offer a generous benefits package with a wide range of the plans, programs and support you need to thrive.

  • Healthcare

  • 401(k) Retirement
    Plans
    and
    Employer Matching

  • Professional
    Development

  • Day of Service
    PTO Day

  • Collaboration

  • Management

  • Awards &
    Recognition

Our Mission & Culture

At WCU, the work you do empowers our future nurses, therapists, dental hygienists and more — propelling them into our communities where they can do the most good. As part of our dynamic, energized culture, you’ll contribute to our unique mission that always puts students first. You’ll collaborate with incredible people, grow in your profession, and transform healthcare education. Discover what it means to truly believe in the work that you do.

Responsibilities

Reporting directly to the Dean and/or Department Chair of the program, the Faculty, PT (Graduate) supports the University in fulfillment of its mission, purpose and goals. Provides program-specific expertise and is actively engaged in relevant department initiatives. Supports University, Campus, and/or departmental goals in order to assure compliance with programmatic accreditation and/or licensure, internal consistency, and graduate outcomes that meet student learning, workplace and placement expectations. Provides professional leadership and support, and serves as an educator, role model, mentor and facilitator. Focuses extensively on facilitating student learning associated with prescribed course and program learning outcomes. Creates an educational environment which fosters innovation, responsiveness, and accountability. Focuses extensively on facilitating student learning associated with prescribed course and program learning outcomes. Actively and substantively participates in assessment of student learning activities to maximize the potential for students to learn what is necessary to meet prescribed outcomes. Vigorously upholds a culture of academic integrity.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Fulfills assigned teaching load.
  • Participates in and contributes substantively to assessment activities of courses/curriculum and program via a continuous improvement plan as set forth by the University.
  • Regularly contributes to improvement or upgrading of class materials and syllabi.
  • Utilizes a variety of teaching methodologies to instruct students, always with intent to facilitate observable evidence of student fulfillment of prescribed learning outcomes.
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm for teaching and the teaching/learning process and for individual students.
  • Keeps regular approved office hours (for FT faculty).
  • Follows established University protocols for providing timely feedback and/or academic advising (i.e., Grades in Progress, student Letters of Concern, etc.).
  • Demonstrates advanced teaching skills as demonstrated by: student evaluations, peer evaluations (if assigned), self-evaluation, administration reviews and evidence of student achievement of course student learning outcomes
  • Mentors students and mentors faculty as assigned by department/program dean/chair
  • Explores scholarly activity leading to published peer-reviewed manuscripts and scholarly presentations.
  • Engages in inter-professional education.

SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES:

  • Attends professional development activities each year as agreed upon with supervisor in associate development plan.
  • Attends all faculty meetings twice per year (for full time faculty attendance is required, for adjunct faculty attendance is strongly recommended).
  • Develops scholarly activity plan in consultation with the program director.

PROFESSIONAL GROWTH AND SERVICE:

  • Attends Department, College and University meetings/councils as arranged/approved by supervisor.
  • Demeanor reflects collegiality; behavior demonstrates professional and ethical conduct.
  • Maintains membership in professional organizations.
  • Develops connections within professional community both inside and outside the University.
  • Actively and substantively participates in University initiatives as assigned.
  • Assists with assessment, critique and evaluation of overall curriculum and may lead the process of revisions to program and syllabi (if necessary) while ensuring quality.
  • Contributes/demonstrates ongoing service in at least one of the following areas: Community or Public Service, Profession (member of professional organization), University
  • Contributes to service of the University by serving on a minimum of one University-wide Committee or Council.
  • Demonstrates an active leadership role in University.
  • Active leader in the Community or Profession by demonstrating a leadership role in one of the listed areas.
  • May assist with program analysis to ensure best practices and optimal student outcomes.
  • Collaborates with the Clinical Coordinator for the clinical or field experience. If applicable to the program, this collaboration allows for students to be placed promptly in their clinical rotations/assignments as necessary.
  • Records and posts daily class attendance and grades as required, completes and submits assignments in a timely manner, and grades tests, quizzes, lab assignments promptly, returning constructive feedback to students as soon as possible. Engages in systematic collection of student’s work for University outcomes assessment purposes.
  • Maintains and uses West Coast University officially approved syllabus template and prepares/distributes syllabi in a timely fashion.
  • Submits accurate grade-in-progress report(s) as required during the term/semester in accordance with the posted syllabus to the campus program Dean or Chair.
  • Posts accurate points and final course grades earned throughout the term/semester in accordance with the posted syllabus as per teaching assignment(s).
  • Assists with program activities to ensure compliance with applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, accrediting bodies, and University policies and procedures in concert with other West Coast University campus programs.
  • Reviews and recommends improvements and enhancements to the consistency and quality of course offerings, course/program development, and curriculum.
  • Participates in student success activities such as engaging in student academic counseling and/or establishing a point of contact for internal resource/access for student issues.
  • Assures students are provided instructional support services within the subject area taught to maintain the highest level of student achievement while safeguarding the integrity of the educational process.
  • Serves as a mentor, role model and facilitator and provides guidance and academic support for students.
  • Attends meetings as required to share information, guidelines and procedures, coordinates activities, and to further disseminate information across the assigned department.
  • Follows proper procedures/channels of communication.
  • Participates in professional development and organizations in order to remain current in the field.
  • Maintains professional appearance for position and is courteous and approachable to students.
  • Adheres to University policies and procedures and conducts job responsibilities in accordance with the standards set out in the University’s Code of Ethical Conduct, Compliance Agreement, Sexual Harassment Policy or any of its policies and procedures, applicable federal and state laws, and applicable professional standards.
  • Maintains regular and timely attendance, reports to work as scheduled and assures time worked and/or time-off is recorded properly.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all student, associate, and/or University information as required.
  • Exercises care, proper use and maintenance of department equipment and supplies and identifies unsafe conditions and makes appropriate adjustments.
  • Maintains order, cleanliness and safety at work.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum & Preferred Qualifications:

Required:

  • Must provide a documented background in educational methodology consistent with teaching assignments including but not limited to education theory and practice, or current concepts relative to specific subjects he or she will be teaching, or current clinical practice experience, or distance education techniques and delivery.
  • Terminal academic doctorate required (PhD, EdD, DSc).
  • Must meet and maintain the qualifications and standards set forth by any accreditation body that West Coast University is accredited by or in process of obtaining accreditation from, for area of expertise and expectations of faculty member as set forth in regulatory documents.
  • Must maintain any professional certifications deemed necessary to meet the requirements of the teaching role.
  • Must be licensed to practice physical therapy in California (if physical therapist)
  • Must meet and maintain the qualifications and standards set forth by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, and any accreditation body the University is accredited by or in process of obtaining accreditation from, for area of expertise and expectations of faculty member as set forth in regulatory documents and any professional certifications deemed necessary to meet the requirements of the teaching role.

Experience & Skills:

Required:

  • 0-4 years of teaching in a University (or College) setting or previous rank of assistant professor awarded by a regionally accredited institution.
  • Working with online learning management systems to further engage the student learning process desirable.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite Products, especially Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and other MS office products as needed.
  • Knowledge of state, federal and local laws/regulations relating to programs, governmental compliance and other regulatory standards such as state Board of Nursing, Commission on Dental Accreditation, state Dental Hygiene Committee, state Dental board, CAPTE (Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (if a physical therapist), WASC or other regulators and/or accreditation bodies.
  • Ability to demonstrate clear criminal background history.
  • Ability to demonstrate clinical competency.
  • Ability to maintain academic standards.
  • Ability to work independently with general supervision.
  • Ability to demonstrate a thorough, accurate and practical knowledge of their field or discipline.
  • Ability to interpret and evaluate the theories of their field or discipline.
  • Ability to effectively operate related equipment and machines for instructional purposes.
  • Ability to operate a variety of office equipment and machines such as computer terminal, calculator and copier.
  • Ability to engage in data entry via a computer.
  • Ability to manage and work effectively in a highly ethnic and culturally diverse student and associate community.
  • Ability to use effective communication skills, both oral and written, including presentations and effective listening skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively before public groups, committees and in meetings.
  • Ability to effectively use interpersonal skills, follow through with duties, provide attention to detail, and demonstrate the ability to motivate others.
  • Ability to use creative facilitation and conflict resolution skills to resolve difficult and sensitive issues.
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent analytical and organizational skills.
  • Ability to self-direct, self-pace, multi-task and function well under pressure of deadlines and conflicting priorities in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to work with individuals at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment.
  • Ability to interpret rules, regulations, policies and procedures and assure compliance.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule.
  • Ability to travel/drive locally on a weekly, daily and/or on an as needed basis as well as occasional travel to other campuses or locations.
  • Ability to communicate using bilingual skills is a plus but not mandatory.
Primary Location: Los Angeles, California Campus: WCU Los Angeles CGS Campus Function: Faculty CA Salary: $95,587.09 - $138,553.54 Salary is dependent on experience and education
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