Physical Therapy Assistant Faculty

Pikes Peak Community College

Colorado Springs, CO

Job posting number: #7067467

Posted: July 2, 2020

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Thirty percent of our student population at Pikes Peak Community College identify themselves as persons of color. Pikes Peak Community College is looking for applicants who are culturally competent and committed to helping to close the student equity gap at our institution. Applicants need to demonstrate an understanding of evidence-based, inclusive teaching strategies and curriculum development for the classroom environment.

Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC) is committed to serving the good of the community. We do this by educating people. We provide open access to higher education and a high quality learning environment in which students can realize new opportunities and gain critical, 21st century skills they need to succeed in the workforce or in further education. Teaching people how to work effectively with others, across boundaries, is central to our mission.

This begins with welcoming and valuing people for who they are and for the unique contributions each person adds to our campus. It also requires our faculty, staff and students to encounter, explore and understand a broad range of ideas and cultures. Our community college mission is inseparable from the ever-­increasing diversity in our society.

Diverse and inclusive learning and working environments promote a free and open exchange of ideas, improve critical thinking, civic engagement and leadership skills, and deepen empathy and respect for those unlike ourselves. Our campus is enriched by a variety of voices and experiences.

Attracting, hiring and retaining a highly engaged workforce that reflects and supports the diversity of our student body are of central importance to our work. Other essential factors are expanding and strengthening opportunities for students to learn and succeed through culturally responsive instruction and diversity-­infused course offerings. We ensure that diversity represents a process of continual learning and improvement by developing, cultivating and sustaining an organizational culture based on mutual respect, inquiry and civility.

Please visit the College’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion site for additional information at https://www.ppcc.edu/diversity-equity-inclusion.



Regular Faculty work under the direction of their respective Associate Dean/Division Dean and are responsible for meeting all scheduled classes/labs/clinics and providing instruction in accordance with the philosophy and objectives of the College and the Department Chair's approved course outline. Regular Faculty are also responsible for using teaching methods and media designed to reach students of varying educational and experiential backgrounds to allow each student the opportunity to master the objectives of the course.

The required teaching schedule is August to May. The required pay schedule is September to August.

Minimum Qualifications

Possess or eligible to obtain Colorado PT or PTA licensure.
Two years of full-time post-licensure clinical practice with experience as a (clinical coordinator of education) CCCE or CI (clinical instructor) in physical therapy OR two years of experience in teaching, curriculum development, or administration in a PT/PTA program.
Minimum of 4,000 hours paid non-teaching occupational hours within the last five years.
Preferred Qualifications

Master or Doctor in Education, Physical Therapy, or Science.
Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations.
Teaching experience in a classroom environment.
One or more of the following credentials:
APTA Advanced Clinic Instructor
Board Specialty APTA
Fellowship (includes ELI Education Leadership Institute)
PTA Advanced Proficiency
Residency APTA (American Physical Therapy Association)
Specialist Certifications (i.e. orthopedics, neuro, sports medicine, etc.)



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