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Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education and Instructor of Physical Therapist Assistant

Mont Alto, PA

Penn State Mont Alto


Job Description:

Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education and Instructor of Physical Therapist Assistant


Penn State Mont Alto is accepting nominations and applications for an Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education and Instructor of Physical Therapist Assistant coursework. This is a limited term (single year), non-tenure-line, 36-week contract with mandatory 12-week supplemental contract for summers. Position will start July 1, 2021, or as negotiated.


The ACCE holds a faculty appointment and has administrative, academic, service, and scholarship responsibilities consistent with the mission and philosophy of The Pennsylvania State University. This individual demonstrates competence in clinical education, teaching, and curriculum development.


In addition, the ACCE's primary responsibilities are to plan, coordinate, facilitate, administer, and monitor activities on behalf of the academic program and in coordination with academic and clinical faculty. The ACCE teaches assigned courses within the Physical Therapist Assistant program using traditional and hybrid delivery modes. The ACCE participates in course development, program development, program assessment, student advising, and career guidance. The ACCE participates in campus, college, university, professional, and community service activities. The ACCE engages in professional development activities to stay current in the discipline.


The successful candidate must be a graduate of an accredited physical therapist program, holding a minimum of a Master's Degree or its equivalent, or be an active candidate for a terminal degree. A Doctoral Degree is preferred. The applicant must be a licensed or license-eligible physical therapist in Pennsylvania. A minimum of three years of full-time post-licensure clinical practice in physical therapy is required. Two years of clinical practice experience must include experience as a CCCE or CI in physical therapy, or a minimum of two years of experience in teaching, curriculum development and administration in a PT or PTA program. Prior experience in higher education (ACCE and/or teaching) is preferred. Strong communication, organization, interpersonal, problem-solving, and counseling skills are a must. The applicant should have knowledge of legislative, regulatory, legal and practice issues affecting clinical education, students, and the profession of physical therapy. Interest in active and collaborative learning, the instructional use of technology, and hybrid and online teaching is an advantage. Enthusiasm for working in a multidisciplinary environment is important.


Penn State University is a multi-campus public land-grant university that improves the lives of the people of Pennsylvania, the nation, and the world. Our instructional mission includes undergraduate, graduate, and continuing and distance education informed by scholarship and research. Our research, scholarship, and creative activities promote human and economic development through the expansion of knowledge and its applications in the natural and applied sciences, social sciences, arts, humanities, and the professions.


Penn State Mont Alto is one of more than 20 Penn State campuses state-wide. It is a student-centered campus of approximately 1000 students; about 25% are adult learners. The campus is located in south central Pennsylvania in a rural setting adjacent to the Michaux State Forest. The coursework for the first two years of more than 160 Penn State baccalaureate majors is offered, as well as nine baccalaureate degrees and seven associate degrees. Students and faculty at Penn State Mont Alto have all of the resources of a major research university at their disposal, but in a small college atmosphere. Class sizes are small and the student/faculty ratio is low, so students can receive much individual attention. Our faculty members are committed to providing a high-quality educational experience to their students and are actively engaged in research. Our students receive a world-class education delivered in a small campus setting and have opportunities to participate in undergraduate research projects supervised by faculty members.


For more information about the campus, visit Direct any questions to Dr. Michael Doncheski, Director of Academic Affairs, Phone 717-749-6051, Applications accepted until position is filled.


Applicants should please submit a letter of application, resume, transcripts, and list of three references with contact information.


Employment will require successful completion of standard background check(s) in accordance with University policies. Penn State is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.


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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


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