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Faculty, Full Time - Doctor of Physical Therapy

Job ID Req #158 Location : Austin, TX, United States
Date posted 05/17/2019


A core faculty member at The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS) provides engaging clinically-focused learning opportunities for students in the health science professions, through face-to-face, blended, and online delivery methods. The faculty member is responsible for academic advising and overseeing final program projects. They provide service to the University through committee, curriculum improvement, and advocacy for the profession. The faculty are scholars, being involved in building and integrating knowledge for advancement of the profession and the University.


Teaching: provides student-centered learning through best practice teaching activities
 • Optimizes class/lab/online environment that is conducive to student learning by developing creative, challenging and evidence-based learning opportunities
 • Uses learning assessment information to improve teaching and curriculum; participates in quality improvement initiatives to meet program and institutional goals
 • Provides current, organized, error free instructional materials
 • Maintains all components of the learning environment including online course portal management
Scholarship: actively engages in scholarship to advance knowledge
 • Establishes and implements an approved scholarship plan/faculty development plan as required by accreditation and university standards
 • Stays current with clinical practice and evidence that support content area expertise and professional growth
 • Disseminates scholarly work consistent with University policies and accreditation expectations
Service: supports shared governance and promoting one’s profession
 • Serves on programmatic and university committees as assigned
 • Actively participates in his/her professional association
 • Serves as university liaison in community and/or professional activities
 • Uses release time that enhances the program (e.g. - clinical practice, consultation, advanced degree, research, service) as approved by the program director
 • Participates in university governance, curriculum planning, and functions to support development and growth of the institution
Administration: supports efficient and consistent practices across all programs
 • Performs course coordinator and lead instructor roles as assigned; works collaboratively with members of the team
 • Advises students on academic, professional and/or personal issues while providing referrals when appropriate
 • Provides other administrative duties as assigned
 • Completes annual self-evaluation of faculty performance and sets goals for the next year in collaboration with the program director; is actively engaged in faculty development opportunities to meet performance goals
Professionalism: displays the behaviors of a professional academician and follows expected discipline specific Code of Ethics
 • Promotes professionalism by modeling and encouraging such behaviors inside and outside the classroom setting
 • Supports and exemplifies the University’s core values
 • Actively engages in interprofessional collaboration activities
 • Upholds and enforces student and faculty handbook policies and University policies/procedures

Other responsibilities as assigned by the Academic Program Director

Reports to: Academic Program Director/Assistant Academic Program Director
Positions Supervised: Contributing Faculty, Lab Assistants when assigned to courses


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