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Faculty Lab Instructor (Flex DPT)

Austin, Texas Job ID: Req #73


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. A faculty member is responsible for teaching, academic advising, and service involving collaboration across other departments and campuses. They provide service to the University through committees, curriculum improvement, and advocacy for their profession. Faculty members are scholars, being involved in building and integrating knowledge for the advancement of the profession and the University.

  • Job Type

  • Experience
    2 years of clinical experience

  • Certification
    Licensed or eligible for license per one’s discipline in which the campus in located

Success Profile

What makes a successful core faculty member at The University of St. Augustine? Check out the traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Committed to Mission and Core Values
  • Dedicated to Students First
  • Accountable
  • Academic and Professional Expertise
  • Educational Design and Delivery
  • Effective Teaching

Our Core Values

The mission of the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is the development of professional healthcare practitioners through innovative, individualized, and quality classroom, clinical, and distance education.

  • Student first
  • Professionalism
  • Promoting excellence and innovation in education
  • Collaboration
  • Integrity
  • Health and wellness
  • Responsiveness
  • Creative and critical thinking


Faculty members at the University of St. Augustine are very involved in their professional associations and pursuing clinical excellence and innovative practice. Our diverse array of clinical specialties promotes a varied scholarship agenda and contribute well to our blended-learning model, preparing our students for excellence starting on day one of employment.

Career Path

The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences offers a career path to support your immediate and future success.

  • Instructor
  • Assistant Professor
  • Associate Professor
  • Professor

Key Benefits

  • Generous Medical, Dental & Vision Plans

  • Higher Education Tuition Assistance

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Short and Long Term Disability Coverage

  • Life and Accident (AD&D) Insurance

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan

Position Description

Job ID Req #73 Date posted 04/29/2019


Lab Instructors have various responsibilities such as organizing/maintaining equipment, preparing the lab environment, monitoring student progress and facilitating student participation in learning activities.  The lab instructor communicates with the lead instructor regarding student performance or issues that arise and ensures the delivery of consistent content and testing.  They may assist with grading practicals and other required assignments. 

The qualified candidate must have an entry-level Masters of Physical Therapy Degree or higher along with current certification with state board of chosen specialization.  At least 2 years of practical hands-on experience is required in a patient care setting in the profession.  The successful candidate will have excellent oral communication and organizational skills, be responsive to adult student needs, and be able to work collaboratively in a team environment.

This is a part-time 15-20 hours per week as scheduled position. 

  • Prepares lab environment
  • Organizes and maintains equipment; proposes equipment orders as needed
  • Teaches lab component of course
  • Monitors student progress; gives feedback; facilitates student participation in learning activities
  • Assesses student performance on practical, oral, written examinations
  • Supervises lab assistants (when available)
  • Reports student grades at end of term to lead instructor
  • Communicates with lead instructor to ensure consistent content and testing and to recommend changes for upcoming semester
  • Serves as student-to-university liaison
  • Upholds student and part-time faculty handbook policies
  • Promotes professionalism by modeling such behaviors inside and outside the classroom setting
  • Self-evaluates teaching performance; sets goals for improvement 

May perform other duties and responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time.


Reports to:  Program Director

Positions Supervised:  Not applicable


To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Incumbents will be evaluated, in part, based on performance of each essential function.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


  • Entry-level Masters of Physical Therapy Degree or higher
  • At least 2 years of practical hands-on
    experience in patient care setting in chosen specialization
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Excellent oral communication skills
  • Professional role model
  • Able to provide a nurturing, respectful learning environment
  • Responsive to distance education, adult student needs
  • Working knowledge of educational theory and motor skill development
  • Able to work in a team environment



  • Licensed occupational or physical therapist from an accredited university with demonstrated expertise in the area being taught
  • Current certification with state board of chosen
  • specialization


Minimal travel required


·Collaborates - Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.

·Being Resilient - Rebounding from setbacks and adversity when facing difficult situations.

·Instills Trust - Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.

·Drives Results - Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.

·Innovation - Creating new and better ways for the organization to be successful.

·Customer Focus - Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.

Work is performed primarily in a standard office environment but may involve exposure to moderate noise levels. Work involves operation of personal computer equipment for six to eight hours daily and includes physical demands associated with a traditional office setting, e.g., walking, standing, communicating, and other physical functions as necessary. 


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