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Content Developer, Physical Therapy Programs (1.5 year assignment)

Dallas, Texas, Miami, Florida, Austin, Texas, St. Augustine, Florida, San Marcos, California Job ID: 1032 Date posted: 04/08/2024


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Position Description

Job ID 1032 Date posted 04/08/2024

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

USAHS is seeking Content Developers in specialized Physical Therapy areas to join our course content development team. Content Developers research source material, write course content, design learning activities, and coordinate with University Faculty and instructional design staff to develop instructional content for online and blended courses in the DPT program. Individuals with experience in distance-based and hybrid educational settings are preferred. The ideal candidate must have exceptional writing, team collaboration, project management, and communication skills.

This position may be performed remotely, however, periodic compensated travel to university campus locations is required for media production and meetings as scheduled. Content Developers are expected to be fully available during normal business hours to actively participate in course development activities

Opportunities are available for qualified candidates on both a full-time and part-time basis. Please include availability and relevant experience in your cover letter upon applying to the position. 

  • Under the direction of assigned academic leaders, author instructional content for courses delivered in a blended format.
    • Collaborate with Subject Matter Experts, including full-time faculty, to assist with research, design, innovative approaches, and instructional planning. 
    • Ensure that all instructional materials are aligned with program and learning outcomes and competencies. 
    • In collaboration with instructional design and media staff, produce original digital materials that meet quality standards, including digital lectures, video presentations, interactive online activities, lab plans, formative and summative assessments.
    • Develop assignments that incorporate active learning approaches, technology, and methods that engage students in the learning process. 
    • Write exam questions in FSBPT (Federation of State Board of Physical Therapy) format and style.
  • Conduct scholarly research for instructional materials. 
  • Outline required readings from textbooks and research articles.


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


Reports to:Director of Program Strategy

Positions Supervised: None


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 the performance of each essential function.Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


  • A Physical Therapy (MPT or DPT) degree from an accredited institution. 
    • At least 3 years of clinical experience. 
    • Expertise in one of the subject matter areas as listed above.
    • Experience with online and/or blended learning.
    • Exceptional writing and communication skills.
    • Instructional design or curriculum development experience preferred but will train. 
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.
  • Advanced certifications in designated content area preferred. 
  • Highly responsive and organized to collaborate effectively and meet deadlines. 


  • Licensed Physical Therapist


May require periodic travel to USASH campus locations, up to 30%.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • 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.

Hiring Range $68,100 - $95,760
Compensation is a reasonable estimate and will be determined using the hiring range listed above and factors including, but not limited to, skillset, level of experience, education, and physical work location, to the extent consistent with applicable law.

The University is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, genetic information, national origin ancestry, disability, marital status, military status, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local laws, regulations, or ordinances.


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