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Faculty Lab Instructor - Physical Therapy

Job ID 627 Location : San Marcos, CA, US Date Updated 04/03/2024
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.


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 master’s 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.


  • Master’s degree or higher
  • Prior practical hands-on experience in patient care setting in chosen specialization preferred
  • 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, physical, or speech 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.

Lab Instructors are hired for specific assignments which may vary by term. Lab Instructors teaching in a Flex program, with weekend labs, receive a differential payment of $10 per hour in addition to hourly rate. Compensation is a reasonable estimate and will be determined based on years of clinical and teaching experience.

Hiring Range $41.6 - $57
The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits that include various options for health and wellness, income planning and protection, a generous paid time off policy including holidays, and professional development opportunities. See the full summary

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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