Detailed Job Description
Under the direction of the Dean of Health Sciences and the Director of Physical Therapy, the Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy will teach 10 – 12 credit hours each semester as assigned by chair/director or dean.
Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT or PhD) or related field required
Academic doctorate (e.g. PhD, EdD) preferred
At least 1-2 years of teaching experience at a college or university setting required
Specialist Certification preferred
At least 5 years of clinical experience required with expertise in neurology and/or geriatrics
Licensed or eligible to be licensed as a physical therapist in the State of Massachusetts
Strong commitment to high quality instruction in a diverse, student-centered environment and the ability to work with students with various learning styles and backgrounds
Interest in active and collaborative learning and enthusiasm for working in an interprofessional setting
Ability to foster a collaborative atmosphere among students, faculty, and staff
Experience using Microsoft Office Suite, Blackboard, and the use of instructional technology to teach traditional, hybrid or online courses as needed and serve as a resource for faculty using these tools
Enthusiastic, committed teacher-scholar with demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarship
Advise students in the program as assigned by the chair/director and/or dean.
Engage in scholarly activities appropriate to one's discipline, teaching responsibilities, and other academic responsibilities
Conduct clinical education site visits as assigned by chair/director
Participate, in accordance with departmental and college need, in the ongoing and continuous implementation of assessment of student learning outcomes and academic program improvement activities in the areas of General Education and the academic major; attend the AIC assessment workshops
Engage in service to the department, School, and College through committee membership.
Attends required convocations, meetings, commencement, academic awards ceremonies, and workshops and be available to participate in activities that promote the College in a positive manner both on and off campus.
Assists with Student Success and Admissions functions as they relate to departmental programs.
Participate in professional development activities related to one's faculty role.
Engage and interact with students in positive ways, such as by guiding student research projects, by serving as the advisor to student clubs and organizations, or by mentoring students in other scholarly activities
Attend scheduled general faculty, school faculty, and departmental faculty meetings; attend Town meetings and Faculty Assembly meetings
Maintain a minimum of four scheduled office hours weekly to meet student needs and be available to meet with students at other times as needed.
Other duties as assigned by director or dean.
American International College is a private, coeducational institution of higher education located on a 70+ acre campus in Springfield, Massachusetts. The campus has 42 buildings on two sites approximately 1/2 mile apart with a total of approximately 660,000 gross square feet. Included in the inventory of buildings are student residences for a resident population of 900 students. Founded in 1885, the College has 3700 graduate and undergraduate students. AIC offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs through the Schools of Business, Arts and Sciences; Health Sciences; and Education. The mission of the College is to transform student lives through career focused learning, with a strong foundation in the liberal arts, a commitment to serving the community, and a high level of involvement in the global economy.
Qualified applicants should electronically submit a brief cover letter, current resume, and the contact information for three professional references (all saved as one document) via this online application:
AIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.