The Director of PTA will direct educational activities of the Physical Therapist Assistant Program, including, but not limited to planning, implementing and assessing the approved curriculum and student outcomes, and teaching designated PTA Program courses if needed to a diverse student population. It is the responsibility of the PTA Director to ensure that CAPTE is notified of expected or unexpected PTA program changes and to ensure appropriate submission of required fees and documentation to CAPTE. The PTA Director will manage the daily activities of the PTA program and resources needed to support the program. The individual will evaluate develop and assign academic faculty for the PTA program to ensure staffing and developmental requirements are met. The individual will work with PTA faculty and with the institution on budgets for operational and capital expenditure; participate on faculty committees; and perform other duties related to teaching and learning at a community college. The PTA Director must stay abreast of ongoing developments, trends, and issues in instruction and assessment in the community college environment.
The successful candidate will possess at minimum a Master’s degree; licensure as a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant in the State of Illinois (or licensure eligible). The candidate will have a minimum of five years of clinical experience beyond entry-level. The candidate will have a minimum of two years of didactic and/or clinical teaching and experience in administration. The candidate will hold the equivalent of nine credits of coursework in educational foundations. The candidate will have excellent analytical, interpersonal, oral and written communications skills, as well as basic computer literacy.
Must be able to demonstrate the Morton College core values of compassion, fairness, respect, responsibility, tolerance and truth
Morton College, the second oldest community college in Illinois, was founded in 1924 to meet the educational demands in the growing communities of Berwyn, Cicero, Forest View, Lyons, McCook, Stickney and other near western suburbs which were a national hub of economic activity. As a comprehensive community college, recognized by the Illinois Community College Board, Morton College's mission is: To enhance the quality of life of our diverse community through exemplary teaching and learning opportunities, community service, and life-long learning.