Faculty Doctorate of Physical Therapy Flex Program

Laureate Education, Inc   •  

Austin, TX

Industry: Education


Less than 5 years

Posted 89 days ago

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The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS) is a graduate institution that emphasizes health and rehabilitative science education through innovative classroom and distance education, and offers degree programs in physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, education and health science, as well as continuing education programs. Founded in 1979, USAHS has campuses in San Marcos, California; Miami and St. Augustine, Florida; and Austin, Texas. USAHS is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission.

A core faculty member for the Flex DPT Program at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS) combines online learning with face-to-face hands-on instruction during a few weekends per month. The curriculum is identical to the residential, campus-based DPT program but is delivered for 12 trimesters instead of 8 trimesters. Online content could synchronous or asynchronous, exams are proctored online, and hands-on labs may include simulation training in the Center for Innovative Practice (CICP).


Provides student-centered learning through best practice teaching activities
Optimizes class/lab/online environment that is conducive to student learning by developing creative, challenging and evidence-based learning opportunities
Uses learning assessment information to improve teaching and curriculum; participates in quality improvement initiatives to meet program and institutional goals
Provides current, organized, error free instructional materials
Maintains all components of the learning environment including online course portal management

Actively engages in scholarship to advance knowledge
Establishes and implements an approved scholarship plan/faculty development plan as required by accreditation and university standard
Stays current with clinical practice and evidence that support content area expertise and professional growth
Disseminates scholarly work consistent with University policies and accreditation expectations

Supports shared governance and promoting one’s profession
Serves on programmatic and university committees as assigned
Actively participates in his/her professional association
Serves as university liaison in community and/or professional activities
Uses release time that enhances the program (e.g. - clinical practice, consultation, advanced degree, research, service) as approved by the program director
Participates in university governance, curriculum planning, and functions to support development and growth of the institution

Supports efficient and consistent practices across all programs
Performs course coordinator and lead instructor roles as assigned; works collaboratively with members of the team
Advises students on academic, professional and/or personal issues while providing referrals when appropriate
Provides other administrative duties as assigned
Completes annual self-evaluation of faculty performance and sets goals for the next year in collaboration with the program director; is actively engaged in faculty development opportunities to meet performance goals

Displays the behaviors of a professional academician and follows expected discipline specific Code of Ethics
Promotes professionalism by modeling and encouraging such behaviors inside and outside the classroom setting
Supports and exemplifies the University’s core values
Actively engages in interprofessional collaboration activities
Upholds and enforces student and faculty handbook policies and University policies/procedures

Other responsibilities as assigned by the program director


Post- professional clinical doctorate with demonstrated clinical expertise required. Terminal degree preferred. Master's w/Terminal degree considered.
Minimum of 3 years of physical therapy clinical experience
Prior teaching experience preferred
Experience with distance learning preferred
Current state licensure required

Job ID 28334BR