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Core Faculty – Doctor of Physical Therapy Program (DPT)

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Work type: Faculty (Full Time)
Location: Marion, IN
Categories: Other, Healthcare/Medical/Nursing

Job Title: Core Faculty – Doctor of Physical Therapy Program (DPT)

Reporting Relationship: Program Director for the Doctor of Physical Therapy program

Unit: IWU-Marion

Department: Doctor of Physical Therapy

Campus Location: Ott Hall of Sciences & Nursing

Summary of Position:    Position is a full‐time 12‐month faculty appointment with administrative, academic, service and scholarship responsibilities consistent with the mission and philosophy of the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program and Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) as well as accreditation standards as set forth by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). The qualified individual will demonstrate competence in teaching, curriculum development, student advising, teamwork, and research. The DPT Core Faculty responsibilities are to 1‐ teach within a specific area of PT education (neurology experience preferred), 2‐ participate in program development, implementation, assessment, and accreditation, 3‐ represent the Program and the School of Health Sciences on University initiatives, 4‐ Contribute to research within a chosen field.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Program
    • Supports the University Mission and the Mission, Philosophy and Strategic Plan of the DPT Program 
    • Participates in academic program meetings, institutional governance, and/or community service activities as appropriate to the mission of Indiana Wesleyan University and the Program 
    • Contributes to the development, evaluation and revision of the curriculum 
    • Contributes to the development and revision of departmental and student policies in relation to administration, admission, retention, evaluation, progression and graduation 
    • Participates in the development and evaluation of the Program’s Strategic Plan and the budget and in planning and decision‐making regarding major expenditures 
    • Accepts leadership responsibilities within the Program 
    • Supervises the activities of adjunct lab instructors if utilized 
    • Facilitates quality learning experiences for students during didactic education 
    • Evaluates students’ performance, in cooperation with other faculty, to determine their ability to integrate didactic and clinical learning experiences and to progress within the curriculum 
    • Manages administrative responsibilities consistent with CAPTE, federal/state regulations, institutional policy, and practice setting requirements; participate in the preparation of accreditation documentation and outcome performance assessment of students in the DPT program 
    • Active in professional organization activities at local, state, and/or national levels 
    • Other duties as assigned 
  • Learning Environment
    • Demonstrates thorough knowledge of subject matter 
    • Selects, plans, organizes and implements learning experiences in assigned courses that assist students to meet course and program outcomes 
    • Demonstrates ability to integrate related content areas 
    • Uses creativity in developing an interactive learning environment 
    • Evaluates students based on course outcomes, identifies student strengths and areas needing improvement, and facilitates the development of strategies for improvement and mastery of subject area 
  • Academic Advising
    • Interprets University and Program policies for students
    • Facilitates clarification and/or validation of course requirements, Program, University, and agency policies when communicating with students
    • Posts regularly scheduled times for student conferences and advising sessions
    • Makes appropriate referrals and assists students to seek professional counseling and remedial opportunities when necessary 
  • Professional Competencies
    • Demonstrates knowledge of current trends in healthcare, PT and PT education
    • Actively participates in professional organizations and community activities
    • Demonstrates commitment to professional growth
    • Actively participates in scholarly activity as required by CAPTE
    • Collaborates with colleagues in PT and in other disciplines
      Maintains membership in the American Physical Therapy Association 
  • Supervisory Responsibilities
    • Student workers who may assist with lab set‐up and equipment management Tutors for an assigned course

Qualifications: According to Indiana Wesleyan University employment policy all employees must possess a strong Christian commitment and adhere to the standards outlined in the IWU Community Lifestyle Statement.


  • Minimum required – A Doctor of Physical Therapy degree or a lower level physical therapy degree with a terminal degree such as PhD, DHS, EdD, etc.
  • Preferred educational requirements – DPT and terminal degree with ABPTS specialization
  • Certificates and/or licenses required – A current PT license with eligibility for licensure in Indiana


  • A minimum of five (5) years full‐time clinical experience in physical therapy
  • Commitment to teaching excellence is required. A minimum of one‐year teaching experience at the graduate level is preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures including colleagues who represent a diversity of work and conflict resolution styles

Required Skills

  • Knowledge of principles, methods, and current developments in the field of physical therapy and healthcare. Expertise in a clinical area associated with neurological rehabilitation is preferred.
  • Knowledge of instructional strategies and techniques.
  • Able to work with students/individuals with special needs based on Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • Knowledge of legislative, regulatory, legal, and practice issues affecting students, and the profession of physical therapy.
  • Skills in the use of computers, internet resources, MS Office, Outlook/email, and Education software.
  • Skills in logical and critical thinking to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
  • Skills in flexibility and openness to change.
  • Skills in interpreting and acting upon recommendations identified in course and program evaluation.
  • Oral Comprehension – The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression – The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Written Expression – The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Written Comprehension – The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Problem Sensitivity – The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Deductive Reasoning – The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Inductive Reasoning – The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
  • Information Ordering – The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern, according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
  • Speech Clarity – The ability to speak clearly, so others can understand you.
  • Speech Recognition – The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
  • Ability to advise, instruct, manage, motivate and evaluate students for clinical placements.
  • Design and conduct independent and/or collaborative research in clinical education or related areas.
  • Ability to integrate technology in to the teaching and learning process.
  • Ability to successfully interact with students, clinical instructors, other educators and institution representatives, and the public in a professional matter.
  • Knowledge of the programs and services offered by Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Interest and ability to work collaboratively in interdisciplinary clinical settings.
  • Adherence to the CAPTE guidelines, and the APTA Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice

Diversity Statement

IWU commits to create a community that reflects kingdom diversity. We will foster an intentional environment that exhibits honor, respect, and dignity. Acknowledging visible or invisible differences, our community authentically values each member’s earthly and eternal worth. We refute ignorance and isolation and embrace deliberate and courageous engagement.


As a religious educational institution operating under the auspices of The Wesleyan Church, Indiana Wesleyan University is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (42 U.S.C., Sections 2000e-1 and 2000e-2).

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.


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