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Adjunct Faculty- PTA, Neurologic Interventions Primary Instructor

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Orange County/Irvine, CA

Job Description:

The Associates of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Stanbridge University is seeking a part-time faculty member. The applicant will teach PTA students the fundamentals of neurologic physical therapy as well as teach across the curriculum as needed and within their areas of expertise. The neurologic interventions primary instructor is responsible for teaching PTA students in didactic (theory) material as well as hands-on lab material as well as coordinating with their other lab instructors to deliver material in a clear and consistent manner.

Employment Status:

part-time, hourly, non-exempt

Date Posted:

Oct 6th, 2021

Essential Functions:

  • Work effectively with diverse populations
  • Effectively delivers class instruction utilizing course syllabi and materials that are provided.
  • Delivers learning-centered instruction by establishing a classroom environment conducive to learning and student involvement while effectively planning and preparing for instruction and student success.
  • Promotes student success by showing flexibility in style and work schedule as well as exhibiting a passion for teaching and engaging students in the learning process.
  • Assesses student work in a timely fashion and conveys feedback to students.
  • Manages the learning environment by keeping accurate records, submitting grades and other reports on time, and administering academic and attendance policies.
  • Relates professional/life/industry experience to learning by the continuation of professional/technical skills development, the introduction of industry perspective into courses, and the active awareness of professional/industry trends and opportunities.
  • Updates online student portal with handouts, PowerPoints, and assessments based on current concepts and evidence-based medicine.
  • Perform all responsibilities in accordance with State and Federal regulations as well as University policies and procedures.
  • Attend and participate in faculty meetings and term wrap-up meetings


  • A current license to practice as a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant in the state of California
  • A minimum of an Associates of Science Physical Therapist Assistant; Masters or Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy preferred
  • A minimum of four (4) years of documented full-time clinical experience
  • Effective written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills and organizational skills
  • Experience in physical therapy education preferred
  • Preferred clinical experience working with neurologic diagnoses in inpatient or outpatient rehabilitation as well as some experience with PNF, NDT and/or LSVT BIG therapy.

Conditions of Employment:

  • The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those required of an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.
  • While on-campus faculty, staff, and students will engage in daily self-monitoring which will include COVID-19 symptoms such as cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat or a new loss of taste or smell.
  • Faculty, staff, and students are required to wear face coverings when on campus.
  • Telework/ Remote work is available temporarily for non-essential operations due to COVID-19.

Work Environment:

  • Standard office/classroom setting.
  • Typically, duties are performed in an office environment while sitting at a desk or computer workstation.
  • An incumbent is subject to contact with others, frequent interruptions, noise from talking or office equipment and demanding timelines.
  • The employee must often meet deadlines and must report to class and/or duty assignments on time.

Physical Demands:

  • The incumbent regularly sits for long periods, walks short distances on a regular basis.
  • Uses hands and fingers to operate an electronic keyboard or other office machines; reaches with hands and arms; speaks clearly and distinctly to answer telephones and to provide information; sees to read fine print and operate computer; hears and understands voices over telephone and in person; and lifts, carries, and/or moves objects weighing up to 10 pounds.

We Offer:

  • Professional opportunities in a growing organization.
  • An organization that values and appreciates its employees.
  • A highly competitive pay and benefits package
  • A strong community service culture.

Stanbridge University is an equal opportunity employer with values and appreciation for its employees.

About Stanbridge University

Founded in 1996, Stanbridge University offers specialized degrees at the Master, Bachelor, and Associate levels in the fields of Nursing and Allied Health. Stanbridge is based in Irvine, California with an annual enrollment of over 1,600 students. For each year from 2009 through 2015, Stanbridge has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement. In 2017, Stanbridge University was awarded the 2017 School of the Year Award by California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools (CAPPS) for outstanding educational practices among higher education institutions. In 2016, Stanbridge University was awarded the Gold Award for Excellence in Community Service from CAPPS for offering students quality higher education while simultaneously maintaining efforts to assist the local community. Stanbridge University has been selected as a 2014-2015 School of Excellence by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), and also received its 2015 Excellence in Student Services Award for creating a comprehensive student services program that enhances student achievement outcomes. In 2013, Stanbridge University received the ACCSC Community Service Award for outstanding outreach to the local and global community. Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc., has named Stanbridge University one of America’s Best Technical Colleges for each year from 2009 through 2016. For more information, please visit or call 888-789-6208.