the role of primary instructor for a variety of courses with a focus in
Neuroscience and Neurorehabilitation.
Prepare and present
materials in areas of assigned courses that meet learning objectives.
Develop assessments to
evaluate student competencies within courses.
Be an active member in
assigned university and department committees.
Establish and carry out an
active scholarly agenda.
university, community, and professional service activities.
Advise and mentor
students through the curriculum and on research projects.
Complete yearly university
assessments for self and peer evaluation.
Assist in laboratory and
practical exam experiences; serve as an expert guest speaker within and outside
Participate in patient
care and program pro bono clinical services.
Represent the PT Department and University in an ethical and
Demonstrate an active interest in the Department’s mission
Utilize CANVAS as the
Learning Management System as course professor.
communication skills including conflict resolution and mentoring.
Maintain a professional
appearance and attitude.
Ability to implement active
online teaching applications (Zoom, Flip grid, etc.) preferred.
Other duties as needed.
There are no supervisor
responsibilities, except for supervision of student workers.
COMPETENCIES: As a part of a Teaching Philosophy, address each competency listed below describing your background and qualifications in each area.
Interview decisions are partially based on this information.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies.
Job Knowledge - Competent in required job skills and
knowledge; exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; keeps abreast of
current developments; requires minimal supervision; displays understanding of
how job relates to others; uses resources effectively.
Teamwork - Balances team and individual
responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and
welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success
of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to
goals and objectives; supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.
Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others;
inspires and motivates others to perform well; effectively influences actions
and opinions of others; accepts feedback from others; gives appropriate
recognition to others.
Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps
commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and principles;
upholds organizational values.
Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses
time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives;
organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; develops realistic action
plans. Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to
improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors
own work to ensure quality.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES (Language, Mathematical, Reasoning and Computer Skills):
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common
scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or
complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business
community. Ability to write speeches and
articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability
to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or
boards of directors.
to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms,
quadratic equations, and permutations. Ability to apply mathematical operations
to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and
validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and
ABILITY: Ability to apply principles of logical or
scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.
Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations,
graphs, musical notes, etc.,) in its most difficult phases. Ability to deal
with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.
COMPUTER SKILLS: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have
knowledge of Word Processing software; Spreadsheet software; Internet software;
Contact Management systems.
A bachelor’s is required as the
prerequisite to attaining the DPT.
A DPT degree with post-professional doctoral degree (PhD, EdD, or ScD) preferred;
those working towards completion of post-professional doctorate will be
or other specialty certification preferred.
teaching or guest lecture experience in physical therapy program preferred.
of 4 years of practice experience as a licensed physical therapist with a focus
in neurological rehabilitation preferred.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
or eligibility for licensure as a PT in the state of Texas required.
A specialty certification in neurology is preferred.
Current CPR certification for all ages is required.
The physical demands
described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations
may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
While performing the duties of this job, the
employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; and/or use hands to finger,
handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee
is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or
crawl. The employee is occasionally
required to taste or smell
This position requires standing/sitting
for lectures, stooping, squatting, kneeling, getting up and down from the floor
and lifting up to 50 lbs. frequently.
The job is active in nature. Must be able to stand
and walk during teaching and programming events/activities.
Must be able to make trips across campus to various
buildings and offices.
Specific vision abilities required by this job
include ability to adjust focus.
The work environment
characteristics described here are representative of those an employee
encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform
the essential functions.
The noise level in the
work environment is usually moderate.
Indoor state-of-the-art classroom
teaching environment with 40 students/class.
Human cadaver gross anatomy laboratory
teaching with 40 students/class.
position is a Full-Time Exempt Level Faculty position with a teaching load at
the Hardin-Simmons University campus. Must be willing to relocate to Abilene,
Texas, or the surrounding area to teach in-person classes on the HSU Campus
have and maintain a valid Class C Driver’s License and maintain a clear driving
record to be insurable under the university liability policy.
be able to drive to complete work assignments on and off campus, as needed.
travel may be required on occasion in order to attend training,
etc. Additional travel may be required for student evaluation/sponsorship
and/or professional development.
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: For more information concerning benefits offered to HSU employees, see the HSU Benefits Summary on the HSU website.