Position title
Department Chair, Physical Therapist Assistant


***Salary will be adjusted based on individual education and related experience. This position will also receive a department chair stipend of $1,000 and a summer stipend.***
**Please Note: Pueblo Community College is not able to provide sponsorship for applicants who do not currently have the legal right to work in the United States or require transfer of a Visa.**

NOTE: **Must be a resident of the State of Colorado or able to relocate to Colorado prior to first date of employment.**

Department/Division Purpose (brief description of main function):
The mission of the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Department at Pueblo Community College is to provide quality Physical Therapist Assistant education to prepare graduates for entry level employment as a Physical Therapist Assistant to meet the needs of the profession.
The PTA department of Pueblo Community College strives to provide quality healthcare and public safety education that prepares the learner to meet the needs of diverse populations in an ever-changing environment through learning experiences that respect the diversity of our students. The chair of the PTA program is both an administrative position and faculty position.  The position is responsible for academic and clinical instruction, curriculum design, and fiscal management of the PTA program, and providing leadership and supervision of all faculty within the PTA program.

Job Summary Statement (brief summary of overall responsibility of position):
All job descriptions incorporate and utilize the principles and tools of continuous improvement.  This is the foundation of our accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Open Pathways model, which is focused on quality assurance and institutional improvement. The Open Pathway is unique in that its improvement component, the Quality Initiative, affords institutions the opportunity to pursue improvement projects that meet their current needs and aspirations.  Pueblo Community College embraces continuous improvement and has adopted it as its culture and as a necessary part of every job description.   In addition, all job descriptions require the utilization of available technology in the completion of the duties.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:  Pueblo Community College (PCC) believes that diversity, equity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. PCC is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them.   We are seeking a leader committed to these same ideals.

The faculty department chair is responsible for organizing the delivery of instruction for a program, discipline, or group of related programs or disciplines. In addition, the department chair will assist in the administration and coordination of activities assigned by the division dean and will provide department leadership to faculty and staff.

A faculty department chair must hold an appointment as a full-time faculty member in a program or discipline within the department that the faculty department chair oversees. Provisional faculty may be appointed with the approval of the campus president.
The department chair will promote excellence in department programs at Pueblo Community College, and will support the college’s Mission, Vision and Values.

In addition to performing the duties assigned to full-time faculty at PCC, a department chair serves to provide leadership and administration to an academic department. Responsibilities include: department leadership, program review and planning, curriculum management, assessment activities, student advisement, evaluation and supervision of academic departmental staff, recruitment and mentoring of qualified instructional staff.

Department Chairs must adhere to the laws, policies, procedures, rules, and applications that govern and affect the college, including the fiscal rules of the State of Colorado.

Absences will be minimal and only for appropriate cause; notification of supervisor is required. Faculty must provide coverage or obtain approval for class cancellation according to PCC policy. Two personal days per year are available with approval. Refer to PCC Operational Procedures and Protocols for further information.

Department Chairs are expected to model professionalism in dress, action, and communication. Accordingly, Department Chairs are obliged to respond professionally to constructive feedback and to follow the chain of command in resolving conflicts.


Job Duties

Essential Functions:

  • Serves as a member of the faculty and as such is expected to engage in teaching, service, and scholarship
  • Responsible for development, review and implementation of curriculum within the PTA program.
  • Teaches courses as assigned and within faculty workload guidelines
  • Maintains regular office hours

Department Leadership Advocacy

  • Oversees the day-to-day operations of the faculty/instructors under their charge.
  • Represents the department within the college and community.
  • Administers college policies.
  • Advocates and justifies department needs to assure the continuation and development of the program.
  • Facilitates program review and accreditation.
  • Insure that the PTA program is current and following APTA CAPTE accreditation guidelines, submit all CAPTE reports in a timely manner
  • Responsible for the necessary supplies and equipment needed to provide quality instruction to PTA students
  • Insure that the PTA program has a Clinical Education Coordinator (CEC), that secures, and coordinates new and existing clinical contracts
  • Oversees faculty/instructional staff in maintaining vocational credentials.
  • Participates in the CCCS Discipline team
  • Coordinates CTE Advisory Committee.
  • Conducts department meetings.
  • Conducts PTA Program Advisory Committee Meetings and maintains membership roster
  • Facilitator between faculty and administration, and disseminated information to faculty with the department on all campuses as appropriate
  • Maintains open communications among faculty, staff, and students

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Supervise, evaluate and direct faculty/instructors within the PCC Faculty Evaluation and Performance Process in collaboration with Division Dean
  • Conduct annual performance review of instructional staff
  • Monitors teaching effectiveness and student learning for faculty/instructors
  • Coordinates development of each semesters schedule, and facilitates faculty course selection and teaching responsibilities for each term/session
  • Works with faculty and staff to resolve issues that cannot effectively be solved at a more local level
  • Address student concerns, complaints, and related issues in a healthy, student focused but policy guided approach
  • Delegate responsibility as appropriate and necessary
  • Consults with the division dean concerning performance of staff within the department

Curriculum and Assessment

  • Facilitates curriculum development, review, and revision based on assessment of student learning outcomes.
  • Proposes new curriculum via curriculum committee, discipline teams and advisory committee.
  • Works with faculty/instructional staff to review course syllabus, textbooks and other materials to maintain the quality of course content and instruction.

Student Recruitment and Advising

  • Works with faculty/instructional staff to review course syllabus, textbooks and other materials to maintain the quality of course content and instruction.
  • Coordinates the involvement of faculty in their role and advising responsibilities.
  • Maintains student records in accordance with policy and procedures.

Professional Recruitment

  • Coordinates recruitment of faculty/instructional staff in accordance with CCCS/PCC Policy and Procedures
  • Assesses candidates with due diligence; recommendations, personal interviews, reference checks and examinations of academic credentials
  • Mentors and orients new faculty/instructional staff to the instructional mission and expectations of the department.

Non-Essential Functions:

  • Attends all regularly scheduled department, division, and college meetings/trainings as required by contract, unless these meetings conflict with a scheduled class or unless the faculty member is excused by the chair/supervisor or Dean.
  • Serves on and contributes to a minimum of one college committee or special task force per academic year after the first provisional year and represents the college in the community as requested.
  • Participates in graduation ceremony.

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Job Location
900 West Orman Avenue, Pueblo, 81004
Job Type
Employment Type
$ $46,700.00-$$56,700.00
Date posted
March 23, 2023
Valid through
May 23, 2023
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