Assistant Director of Clinical Education


Website Southwest Baptist University

The Physical Therapy Department of Southwest Baptist University is seeking qualified candidates for a 12-month position as the Director of Clinical Education. Rank is determined by qualifications.


Teaching at Southwest Baptist University is both a calling and a ministry. This requires a Christian commitment to evangelical beliefs, an active involvement in the life of a church, and the pursuit of both spiritual and academic excellence in personal preparation and performance in the classroom. The University seeks faculty who hold an affinity with its mission, principles, and expectations and who desire to serve Christ through its academic programs and services.

The Assistant DCE is responsible to assist the DCE in overseeing all clinical education activities; communicating with affiliating clinical sites; generating new affiliating clinical sites; facilitating professional growth of clinical faculty regarding clinical education; maintaining file library of clinical sites including reviewing and keeping current all contracts with clinical sites; coordinating student assignments to specific clinical sites; evaluating student clinical performance; acting as a liaison between each student and his/her assigned clinical site before, during, and after the actual clinical education experience; conducting site visits to monitor student progress and/or to evaluate and assist the site in improving its clinical education program; and preparation of students for clinical experiences.

The Assistant DCE is responsible to assist the DCE in working collaboratively with clinical faculty of affiliating clinical sites along with other DCE’s in the Central DCE Consortium and under the direction of the Program Director/Chairperson of the Division of Physical Therapy. The Assistant DCE under the guidance of the DCE will establish his/her own work procedures and priorities within imposed deadlines and division goals. The Assistance DCE will also teach classes in addition to clinical education courses as negotiated annually to meet the 28 credit hours which allows time for teaching, mentoring of students, development of self and profession, clinical competence, service to the University, research and other scholarly activity.

Essential Job Duties

Assistance DCE Responsibilities:

  • Teach assigned clinical education load credits
  • Assist the DCE in overseeing the Clinical Education Program
  • Assist the DCE in as a liaison with affiliating clinical sites
  • Assist the DCE in guiding and directing clinical faculty education
  • Assist the DCE in advising/mentoring students while on clinical rotations
  • Assist the DCE in coordinating student clinical education assignments

Faculty Responsibilities:

  • Teach assigned curricular load credits
  • Perform research and/or scholarly Activities
  • Oversee faculty responsibilities and service to the University
  • Engage in professional development and responsibilities
  • Ensure clinical competence of faculty
  • Assist in the evaluation and development of curricula
  • Maintain office hours, punctuality, and attendance
  • Set an example of a Christian lifestyle for students, staff and faculty
  • Ensure a positive and effective learning environment for students

Supervisory Responsibility

  • Assist the DCE in guiding support staff to complete administrative tasks as needed

Position Requirements


  • Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy or related field
  • Graduate of an accredited Physical Therapy Program
  • Experience in clinical education
  • Licensed in Physical Therapy or eligible for licensure in Missouri
  • Knowledge of clinical and adult education theory.


  • Earned academic doctoral level education degree (i.e. PhD or equivalent)

Work Environment

  • Position related tasks may involve a possible or unplanned exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials.
  • Work is performed in a general office environment with some noise.

Physical Abilities

  • Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
  • Sitting: Sitting for extensive periods.
  • Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances.
  • Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing and otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling.
  • Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds with no less than a 40 dB loss at 500 Hz, 1,000 Hz, and 2,000 Hz with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make fine discriminations in sound and phone use.
  • Repetitive motions: Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
  • Visual: Ability to visually inspect, prepare, and analyze data and figures. Perform tasks related to accounting, transcription, computer terminals, extensive reading, and operation of machines.

APPLICATION: Applicants should submit an online application at and upload a letter of application, vita, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. Electronic submission of materials is acceptable for the initial screening. Review of materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Letters of recommendation may be send confidentially to


DIRECT JOB SPECIFIC QUESTIONS TO: Dr. Josh Layman at or 417-328-1472

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