Position Description: The University of the Pacific invites qualified occupational therapists to apply for a full-time, 11-month, non-tenure track faculty position for its new Doctorate in Occupational Therapy program, which will be housed and delivered on the Sacramento campus. The program is seeking for this position individuals with knowledge and expertise necessary to teach foundational coursework in OT practice and professional development.
1. Job Description and Responsibilities:
Teach aspects of the OT Practice framework.
Ensure academic quality of the course content and delivery in a positive, educational environment.
Provide course material for a generalist practitioner in compliance with ACOTE accreditation standards.
Assist in student recruitment, mentoring and students advising for success in their professional development.
Develop and participate in inter-professional education activities between the program and other disciplines in the School of Health Sciences and the university.
Use innovative instruction and technology in the development and delivery of occupation-based interventions.
Provide evidence-based applications of OT theory.
Conduct active learning activities in skills courses.
Promote the scholarship of teaching and learning.
Participate in a supportive, respectful teaching environment where open discourse is encouraged.
Conduct student evaluations and provide opportunities for learning, professional growth and development of values for lifelong learning.
Collaborate with Marketing and Admissions offices to promote the program and recruit new students.
Devise and document a faculty development professional plan consistent with the programs' mission, values and scholarly agenda.
Function in accordance with the student and faculty handbooks.
Monitor student progress and assist with resolving student issues.
Assist program director in the development and implementation of student retention plans.
Mentor students' scholarly projects.
Represent the program to community and healthcare organizations as appropriate.
Perform other related duties as assigned or requested by the program director.
Basic Qualifications: Must hold an occupational therapist license in the state of California or be eligible for licensure within one year of appointment. Must hold a doctoral degree (e.g. PhD, EdD, OTD) awarded by an institution that is accredited by a USDE-recognized regional accrediting body. The doctoral degree in not limited to a doctorate in Occupational Therapy.
Additional Qualifications: At least two (2) years of experience in a full-time academic appointment with teaching responsibilities at the post baccalaureate level A minimum of three (3) years of clinical experience in the field of occupational therapy. Must demonstrate ongoing scholarly achievement and research expertise. Knowledge of state, federal and local laws/regulation relating to program compliance and other regulatory standards such as Commission on Accreditation in Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) and other accreditation standards Experience with online pedagogy Sincere desire for personal growth and development as an educator, including teaching, scholarship, and service throughout ones career. Effective interpersonal skills Strong written and verbal communication skills Proven organizational skills Positive attitude, proven ability to work successfully with diverse populations and demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance diversity and inclusion of the institutional mission and values
University of the Pacific is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
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