Assistant Professor, Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program

Assistant Professor, Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program

locationSan Antonio, TX, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/18/2024
Education / Training
Full Time

Assistant Professor, Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program

UIW Mission

Position Summary
The entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program invites full-time, 12-month, non-tenured-track faculty candidates for Assistant Professor, Doctor of Occupational Therapy to teach in a variety of areas within the School of Rehabilitation Sciences. In all matters, faculty are expected to maintain the highest standards of professional ethics consistent with the UIW Mission. Official duties and responsibilities of faculty members at the University include teaching, scholarship, service, and professional activities. The Assistant Professor, Doctor of Occupational Therapy reports to the OTD Program Director.

Essential Functions
  • Teach as part of an integrated team in the occupational therapy curriculum.
  • Develop curriculum content aligned with the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) standards.
  • Work collaboratively with departmental faculty to ensure curriculum outcomes and accreditation standards are met.
  • Develop and manage course website in Canvas, the Learning Management System used by the program.
  • Ensure teaching effectiveness with respect to content expertise, instructional design, instructional delivery, and student engagement.
  • Prepare timely and meaningful exams, projects, and assessments for assigned courses.
  • Advise and mentor student/faculty scholarly projects; provide individual assistance to students during weekly office hours.
  • Actively engage in a scholarly agenda for research and capstone.
  • Meet scholarship expectations of both ACOTE and UIW Rank & Tenure Committee.
  • Provide service to the respective department, school, university, community, and profession.
  • Participate in faculty development workshops.
  • Maintain contemporary teaching.
  • Participate in intraprofessional and interprofessional education.
  • Conduct respectful relationships with faculty, staff, and students both in and outside the classroom.
  • Adhere to UIW Faculty Handbook policies and processes including timely record keeping of student activities, fair and equitable evaluation of student performance, and timely feedback to students regarding their performance in the course.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Duties

Knowledge Skills and Abilities
  • Strong communication, organization, interpersonal, problem-solving, and academic counseling skills.
  • Proficient in use of instructional technology.
  • Demonstrated expertise in an area of occupational therapy practice.
  • Effective instructional delivery.
  • Ability to actively engage students in the learning process.
  • Knowledge of legislative, regulatory, legal, and practice issues affecting the profession of occupational therapy.
  • Ability to work independently with confidence and to effectively coordinate work with colleagues and peers.
  • Proficiency in human relations, communication, organizational, interpersonal, and academic counseling.
  • Ability to conduct respectful relationships with students both in and outside the classroom.
  • Ability to work collegially and productively within the university community.
  • Proficiency in working collaboratively and effectively in a team.
  • Proficiency in multitasking and meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures.
  • Employee shall adhere to all applicable rules and regulations of the University, the Conference, and the NCAA.

Required Education
Graduate of an occupational therapy program awarded by the USDE recognized regional accrediting body with an earned PhD, EdD, DHS, earned entry-level OTD, or post-professional OTD.

Required Work Experience
  • At least three (3) years of experience as a licensed occupational therapist.
  • Some graduate teaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior teaching experience in an occupational therapy academic program.
  • Prior clinical instructor experience.
  • Active in clinical practice.
  • Active in professional activities at local, state, and/or national levels.

Required Certifications, Licenses or Registrations
  • Occupational Therapy License or eligible for a Texas OT license.
  • Member of the American Occupational Therapy Association.

Work Hours
Typical for full-time faculty in this field.

Physical Demands
Typical for faculty in this field.

Posting Number: UN821PO
Job Type: Full Time
Job Category: Faculty
Desired Start Date: 06/01/2024
Position End Date (if temporary):
Reports To: Program Director, Occupational Therapy
Salary: $105,000 Annualized
Open Date: 03/04/2024
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

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