Coordinator – Post Professional Doctor of OT/Assistant or Associate Professor
We seek a dynamic individual to direct the Post Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) Program and teach within the program. The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree (PhD, ScD, EdD, OTD, etc), be a licensed occupational therapist, and have a strong academic background in higher education. The ideal candidate will also have clinical experience in physical, cognitive, and/or other areas of general rehabilitation practice. Experience in teaching in a distance and/or blended format is required.
Bay Path University is an institution that places the utmost importance on the faculty’s ability to teach and relate to all students, whether in undergraduate or graduate programs. The importance of teaching at the graduate level equals the importance at the undergraduate level. At the same time, Bay Path University is committed to advancing its Health Care and Health Science programs. The Post Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) exists within the Bay Path University School of Education, Human and Health Sciences, and, as such, contributes to the overall graduate academic commitment to a sound and exciting Liberal Arts education.
The Coordinator will report directly to the Assistant Dean of the Occupational Therapy Programs/Program Director of the Master of Occupational Therapy Program and the Dean of the School of Education, Health and Human Sciences. The Director will teach a minimum annual load of 18 credits and will demonstrate the ability to creatively engage students in didactic and experiential learning opportunities in the on-line environment, and collaborate with the Assistant Dean, Dean of the School of Education, Human and Health Sciences, and other faculty members/staff of the Occupational Therapy Department.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- In coordination with the Assistant Dean of the Occupational Therapy Programs/Program Director, be responsible for the management and administration of the program, including planning, evaluation, budgeting, selection of faculty and staff, and commitment to strategies of professional development.
- Teach a minimum of 18 credits annually within the OTD program. (This reflects release time allowing the Coordinator to perform all necessary administrative duties).
- Participate in departmental and institutional meetings, committees, and functions as necessary and appropriate.
- In collaboration with the Assistant Dean of the OT Programs/OT Program Director and the Dean of the School of Education, Health and Human Sciences, oversee the OTD program, scheduled to begin with its first cohort in Spring 2017.
- In collaboration with the Assistant Dean/OT Program Director develop and implement an academic advising plan for all OTD program students.
- Advise OTD program students in academic and professional issues.
- Participate in the admissions process, which may include Open Houses, webinars, orientation, communicating with prospective and/or accepted students, and interviewing students as requested.
- Work collaboratively with the Assistant Dean of the OT Programs/OT Program Director, and other OTD faculty and staff for program assessment and student learning outcomes.
- Lead the development of the assessment plan for the OTD program.
- Work collaboratively with the Assistant Dean/OT Program Director and the Dean of the School of Education, Health and Human Sciences to ensure program meets standards consistent with University requirements; gather outcome data for inclusion in appropriate annual reports.
- Engage in a process of formative and summative course evaluation to enhance the student learning experience.
- Engage in appropriate and relevant professional development.
- Maintain professional licensure as required.
- Maintain an active presence on the campus including attendance student events.
- Participate in program and curriculum development.
- Attend faculty and other University meetings.
- Attend all major University events (e.g. Commencement, Convocation).
- Identify student learning needs; propose solutions to address needs.
- Adhere to HIPAA and FERPA regulations including privacy standards.
- Attend trainings as required.
- Supervise OTD program faculty and staff.
- Hire and orient new adjunct and full-time faculty for each academic year.
- Review and update all assessment plans for the OTD program.
- Review all course evaluation and other available outcome data (e.g. student satisfaction surveys, portfolios, employer or internship feedback) and incorporate findings into assessment plans in collaboration with Assistant Dean/OT Program Director.
- Attend to departmental administrative duties as they arise.
- Participate in summer admissions activities and events as requested.
- Develop schedule for OTD program.
- Oversee orientation for incoming OTD program students.
- Collaborate with the Assistant Dean/OT Program Director, the Instructional Designer, and OTD faculty/staff to develop interactive online activities and instruction for OTD courses.
- An earned doctoral degree in Occupational Therapy or a related health care field (if doctorate is not in OT, a Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in OT is required).
- Minimum of 8 years of documented experience in the field of occupational therapy.
- Strong clinical background in physical, cognitive, pediatric, and/or other areas of general rehabilitation practice.
- At least 3 years of experience in a full-time academic appointment with teaching responsibilities at the post-secondary level.
- Initial credentialing through NBCOT; professional licensure in Massachusetts.
- Additional Connecticut license desired, but not required.
- Experience teaching in an online or blended format.
- Administrative experience including, but not limited to, program planning and implementation, personnel management, evaluation and budgeting.
- Scholarship of application as well as teaching and learning.
- Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with faculty, students, staff, and administration.
- Experience teaching in an online or blended format.
- Ability to use the University’s resources, notably technology, to promote effective teaching and learning.
- Possess strong organizational and leadership skills.
- Interest, initiative, and ability to work with the Dean of the School of Education, Human and Health Sciences, department faculty, and administrators for program development, implementation, and outcomes assessment.
- An ability to be passionate about Bay Path University’s history, mission and hallmark strengths.
- Valid driver’s license necessary.
- An appreciation for the University’s mission, purpose and goals and the role of faculty in achieving those goals.
Applicants for this position should submit a cover letter outlining salary requirements, resume, and contact information for four professional references. All applications should be sent electronically in MS Word format to firstname.lastname@example.org.
An equal opportunity employer, Bay Path University is committed to fostering diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff.