Program Director, Occupational Therapy
POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for designing, organizing, implementing, coordinating and operating the all component of the occupational therapy program; provide the linkage between the work of faculty, administration of the program, and regulation of university policy and procedures. Start date will be on or before July 1, 2017.
- Terminal doctorate degree in Occupational Therapy (post-entry level doctorate in Occupational Therapy) or a doctorate in a related field (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) and professional degree in occupational therapy.
- Proven successful record of teaching, scholarship, service and organizational leadership with a minimum of (3) three years experience in an academic setting.
- Eligibility for licensure or current active licensure as an Occupational Therapist in West Virginia.
- Minimum of eight (8) years of experience as a credentialed and licensed occupational therapist.
- Commitment to support the University’s Catholic and Jesuit mission of educating students for life, leadership and service.
- Ability to prepare and deliver effective presentations to individuals and groups.
- Exceptional communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
- Commitment to implementing the vision, mission, and values of a Catholic, Jesuit, university.
- Independently and primarily responsible for all aspects of the Occupational Therapy program including, but not limited to:
- Coordinating assessment and accreditation
- Building curriculum appropriate to the needs of the profession and university
- Reviewing, updating, and approving revisions to the Academic Catalog within his / her program.
- Establishing standards for admission and collaborating with Admissions to meet targets.
- Develop monitors, manages, and adjusts the operational budget of the Occupational Therapy Program.
- Develop and implement class schedules in support of the occupational therapy curriculum in consultation with the academic deans, department chairs, program directors, and Registrar.
- Develop, monitor, and adjust departmental budget in compliance with Business Office guidelines.
- Assist with Institutional Accreditation activities.
- Develop and submit required annual report for internal and external stakeholders as directed by the academic deans.
- Responsible for directing the hiring, performance evaluation, development, retention, promotion, and tenure of Occupational Therapy Faculty Members in collaboration with the Academic Deans and Tenure and Promotion Committee.
- Responsible for overseeing the academic performance of all occupational therapy students, including admission, probation, suspension, dismissal, and graduation. Participates in the annual commencement and academic convocations.
- Collaborates with the academic support systems and the campus community including but not limited to the Registrar, the Library, student life staff, program directors, faculty, administrators, and staff.
- Assists with Institutional Advancement activities for raising funds specifically for strategic initiatives of the health science programs and occupational therapy program.
- Perform all duties of faculty in accordance with academic rank and assigned teaching workload.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY: April 24, 2017
All applicants must provide the following:
(When prompted, please upload all application materials (letter, resume and references) in one file.)
- Letter of application outlining how qualifications and experience will enable the candidate to carry out the essential functions of the position and advance the Mission of Wheeling Jesuit University
- A current resume or curriculum vitae (cv)
- A list of references to include three (3) personal references and contacts at all prior places of employment listed on the c.v.
- A copy of transcripts from all schools awarding degrees to the applicant (official copies preferred) (Mail to: Wheeling Jesuit University, Attn: Human Resources, 316 Washington Avenue, Wheeling, WV 26003.
Wheeling Jesuit is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the country offering more than 30 undergraduate programs of study and five graduate degrees. We provide a Jesuit, Catholic, liberal arts education, and our affordable programs unite the Jesuit tradition of intellectual excellence allowing students to receive an education for life, leadership and service with and among others. The 65 acre campus is situated on the Ohio River 50 miles south of Pittsburgh, and two hours east of Columbus, in Wheeling, WV. Wheeling is an old Victorian city that is a particularly agreeable and affordable place to live and raise a family, with good schools and extensive cultural and recreational activities. Visit the friendly city of Wheeling through the Wheeling Convention and Visitors Bureau to discover its history and charm.
WHEELING JESUIT IS A CATHOLIC, JESUIT INSTITUTION DEDICATED TO PROVIDING STUDENTS WITH AN EDUCATION FOR “LIFE, LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE.”
AS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER, WE ENCOURAGE APPLICATIONS FROM QUALIFIED VIETNAM ERA VETERANS, DISABLED INDIVIDUALS, MINORITIES, AND WOMEN
Wheeling Jesuit University does not discriminate in employment on account of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, age, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status or status in any other protected group.