Assistant/Associate Professor and Academic Fieldwork Coordinator

Chattanooga, Tennessee
Jun 06, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


College of Health, Education and Professional Studies

Occupational Therapy Department

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is a primary campus of the University of Tennessee located in urban Chattanooga. The University has a current enrollment of more than 10,000 students who are enrolled in a wide diversity of undergraduate and graduate programs.  Please see our website at for more information about the university and the community.  The Occupational Therapy Department is one of seven departments in the College of Health, Education and Professional Studies and reports to the Dean of the College.


Assistant Professor/Associate Professor and Academic Fieldwork Coordinator (AFWC)

EFFECTIVE DATE:                           

August 1, 2017

This is a twelve-month, full-time, tenure-track appointment.


This position is responsible for the Occupational Therapy Department's compliance with ACOTE Standards for both Level I and Level II fieldwork requirements. Additionally, the AFWC will act as a faculty member, advisor to students, productive scholar and cooperating and collaborating peer in the department, university and community and teaching to entry-level doctoral students. The AFWC will plan fieldwork experiences that will prepare competent practitioners for both traditional and emerging practice settings. The AFWC will work with other faculty to coordinate: fieldwork course objectives, course materials, and educational experiences for optimal learning for students; student learning outcomes for fieldwork to meet the objective of the program and the organization; effective evaluation of fieldwork educators and fieldwork sites to meet the objectives of the program and the organization; contract management and coordination related to associated issues for fieldwork establishment and maintenance; fieldwork assignments for students and fieldwork educators; accurate documentation of student performance; and collaboration with fieldwork settings and supervisors. 


An earned doctorate in occupational therapy or related field is required.  A minimum of three (3) years of clinical experience, including two (2) years of supervising fieldwork students, is required.  All candidates must be initially certified by NBCOT and be eligible for OT licensure in the state of Tennessee. The ideal candidate will possess: excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to build successful relationships with students, faculty and community populations; outstanding negotiation and conflict resolution skills; demonstrated time management and detail-oriented skills; computer based skills (i.e. software, analytical and report writing skills); knowledge of ACOTE fieldwork standards and fieldwork supervision; the ability to work independently with indirect supervision; the ability to project a positive image of the program both internally within the University and externally within the community; the ability to work effectively under pressure and to meet frequently occurring deadlines; the ability to effectively mentor and advise students in relation to fieldwork education issues, and the ability to demonstrate positive interactions with diverse faculty, students, fieldwork educators and practitioners.


 Screening of applications will begin May 15, 2017 and continue until position is filled. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a current vita, and unofficial transcripts showing the terminal degree electronically to Additionally, three letters of recommendation should be emailed directly to Susan McDonald at


The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.