Assistant Professor and Fieldwork Coordinator, Occupational Therapy

Location
Springfield, MA
Posted
Jun 14, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


ABOUT AIC
American International College is a private, coeducational institution of higher education located on a 70+ acre campus in Springfield, Massachusetts. The campus has 42 buildings on two sites approximately 1/2 mile apart with a total of approximately 660,000 gross square feet. Included in the inventory of buildings are student residences for a resident population of 900 students. Founded in 1885, the College has 3700 graduate and undergraduate students. AIC offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs through the Schools of Business, Arts and Sciences; Health Sciences; and Education. The mission of the College is to transform student lives through career focused learning, with a strong foundation in the liberal arts, a commitment to serving the community, and a high level of involvement in the global economy.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Assists in the development of Level I and Level II fieldwork environments that are consistent with the goals of the MSOT program (may involve travel)
  • Assists in the procurement, updating and coordination of contracts for student internships
  • Analyze data for reporting purposes
  • Mentor and advise students on preparation for, and participation in fieldwork placements
  • Teach course content related to fieldwork education & other courses as assigned by program director.
  • Organize and maintain documentation related to fieldwork education (e.g. packets for sites, fieldwork educator evaluations of students, student evaluations of sites)
  • Educate/mentor fieldwork educators on the development and implementation of on-site, clinical fieldwork education
  • Participate, in accordance with Departmental and College need, in the ongoing design and continuous implementation of assessment of student learning outcomes and academic program improvement activities in the areas of General Education and the academic major; attend AIC assessment workshops.
  • Engage in service to the department, School, and College through committee membership.
  • Hold at least four office hours weekly, scheduled to meet needs of students, and be available to meet with students as needed at other times.
  • Engage and interact with students in positive ways, such as by guiding student research projects, by serving as the advisor to student clubs and organizations, or by mentoring students in other scholarly activities
  • Attend scheduled general faculty, school faculty, and departmental faculty meetings; attend Town meetings and Faculty Assembly meetings
  • Attend required convocations, meetings, commencement, academic awards ceremonies, and workshops and be available to participate in activities that promote the College in a positive manner both on and off campus.
  • Participate in professional development activities related to one's faculty role, including maintain up-to-date knowledge of evidence-based practice in area of clinical expertise and specialized clinical credentials
  • Engage in service to the department, School, and College through committee membership.
  • Other duties as assigned by chair/director or dean.

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Required Degree(s): Master's degree in OT
  • Preferred Degree(s): Doctorate in OT (OTD, PhD) or related field
  • Required Field of Expertise: OT clinical practice
  • Required Licensure(s): OTR/L

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities
  • Enthusiastic, committed teacher-scholar with demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarship
  • Strong commitment to high quality instruction in a diverse, student-centered environment and the ability to work with students with various learning styles and backgrounds
  • Interest in active and collaborative learning and enthusiasm for working in an interprofessional setting
  • Ability to foster a collaborative atmosphere among students, faculty, and staff
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite, Blackboard, and the use of instructional technology to teach traditional, hybrid or online courses as needed and serve as a resource for faculty using these tools.

WORK SCHEDULE
This is a full time, benefited position with hours flexible to the needs of the department.

TO APPLY
Qualified applicants should save and submit a brief cover letter, current resume, and contact information for three professional references (one of which must be a current or prior supervisor) as one document. Upload the saved document into the online application.

AIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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