Clinical Instructor- Occupational Therapy Assistant Program (.75 FTE)

Job ID 23795
Full/Part Time Part-Time
Location Columbia

Job Description

The University of Missouri in Columbia, in conjunction with the Missouri Health Professions Consortium (MHPC), invites applications for a .75 FTE (30 hours per week), benefit-eligible 12-month faculty position in the MHPC Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program.

The Consortium, as a federation of member Missouri community colleges and the University of Missouri, provides educational opportunities for community college students who otherwise would not have viable access to affordable selected degree programs in the health professions. In addition, by sharing resources and facilities, students from across Missouri are able to enroll in the MHPC OTA Program without having to move or re-locate from their homes and communities. This is accomplished through use of a blended educational model including distance learning tools.

The Clinical Instructor is responsible for the teaching assigned courses (lecture, laboratory, didactic) in his/her areas of expertise using interactive television (ITV) and distance technology. The instructor is also responsible for advising students, assisting with committee work, program planning, program evaluation, accreditation, recruitment efforts, and other projects as assigned.

Weekly travel is required to teach the student clinical lab sessions at the MHPC partner campus in Union, MO., and occasional travel is required to teach at other lab sites, to assist with fieldwork site visits, and for meetings, trainings, and conferences.

Specific Responsibilities:
  • Develop and/or assist in developing course syllabi and topical outlines for courses
  • Teach assigned courses and weekly clinical lab sessions
  • Assist with review and adoption of instructional materials including textbooks, on-line instructional materials
  • Advise students as assigned. Develop and institute a mechanism for in-person and on-line advising of students
  • Assist Academic Fieldwork coordinator as requested, in developing Level I and Level II Fieldwork processes, experiences and methods for evaluation
  • Participate in program evaluation and curriculum development activities as assigned
  • Serve on committees as needed
  • Develop and pursue individual ongoing professional development plan, as approved by Program Director
  • Engage in clinical assignments designed to promote Program mission and clinical competence
  • Travel to Consortium campuses as needed to promote student success.


  • Initially certified occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant
  • Licensed in the state of Missouri
  • Baccalaureate degree required, master's degree preferred
  • Minimum of 2 years work experience as an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant
  • If occupational therapist, understanding of and experience working with occupational therapy assistants
  • Documented expertise with computer technology and electronic teaching/learning and communication activities, knowledge of distance education methods
  • Documented expertise in area(s) of teaching

Application Deadline

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The position will begin this fall. Compensation is competitive and will commensurate with qualifications of the applicant.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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MU Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is committed to cultural diversity. The broad range of life experiences, values, cultural practices and perspectives in our community establishes an institutional foundation for innovative learning and discovery. It further expands the university's ability to become a globally-recognized epicenter for education, research and entrepreneurship. It is expected that the successful candidate will share this commitment.

Columbia Missouri Information

Columbia, Mo., is known as an ideal college town, combining small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with big-city culture, activities and resources. Home to nationally renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers, Columbia is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.

Application Materials

Submit an online application and be prepared to upload your resume or CV and a letter of interest that addresses the position qualifications. In addition, two letters of recommendation should be addressed to the Search Committee Chair and mailed directly to the department administrator:
MHPC OTA Program
Attention: Kim Earney
201 Business Loop 70 W
127 AP Green Building
Columbia, MO 65203