Chairperson/Faculty Position ~ Occupational Therapy
The department of Occupational Therapy at Nazareth College is seeking applications for a combined Chairperson/Program Director and 12-month tenure track faculty position in its BS/MS Program in Occupational Therapy. Rank and salary will be commensurate with education and teaching experience. The department seeks candidates committed to undergraduate teaching excellence at a comprehensive institution that supports both liberal arts curricula and professional programs.
Nazareth College occupational therapy program is a 5 year BS/MS program. It received full accreditation in 2015 year. The campus’s on site clinic provides the students with extensive clinical experience prior to beginning their level II fieldwork. The occupational therapy program has earned an excellent reputation in the community for preparing students with skills in report writing, clinical reasoning, client and professional interaction and utilizing evidence based practice.
A newly renovated and state-of-the-art York Wellness and Rehabilitation Institute (YWRI) opened in 2015. The Institute’s 66,000 square feet is equipped to house occupational therapy, physical therapy, art therapy, music therapy and communication sciences and disorders. The WRI provides opportunities for inter-professional collaboration in education, research, and clinical practice.
Position and Responsibilities
Tenure track faculty responsibilities include teaching, assuring that ACOTE standards are met, advising students, guiding student research projects, participating in the on-campus OT Clinic, and service to the College and community. Chairperson/Program Director responsibilities include curriculum and strategic planning, scheduling, evaluation, budgeting, selection and supervision of faculty and staff, maintenance of accreditation standards and department policies, and commitment to strategies for professional development.
The preferred candidate will hold an earned academic doctorate degree.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The candidate will be licensed or eligible for licensure in New York State, currently be certified by NBCOT, and have a minimum of eight years of documented experience in the field of occupational therapy, including clinical practice, administrative experience, and scholarship. In addition, at least three years of experience in a full-time academic appointment with teaching responsibilities at the post baccalaureate level are required.
Candidates who value inter-professional collaboration and possess excellent interpersonal and organizational skills are desired. Applicants who are able to contribute to the college’s initiatives to advance diversity and inclusion on campus are encouraged to apply.
Nazareth College, an independent, comprehensive institution with 2100 undergraduate and 700 graduate students, prepares graduates to live and work as leaders in diverse communities through a wide range of liberal arts and professional programs. Nazareth hires faculty who are committed to excellent teaching, student success, civic engagement, and who will champion diversity within the campus community and beyond. Nazareth strives to be both diverse and inclusive, addressing issues of power, privilege, and marginalization through curricular, co-curricular, scholarly, creative and support activities. The College is located minutes from downtown Rochester, New York, a city noted for world-class cultural and entertainment offerings and a fast-growing innovation economy. Applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged. EOE