Assistant Professor 9 Mo

Jonesboro, AR
Sep 21, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Occupational Therapy

Proposed Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience

Closing: 10/20/17

Type of Employment: Faculty

Employment Status: Full time (29-40 Hrs)

Location: ASU-Jonesboro

Position Summary:

The A-State Occupational Therapy Department is for candidates to fulfill a nine-month appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy's primary responsibility is to deliver instruction, carry out research, perform service for their respective professions and community, and participate in the management of the University through shared governance.

This position reports to the Occupational Therapy Program Director.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Each member of the faculty has the duty to deliver instruction and maintain a learning environment consistent with the highest standards of the profession. The faculty has a responsibility to set degree requirements, assess when those requirements have been met, and establish and maintain curricula that meet professional standards and fulfill the educational goals of the University.

Teaching load for faculty is nine hours per semester. Additional responsibilities include research and/or effective program development, creative activity, community service, and professional development in the best interest of the students and the community at large thereby demonstrating superior leadership to OTD students.

The faculty member is expected to assume student academic advisement responsibilities in addition to their regular teaching assignments, and must have applicable knowledge, skills, and experiences related to the courses being taught.

Specific job responsibilities include collaborating with administration, staff, other faculty, students, and stakeholders to foster a climate of academic excellence, as well as working with other faculty and staff to evaluate instructional quality, providing support for accreditation, conforming to policies, regulations, and laws, and supporting departmental reviews required by the University or other regulatory bodies.

In addition, the individual in this position provides support and service for committees that support the Universities missions and related organizations outside the University, utilizes evidence-based and best practice for the use of technology to facilitate learning in all classroom settings (classroom, distance, hybrid, etc.), collaborates in the development and production of publications (e.g. webpage, brochures, catalog, handbooks, promotional materials, etc.), participates in the department strategic plan, and aligns faculty development plan with the department strategic plan.

Performs other duties assigned by the program director.


Knowledge, skills, and abilities required or applicable to the position responsibilities and area of specialization including special abilities.

General Days/Hours:

8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.


Please a submit cover letter, three references and copy of educational transcripts with online application.

Minimum Qualifications:

Must be a licensed or otherwise regulated Occupational Therapist in the state of Arkansas.

Must hold a Doctoral Degree awarded by an institution that is accredited by a USDE-recognized regional or national accrediting body.

Arkansas State University is a public, multi-campus higher education system with enrollment in excess of 22,000 students. Approximately 14,000 students attend the Jonesboro campus where the student body is diverse. The campus has a renewed focus on international student recruitment and capital campaign development. Jonesboro has a population of approximately 67,000 and is located 70 miles northwest of Memphis (

EEO Statement: It is the policy of Arkansas State University to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons; to prohibit discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, age, disability, genetic information, national origin, status as a veteran or other status protected by law; and to promote the full realization of equal employment opportunity through a positive continuing program of affirmative action.