Occupational Therapy, Instructor I/Assistant Professor

Fort Myers, FL
Oct 10, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Information

Job Title Occupational Therapy, Instructor I/Assistant Professor

Appointment Type 12 Month

Job Description

As the Occupational Therapy, Instructor I/Assistant Professor you will teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels, as applicable; be involved in course and/or curriculum development; research/scholarship; participate on College and University committees and/or initiatives.

Florida Gulf Coast University is a comprehensive university dedicated to quality education, research, and service. All faculty are expected to be excellent teachers, responsive to changing professional needs; committed to innovative delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning; committed to effective use of technology including distance learning; produce peer reviewed scholarship; and provide service to the College, University and Community. Teaching assignments may be on the main campus or at off-campus sites within our region.

Required Qualifications

Doctoral degree in occupational therapy or related field from a regionally-accredited institution.

Three or more years of practice experience in a variety of practice areas.

Initial certification by the National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapists, and licensure or license eligibility as an occupational therapist in the State of Florida.

Must possess a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the field of instruction.

Must meet the University and College criteria for the appointment to the level of Instructor I.

Preferred Qualifications

Research Doctorate (PhD, ScD) or Post-Professional clinical doctorate and five or more years of experience in the practice of occupational therapy.

Record of research and teaching experience.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Ability to mentor graduate student research studies.

Strong clinical skills in physical disabilities, geriatrics, or community practice, particularly UE/hand and/or mental health, provided sufficient time in each to establish clinical expertise.

Experience or commitment to the use of technology in distance learning & university teaching. Interest in collaborating both within and outside the University in the development and delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning. Must value continued scholarship and service to the school and university.

Salary Range

Job Duties

Essential Job Duties

Teaches his/her areas of expertise in the program; and mentors students in research, which ideally will be in the area of the candidates' scholarly interests.

Engages in scholarly activities at the level required to ultimately apply for promotion to the next higher rank.

Participates in Department, Program and College faculty meetings, and provision of service to the College, Department, Program or professional community as their careers advance.

Participates in curriculum and course review and revision processes.

Assists with meeting accreditation requirements.

Advises students and engages in community involvement.

Other Duties

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F87P

Open Date

Close Date

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

Candidate must have a personal comfort in collaborating with health care agency personnel as a representative of the University.

Excellent communication skills and collegial nature.

Candidates seeking Assistant Professor rank are required to have higher educational experience and credentials to justify appointment at that rank.

Appointment will be made at a faculty rank commensurate with the candidate's experience on a 9 or 12-month multi-year appointment basis available August 2018.

Because applications and materials are subject to public review and retention under Florida's Public Records Law, please DO NOT send examples of your project/scholarship unless requested to do so. Therefore all submitted materials including articles, disks, slides, books, etc., become the property of FGCU and CANNOT BE RETURNED. As applicable, finalists will be notified of the need to submit specific additional materials. Such materials will become the property of FGCU.

Under Florida's Public Records law, applications will be available for public review upon request.

For questions about the program or duties, you may contact the Program Director, Dr. Lynn Jaffe, 239-745-4315 BEFORE applying for the position. Once an application has been submitted, questions should be directed through the HR contact person.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you possess a Doctoral degree in Occupational Therapy or related field from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent accreditation?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you possess a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in the field of instruction?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Please indicate how you first learned of this position.
    • Job Board
    • Print Advertisement
    • Social Media
    • Job Fair/Conference
    • FGCU Website
    • Employee Referral
    • Other
  4. * Per the question above, please specify the name of where you FIRST learned of the position?

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. List of 5 Professional References (with relationship of each)
  5. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation


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