Assistant / Associate Professor & Academic Fieldwork Coordinator - Occupational Therapy Program

Location
Belton, Texas
Posted
Mar 06, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The University of Mary Hardin Baylor seeks qualified faculty for its Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy program, to begin June 1, 2018. This is a year-round (12-month) tenure track position with initial appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, commensurate with experience. UMHB seeks faculty who are active Christians and dedicated teacher-scholars to prepare students for leadership, service, and faith-informed discernment in a global society.

The UMHB MSOT Program is currently in Applicant Status and will be eligible for Candidacy Status in the summer of 2019. This position will be responsible for establishing fieldwork contracts and working with the Program Director to ensure compliance with all fieldwork-related ACOTE standards in preparation for the candidacy application and future accreditation.

UMHB is conveniently located in Belton, an historic town of over 20,000 in the heart of central Texas.  Excellent schools, abundant cultural and recreational opportunities, and a high quality of life are hallmarks of the local community.

Faculty Responsibilities:   Activities required of all graduate faculty include exemplary teaching, curriculum development and student advising; professional attainment; and service to department, college, university, and the community. Because this position requires significant contact with students, outside constituents, professional consortiums, and clinical educators to fulfil the Academic Fieldwork Coordinator duties of this position, teaching responsibilities will be reduced.

Specific Responsibilities:  This position includes establishing and maintaining contracts with clinical sites for student field placement; supporting students before, during and after fieldwork experiences; evaluation of students in the clinical field setting; teaching graduate courses in occupational therapy; advising and mentoring occupational therapy students; and participating in departmental and university committees.

Qualifications: 

  1. Degree:
    • Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy is required, with the understanding that the employment contract will stipulate a requirement to obtain doctoral degree in a related field within five (5) years of hire.
    • Doctoral degree in Occupational Therapy or related field is preferred.
  2. Licensure: A current and unencumbered Texas OT license is required. Current OT licensure in another state with eligibility to achieve Texas OT licensure within one (1) year of hire may be substituted.
  3. Professional Experience: Minimum of three (3) years clinical employment experience required, five (5) years preferred.
  4. Education Experience: A minimum of one (1) year of teaching and/or experience as a fieldwork/clinical educator required.
  5. Excellent teaching and communication skills, a dedication to professional attainment, and commitment to quality improvement are essential.
  6. Must be an active, and committed Christian.

Salaries & Benefits:  Competitive salary commensurate with experience, excellent benefits including medical and dental insurance, retirement plan with match and UMHB tuition benefits for employees and their dependents.

TO APPLY:   Visit www.hr.umhb.edu/careers for more details and to apply. Please submit a cover letter, CV, transcript copies and evidence of quality teaching performance with your online application.  Your letter of interest should also respond to UMHB’s mission and values, found at http://about.umhb.edu/our-mission.  In addition, include in one page or less, a description of your own Christian beliefs and commitments. Application packets may also be submitted/completed in person: UMHB Human Resources, 900 College Street, Belton, TX. 76513. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.