OTA Clinical Instructor

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Job ID 27504
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Location Columbia

Job Description

The University of Missouri in Columbia, in conjunction with the Missouri Health Professions Consortium (MHPC), invites applications for a 1.0 FTE 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 Sedalia, 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

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. 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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Posted: 8/15/2018
Application Due: 10/14/2018
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