Faculty (FY 2019-20) - Occupational Therapy Assistant Instructor

Location
McAllen
Posted
Dec 11, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Faculty (FY 2019-20) - Occupational Therapy Assistant Instructor

Location: Nursing and Allied Health
FLSA: Exempt
Salary Range: Click to see the Pay Plan
Desired Start Date: 08/19/2019
Temporary End Date (if applicable):
Close Date: 3/1/2019

Job Description Summary:
South Texas College is a comprehensive institution, which places primary emphasis on excellence in classroom instruction. Faculty members are expected to demonstrate and maintain competence in each of the following areas throughout their employment at the College.

Essential Duties:
  1. Mastery of Subject Matter:
    • Demonstrates a thorough and accurate knowledge of the field or discipline
    • Possesses appropriate educational/professional credentials to teach in field or discipline
    • Attempts to connect subject matter with related fields
    • Maintains currency in subject matter through professional development
  2. Teaching Performance:
    • Plans and organizes instruction in ways which maximize student learning
    • Effectively employs teaching and learning strategies that promote student engagement
    • Modifies instructional methods and strategies to meet diverse students’ needs
    • Effectively employs available instructional technology when appropriate
    • Encourages the development of communication skills and higher order thinking skills through appropriate assignments
    • Effectively communicates subject matter content to student
    • Contributes to the selection and development of instructional materials
  3. Evaluation of Student Learning:
    • Participates in the development, implementation, and assessment of departmental student learning outcomes
    • Develops and uses evaluation methods, which fairly measures student progress toward outcomes
    • Evaluates and expeditiously returns student work to promote maximum learning
    • Maintains accurate records of student progress
    • Submits final grade rosters and supporting documents according to established deadlines
  4. Support of College Policies and Procedures:
    • Maintains familiarity with and adheres to College Policies and Procedures
    • Fulfills requirements of instructors set forth in the letter of appointment
    • Maintains regular office hours to ensure accessibility to students and colleagues
    • Prepares, distributes, and submits syllabi and approved course outlines for all assigned sections in accordance with program, division and College procedures
    • Prepares and submits First Week Financial Aid Attendance Rosters, Census Rosters, and Learning Outcome Data, by the respective deadlines each semester
    • Assures confidentiality
  5. Participation in College, Division, and Program Activities:
    • Serves on College, divisional, and program committees, teams, and task forces as assigned
    • Attends meetings and events as required by College administration
    • Participates in professional activities which contribute to the educational goals of the College and its constituents
    • Responds in a timely fashion to information requests from College and division administrators and program chairs
    • Fosters and maintains effective working relationships with students, colleagues, and supervisors
    • Assists the chair in developing, reviewing, and revising curriculum
  6. Contribution to the Growth and Enhancement of College Mission and Programs:
    • Participates in student advising
    • Maintains familiarity with College goals, mission, and long-range plans
    • Contributes to planning and development processes through appropriate channels
    • Performs professional responsibilities in accordance with pertinent goals, mission, and plans of College, division, and program
    • Facilitates recruitment and retention of students
  7. Performs other duties as assigned


Education and/or Experience:
Applicant must meet the STC credential requirements as published in Board Policy 4151: Academic and Professional Credentials of Faculty

  • An Occupational Therapy Applicant must hold a minimum of an Associate’s degree in Occupational Therapy or higher from a regionally accredited institution, and a minimum of 3 years of demonstrated competencies in the teaching discipline (competence gained through work experience in discipline);
  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution in addition to the above, is preferred.


Preferred Qualification:
  • Minimum of two years documented experience in area of teaching responsibility
  • The applicant must have documented expertise in their area(s) of teaching responsibility and knowledge of the content delivery method


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
  • Must be currently licensed or otherwise regulated as an occupational therapy practitioner according to regulations in the state or jurisdiction in which the program is located. (Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners) in good standing.
  • Must have national certification as an Occupational Therapist or Occupational Therapy Assistant (National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.)

Security Sensitive Position. All applicants are subject to a national criminal background check under STC policy.


EEO Statement:
Equal Employment Opportunity
South Texas College is an equal education and equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. As an equal education institution and equal opportunity employer, the College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. Discrimination is prohibited and the College will comply with all applicable College policies, and state and federal legislation. This policy extends to individuals seeking employment with and admission to the College.


Title IX Statement
Title IX of the Education Amendments 1972 (20 U.S.C. s1681 et seq.) and its implementing regulations, 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX),
“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

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