Hybrid Adjunct Professor: Occupational Therapy - Theory, History, and Foundation of OT (OTB 500)

Job description

Category:: Adjunct
Department:: 01-50-5035-OT Dept
Locations:: East Longmeadow, MA
Posted:: Sep 18, 2019
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Adjunct

About Bay Path University:

When Bay Path opened its doors to students in downtown Springfield, MA in 1897, it had a very clear goal: to provide a practical, affordable, and career-oriented education to meet the needs of companies, organizations, and communities. From the beginning, Bay Path prided itself on being entrepreneurial, constantly pushing the boundaries of the academic experience to fit the student. To start them on the road of success. We still do.

Today, that spirit and philosophy is more important than ever in higher education. At Bay Path, it's not just the number and breadth of undergraduate and graduate programs that defines us-and we have many-but it is our ability to connect the classroom to learning to leadership to experience to career that is at the core of what we do best. We know the work that needs to be done.

Bay Path University, an independent and not-for-profit institution, was named Among Fastest Growing Baccalaureate Colleges by the Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac, and is a member of the Women's College Coalition. With a main campus in Longmeadow, MA and four satellite locations, (East Longmeadow, Sturbridge, Concord, Springfield), Bay Path offers undergraduate, graduate (for women and men) degrees, and professional certificates.

We're committed to preparing our students to navigate a constantly changing world. Whether it is one of our innovative academic programs, groundbreaking online learning platform, or through our Women as Empowered Learners and Leaders initiative, we educate our students in ways that will help them to grow, learn to adapt, and always to flourish. Be part of the change.

We invite you to visit our website at www.baypath.edu where you can learn more about Bay Path University.

Job Description:

  • Position code: ADJFC
  • Job type: Part-time Adjunct Faculty
  • Type of class: Hybrid, weekly content delivered online and labs delivered onsite (East Longmeadow, MA) every other weekend.
  • Class level: Graduate students working towards a Master's Degree of Occupational Therapy from an Associate's degree in Occupational Therapy.
  • Date class is scheduled to begin: Monday, January 6th, 2020
  • Class schedule: Two sections of the course will run on Saturdays from 10:15 am - 12:15 pm and again from 1 - 3 pm. The following Saturdays classes will be held: January 11th and 25th, February 8th and 22nd, March 7th and 21st, and April 4th. Final Exam onsite Sunday April 26th at 10 am.
  • Duration of class: 16 weeks
  • Time of class: Two sections of the course will run on Saturdays from 10:15 am - 12:15 pm and again from 1 - 3 pm.

This course will be co-facilitated with a seasoned faculty member who has taught the course in the past and will guide the adjunct through delivery of the course. While there are two sections, each 3 credits, the credit load will be split therefore this position is a 3 credit position.

Course Description: The content covered in this course addresses the theory, models, and frames of reference used throughout occupational therapy practice across the lifespan. Students will learn to differentiate theory, models, and frames of reference; learn to apply specific theories in treatment planning and intervention; and integrate theoretical frames to address occupational performance limitations for people of all ages. In addition, students will be introduced to the history of occupational therapy and explore daily occupations of individuals across the lifespan. Using the OT Practice Framework and a variety of OT models of practice, students will explore components of basic and instrumental activities of daily living, work, play, and leisure. Analysis and clinical assessment of occupational performance will be explored. The constructs of client centered practice and the person-occupation-environment interaction will be woven throughout the course to highlight connections between human occupation in supporting purpose and meaning through the lifespan.


  • Work collaboratively with MOT Bridge Coordinator and other faculty.
  • Participate in course development.
  • Work collaboratively with the Program Director and other faculty to ensure the course meets accreditation standards.
  • Engage in the process of formative and summative course evaluation to enhance the student learning experience.
  • Adhere to HIPPA and FERPA privacy standards.
  • Current licensure as an OTR.
  • Previous teaching experience: preferred within the areas of OT and hybrid learning.
  • Eligible for professional licensure in Massachusetts.
  • Ability to use the University's resources, notably technology, to promote effective teaching and learning.
  • Ability to adhere to University policies and procedures.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Should be committed to a culture of diversity, respect and inclusion.
  • General knowledge of the University's mission, purpose, and goals and the role this position plays in achieving those goals.

Additional Information:

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Bay Path University is a diverse community devoted to proactively nurturing a campus-wide culture that promotes and ensures respect, inclusion and safety for all members regardless of race, color, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity, socio-economic background, or physical ability. We are one University that opens our hearts and minds to conversations, to learning and to creating a community that is welcoming of all. Regardless of position, it is expected that each employee will embrace this commitment and demonstrate an attitude of respect toward and acceptance of all members of our community.

Application Instructions:

Applicants for this position should attach a cover letter resume / curriculum vitae, the contact information for four (4) professional, work related references and any other relevant information pertaining to this position and your candidacy. Please apply online. Faxes and emails will not be accepted.

Bay Path University is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and learning in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women and all underrepresented backgrounds. An Equal Opportunity Employer, Bay Path University is committed to fostering diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a position please email us at [email protected] or call 413-565-1168.




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Posted: 9/20/2019
Application Due: 10/13/2019
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