Director/Chair, Occupational Therapy Program

Potsdam, NY
May 29, 2020
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Details

Job TitleDirector/Chair, Occupational Therapy ProgramPosting NumberExe 2014000126Job Description Summary

Clarkson University seeks an experienced and innovative professional with a record of successful leadership for the position of director/chair of the occupational therapy program. With its main campus in Potsdam, New York, Clarkson is the institution of choice for more than 4,300 enterprising, high-ability undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in 90+ rigorous academic programs of study. Home to roughly 15,000+ year-round residents, the Village of Potsdam is nestled along the Raquette River and maintains an active downtown corridor. With four other universities in the immediate region, Potsdam is truly “a college town.”

The Position
The director/chair will possess the ability to build relationships in the community and work collaboratively in a larger university context. The next director/chair will strengthen and expand existing programs, with the goal of increasing and sustaining program enrollments. To be the administrative leader for the program, candidates should have exceptional communication skills, a high degree of professionalism, considerable financial acumen and a clear understanding of what it takes to help grow enrollment and advance all academic programs in a competitive higher education environment. For more details on Clarkson and the position, visit

Minimum Qualifications:
Include Education,
Experience, and Skills

Candidates must possess a doctoral degree in occupational therapy, a PhD or equivalent terminal degree, as well as achievement in educational, research and/or clinical pursuits that would warrant appointment as a tenured professor.

Preferred Qualifications:
Include Education,
Experience, and SkillsPhysical Demands

Ability to complete essential classroom functions. Clarkson is committed to complying with the guidelines set forth under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Open Date05/28/2020Close DateOpen Until FilledNoSpecial Instructions for this Posting

To assure full consideration, applications should be received by July 10, 2020, and include a letter of interest that directly responds to the “Leadership Agenda for the Program Director/Chair” in the search profile, a curriculum vitae and five professional references with email addresses and telephone numbers.

Applications should be sent electronically (MS Word or PDF format) to [email protected]

This search is being assisted by AGB Search Inc. and welcomes nominators and prospective candidates to contact Dr. Richard A. Wueste at [email protected] or (540) 431-5131, or Dr. Concetta Stewart at [email protected] or (908) 341-2178.

An equal opportunity /affirmative action employer, Clarkson University actively seeks and encourages applications from minorities, women and people with disabilities.
All offers of employment are subject to the applicant successfully passing a background check (including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, and criminal records).

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