Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy and Fieldwork Coordinator

Job description

Category:: Faculty
Department:: Occupational Therapy
Locations:: Springfield, MA
Posted:: Aug 5, 2020
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
Ref. No.:: 2540
Position ID:: 123985

About American International College:

American International College is a private, coeducational institution of higher education located on a 70+ acre campus in Springfield, Massachusetts. The campus has 42 buildings on two sites approximately 1/2 mile apart with a total of approximately 660,000 gross square feet. Included in the inventory of buildings are student residences for a resident population of 900 students. Founded in 1885, the College has approximately 3200 graduate and undergraduate students. AIC offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs through the Schools of Business, Arts and Sciences; Health Sciences; and Education. The mission of the College is to transform student lives through career focused learning, with a strong foundation in the liberal arts, a commitment to serving the community, and a high level of involvement in the global economy.

AIC strives to create a diverse and inclusive campus community that is representative, at all job levels, of the students we serve. We are an EEO employer and we welcome applications from individuals for positions where they are underrepresented.

Job Description:

  • Assists in the development of Level I and Level II fieldwork environments that are consistent with the goals of the MSOT program (may involve travel)
  • Assists in the procurement, updating and coordination of contracts for student internships

  • Analyze data for reporting purposes

  • Mentor and advise students on preparation for, and participation in fieldwork placements

  • Teach course content related to fieldwork education & other courses as assigned by program director.

  • Organize and maintain documentation related to fieldwork education (e.g. packets for sites, fieldwork educator evaluations of students, student evaluations of sites)

  • Educate/mentor fieldwork educators on the development and implementation of on-site, clinical fieldwork education

  • Participate, in accordance with Departmental and College need, in the ongoing design and continuous implementation of assessment of student learning outcomes and academic program improvement activities in the areas of General Education and the academic major; attend AIC assessment workshops.

  • Engage in service to the department, School, and College through committee membership.

  • Hold at least four office hours weekly, scheduled to meet needs of students, and be available to meet with students as needed at other times.

  • Engage and interact with students in positive ways, such as by guiding student research projects, by serving as the advisor to student clubs and organizations, or by mentoring students in other scholarly activities

  • Attend scheduled general faculty, school faculty, and departmental faculty meetings; attend Town meetings and Faculty Assembly meetings

  • Attend required convocations, meetings, commencement, academic awards ceremonies, and workshops and be available to participate in activities that promote the College in a positive manner both on and off campus.

  • Participate in professional development activities related to one's faculty role, including maintain up-to-date knowledge of evidence-based practice in area of clinical expertise and specialized clinical credentials

  • Engage in service to the department, School, and College through committee membership.

  • Other duties as assigned by chair/director or dean.


  • Required Degree(s): Master's degree in OT
  • Preferred Degree(s): Doctorate in OT (OTD, PhD) or related field
  • Required Field of Expertise: OT clinical practice
  • Required Licensure(s): OTR/L; valid, insurable driver's license.


  • Enthusiastic, committed teacher-scholar with demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarship
  • Strong commitment to high quality instruction in a diverse, student-centered environment and the ability to work with students with various learning styles and backgrounds
  • Interest in active and collaborative learning and enthusiasm for working in an interprofessional setting
  • Ability to foster a collaborative atmosphere among students, faculty, and staff
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite, Blackboard, and the use of instructional technology to teach traditional, hybrid or online courses as needed and serve as a resource for faculty using these tools.

Additional Information:

Work Schedule

This is a full time, exempt level, benefit eligible position with hours flexible to the needs of the department.

AIC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Application Instructions:

Qualified applicants should save and submit the following documents with the online application.

  • Brief cover letter
  • Current resume
  • Contact information for three professional references (one of which must be a current or prior supervisor)

Review of applications will continue until the position has been filled.




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Job No:
Posted: 8/6/2020
Application Due: 1/27/2021
Work Type: Full Time