Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy

Job description

Category:: Faculty
Department:: Occupational Therapy
Locations:: Springfield, MA
Posted:: Feb 22, 2021
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
Ref. No.:: 2771
Position ID:: 128344

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:

  • Teach required course load each semester (may include 4-5 courses per semester) as assigned by chair/director or dean.

  • Advise an average of 25-30 students as assigned by chair/director.

  • Engage in scholarly activities appropriate to one's discipline, teaching responsibilities, and other academic responsibilities.

  • Collaborate with Academic Fieldwork Coordinator to find/supervise Level I Fieldwork experiences; conduct clinical education site visits as assigned by chair/director.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Collaboration with the Program Director on assigned duties involved in maintaining college accreditation (NEASC) and specialized program accreditation (ACOTE).

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

  • Assist with Student Success and Admissions functions as they relate to departmental programs.

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

  • 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.

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

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


  • Required Degree(s): Doctorate in OT (OTD or PhD) or related field

  • Required Field of Expertise: At least 2-5 years of teaching experience at a college or university in an OT program; a minimum of 5 years of clinical experience in physical disabilities

  • Preferred Field of Expertise: Inpatient rehabilitation, acute care and assistive technology experience preferred

  • Required Training/Cert: At least 5 years of clinical practice experience as an OT in area of teaching responsibilities

  • Required Licensure(s): Licensed or eligible to be licensed as an OT in the State of Massachusetts


  • 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.

  • Enthusiastic, committed teacher-scholar with demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarship.

  • Must be able to work with a diverse environment.

Additional Information:

Work Schedule

This is a full time, exempt level, benefit eligible position that will begin at the start of the Fall 2021 semester. Hours of work are determined based on the needs of the department and are flexible to the needs of the department. Occasional weekend event work required.

AIC reserves the right to fill this position at a level above or below the level included in this posting.

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: 2/23/2021
Application Due: 4/24/2021
Work Type: Full Time