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Assistant Professor/Academic Fieldwork Coordinator

Middle Georgia State University

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Faculty Application - please complete and email with supporting documentsSchool/Department: Department of Rehabilitation Science Primary Location: Cochran Position: Faculty Job Type: Full Time Position Close Date: Until Filled Description:

JOB SUMMARY: Middle Georgia State University invites applications for a full-time (12 month) Academic Fieldwork Coordinator (AFWC) Position to join the developing Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) Bridge Program at a rank of Assistant Professor. The program is located on the Cochran, GA campus where there is a well-established Occupational Therapy Assistant Program and a recently established Department of Rehabilitation Science.As a member of the School of Health and Natural Sciences/Department of Rehabilitation Science, the AFWC will be responsible for creating unique experiential learning opportunities to prepare students for the challenging and ever-changing healthcare environment, as well as designing innovative opportunities in nontraditional settings. The AFWC will work collaboratively with the MSOT Program Director to advance the program’s mission and vision, and build effective relationships with faculty, staff, students, and the community to support the fieldwork education experience.


  • Planning, implementation, and assessment of the fieldwork education process.
  • Ensuring compliance with all ACOTE standards related to fieldwork education.
  • Establishing and maintaining quality clinical affiliations and contracts.
  • Teaching responsibilities in content areas matching their clinical expertise and needs of the program.
  • Providing resources and/or training to fieldwork educators (FWEs), collaborating with them to develop appropriate site-specific learning objectives and experiences, and communicating with FWEs regarding student performance and progress.
  • Mentoring and advising students throughout the fieldwork education process.
  • Participating in the organizational, curriculum development, strategic planning, and accreditation activities of the MSOT Program, and provide service at the university level when appropriate.


  • Candidates should possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, have strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and demonstrate a commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • While the MSOT bridge program will be offered in a hybrid format, and the AFWC position may be remote, there will be an expectation and requirement for some travel to campus and other locations (such as for weekend classes/labs, on-campus meetings, fieldwork site visits, etc.).


  • Occupational Therapist licensed in the state of GA (or eligible for GA licensure)
  • Master’s degree awarded by an institution that is accredited by a USDE recognized institutional accrediting agency
  • Initial NBCOT certification
  • Minimum of 2 years of clinical experience


  • Earned doctoral degree from an institution accredited by a USDE recognized institutional accrediting agency or near completion of a doctorate degree
  • Experience in pediatrics and/or mental health
  • Teaching experience in a higher education setting (especially with distance learning)

FOR MORE INFORMATION: If you have additional questions, you may contact Dr. Traci Swartz, OTD, OTR/L, Founding Program Director of the MSOT Bridge Program: [email protected]. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The position will begin in June 2021.

TO APPLY: Application materials should be emailed as one PDF attachment to [email protected] with the subject line “Assistant Professor/Academic Fieldwork Coordinator 2.24.2021”. Application materials must include (1) an MGA faculty application, (2) a letter of interest, (3) a curriculum vitae, (4) a statement of teaching philosophy, (5) names and contact information of three references, and (6) unofficial transcripts. Paper application materials will not be accepted.

Background checks will be conducted on all final candidates.

Faculty Application - please complete and email with supporting documentsA Unit of the University System of Georgia



One of 31 institutions in the University System of Georgia, Middle Georgia State was created in 2013 by the con­solidation of Macon State College and Middle Georgia College.

Middle Georgia State College strives to offer bachelor’s degrees that enhance the educational, economic, and cultural lives of Middle Georgians. Additionally, the college offers a wide array of associate’s degrees that meet the educational interests of traditional and non-traditional students in the region. With low tuition, robust financial aid, a commitment to the success of each student and a vibrant residence life program on three of our five campuses, Middle Georgia State promises an affordable, challenging, and rewarding college experience leading to degrees of proven quality. Our success is measured best by the accomplishments of our graduates in their chosen professions, as well as by the contributions they make to their communities.


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