Full-time Lecturer, Occupational Therapy (Academic Field Work Coordinator)

Job no: 506918
Work type: Instructional Faculty - Temporary/Lecturer
Location: Dominguez Hills
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Temporary, Full Time, Faculty - Health Sciences

Full-time Lecturer and Academic Fieldwork Coordinator

College of Health, Human Services, and Nursing

Position Description

The Department of Occupational Therapy at California State University Dominguez Hills invites applications for a Full-time position at the rank of 12-month Lecturer with the appointment starting in Fall 2022.

At CSUDH, we celebrate and respect diversity in all forms that include every race, religion, gender, ethnicity, veterans, people with varied abilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. CSUDH is seeking applications from candidates who can demonstrate experience in teaching and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and contribute to the University’s mission, vision, and core values.

For more information: Mission, Vision, and Core Values

Department of Occupational Therapy

The mission of the CSUDH Occupational Therapy Program is to prepare entry-level clinical practitioners with knowledge, skills, and understanding necessary to practice in traditional as well as emerging occupational therapy roles with an excellent foundation for later specialization and lifelong learning.

The Occupational Therapy Program has been planned with enthusiasm to help prepare students for a professional career focused on helping people achieve skills and utilize resources to live independent and meaningful lives. The program is structured towards producing client-centered therapists with enhanced critical thinking abilities. It aims to produce professionals, who can research, develop, implement, and evaluate procedures utilizing a high degree of independent judgment and to consult where appropriate with other members of the health care team.

For more information: https://www.csudh.edu/ot/

The Position

This is for one 12-month full-time Lecturer position in the Department of Occupational Therapy to take on the responsibilities of the Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) Academic Fieldwork Coordinator and teaching in the OT Department.


This 12-month full-time position come with the following responsibilities:

• Teaching and advising.

• Conducting scholarship in line with the mission of the department, college, and university.

• Contributing to service for the department, college, and university.

• Contributing to curriculum and program development.

• Take on the responsibilities of the OTD Academic Fieldwork Coordinator for the Entry-Level OTD Program as required by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). The AFWC is specifically responsible for the program’s compliance with the fieldwork requirements of the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) Standards Section C.1.0.


Required Qualifications

  • An earned post-professional doctoral degree (e.g. PhD, EdD, OTD).
  • 2 years of clinical practice in occupational therapy.
  • Eligible for occupational therapy (OT) licensure in California.
  • Qualified to teach courses at both entry-level as well as and advanced clinical-level courses.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to teaching and mentoring with ongoing or potential research projects that can foster student involvement and career opportunities.
  • Demonstrate a record of professional leadership and scholarship.
  • Applicants must have experience in teaching and/or working with colleagues from diverse age, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds.
  • Preferred Qualifications

    • 5 years of clinical practice in occupational therapy.
    • 2 years of teaching experience.
    • Experience in OT curriculum and course development.
    • Experience in fieldwork coordination in occupational therapy education, including student placements, development of affiliation agreements and fieldwork objectives, and collaboration with fieldwork sites.
    • Experience in supervision of students’ fieldwork experience.
    • Experience in community outreach, advocacy, leadership, and/or program development and management.

    Employment Requirement

    Background Check

    Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

    CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Interim Policy

    The California State University (CSU) is committed to safeguarding the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the communities we serve, as well as maintaining higher education access and attainment for our students, as such, we embrace a comprehensive strategy designed to reduce the likelihood of transmission of the COVID-19 virus. The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption if eligible. Any candidate advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The system-wide policy can be found at: https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/.

    Questions about the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy may be sent to [email protected] .

    Mandated Reporter Per CANRA

    The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.

    How to Apply- To apply for this position, please click the "Apply Now" button on this page.

    The position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin in March 16, 2022. For full consideration, please submit your completed application with the required materials no later than March 15, 2022.

  • Current Curriculum Vitae with contact information
  • Cover letter
  • List of 3 references with contact information*
  • Unofficial transcripts (an official transcript will be required for the finalist)**
  • A Statement on Teaching
  • Sample Publications or Evidence of Creative/Scholarly Activity
  • Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (2 pages maximum)***
  • Teaching Evaluations (if available)
  • *This position requires three letters of recommendation (LORs). Please do not upload your LORs with your application. Your list of references will be notified at the appropriate time during the search process. They will receive a request via email along with information on uploading the LOR. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUDH by logging back into your applicant portal.

    **For the finalist with International transcripts, a United States Equivalency certification will be required.

    A United States (US) Equivalency certification is required for earned/awarded/conferred foreign terminal degrees, which is from a foreign Academic Institution for foreign studies. The US Equivalency certification is used to validate foreign studies from an academic credential evaluation agency and is evaluated on foreign studies and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from the United States. The certification must translate the information in English, and confirm that your highest terminal degree is US Equivalent to a US terminal degree (i.e., Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate’s, Doctor’s of Philosophy). The certification can be emailed to [email protected] or mailed directly to the office of Faculty Affairs and Development, 1000 East Victoria Street, WH-368, Carson, CA 90747.

    ***Given CSUDH’s commitment to diversity and inclusion for all students, faculty, staff, and administrators, describe your individual commitment and experiences in advancing diversity and inclusion and how they relate to your future teaching and research.

    If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:

    Dan Swiatek, OTD, OTR/L

    Search Committee Chair

    CSU, Dominguez Hills

    1000 East Victoria Street, (WHA 320h)

    Carson, CA 90747

    Closing Statement

    CSUDH is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

    For more information: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

    Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources’ Office (310) 243-3771.

    Clery Act crime statistics for CSUDH are available at Campus Security Report (Clery), or by calling University Police at (310) 243-3639.

    Upon appointment, all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

    The California State University is Smoke and Tobacco Free. Smoking, Vaping and other Tobacco use are Not Permitted anywhere on University property. Education Code 42356, CCR Title 5, Article 9.

    For more information see: Smoke & Tobacco-Free

    Advertised: 08 Nov 2021 Pacific Standard Time
    Applications close: Open until filled

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