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Academic Fieldwork Coordinator (AFWC)

Husson University
Bangor, ME, ME

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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JOIN HUSSON’S TEAM OF DEDICATED PROFESSIONALS!Husson University, New England’s premier professional educator, is looking for a select individual to join its occupational therapy faculty. The OT team takes pride in how they contribute to the success of a university where everyone’s focused on student success.Husson offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes free tuition for yourself, your spouse and dependents! A generous retirement plan along with our Health, Dental, Life Insurance and voluntary benefits. If you’d like to join the Husson Community, review the job description below and apply now! Compensation is based on experience and qualifications provided on the application.

The School of Occupational Therapy Academic Fieldwork Coordinator (AFWC) is a core faculty member, with administrative duties, who reports to the chair, and is responsible for the coordination, oversight, and management of level 1 and level 2 fieldwork. This position will be a .75 FTE 12-month position and is eligible to be a hybrid position, with designated time weekly on campus in Bangor, ME. Faculty rank will be assigned based on the individual’s academic experience. The AFWC will ensure that the fieldwork design reflects the curricular design and that the fieldwork experiences meet all accreditation requirements. The AFWC plans, coordinates, facilitates, administers, and monitors fieldwork placements on behalf of the school of occupational therapy, and in coordination with academic and fieldwork faculty. The AFWC serves as a liaison between the occupational therapy program and the fieldwork education site as part of his/her responsibilities. In addition to these administrative responsibilities, as a faculty member the AFWC will teach, engage in service, scholarship, and advising as assigned by the chair and Dean of the College of Health and Pharmacy and is eligible for multi-year contract per Faculty Handbook.Examples of Duties

The AFWC will work collaboratively with the other College of Health and Pharmacy (COHP) clinical/experiential leads to drive efficiencies and effectiveness for clinical/experiential education across the college. The following are key responsibilities:

1. Develop, monitor, and refine the fieldwork education component of the curriculum as outlined in accreditation standards.
2. Facilitate quality learning experiences for students during fieldwork education.
3. Evaluate students' performance, in cooperation with other faculty, to determine their ability to integrate didactic and fieldwork learning experiences and to progress within the curriculum.
4. Provide and/or coordinate clinical instructor (CI) education and assist in the orientation, training, and evaluation of CIs.
5. Monitor and collect data to inform the OT program chair and faculty about the quality of field work experiences, decisions for site selection, and to meet course learning outcomes.
6. Foster positive relationships with each site and share feedback received from the sites with chair and other faculty members.
7. Perform site visits and/or regular meetings with CIs to give feedback and perform evaluation processes to enhance student experiences and build community connections.
8. Attend training sessions and meetings and collaborate with the administrative assistant/Chair and other COHP clinical/experiential coordinators/directors in maintenance of the Fieldwork/Experiential/Clinical Learning Management Systems (i.e., Exxat, etc.).
9. Teach courses, at appropriate load, as assigned by the program chair/dean.
10. Advise students in the occupational therapy program.
11. Participate in required meetings and committees of the SON and College of Health and Pharmacy as determined by the Dean of COHP and Chair.
12. Maintain currency and contribution to the OT profession through service and scholarship.
13. Handle budget-related tasks as directed by the Dean of COHP and Chair.
14. Other duties may be assigned.

Typical Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree (professional entry level or post professional) required. A candidate who is in the process of completing a doctoral degree may be considered.
  • Active unencumbered, unrestricted Occupational Therapist license in the State of Maine required or eligible for licensure and will obtain within six months of hire.
  • Minimum of Two years (5 preferred) of occupational therapy experience including:
  • Clinical practice as an occupational therapist
  • Professional experience as a fieldwork educator or plan for completion of fieldwork educator training (AOTA)
  • Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities-The individual must have the following abilities:
  • Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills to foster collaboration and problem solving
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Comfort with health care technology
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at one time
  • Organizational and networking skills
  • Proven administrative and strategic thinking skills
  • Familiarity with health care organizations throughout the State
  • Flexibility and adaptability to meet the clinical needs of faculty and students
  • Understanding of educational processes and measurement of educational outcomes
  • Innovative skills and a positive and enthusiastic attitude




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    Husson University inspires and prepares students for professional careers in current and emerging fields within the context of an education informed by the sciences and humanities.

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    Located in beautiful Bangor, Maine, Husson University is a small school that makes a big impact. With 3,400 undergraduate and graduate students and an average class size of 18, Husson University prides itself on being an institution where everyone focuses on the student. Our students are more than just a number here at Husson.

    We have a long-standing commitment to providing affordable and accessible education. Our faculty members are some of the leading experts in their fields. They include Fulbright scholars and numerous leaders of honorary and professional societies.

    Husson University dining hallWe have a strong focus on experiential learning. In fact, U.S. News & World Report ranked Husson as one of the top 10 institutions in the country for student participation in internships. (2013 and 2014)

    Combined, these attributes have made Husson the “University of Choice” for professional careers in current and emerging fields where students succeed, experiential learning is championed and global understanding is promoted. All of our programs are designed to help students achieve career success. With 54 degree programs and 10 graduate professional programs to choose from, you’ll find Husson graduates in organizations devoted to business, information technology, criminal justice, hospitality, education, healthcare, communications, pharmacy and much more.

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