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 Northern Kentucky University (posted 11/10/2021)

Northern Kentucky University, 7 miles from downtown Cincinnati, is seeking an innovative, collaborative, visionary Doctoral Capstone Coordinator (DCC). Northern Kentucky University is a university known to its faculty and students for its commitment to diversity (82% of students and 71% of faculty have rated NKU as being very dedicated to diversity), and we are looking for a culturally competent team member to contribute to this tradition. As a founding core faculty member of the entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program, the DCC is in a unique position to design and initiate doctoral capstone experiences that develop occupational therapy leaders committed to the program’s mission of facilitating excellence in academics, entry-level occupation-based practice, collaborative engagement, professionalism, and leadership within a global context to promote health through occupational engagement. As a member of the School of Kinesiology, Counseling, and Rehabilitative Sciences, the DCC will be part of a multi-disciplinary environment and collaborate with a diverse team of faculty and students. NKU is committed to assembling a diverse faculty team with a global perspective and a student-focused mindset. The DCC is responsible for the coordination, management, and compliance of the Doctoral Capstone Experience as required by section D in the ACOTE standards. In addition, the DCC ensures the quality and integrity of the doctoral capstone and creates a program that meets ACOTE standards, manages faculty, staff, student, and community relationships to support the doctoral experience, and works collaboratively with the OTD Program Director to advance the program’s mission. The DCC also teaches courses in the OTD curriculum. The DCC also serves on departmental, school, college, and university committees, and provides service in various areas.

The position is full-time, Academic Year, non-tenure-track renewable with a competitive salary.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have earned a doctorate degree from an accredited institution, NBCOT certification, and experience in research embedded in occupational therapy evidence-based practice. Candidates should demonstrate a student-centered focus and commitment to fostering an inclusive learning environment. Candidates must be eligible for licensure in Kentucky.

Preferred Qualifications: Strengths in collaborative engagement, effective teamworking, self-motivation, attention to detailed, approachability, capstone or clinical research development and instruction, clinical perspective based on occupation-based practice models, dedication to an inclusive and student-centered learning environment, experience in occupational therapy curriculum development and ACOTE accreditation processes.

If you meet these qualifications, please submit an application, letter of interest, current CV, names and contact information of 3 professional references, copies of graduate transcripts (unofficial accepted at the initial stage), and your personal teaching philosophy on occupation as intervention, as well as your personal philosophy on the importance of diversity and inclusion in higher education at https://jobs.nku.edu/postings/11007

If you have additional questions, you may contact Dr. Terrance Anderson, Inaugural Program Director, Occupational Therapy, [email protected]

 

Washington State Community College (posted 9/30/2021)

Washington State Community College

Director of Occupational Therapy Assistant Program

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About the Position

Washington State Community College invites applications for the position of full-time Director of the Occupational Therapy Assistant program.

OTA is a new program that the Ohio Department of Higher Education has approved WSCC to offer to its students. We are seeking a highly motivated candidate who wants to develop their dream program.

The program director (PD) will be responsible for the initial and continued successful accreditation/approval of a program through leadership and management. As a PD, this individual will be responsible for curriculum, instruction, and will be an integral part of the student educational experience.

The PD will provide engaged instruction; develop curricula; conduct program, course, and student outcomes assessment; and advise and support students. The PD will engage in the professional work to advance the College’s mission by participating in institutional advancement, professional development, and community service in the pursuit of excellence.

Candidates must have administrative experience to include program planning, and implementation, personnel management, evaluation, and budgeting, as well as experience with OTAs.  Other qualifications include two years of experience in a full-time academic appointment with teaching responsibilities at the post-secondary level; a current, valid license as a registered OT or OTA in Ohio; and evidence of professional development in the field of Occupational Therapy.

Washington State Community College (WSCC) is a two-year community college nestled on 180 acres of rolling, wooded hills in Marietta, Ohio. Since 1971, WSCC has grown from four graduates in its first year to more than 10,000 alumni. With more than 2,300 students, the College offers a variety of educational opportunities, including both associate degrees and certificates, to students and members of the surrounding communities.

WSCC boasts one of the highest graduation rates among all 23 community colleges in Ohio. As a comprehensive college, WSCC is committed to the growth and vitality of the region. Through quality, affordable education and training opportunities, cultural activities, and community service, the College enriches the lives of its students and their families, inspiring people to reach their full potential.

The Health and Science department at WSCC has a tremendous reputation. Our steadfast commitment to our students has earned our nursing programs high rankings at both state and national levels. The primary elements we credit for our success are our dedicated faculty, strong student support initiatives, small class sizes, and integration of technology into the learning environment. We also credit the partnerships we maintain with our local healthcare facilities where our students get the necessary hands-on experience and training.

For more information about Washington State Community College, visit our about page.