Faculty, Tenure Track – Assistant Professor – Occupational Therapy

Salary: $90,000.00 – $96,000.00 Annually
Job Type: Faculty
Job Number: FY2300613
Closing: 4/1/2023 11:59 PM Mountain
Division: CHPS College Health/Public Service
Position Announcement
Be on the ground floor of a new and exciting program coming to Utah Valley University (UVU) in the College of Health and Public Service! We are excited to announce the development of a bachelor-level Occupational Therapy Assistant program and are looking for a tenure-track faculty member who will also serve as the initial Program Director. This person will shape and develop this new program and create a legacy of quality OTA students educated at our institution.
UVU is the largest public university in the State of Utah with over 43,000 students. We have a dual-mission, open-enrollment model, where no student is turned away. Students can choose from 250+ degrees ranging from certificates of proficiency to master’s degrees. UVU is committed to training a workforce that will serve local and regional needs and the interests of local citizens, businesses, industry, and government. UVU’s College of Health and Public Service (CHPS) prepares competent professionals who serve and protect our community. CHPS programs emphasize academic learning with practical skill development. CHPS programs are dedicated to the engaged learning of our students, providing them the opportunity to not only learn and understand theory, but also understand how to translate that knowledge into a practical “hands-on” application.
Beyond a thriving academic campus, the surrounding community has much to offer. Utah is known for its beauty and offers incredible and diverse terrains. From snow-covered mountains to red rock ridges, Utah is home to some of the best year-round outdoor activities.
Qualified candidates will create a student-oriented approach to academics that include the following:
• Plan, develop, and prepare instructional materials, and follow an approved course of study that includes measurable objectives for each course taught.
• Assist in program recruitment, advertisement, and selection of students.
• Maintain and submit accurate and current reports and records involving student accountability, attendance, and performance throughout program enrollment through completion.
• Assist in the program accreditation process where necessary and appropriate.
• Help to establish and maintain clinical sites and experiences for students.
• Hold office hours and advise students as needed.
• Assist advisor, department chair, faculty, and department staff in maintaining a successful program, serve on committees, and attend meetings as necessary.
• Continue professional growth as evidenced by research, publication, and involvement in professional associations, licensure, and continuing education.
Summary of Responsibilities
• Designs, plans, and teaches occupational therapy assistant courses, with the possibility of other courses as determined by the department. Instructs and supervises individuals and groups in classrooms through online content delivery, lectures, discussions, conferences, demonstrations, individualized instructions, and other appropriate methods. Prepares instructional materials including writing assignments, examinations, outlines, syllabi, visual aids, and presentations as necessary. Participates in Program Learning Outcomes and Assessment. Evaluates student learning, maintains accurate records of student accountability, attendance, and performance. (50%)
• Develops an active research agenda that may involve students, resulting in presentations and publications. Continues professional development as evidenced by research, publication, and involvement in associations and continuing education. (20%)
• Shares in maintenance of the OTA program and accreditation processes. (10%)
• Gives service to the department, college, and university through committee work. (10%)
• Performs other job-related duties as assigned. (10%)
Minimum Qualifications
• Graduation from an accredited institution (USDE recognized accreditor) with a terminal degree in an appropriate and related discipline. Minimum of a master’s degree, not limited to occupational therapy.
• Knowledge and skill in current instructional strategies, techniques, and discipline content. Evidence of scholarly/creative work consistent with a teaching university.
• Required licensure or certification: Must be a licensed occupational therapy practitioner in Utah (OTR or COTA) with at least five years of professional practice experience.
Preferred Qualifications
Doctoral degree preferred. Experience with ACOTE accreditation.
Must be a licensed occupational therapy practitioner in Utah (OTR or COTA) with at least five years of professional practice experience.
Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities
Knowledge of subject matter in occupational therapy assistant course content.
Knowledge and skill in current instructional theories, strategies, and techniques.
Demonstrated knowledge of the process of research, presentation, and publication.
Knowledge of ACOTE accreditation processes and clinical practice.
Knowledge of the principles and methodology of in-person, hybrid, and distance education models.
Skills in teaching as demonstrated through effective instructional strategies and techniques.
Skills in maintaining a positive and engaging learning environment for students.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Excellent community relations skills.
Excellent clinical supervision skills.
Skilled in time management and organization.
Ability to develop and maintain an active research and scholarly agenda.
Ability to instruct and motivate students, manage classroom procedures, and evaluate student learning in traditional, hybrid, and distance learning formats.
Ability to apply research while engaging students.
Ability to work with diverse populations and on interdisciplinary teams.
Ability to develop or adapt new course curriculum.
Ability to work effectively and collegially with faculty, staff, and students.
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