OT Program Director/Tenure-track Faculty - Lewis University in Romeoville Illinois

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Lewis University

Romeoville, Illinois 60446

United States


Detailed Job Description

Lewis University is seeking a visionary, experienced, and innovative founding Director for its new Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) Program, currently under development.   This is a 12-month, tenure track position, reporting to the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences. This position begins August 2016.  Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

·       Developing and implementing the new MSOT program consistent with accreditation standards established by ACOTE and developing the curriculum

·       Providing leadership in pursuing initial and maintaining ongoing ACOTE accreditation

·       Securing facilities, equipment and resources needed for program implementation and accreditation

·       Collaborating with the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) in recruiting, hiring, leading, and overseeing relevant department personnel, including Field Coordinator and Faculty for the MSOT Program

·       Pursuing academic excellence and integrity within the program; promoting excellence in teaching

·       Coordinating scheduling of classes and clinical experiences in interest of students and faculty and in cooperation with the CAS Dean’s Office and other stakeholders

·       Facilitating assessment across the curriculum, including assuring clear student learning outcomes, grading rubrics, and syllabi in departmental courses

·       Promoting scholarship among faculty and students in the program, including external funding to support research and scholarship

·       Assisting with achieving recruiting and retention goals

·       Managing departmental budget in collaboration with the CAS Dean’s Office

·       Teaching as required

Position Qualifications:

An earned doctorate (PhD; EdD; or OTD); minimum of six years clinical practice as an occupational therapist with a demonstrated knowledge of current occupational therapy practice; at least two years’ experience in a full-time academic appointment with college level teaching experience is required.  Must be licensed or eligible for licensure as an occupational therapist in the State of Illinois and have NBCOT certification. Preferred qualifications include:  administrative experience, including but not limited to, personnel management, budgeting, and program planning, implementation, evaluation, and accreditation; and a recognized record of scholarship.

How to Apply:

To be considered and for a full description please visit, http://jobs.lewisu.edu/postings/1090

Inspired by the University’s Mission values of Wisdom, Knowledge, Justice, Fidelity and Association, the Lewis Community declares that Lewis is a Sanctified Zone where people are committed to working to end racism, bias and prejudice by valuing diversity in a safe and nurturing environment.

Lewis University, is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to diversity. 

Keyword Phrases

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Program Director
  • OT Program Director/Tenure-track Faculty
  • Sport & Exercise Science
  • Physical & Occupational Therapy
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Competitive
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter