Assistant Professor/Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy - Touro College in New York New York

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Touro College

New York, New York 10010

United States


Detailed Job Description

Reports to: Director/Associate Director
Status: Full Time
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Location: Bay Shore/Manhattan

About Touro College:

Touro College is a system of Jewish-sponsored non-profit institutions of higher and professional education. Touro College was established in 1971 primarily to enrich the Jewish heritage, and to serve the larger American community. Over 18,000 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions. Touro College has branch campuses, locations and instructional sites in the New York area, as well as branch campuses and programs in Berlin, Jerusalem, Moscow, Paris, and Florida. Touro University California and its Nevada branch campus, as well as Touro College Los Angeles, are separately accredited institutions governed in common by the same Board of Trustees as Touro College.

Professorship requirements include teaching a full course load, participation in scholarly activities, service to the institution, and profession of occupational therapy and the community.


Teaching: All part-time and full time faculty are required to but not limited to the following:

Provide assigned number of lecture, laboratory, and examination hours for course(s) as stipulated by the agreement signed by the Dean of the School of Health Sciences and the President of the College

Teach 5 courses and a minimum/maximum credit range of 13 – 16 credits per academic year (Part time faculty course and credit load determined on an individual basis by Program Chair in collaboration with Program Director)

Provide the Occupational Therapy office with a list of required texts, supplies and equipment needed for coursework, a minimum of six weeks prior to the semester beginning

Provide course descriptions, according to department format, including but not limited to topic outline, assigned texts, assigned readings, suggested readings, practical, laboratory assignments, goals, objectives, and grading mechanisms completed and ready for distribution on the first day of class. Times or information about your availability must be included in your course description/outline provided to students

Provide the Occupational Therapy office with a copy of all course descriptions, outlines, assignments, examination, quizzes, and handouts utilized in the course(s) following format of program/school

Be prepared for and conduct all classes in a timely, organized fashion

Start and end classes punctually and as scheduled

Maintain classroom, equipment and space in working order. Notify OT office of equipment damage, etc.

Grade all assignments and examinations in a timely fashion. This includes grade submission at the end of the semester within the time lines established by the College

Hold office hours on a weekly basis

Notify and coordinate with Program Chair/OT office and students of any expected absence/rescheduling of classes and/or class cancellations

Have students complete course and instructor evaluations at the end of each semester and/or course

Inform students of all grades in a confidential and timely fashion

Serve as a professional role model to students in the areas of equity, fairness, ethics and objectivity, communication skills, and attitudes toward profession, job, school, and work responsibilities

Student Advising: All faculty are required to:

Serve as faculty advisor to assigned students
Arrange office hours for individual student meetings. This includes providing coursework- related support and advisement, tutoring, or assistance as needed

Provide advisement to students as assigned, including meeting a minimum of one time a semester to review the student’s academic standings, clinical standings, and overall attitude toward their education, current skills, and goals

Maintain written documentation on all interactions with students occurring during formal and/or informal advisement sessions and/or office hours

Recommend, complete nomination forms and letters of reference for possible scholarships, honor societies, and awards for students when warranted

Notify the OT Program Chair and/or Director of Programs about any problems or concerns related to student health, academic, or professional behavior within two days of problem recognition

Program/Department/School/Organization related – All faculty are required to:

Maintain written documentation on all interactions with students occurring during formal and/or informal advisement sessions and/or office hours

Submit accurate information regarding the skills, dates specific documentation needed and honorariums required for guest speakers and lecturers in a timely fashion

Submit any requests for reimbursement or expenditures, purchase requisitions, or rental requests following policies and procedures established by the specific departments of Touro College and with approval of Program Chair and Director

Submit annual addendums to CV following format requested by the Program Director

Submit course/instructor evaluations related to program evaluation methods to Director in timely manner

Complete and return annual self assessment/review for the purpose of faculty evaluation to the Director of the OT Program

Participate in program evaluation methods and offer recommendations that will enhance teaching, curriculum, and program outcomes

Participate in assigned departmental/school/college academic and clinical committees as assigned by the Program Chair, Director or Dean of SHS

Attend faculty meetings/curriculum review meetings and performance evaluation meetings as scheduled

Provide an explanation verbally and/or in writing to the Program Chair, Committee Chair, or Program Director justifying inability to attend a required meeting

Be available for program orientation and student recruitment activities

Scholarly/Community Service/Professional Development Activities:
All faculty are required to:

Provide mentoring/research and/or scholarly activities advisement and review within the realm of the faculty members skills and expertise for a maximum of 5 projects/activities per semester *

Participate in scholarly activities such as, quantitative and qualitative research projects, publications, professional presentations, grant writing, development of innovative teaching projects, and/or program initiatives based within the academic or community setting and related to their area of expertise on an annual basis

Maintain professionally related clinical competence according to the guidelines and standards of professional accrediting bodies, and/or professional credentialing bodies and licensing entities

Provide evidence of continued professional development through documented attendance at courses and workshops, publications and speaking, and/or research activities

* Number for part time faculty determined on an individual basis by Program Chair in collaboration with Program Director. This may be different for OTA Faculty and will be determined on an individual faculty basis by the Chair of the OTA program


Education, Preparation, and Training
All faculty must hold a degree in Occupational Therapy
All faculty must hold a minimum of a Master’s degree
All faculty must hold a New York State Occupational Therapy license
The faculty must have documented expertise in their area(s) of teaching
Responsibility and knowledge of the content delivery method

Physical Demands
Extensive time sitting and standing
Extensive use of computers
Ability to lift 5 pounds

Computer Skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Internet research and Outlook


Application Procedure:

Applications will be reviewed immediately and until the position is filled. A letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three letters of professional reference should be sent to:

Stephanie Dapice Wong DPT, OTR, CAPS
Chairperson, Search Committee
1700 Union Boulevard
Bay Shore, New York 11706
631-665-1600 extension 6242
Touro College is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. Our practices and employment decisions regarding employment, hiring, assignment, promotion, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment are not to be based on an employee's race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, military discharge status, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic predisposition, housing status, or any other protected status, in accordance with applicable law. Our policies are in conformance with Title IX, 1972 Education Amendments

Keyword Phrases

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Instruction
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: At least 5 years
Level of Job: Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Non-Tenure Track
Salary: Competitive
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume