Detailed Job Description
Under the direction of the Dean of Health Sciences and the Director of Occupational Therapy, the Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy will teach a required course load each semester (which could include 4-5 courses per semester) as assigned by chair/director or dean.
Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy required
Doctorate in Occupational Therapy (clinical or academic) or related field preferred
1-2 years of teaching experience at a college or university in an OT program required
3-5 years of professional practice experience as an OT in area of teaching responsibilities required
Licensed or eligible to be licensed as an OT in the State of Massachusetts
Strong commitment to high quality instruction in a diverse, student-centered environment and the ability to work with students with various learning styles and backgrounds
Interest in active and collaborative learning and enthusiasm for working in an interprofessional setting
Ability to foster a collaborative atmosphere among students, faculty, and staff
Experience using Microsoft Office Suite, Blackboard, and the use of instructional technology to teach traditional, hybrid or online courses as needed and serve as a resource for faculty using these tools
Enthusiastic, committed teacher-scholar with demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarship
Advise an average of 25-30 students as assigned by chair/director.
Engage in scholarly activities appropriate to one's discipline, teaching responsibilities, and other academic responsibilities.
Collaborate with Academic Fieldwork Coordinator to find/supervise Level I Fieldwork experiences; conduct clinical education site visits as assigned by chair/director.
Participate in professional development activities related to one's faculty role, including maintain up-to-date knowledge of evidence-based practice in area of clinical expertise and specialized clinical credentials.
Attend required convocations, meetings, commencement, academic awards ceremonies, and workshops and be available to participate in activities that promote the College in a positive manner both on and off campus.
Engage and interact with students in positive ways, such as by guiding student research projects, by serving as the advisor to student clubs and organizations, or by mentoring students in other scholarly activities.
Collaboration with the Program Director on assigned duties involved in maintaining college accreditation (NEASC) and specialized program accreditation (ACOTE).
Assist with Student Success and Admissions functions as they relate to departmental programs.
Engage in service to the department, School, and College through committee membership.
Participate, in accordance with Departmental and College need, in the ongoing design and continuous implementation of assessment of student learning outcomes and academic program improvement activities in the areas of General Education and the academic major; attend AIC assessment workshops.
Hold at least four office hours weekly, scheduled to meet needs of students, and be available to meet with students as needed at other times.
Attend scheduled general faculty, school faculty, and departmental faculty meetings; attend Town meetings and Faculty Assembly meetings.
Other duties as assigned by director or dean.
American International College is a private, coeducational institution of higher education located on a 70+ acre campus in Springfield, Massachusetts. The campus has 42 buildings on two sites approximately 1/2 mile apart with a total of approximately 660,000 gross square feet. Included in the inventory of buildings are student residences for a resident population of 900 students. Founded in 1885, the College has 3700 graduate and undergraduate students. AIC offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs through the Schools of Business, Arts and Sciences; Health Sciences; and Graduate and Adult Education. The mission of the College is to transform student lives through career focused learning, with a strong foundation in the liberal arts, a commitment to serving the community, and a high level of involvement in the global economy.
Qualified applicants should electronically submit a brief cover letter, current resume, and the contact information for three professional references (all saved as one document) via this online application: