Contributing Faculty (MOT/OTD)

The mission of The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is the development of professional health care practitioners through innovation, individualized, and quality classroom, clinical, and distance education.

GENERAL SUMMARY
A contributing faculty member at the University of St. Augustine for HealthSciences (USAHS) provides engaging clinically-focused learning opportunitiesfor students in the health science professions, through face-to-face, blended,and/or online delivery methods.

The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences seeks contributing faculty members to teach in our Occupational Therapy programs program. Courses are taught via the University’s online platform (Blackboard).

Faculty members educate USAHS students by effectively and proficiently using online technology and resources so that knowledge, information, feedback, and critique are imparted to students in thoughtful, carefully formulated, well written, and timely communications.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Maintains expertise in content area
  • Promotes student success through optimal student engagement
    • Completes all course management requirements to meet program deadlines
    • Prepares and delivers course content
    • Monitors student progress; gives feedback as appropriate
    • Facilitates student participation in learning activities
    • Serves as student-to-university liaison
  • Reports student outcomes and uses this information for teaching and learning improvements
    • Assesses student performance on papers/examinations/projects
    • Communicates with program director (and course coordinator if teaching a multi-section course) regarding student difficulties or issues that arise
    • Ensures consistent content and testing, if a multi-section course
    • Completes annual self-evaluation of teaching performance; sets goals for improvement
  • Keeps course content current and as necessary, aligned with course consistency policy
    • Recommends course improvements for upcoming semester
  • Promotes professionalism by modeling such behaviors inside and outside the classroom setting; promotes interprofessional dialog
  • Collaborates with necessary departments to support a positive team environment
  • Upholds University core values, policies and procedures

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

May perform other duties andresponsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

Some travel may be required.

POSITION IN ORGANIZATION

REPORTS TO: Academic Program Director

POSITIONS SUPERVISED: None

TECHNICAL, MANAGERIAL, and PEOPLE SKILLS REQUIRED

To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Incumbents will be evaluated, in part, based on performance of each essential function. Appropriate reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
  • Experience with distance learning preferred.
  • Terminal degree preferred. Post- professional master's degree or clinical doctorate with demonstrated clinical expertise with plans to obtain a terminal degree will be considered
  • Prior teaching experience preferred [could include online]
  • Experience in scholarly activity preferred
  • A minimum of 3 years of clinical experience in the area of course content required
  • Working knowledge of educational theory and methodology


LICENSURE and/or CERTIFICATION

Faculty Members must be appropriately credentialed, possess an earned degree from an accredited institution or recognized by a country's ministry of education in the discipline being taught, and be licensed or license-eligible in order to teach in specific programs.

BUSINESS COMPETENCIES

Committed to Mission and Values - Has aclear understanding of institution’s mission and values. Has a passion forfacilitating learning and for enabling students to navigate their own learningjourney.

Contribute Knowledge to the Discipline - Compelledby the opportunity to contribute through research, scholarship professionalpractice or creativity.

Accountable -Takes personalresponsibility for own goals and outcomes to ensure student success.Establishes clear expectations, follows through on commitments to students andholds them accountable for assignments and performance

Collaborative - Works cooperatively withothers across the institution and beyond, including the community and throughpartnerships. Represents own interests while being inclusive and fair toothers.

Communicates Effectively - Adapts oraland written communication approach and style to the audience and based on themessage. Also listens attentively to others.

Drives Engagement - Makes students feelwelcome, understood and valued. Creates a learning environment that iscompelling, challenging and productive.

Academic Discipline Expertise - Hassufficient credentials, industry expertise and/or experience in the disciplineto teach according to the standards and qualifications required.

Education Design - Designs learningexperiences closely linked to learning outcomes including lesson planning,design of project, work integrated, group learning experiences, or interactivelearning objects. Has depth of expertise in pedagogy, andragogy and overalllearning effectiveness.

Teaching Delivery/Learning FacilitationSkills - Manages small, large, blended, hybrid and/or online classrooms,monitoring and ensuring participation, managing one’s own and students' timeand attention effectively.

ADDITIONALCOMPETENCIES

To perform the job successfully, an individual shoulddemonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions ofthe position:

Core Ethics and Values

  • Committed to Mission and Values: Has a clear understanding of institution’s mission and values. Has a passion for facilitating learning and for enabling students to navigate their own learning journey.


Operational

  • Communicates Effectively: Adapts oral and written communication approach and style to the audience and based on the message.
  • Drives Engagement: Makes students feel welcomed, understood, and valued. Creates a learning environment that is compelling, challenging, and productive.


Technical

  • Teaching Delivery/Learning Facilitation Skills: Manages small, large, blended, hybrid, and/or online classrooms, monitoring and ensuring participation, managing one’s own and students’ time and attention effectively.
  • Academic Discipline Expertise: Has sufficient credentials, industry expertise, and/or experience in the discipline to each according to the standards and qualifications required.


The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is an equal opportunity at will employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, disability, sex, sexual orientation or national origin.

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