Assistant/Associate Professor or Instructional Academic Staff

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Sep 25, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Recruitment Number 5322 Working Title Assistant/Associate Professor or Instructional Academic Staff Position Type Faculty/Instructional Appointment Percentage 100 Division/College College of Science and Health Description of College / Department / Program / Division / Unit   Position Summary

The individual in this position is primarily responsible for teaching within the occupational therapy graduate program and pursuing and on-going program of scholarship. This individual is expected to maintain currency in content areas as related to their teaching assignment. In addition, participation in on-going professional development is expected, along with participation in university and professional service that support the on-going operation of the occupational therapy program, the health professions department, and the university.

Required Qualifications

Tenure Track Required Qualifications

· Current NBCOT certification

· Licensed or eligible for licensed as an occupational therapy in the state of Wisconsin

· Have a terminal scholarly degree (PhD, DSc, EdD, or equivalent) by start date

· Possess excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational and time management skills

· Developing research agenda

IAS Required Qualifications

· Current NBCOT certification

· Licensed or eligible for license as an occupational therapist in the state of Wisconsin

· Minimum of a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy by start date

· Possess excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational and time management skills

Preferred Qualifications

Tenure Track Preferred Qualifications

· Evidence of academic teaching experience in higher education

· Clinical experience as an occupational therapist

· Possess excellent interpersonal skills, written and oral communication skills, organizational and time management skills

· Interest in developing and teaching research curriculum

· Proficiency in technology for on-line course requirements

IAS Preferred Qualifications

· 3 + years clinical experience as an occupational therapist

· Graduate level teaching experience

· Leadership and administrative experience

· Clinical supervision of students

· Experience with mental health or community-based practice contexts

· Proficiency in technology for on-line course requirements

· Post Professional OTD

Physical Demands   Working conditions and environment   Miscellaneous Information   Duties/Responsibilities These are the job duties required for the position. Responsibility Statement Instruction and Assessment of Students (Tenure track or IAS) Duties to Support Responsibility

Tenure Track (50% Instruction) IAS (80% Instruction)
• Develop syllabi to meet content objectives assigned as part of the curriculum design.
• Develop course content and teaching methods in compliance with curriculum design and ACOTE standards
• Provide classroom instruction including lectures, labs, active learning assignments, etc.
• Develop and implement methods to assess student learning, course effectiveness, and teaching effectiveness.
• Collect SEI scores for each class each semester
• Update courses annually incorporating collected assessment information
• Work in collaboration with the Academic Fieldwork Coordinator to develop objectives for Level I Fieldwork, and support student preparation for Level II Fieldwork.
• Maintain regularly scheduled office hours in order to advise and assist students.
• Maintain student records, e.g., grades, advising, attendance, student professional development, etc., and report information as needed.
• Maintain labs, e.g., ordering supplies, updating manuals, etc., as appropriate for teaching assignment.
• Collaborate as needed with other programs housed in the HSC for physical (room, equipment, etc.) and educational purposes (joint classes, etc.).
• Advise occupational therapy students as needed for coursework.

Percentage Of Time 50 Essential Yes Responsibility Statement Scholarship/Professional Development (Tenure track or IAS) Duties to Support Responsibility

Tenure Track (30% Scholarship and Professional Development) IAS (5% Scholarship and Professional Development)
Faculty are expected to have an ongoing record of scholarship consistent with institutional decisions related to retention, tenure, and promotion. Scholarly pursuits shall be judged on the quality and quantity of contributions and include scholarship of discovery, teaching, and engagement.

Evidence of scholarship includes, but is not limited to:
• Research articles or abstracts submitted and/or published
• Grant applications and funded grants
• Research consultation
• Professional platform or poster presentations at peer-reviewed conferences
• Books & book chapters

Professional Development:
• Complete a Professional Development Plan (PDP) annually with goals for teaching effectiveness and teaching currency.
• Self-Assess performance each year as part of professional development plan process
• Maintain teaching effectiveness through participation in continuing education and/or professional experience.
• Maintain professional license, certification, and membership in the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).

Percentage Of Time 30 Essential Yes Responsibility Statement Service (Tenure track or IAS) Duties to Support Responsibility

Tenure Track (20% program service) IAS (15% program service)
• Advise occupational therapy students on a regular basis for the purposes of student’s professional development.
• Serve on program and departmental committees as assigned, e.g., admissions, curriculum/assessment, inter-professional education, etc.
• Participate in program assessment and curriculum revision.
• Serve on university (or community) committees as indicated in the Professional Development Plan.

Percentage Of Time 20 Essential Yes Posting Detail Information Posting Detail Information Special Instructions   Posting Date   Close Date   Continuous Recruitment Yes Continuous Recruitment First Review Date 10/27/2020 Position Contact Name Laura Schaffer Position Contact Email Required Documents Required Documents

  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Reference Contact Information
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