Affiliated Faculty, Full-time - Occupational Therapy Program

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.


The full-time Affiliated Faculty member at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS) provides engaging learning opportunities for students in the health science professions. This position is considered non-core and does not require service or scholarship responsibilities.


Essential Duties may include assignments in one or more of the following academic instruction areas. These assignments may be modified and adjusted on a term-by-term basis as required by the immediate supervisor.

Clinical Education Program Support: provides clinical supervision for students on fieldwork or clinical experience

  • Works under the guidance of core clinical or academic faculty to identify and secure clinical placements

  • Coordinates and provides clinical supervision for students on fieldwork or clinical experiences to ensure appropriate learning outcomes in a clinical setting

  • Directs student clinicians in all domains of professional clinical practice; appropriately assesses student learning and performance

  • Appropriately communicates to faculty and program directors on student and curriculum information

Teaching & Instructional Support: provides student-centered learning through best practice teaching activities in the classroom and Lab

  • Optimizes class/clinical/lab/online environment that is conducive to student learning by supporting creative, challenging and evidence-based learning opportunities

  • Uses learning assessment information to improve teaching; participates in quality improvement initiatives to meet program and institutional goals

  • Provides current, organized, error free instructional materials

  • Maintains all components of the learning environment including online course portal management

  • Leads or assists lead instructor with lecture and lab content including grading, student management, and class management

  • Supports clinical learning by educating students at clinical affiliation settings and/or University pro-bono clinics

Administration: supports efficient and consistent practices across assigned programs

  • Works collaboratively with members of the team

  • Advises students on academic, professional and/or personal issues while providing referrals when appropriate

  • Provides other administrative duties as assigned

  • Completes annual self-evaluation of faculty performance and sets goals for the next year in collaboration with the Program Director; is actively engaged in faculty development opportunities to meet performance goals

Professionalism:displays the behaviors of a professional academician and follows expected discipline specific Code of Ethics

  • Promotes professionalism by modeling and encouraging such behaviors inside and outside the classroom setting

  • Supports and exemplifies the University’s core values

  • Actively engages in interprofessional collaboration activities

  • Upholds and enforces student and faculty handbook policies and University policies/procedures


Other responsibilities as assigned by the Academic Program Director


Reports to:Academic Program Director/Assistant Academic Program Director, Academic Fieldwork Coordinator/Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education/Director, SLP Clinical Education

Positions Supervised:Lab Assistants when assigned to courses


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.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


  • Degree in field required.

  • Prior teaching experience at the college/university preferred.

  • Experience with distance learning preferred.

  • A minimum of 1 year of clinical experience in the area of course content required.


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 if providing clinical care.


Some travel may be requested, if determined necessary by the department.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Committed to Mission and Values - Has a clear understanding of institution’s mission and values.

  • Contribute Knowledge to the Discipline - Compelled by the opportunity to contribute through research, scholarship professional practice or creativity.

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

  • Collaborative - Works cooperatively with others across the institution and beyond, including the community and through partnerships. Represents own interests while being inclusive and fair to others.

  • Communicates Effectively - Adapts oral and written communication approach and style to the audience and based on the message. Also listens attentively to others.

  • Drives Engagement - Makes students feel welcome, understood and valued. Creates a learning environment that is compelling, challenging and productive.

  • Academic Discipline Expertise - Has sufficient credentials, industry expertise and/or experience in the discipline to teach according to the standards and qualifications required.

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

  • Teaching Delivery/Learning Facilitation Skills - Manages small, large, blended, hybrid and/or online classrooms, monitoring and ensuring participation, managing ones own and students time and attention effectively.


Work is performed primarily in a standard office environment but may involve exposure to moderate noise levels. Work involves operation of personal computer equipment for six to eight hours daily and includes physical demands associated with a traditional office setting, e.g., walking, standing, communicating, and other physical functions as necessary.

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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