Academic Fieldwork Coordinator (F0784A)

Virginia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jan 05, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Old Dominion University (ODU) invites applications for the Academic Fieldwork Coordinator (AFWC) position for the Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program within the School of Rehabilitation Sciences in the College of Health Sciences (, appointment effective July 25, 2021. The School offers a professional Athletic Training program, a Doctor of Physical Therapy program (DPT), a Kinesiology and Rehabilitation doctoral program and also participates in a College-wide Health Services Research doctoral program. The position is at rank of Clinical Assistant Professor (Non-Tenure-Track.)

This individual will be responsible for the planning, implementation, and assessment of the clinical education program in Occupational Therapy. Successful applicants may also have teaching responsibilities in content areas that match the applicant’s scholarship, clinical expertise, and the needs of the program.

As Academic Fieldwork Coordinator they will also:

  1. Provide resources and training to fieldwork educators, collaborate with them to develop site specific learning objectives and experiences, and communicate with them regarding student performance and progress.
  2. Assign students to fieldwork experiences, and mentor and advise them throughout the placement process.
  3. Participate in the organizational, admissions, curriculum development, strategic planning, and accreditation activities of the Program and the School, and provide service at the university level when appropriate.

In conjunction with the Program Director, they will assist in the development of curricular content, preparation of State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) and Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) application materials, recruiting prospective faculty, and establishing a teaching laboratory for program needs.

Minimum Qualifications - knowledge, skills, and abilities

  1. Familiarity with fieldwork education,
  2. Experience in scholarly activities,
  3. Teaching and advising experience.

Minimum Qualifications - Education or training

  1. An earned doctorate in occupational therapy or a related field,
  2. At least two years of clinical practice experience as an occupational therapist.

Minimum Qualifications - Special licenses, registration, or certification

  1. Current certification with National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT),
  2. Licensed or eligibility for licensure as an occupational therapist in the State of Virginia

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Knowledge of ACOTE accreditation standards,
  2. Experience with distance learning,
  3. Understanding of the program’s curriculum design relating to fieldwork

Travel is an expectation and requirement of the position. Site visits to clinical locations is often required to assess the suitability of the site and to monitor student's performance. Visits to sites may be initiated by the site, student, or the Fieldwork Coordinator.

The position is a 10-month full-time faculty position expected to begin July 25, 2021. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Old Dominion University offers an attractive package of benefits including medical and dental coverage. All final candidates will be required to successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment.

Old Dominion University and the College of Health Sciences are committed to providing equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, gender, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should submit the following materials through

  1. Letter of application addressing their interest in and qualifications for the faculty position,
  2. A current curriculum vitae,
  3. Teaching philosophy,
  4. Statement of research/scholarship interests,
  5. A brief faculty development plan for teaching, scholarship and creative and/or service activity over the next five years,
  6. Names, email addresses and telephone numbers of three references from academic and professional sources.

Interested applicants may also contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Martha Walker, directly for further information ( Application review will begin on January 25, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Old Dominion University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution and requires compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.