Clinical Assistant Faculty or Lecturer in Master of OT Program/Academic Fieldwork Coordinator

Maine, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Apr 15, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The University of Southern Maine’s (USM) Occupational Therapy Department seeks candidates for a 9 month appointment as Academic Fieldwork Coordinator (AFWC) at the Clinical Assistant Faculty or Lecturer rank.  This position begins in August 2021. The successful candidate will serve as AFWC for our ACOTE accredited Masters in Occupational Therapy and entry-level Occupational Therapy Doctoral (pending candidacy approval) programs. These programs, located on USM’s Lewiston campus, take an integrative and holistic approach in educating students to become occupational therapists. Classes place heavy emphasis on writing, student participation, and experiential learning. Graduates of this program will be prepared to succeed in the health and community care contexts as ethical, socially responsible, life-long learners. We live our USM Service Promise Student Focused Every Day and we are looking for a faculty member who understands that promise and supports our values:  Respect & Care, Integrity, Equity and Responsiveness. 

In addition to providing fieldwork coordination for both the MOT and OTD programs, the successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring compliance with Fieldwork ACOTE standards for the MOT and entry-level OTD programs, teaching fieldwork-related courses within the curriculum, and engaging in professional and university service. Other major responsibilities include: student advising; develop and maintain relationships with students, fieldwork placement sites, and personnel, including site visits; oversee contract process with placement sites; and manage electronic fieldwork management systems. While the programs are located on the Lewiston campus and most of our courses are taught there, you will be required to use distance education or other alternative delivery systems and potentially teach courses at any of the three geographical locations of our campus. For more information on our program:

The University community is committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty and staff.  We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates.



  • Must hold a doctoral degree awarded by an institution that is accredited by a USDE-recognized regional accrediting body. 
  • Eligibility for licensure as an occupational therapist in Maine.
  • At least 2 years of clinical experience as an occupational therapist.



  • Experience with the ACOTE accreditation processes.
  • Instructional experience in a college or university academic program.

Other Information:

The University of Southern Maine provides a highly competitive benefits package that includes: Paid Time Off (Holidays, Vacation, & Sick), Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability Insurance, Tuition Waiver Program for Employee & Dependents, a 403(b) Retirement Plan, and more.

Benefits Information Summary

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Apply online at: You will create an applicant profile and complete an application.  You will need to upload a cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, and a list of the names and contact information for three references. Pursuant to USM’s vision for cultivating an inclusive community, the search committee also asks candidates to write a description of how they would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at USM through their teaching, research, and service.

Review of applications will start immediately and the position will remain available until a qualified candidate is secured. For best consideration, applications should be submitted by May 16, 2021. 

Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the successful candidate.

The University of Southern Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Equal Opportunity Office, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME  04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).