Instructor/Assistant Professor and Chair of Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
The University of Southern Indiana College of Nursing and Health Professions seeks applications for an Instructor/Assistant Professor and Chair of the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program. This is a 12-month, clinical track or tenure track eligible position. This position begins July 1, 2021.
The Program Chair is responsible for overall program leadership and administration, including program policy development, accreditation activities, curriculum development and evaluation, budget development and management, course scheduling and teaching assignments, faculty and staff recruitment and selection, professional development, evaluation, and student recruitment and admissions activities. Responsibilities also include teaching in the Occupational Therapy Assistant program.
The successful candidate must have hold the minimum of a masters degree awarded by an institution that is accredited by a regional or national accrediting body recognized by the USDE. Successful candidates must be a Certified Occupational Therapist. Preference will be given to a COTA.
The program chair must have a minimum of five (5) years of experience as an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant; administrative experience, understanding of and experience with occupational therapy assistants, and at least 2 years of experience in a full-time academic appointment with teaching responsibilities at the postsecondary level. Additionally, the successful candidate should have evidence of effective administrative and clinical experience as well as an established record of scholarship and service.
All college clinical programs are fully accredited and have an exemplary record of student licensure successes.
To apply, please follow the directions on our www.usi.edu/hr/employment page to log in or set up an account. When you select the Apply to this Job link near the top of this page, you will be prompted to complete the appropriate Faculty/Administration application. When completing the application, you will be given the opportunity to attach the additional documents required for this position, which include: (1) letter of application; (2) current curriculum vitae; (3) names and full contact information including e-mail addresses for three (3) professional references; (4) valid unencumbered Indiana license; (5) unofficial/official transcripts. Materials should be provided electronically within this web-based applicant system to the attention of Dr. Julie McCullough, Search Committee Chair. Official transcripts will be required at a later stage and should be mailed to Dr. Ann White, Dean. Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, the University of Southern Indiana considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy or marital status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other category protected by law or identified by the University as a protected class.