The new Occupational Therapy Doctoral (OTD) Program in the College
of Health Sciences at Dixie State University in St. George, Utah,
seeks a doctoral-prepared occupational therapist to ensure
compliance with the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy
Education (ACOTE) educational standards and manage the student
fieldwork within the program.
The successful applicant will join an innovative team in the
didactic and clinical development, and implementation of the OTD
program, as well as have primary responsibility for the
development, coordination, and monitoring of student fieldwork
experiences, in compliance with ACOTE educational standards. This
is an eleven-month faculty position, with a desired start date of
early 2022. More information about the college, faculty, and degree
offerings can be found online at https://health.dixie.edu/
- Maintain Program compliance with fieldwork requirements of
- Serve as the liaison between course directors, program
director, and interprofessional resources to achieve the objectives
of the program, college, and university.
- Collaborate with faculty, program director, and fieldwork
educators to create and manage a Level II Fieldwork model that fits
- Oversee the mapping of all Fieldwork experiences to the
- Create and implement the evaluation plan for Fieldwork-related
- Disseminate findings from the evaluation plan.
- Create the policies and procedures for soliciting student data
and assigning Fieldwork sites.
- Create and oversee the process for contract establishment and
- Oversee database utilization and management by fieldwork
faculty and staff.
- Collaborate with faculty and program director to develop
ongoing learning opportunities for clinical educators.
- Provide recommendations to the Program’s strategic plan.
- Assist the Program Director with completion of all required
annual reports for program accreditation.
- Teach in areas of expertise with the Program, as needed.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
PREFERRED OR DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
- Possess a doctoral degree from a regionally accredited
- Must be licensed or eligible for licensure as an occupational
therapist in the state of Utah.
- Minimum of three years of professional practice experience,
including supervising occupational therapy fieldwork students.
- A current and valid driver’s license, with reliable personal
transportation (job include frequent travel to fieldwork
- Superior written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
needed for working with diverse stakeholders.
- Proficient with computer technology and strong organization,
problem-solving, and counseling skills.
POSITION DETAILS, COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
- Experience in academic program or curricular development and
knowledge of ACOTE standards.
- Teaching experience at the college/university level.
- Experience with online teaching.
- Experience in scholarly activity.
(11-month) faculty position, on either the tenure track or
professional track, depending on qualifications & experience.
Faculty service, including pay & benefits, begins early 2022.
Annual salary commensurate upon qualifications & experience;
additional compensation available for summer/overload teaching.
Excellent benefits package included that begins on start date;
includes medical, dental, vision, employee assistance and wellness
programs, life, disability, retirement, undergraduate tuition
waivers for employees and eligible dependents, as well as paid
holidays in addition to sick and vacation leave accruals. See
under 'Benefits Summary' for more details.
ELECTRONIC APPLICATION PROCEDURES:
Application review begins
July 1, 2021
;position open until filled
Candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact
information for three professional references (including email
addresses), transcripts, and a Student Success Statement
(approximately one page, single-spaced, about their teaching or
other experience, successes, and challenges in working with a
diverse student population). Please upload all of the requested
documents when you submit your application. Employment is
contingent upon successful completion and certification of required
degrees and upon successfully passing a background check. If,
because of a disability, you need special services or facilities in
order to apply for this opening, please call the Human Resources
Office (435) 652-7520.
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY:
Dixie State University (DSU) is an
open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic institution committed
to exceptional student learning and success. DSU has adopted an
instructional approach of 'active learning. active life' and a
culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. We seek faculty and
staff committed to creating an active, applied and career-oriented
learning environment that is student-centered. Established in 1911
as a community college and in 2013 as a state university, DSU is
located in picturesque southwestern Utah with its red rocks, desert
climate, over 300 days of sunshine annually, and featuring easy
access to world-class outdoor recreational opportunities. The
nearest metropolitan area is Las Vegas, NV (120 miles), with
amenities such as an international airport and professional
sporting teams. Click here to learn more about the University.
Dixie State University is a fast-growing Utah public institution of
higher education, with more than 12,000 students. We offer over 230
programs, including masters, bachelors, associates, certificates,
endorsements, minors, and/or emphases. DSU seeks to recruit and
retain diverse and ambitious faculty and staff who bring new ideas,
possess values and career aspirations aligned with the mission and
vision, and are inspired to build a premier open, inclusive,
comprehensive, polytechnic university. DSU is an Equal Opportunity
/ Affirmative Action employer; the President and employees of DSU
are fully committed to Affirmative Action and within its programs
and activities, including in admissions and employment, Dixie State
University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination,
including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national
origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender
identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran,
or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or
any other federal, state or local law.
The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries
regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing
regulations and/or DSU’s non-discrimination policies:
- Director of Equity Compliance / Title IX Coordinator: Hazel
Sainsbury - email@example.com , HCC 579, 435-652-7747.
- Deputy Title IX Coordinator: Abby Del Giacco - firstname.lastname@example.org ,
For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit
- U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for
Civil Rights, email@example.com , 800-421-3481.
- U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, firstname.lastname@example.org ,
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required
to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and
to complete the required employment eligibility verification form