Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
May 24, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 234565-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support, Instructional

Position Summary:

The Academic Capstone Coordinator is a full-time, 12-month, non-tenure track clinical faculty position. The Academic Capstone Coordinator develops, oversees, coordinates, and manages the required entry-level clinical capstone experience and project component of occupational therapy professional education, ensuring that it complies with the accreditation standards set by the Accreditation Council of Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). The position also supports the OT Program and the Department of Kinesiology, through efforts in teaching, scholarship and service.

Principal Duties:

Capstone Supervision & Management

Schedule clinical Capstone placements for entry level OTD students.
Oversee, maintain and archive correspondence with clinical Capstone experience placement sites regarding contracts, placements, onboarding requirements, student progress, etc. in collaboration with administrative staff.
Oversee all Capstone projects for entry level OTD students in partnership with faculty advisors, site mentors and students.
Develop and maintain Occupational Therapy Capstone Handbook.

Capstone Program Development

Integrate clinical Capstone experiences and projects within the entry-level OT academic coursework.
Seek out new innovative opportunities for clinical Capstone experiences.
Secure and maintain adequate numbers of high quality, appropriate capstone placements for all enrolled students.
Support clinical site mentors at active practice sites regarding academic and student matters.
Evaluate and monitor the quality and effectiveness of clinical capstone sites.
Collect and report program evaluation findings to meet ACOTE and University standards.
Acquire and disseminate knowledge about best practices in clinical capstone education.
Regularly participate in capstone-related activities at state and national OT meetings.

Student Oversight & Coordination
Advise students in selecting, and oversee their assignment to, clinical Capstone experience sites and related capstone projects.
Prepare students for success in clinical Capstone process.
Support students who are engaged in clinical Capstone Experience and Projects via Intranet Discussion Board, site visits and other communication as needed.
Collaborate with clinical site mentors to optimize student learning and performance during the Capstone experience.
Serve as a program resource for any Capstone related issues.

Instructional Responsibilities

Serve as the instructor on record for all Capstone-related courses.
Serve as instructor for assigned courses for entry-level and post-professional occupational therapy education.

Scholarly Responsibilities

Engage in scholarly activities that support the instructional and capstone project and experience responsibilities of the position and are consistent with the mission, curricular design and outcomes of the program including, but not limited to:
Participate in campus, state, national and international opportunities for enhancing knowledge and skills in assigned instructional areas.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Earned clinical or post-professional doctoral degree in Occupational Therapy or related field (OTD, DrOT, DSc, EdD, ScD, DrPH, PhD) awarded by an institution accredited by a USDE-recognized regional accrediting body.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

- Minimum of 3 years practice experience as an Occupational Therapist.
- Demonstrate excellent communication and problem solving skills including engagement in clinical, inter- professional, collaborative and collegial interactions.
- Experience in clinical instruction and supervision of graduate students.

License or Certificate:

Occupational Therapist with NBCOT certification and eligible for licensure in Wisconsin.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:


Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 15, 2021


Minimum $75,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please upload CV/Resume, cover letter, and a list of 3 references. For questions on the position contact: Dr. Sharon Gartland at sgartland@wisc.edu.


Sharon Gartland
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

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Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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Applications Open: May 24 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jun 20 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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