Faculty / Capstone Coordinator for Occupational Therapy Dept 2021-2022

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Jun 16, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Faculty / Capstone Coordinator for Occupational Therapy Dept 2021-2022

Job Class Code:
Posting Number: FRGV1171
Location: Rio Grande Valley
Division/Organization: Division of Health Affairs
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position:
Tenure Status: Tenure Track
FTE: 1.0

Scope of Job:
The Department of Occupational Therapy at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) has the need to hire a faculty and capstone coordinator for its entry-level OTD program. Responsibilities will involve collaborating with faculty in teaching, designing, and managing assigned componements of the entry-level OTD curriculum, engaging in scholarly activity, grant writing, mentoring graduate students, and serving on department, college and university committees. As the capstone coordinator, this person will work closely with the OTD program director and faculty to ensure capstone project content and rigor aligns with course and program outcomes.

UTRGV faculty will be expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to scholarly work, student success and to advancing the university, college, and program missions and are committed to UTRGV's strategic plan, vision, mission, values and core priorities. (https://www.utrgv.edu/strategic-plan/)

Minimum Qualifications:
• Doctorate degree in Occupational Therapy or a related field or doctoral degree conferred by hire date;
• Texas License or eligibility for license in Texas as an Occupational Therapist;
• At least 3 years of clinical experience as an Occupational Therapist;
• Experience teaching at the university level
• Evidence of scholarly activity

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:
Desired individual should have a strong grounding in occupational-based education and practice.

Preferred Qualification:
• Research doctoral degree (e.g. PhD, DrPH, EdD)
• Evidence of teaching excellence, graduate student mentoring, and curriculum development
• Experience supervising graduate students.
• Evidence of submitting and obtaining grant funding
• Self-directed with strong organization and management skills.
• Ability to handle conflict with students, faculty and staff appropriately and effectively.

Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
License or Certification Required?: Yes
Number of Vacancies: 1
Desired Start Date: 09/01/2021

EEO Statement:
EEO Statement
UTRGV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. UTRGV takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Diversity Statement
UTRGV is a Hispanic-serving Institution dedicated to student success and building a diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment. UTRGV has an NSF ADVANCE grant to increase the representation of women in STEM fields and to promote a positive, family friendly workplace for all faculty. We strongly encourage applications from women and minorities.

Open Date: 06/01/2021

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

*Date of Birth
*Social Security Number

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission.

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.

Additional Information:
UTRGV is a distributed institution. As such and as assigned, the position may
require presence at multiple locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Work is
performed primarily in a general office environment. This position is security sensitive
and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code
§51.215. The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of
Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least
135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement
Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week
and at least 135 days in length.

Please Note:
Texas law requires faculty members whose primary language is not English to
demonstrate proficiency in English as determined by a satisfactory paper-based
test score of 500 (computer-based of 173 or internet-based of 61) on the Test of
English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a satisfactory test score of 6.0 on the
International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Incomplete applications
will not be considered.

To apply, visit https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/28330