Specialist Professor, Occupational Therapy (Psychosocial Rehabilitation Experience)

New Jersey, United States
Salary Not specified
Jul 13, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Monmouth University

Specialist Professor, Occupational Therapy (Psychosocial Rehabilitation Experience)

Department: Occupational Therapy

Position Summary:
Monmouth University is seeking applications for a Specialist Professor in the Occupational Therapy department, which is part of the Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies. This is a 12-month, non-tenure track position for the 2021-2022 academic year and is a two-year initial appointment subject to subsequent multi-year reappointments.

Successful candidates are expected to maintain disciplinary currency as determined by the judgment of peers in their respective fields and commensurate with their teaching responsibilities as defined in the departmental or school scholarship statements. Occupational therapy practice experience in psychosocial rehabilitation is preferred.

The entry-level Occupational Therapy Doctoral (OTD) Program has applied for accreditation and has been granted Candidacy Status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) (www.acoteonline.org). The program seeks to develop occupational therapists as transformational leaders, scholars, and advocates, through innovative teaching, immersive experiential learning and dynamic interprofessional community partnerships prepared to meet the needs of diverse people, populations, and communities.

Launching in Summer 2021, the OTD is a 3-year, full-time program requiring 105 credits over nine semesters, including summers. The curriculum consists of traditional and hybrid course offerings in a cohort model with a heavy emphasis on experiential learning and hands-on training. The program culminates in a doctoral capstone, which includes a 14-week student-designed experiential component to enhance professional skills that will be disseminated by the student. In addition, fieldwork experiences are embedded within each semester. These experiences correlate with course/lab work that is done during the semester.

Required Degree, License or Certifications:
Doctoral degree, ABD candidates may be considered with degree completion expected by date of employment

Required Skills or Software:
Must be able to utilize a variety of computer software programs in order to successfully complete assigned tasks, Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills

Required Years of Experience:

Other Requirements:
Doctoral degree in occupational therapy or related major awarded by an institution that is accredited by a United States Department of Education (USDE)-recognized regional accrediting body.

Possess initial certification by National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). Licensed or license-eligible as an Occupational Therapist in New Jersey.

Faculty must have documented expertise in their area(s) of teaching responsibility and knowledge of the content delivery method (e.g., distance learning)

Demonstrated (or potential to demonstrate) ongoing scholarly achievement and research expertise.

Preferred Qualifications:
One year of teaching experience at a college or university.

Occupational therapy practice experience in psychosocial rehabilitation.

Multilingual applicants from diverse, minority, or underrepresented backgrounds encouraged.

Log in to http://jobs.monmouth.edu to apply and see the job duties for this position no later than the deadline date.

Posting Date: 03/01/2021
Closing Date:

Located along New Jersey's northern coastline, Monmouth University is a top-tier, private comprehensive institution that is home to innovative academic programs, expert faculty, and nationally ranked Division I athletics. The University enrolls approximately 5,700 students in nearly 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including three doctoral programs.

Small classes geared toward individual attention and immersive learning experiences that extend beyond the classroom, define the student experience at Monmouth. The University's dynamic learning environment empowers students to become active participants in their education while fully preparing them for life after graduation. Monmouth's faculty, experts in their respective disciplines and industries, foster student growth by collaborating with undergraduates and graduates in their research and scholarship.

Approximately one hour from New York City and Philadelphia, Monmouth University sits at the heart of a vibrant culture rich in history, the arts, technology, and entrepreneurship. The University's 168-acre coastal campus has been named one of the most beautiful in the world, and blends the classic elegance of National Historic Landmarks with state-of-the-art facilities. Recent updates include a $47 million renovation to the Edison Science Building and construction of a $16 million stadium, which hosts more than half of the University's student-athletes.

A multitude of experiences is available just outside the campus gates. Access Asbury Park's legendary music scene and diverse cultural opportunities supported by an active LGBTQ community. Enjoy Red Bank's lively theater and dining hub and Long Branch's redeveloped waterfront with recreational and upscale shopping offerings.

Founded in 1933 as Monmouth Junior College, the institution became Monmouth College in 1956 and received its university charter in 1995. Today, Monmouth University is listed in U.S. News & World Report's “Best Colleges,” The Princeton Review's “The Best 382 Colleges,” and Money magazine's “Best Colleges for Your Money.”

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