Professor of Practice/Academic Fieldwork Coordinator-Occupational Therapy

New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Jul 21, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Professor of Practice/Academic Fieldwork Coordinator-Occupational Therapy

Utica College, a small comprehensive college in Upstate New York, is seeking applications for a Professor or Practice/Academic Field Work Coordinator Occupational in the School of Health Professions and Education. This position is a full-time faculty position with an administrative overlay responsible for the program compliance with the ACOTE standards for fieldwork experiences and includes teaching of fieldwork prep course and fieldwork Level 1 experiences for day and weekend cohorts. Primary fieldwork responsibilities as detailed in the overlay to include responsibility for developing and maintaining fieldwork sites, preparing and placing students at designated fieldwork sites, and monitoring students during fieldwork placements. Serves as a liaison between the sites, students and the program, collaborates with other Academic Fieldwork Coordinator regarding accreditation compliance, and with faculty for curriculum development and program implementation. Other duties assigned as deemed appropriate by the chair.

In deciding whether to apply for a position at Utica College, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the UC mission and culture to help determine their potential success at Our Mission and Values Statement includes a commitment to fostering diversity in background,  perspective, and experience within an environment that is dedicated to the freedom of expression and the open sharing of ideas.  At UC, diversity means that we are a community that represents a range of human experience and makes conscious choices to appreciate, respect, and learn from each other. Utica College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society.

Primary responsibilities include:

•Teaches 6 contact hours per year to include FW prep and Level 1 experiences for day and weekend cohorts. Engages in professional development. Participates actively in professional association concerned with occupational therapy education, to include the Council on Education of AOTAand the Education Special Interest Section. Participates in continuing education for personal growth and to maintain NY licensure; and contributes to educational innovations and scholarly agenda of the Occupational Therapy Program.

•As part of the Fieldwork Coordinator administrative overlay: 

A. Develops and maintains fieldwork sites through consultation, collaboration, and education with field work educators.

B. Places students at fieldwork sites.

C. Prepares students for fieldwork education.

D. Monitors students while on fieldwork.

E. Other duties assigned.


•Doctoral degree required in occupational therapy or closely related field.

•Three to five years of clinical practice preferably with adults.

•Three to five years of supervisory experience with fieldwork students is preferred.

Utica College:

Founded in 1946, Utica College is a private comprehensive institution distinguished for its integration of liberal and professional study. Our dedicated faculty and staff have built a tradition of excellence in teaching and learning with particular emphasis on providing individual attention to students. The College enrolls approximately 3,700 students – approximately 2,700 undergraduates and 1,000 graduate students.

A city of approximately 60,000, Utica is located at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in the Mohawk Valley region of upstate New York. The area offers easy access to a broad variety of cultural attractions, including the historic Stanley Performing Arts Center and renowned Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, as well as four-season recreation.           

Application Information:

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and a diversity statement. Candidates are asked to submit an additional reflective statement about teaching in the required applicant document titled “diversity statement”. Since Utica College strives to be a diverse and inclusive community, it is essential that you include in this statement a reflection on the kinds of experiences you have had, and the kinds of approaches you would take, teaching and working with a diverse student body. (For the definition of diversity that we use at Utica College, please see the following web page:

Applications that do not address diversity will be considered incomplete.

In line with the College’s Affirmative Action Policy, there is no requirement or expectation that a candidate disclose their identity or membership in any protected class or group, either in the diversity statement or in other application documents submitted to the search committee. For additional information on what to provide in your diversity statement please reference the diversity statement guide at the following link:

All application materials must be submitted online at the following link:

Active consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. References will be checked for candidates invited to campus. 

Utica College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse populations.