Assoc/Full Professor and Program Director, OTD Program

Fairleigh Dickinson University
New Jersey, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Nov 30, 2022
The Associate/Full Professor and Program Director of the Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) Program will work alongside University administration, including the Dean of the School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (SoP&HS) and other members of the School's leadership team, to continue the development and launch the newly established program in Occupational Therapy. The director will also spearhead the accreditation for the program, working with Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education to establish the parameters for accreditation and bring the school through this longitudinal process. This position includes responsibility for program administration, building a faculty and administrative team and teaching within the OTD program. The position is a tenure-track, 12-month appointment at the rank of associate professor or above.Specific responsibilities include:1. Lead the effort to implement the OTD program, establishing a program that addresses the current and emerging role of occupational therapy as an expanding discipline.2. Responsibility for all aspects of management and administration of the program, including planning, evaluation, budgeting, selection of faculty and staff, maintenance of accreditation, and commitment to strategies for professional development.3. Manage the curriculum for the program, assuring the program is both relevant and attractive to potential students, partners and employers.4. Develop a plan for the continued recruitment and retention of faculty, students and partners within the program to assure its long-term success and sustainability.5. Manage the ongoing process of accreditation with the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE), including the timeline and plan for accreditation, maintaining contact and communication with the accrediting body, developing a rapport with the commission and managing the overall accreditation process.6. Support tracking of individual student performance data in meeting accreditation requirements.7. Collaborate with the appropriate committees, faculty members, and administrators in developing coursework, experiential learning, assessment of student outcomes and identifying strategies for continuous quality improvement.8. Cultivate and maintain strong contacts with the community, local and national corporations, health care systems, school systems and professional associations to develop a strong network of occupational therapy practice sites.9. Teach within the Occupational Therapy Doctorate program.10. Perform other duties as assigned.

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