Assoc/Full Professor and Program Director, OTD Program

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Job Title:
Assoc/Full Professor and Program Director, OTD Program

Florham Campus, Madison, NJ

School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences-Florham

Hiring Manager:
Anastasia Rivkin

Hiring Manager Title:
Dean School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences


Position Type:



Faculty Rank:
Associate Professor

Commensurate with Experience


Months Worked:
12 Month

Job Summary:

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. Identify strategic goals and milestones for the program and oversee daily operations.
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.

Required Qualifications:

The FDU SoP&HS is located in Northern New Jersey and prepares future health care professionals for diverse roles across the health care continuum through a culture of learning, scholarship, innovation, advocacy, and leadership. The school hosts additional health sciences disciplines including the following degree programs: Master of Public Health ( MPH ), Master of Social Work ( MSW ), Doctorate in Pharmacy (PharmD), and Master of Physician Assistant.
The mission of FDU’s School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is to create a values-based, student-centered learning experience that prepares graduates who are committed to improving the health of individuals and populations through leadership roles in health care research, and practice settings.
As Fairleigh Dickinson University has a long-standing commitment to access and opportunity for diverse populations, FDU SoP&HS is committed to hiring faculty who have individual student success as their primary goal, and who are effective role models and demonstrate the values we teach.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
1. A minimum of 8 years of documented experience in the field of occupational therapy.
2. A Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy and earned doctorate in a health-related field.
3. At least three years of full-time experience teaching within an Occupational Therapy academic program at the postbaccalaureate level.
4. Clinical practice experience as an Occupational Therapist. Currently licensed or eligible for OT license in the state of New Jersey.
5. Administrative experience including, but not limited to, program planning and implementation, personnel management, evaluation, and budgeting.
6. A firm understanding of the role of the Occupational Therapy Assistant.
7. Record of accomplishment in scholarship, teaching and/or service eligible for academic appointment at the rank of associate or full professor.
8. Evidence of leadership and innovation within the field of Occupational Therapy or a closely aligned discipline.
9. Experience with the occupational therapy accreditation process, including a familiarity with the self-study process, submission guidelines and timelines for accreditation.
10. Academic experience with skills and experience with instructional design and course development.
11. Ability to handle multiple priorities; excellent organizational skills.
12. Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with faculty.
13. Ability to develop and maintain effective and constructive collaborative relationships with faculty and administration in the School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and throughout the University.
14. Ability to handle multiple priorities; excellent organizational skills.
15. Ability to work independently and as an effective team member.
16. Employment is contingent upon a satisfactory background check. Candidates for hire will be required to sign a waiver authorizing the background check and produce a Social Security Card.

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