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Full-Time Tenure Track Faculty: Occupational Therapy

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Quinnipiac University's School of Health Sciences invites applications for a Full-Time Tenure-Track Faculty & Doctoral Capstone Coordinator in Occupational Therapy position. The Doctoral Capstone Coordinator (DCC) is mainly responsible for ensuring program compliance with capstone requirements as stated in the 2018 ACOTE Standards D.1.0. The DCC collaborates with the OTD Program Director, Director of Clinical Education, faculty, and community partners/capstone mentors to ensure integration of capstone and didactic curriculum. The DCC will have teaching and advising duties, a scholarship agenda, and leadership responsibilities relative to the implementation of strategic initiatives of the OT Department. We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with exceptional organizational, written, and oral communication skills to coordinate the doctoral capstone experience.

This is an exceptional opportunity to join a supportive team of faculty who enjoy engaging in a meaningful balance of teaching, scholarship, and service and is seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.

About the School/Program:

The Department of Occupational Therapy is part of the School of Health Sciences. The Quinnipiac University School of Health Sciences offers a comprehensive spectrum of health science programs designed to address the evolving health needs of a diverse society. Building upon a solid foundation in the basic sciences and liberal arts and using innovative teaching and hands-on experience, the School of Health Sciences seeks to integrate theory, research, and practice to best prepare healthcare practitioners and biomedical scientists who can demonstrate leadership in their disciplines and in the global community. The School of Health Sciences offers a student-centered learning environment with inter-professional collaboration within and across the schools and colleges of the University.

About Quinnipiac:

Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls more than 9,500 students in 110 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Computing and Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing, and the College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as both a best-value school and a top national university, and has also earned recognition in Princeton Review’s “The Best 387 Colleges.” Quinnipiac has been named a "Great College to Work For" as determined by a comprehensive industry survey. For more information, please visit . Connect with Quinnipiac on Facebook and follow Quinnipiac on Twitter and Instagram @QuinnipiacU.


  • Facilitate the development, preparation, implementation, and completion of doctoral capstone experiences according to the department’s scholarship agenda and the OTD curriculum design
  • Develop and/or identify, implement, and monitor strategies to ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of the doctoral capstone in meeting program /departmental and accreditation requirements
  • Cultivate and maintain partnerships with community, clinical, academic, and relevant organizational entities to serve as capstone sites
  • Develop and/or identify and implement strategies to support the success of capstone faculty, site educators/mentors, and students
  • Contribute to the ongoing quality improvement of the OTD program through program evaluation
  • Meet teaching, advising, service, and scholarship expectations as described in the Faculty Handbook
  • Maintain and advance volunteer service relevant to Occupational Therapy
  • Maintain and advance in scholarship activities through peer-reviewed publications or presentations

Education Requirements:

  • The capstone coordinator must hold a post-professional doctoral degree awarded by an institution that is accredited by a regional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE).


  • The capstone coordinator must be
    • licensed (or eligible for licensure) in the State of Connecticut
    • hold an active NBCOT registration as an OTR
  • The capstone coordinator must have a minimum of 3 years of documented experience as an occupational therapist. This experience must include:
    • Clinical practice as an occupational therapist with experience working inter-professionally and supervising occupational therapy students
    • Administrative experience including, but not limited to, program planning and implementation, record-keeping, or marketing/promotion
    • Evidence of scholarship (e.g., scholarship of application, scholarship of teaching and learning) through peer-reviewed publication or presentations
    • Commitment to contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of the academic community
  • Preferred qualifications include:
    • Documented specialized experience in clinical practice.
    • Teaching appointment at the post-baccalaureate/graduate level in occupational therapy education.
    • Mentorship of a capstone or research project in an occupational therapy education program
    • Volunteer leadership service relevant to the field of occupational therapy

Special Instructions to Applicants:


Applications must be submitted electronically and include a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references on the application form.

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusion throughout the University community and welcomes candidates who enhance that diversity.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package for full-time faculty and staff which includes tuition remission and a culture that is inclusive and driven by excellence.

Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Advertised: December 20, 2023 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close:


Quinnipiac University

Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational university in Hamden, CT where students engage in an educational experience that’s both personal and challenging from faculty who care deeply about student outcomes. We offer a diverse range of programs and courses, including our industry-leading dual-degree programs, to approximately 6,000 undergraduate and 2,700 graduate, law and medical students.

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