The position of Assistant Professor / Academic Fieldwork Coordinator requires an individual who can provide excellence in teaching, interested in both their students and their subjects. Must be committed to the centrality of a Trine University education. The Assistant Professor / Academic Fieldwork Coordinator should have a broad understanding of appropriate academic programs and potential future directions; be flexible, visionary, creative and energetic; and want students to excel and take pleasure in their success. Attention to duty and desire for self-improvement are expected traits of Trine University faculty members. The role of Assistant Professor /Academic Fieldwork Coordinator holds faculty rank.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Essential Duties and Responsibilities During Program Development:
- Assist with fieldwork program design and ensure compliance with ACOTE accreditation, specifically related to fieldwork standards.
- Demonstrate the ability to develop student evaluation tools and manage outcome data related to fieldwork success.
- Collaborate with the OTD Program Director to assess effectiveness of the fieldwork program to improve relationship between instructional quality and fieldwork objectives.
- Support the progression and growth of the Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) program.
- Develop and secure positive working relationships with fieldwork sites in the local, regional, and national community.
- Manage affiliation agreements for all level I and level II fieldwork sites.
- Collaborate with other Trine University graduate programs clinical coordinators.
- Assist in the development and integration of course content related to fieldwork education.
- Develop long-term plans for the growth and sustainability of fieldwork education for the OTD program.
- Collaborate with the interdisciplinary team regarding OT opportunities for pro-bono occupational therapy services.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities During Program Delivery: Continue addressing ongoing duties and responsibilities listed in the development phase as warranted.
- Implement and manage the policies and procedures of the fieldwork program.
- Communicate with OTD students for placement and fieldwork advising.
- Establish and carry out procedures for remediation related to fieldwork placements.
- Secure clinical sites and preceptors in sufficient numbers to allow all students to meet the program’s learning outcomes for supervised fieldwork experiences.
- Ensure that preceptors meet the qualifications set forth in the ACOTE standards.
- Place students into fieldwork sites
- Troubleshoot clinical student concerns and issues.
- Orient preceptors to the learning outcomes and competencies the program requires of students
- Review student evaluations of preceptors and clinical sites to develop recommendations based on findings.
- Teach the standard faculty load of nine (9) semester hours per academic year with nine (9) hours of course release time to develop, assess, and maintain the doctoral capstone program.
- Provide each student with a course syllabus.
- Record class attendance
- Submit absentee and deficiency information to Academic Support Services via the Intranet site.
- Post and maintain a regular schedule of at least ten (10) office hours per week—one office hour shall be scheduled per week for each credit hour of instruction.
- Assist students with academic deficiencies.
- Assist the program director in departmental functions.
- Participate in developing or implementing the department strategic plan.
- Advise prospective and current students about curriculum and career opportunities.
Education and/or Experience
- A minimum of an earned, doctoral degree from an accredited university
- Preferred, an earned, post-professional doctoral degree from a USDE recognized institutionally accredited university (PhD, EdD, DSc or equivalent)
- An occupational therapist licensed in the state of Indiana with an understanding of and record of excellence in contemporary clinical practice.
- Have a minimum of 2 years documented experience as an occupational therapist.
- Teaching experience in occupational therapy education is preferred.
- Documented scholarship (e.g., scholarship of application, scholarship of teaching and learning) is preferred.
- Understanding of the role of the occupational therapy assistant
Trine University offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit your needs and the needs of your family. Some benefits offered include:
- Health – medical, dental, vision, flex spending, HSA accounts
- Life Insurance – a variety of voluntary life options are available along with an employer paid employee life policy valued at 1½ times annual salary
- Paid vacation and sick time
- Retirement – after one year of full-time service you are eligible for an employer contribution of 5% and up to an additional 5% employer match
- Education – after 6 months of full-time service, undergraduate education benefits are available for employee, spouse, and dependent children