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Director of Clinical Education/Academic Fieldwork Coordinator

Edgewood College
Madison, Wisconsin
Commensurate with Experience
Start date
Oct 20, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Occupational Therapy
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Director of Clinical Education/Academic Fieldwork Coordinator is responsible for helping develop the accelerated, hybrid Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program at Edgewood College. The individual should demonstrate competence in fieldwork education, teaching, and curriculum development. This is a faculty position and has administrative, academic, service, and scholarship responsibilities.

The Director of Clinical Education/Academic Fieldwork Coordinator is a hybrid position. The faculty appointment is remote, however, the incumbent is required to come to campus 1-2 times per semester for immersive labs. 

The incumbent must reside or be willing to relocate to one of the following states upon hire: Wisconsin, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, or Virginia.


  • Develop, monitor, and refine the occupation-centered fieldwork education components of the curriculum.
  • Facilitate quality learning experiences for students during fieldwork education.
  • Evaluate students’ performance, in cooperation with other faculty, and determine their ability to integrate didactic and clinical learning experiences and the progress within the curriculum.
  • Educate students, fieldwork educators, and academic faculty about fieldwork education.
  • Select clinical learning environments that demonstrate characteristics of sound patient/client management, ethical, and professional behavior, and current occupational therapy practice.
  • Provide documented records and assessment of fieldwork education component.
  • Actively engage core faculty in planning, implementing, and assessing processes associated with fieldwork education.
  • Serve as a liaison between the Occupational Therapy Program and the clinical education site.

Necessary Education or Work Experience:

  • Earned terminal academic doctorate in a discipline appropriate for teaching or Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree with specialization in a discipline appropriate for teaching responsibilities.
  • Must be an Occupational Therapist with an active, unrestricted license in Wisconsin or the state of residence.
  • Experience consistent with the assignment of faculty rank.

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Understanding of higher education and contemporary clinical practice appropriate for leadership in occupational therapy clinical education.
  • Knowledge of legislative, regulatory, legal, and practice issues affecting didactic and clinical education, students, and the profession of occupational therapy.
  • Familiarity with teaching, advising, and mentoring students in a hybrid learning environment.

Other Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Active in professional activities at local, state, and/or national levels.
  • Participation in immersive labs on campus one-two times per semester.

Edgewood College, a Catholic college sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa, is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Candidates must demonstrate multicultural competence - the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations including women and racial and ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The selected candidate must actively support the mission of the College by working with faculty, staff and students to share in our core values - truth, compassion, justice, partnership, and community. 

To apply:  Send a cover letter, resume, and references to:

Edgewood College
Human Resources –DAFC
1000 Edgewood College Drive
Madison, WI 53711
Equal Opportunity Employer

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