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Clinical Assistant Professor & Fieldwork Coordinator, OTD Program

Fairleigh Dickinson University
New Jersey, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Date posted
Dec 14, 2023

Job Details

The Clinical Assistant Professor and Fieldwork Coordinator of the Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program will work alongside the Program Director and OTD Faculty to assist in the continued development and long-term maintenance of its fieldwork education. This position will be responsible for the overall functioning of the fieldwork component of the OTD program and will assist in the ACOTE accreditation process as it pertains to fieldwork internships. The Clinical Assistant Professor and Fieldwork Coordinator will also be expected to teach in the OTD program. This is a twelve-month position.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES: 1.      Coordinate the tasks and associated responsibilities of the fieldwork component of the OTD program. 2.      Provide student advisement.  3.      Assist in the development of the student handbook for fieldwork practicum.  4.      Develop and maintain necessary forms for student, faculty, and internship supervisory documentation.  5.      Develop and maintain fieldwork placement sites.  6.      Instill policies relevant to fieldwork education instruction and the completion of necessary requirements.  7.      Initiate contact with fieldwork sites and maintain regular contact to foster a successfully continuous working relationship.  8.      Develop contracts with agencies and fieldwork supervisors. 9.      Develop and host trainings for fieldwork supervisors, students, and faculty.  10.   Provide consultation and coordinate resolution to students, faculty, and fieldwork supervisors when difficulties surface.  11.   Assist the Program Director in creating a system for regular evaluation of the fieldwork program's efficacy and overall functionality to be used for accreditation and institutional effectiveness reporting.  12.   Work with the Program Director to manage the ongoing processes of accreditation, relevant to fieldwork education.  13.   Actively participate in meetings, trainings, seminars and other fieldwork-related activities to continually enhance the fieldwork education experience for students.  14.   Create assessment tools to be used for the evaluation of fieldwork agencies to assure quality.  15.   Attend and contribute to site visits for accreditation.  16.   Create and lead fieldwork education committee initiatives.  17.   Support tracking of individual student performance data in meeting accreditation requirements.   18.   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. 19.   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 OTD practice sites.  20.   Teach within the OTD program. 21.   Perform other duties as assigned. 


Fairleigh Dickinson University

The largest private university in New Jersey, FDU is a not-for-profit, nonsectarian, multicampus institution. Founded in 1942, FDU achieved four-year status in 1948 and approval as a university in 1956.

The University offers over 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including doctoral programs in pharmacy, nursing practice, clinical psychology and school psychology; and an AACSB-accredited business school. Degree programs are offered on two New Jersey campuses and at two FDU locations outside the U.S.: Wroxton College, in Oxfordshire in England, and the Vancouver Campus, in British Columbia, Canada.

FDU’s 12,000+ full- and part-time students pursue quality career-oriented programs on schedules tailored to their needs — days, evenings and weekends.

The curriculum reflects a mission of global education and a foundation of a nationally-renowned Core.

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