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Visiting Instructor, Capstone Mentor (Temporary Employee Pool)

University of the Pacific
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 8, 2024

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Visiting Instructor, Capstone Mentor (Temporary Employee Pool)

Primary Purpose and Essential Functions:
The School of Health Sciences at the University of the Pacific invites applicants for a part-time, non-tenure position as an instructor, capstone mentor in the Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program. Part-time faculty will develop and/or teach online, hybrid, and in-person courses.

Doctoral program based on the biopsychosocial philosophy. Teaching is the primary focus at the University. We aspire to promote student learning within a humanistic environment that facilitates student success to be competent self-directed learners. The role of the part-time capstone mentor within the OTD Program at University of the Pacific is to provide instruction and guide a small group of students through the Capstone experience assigned in areas of knowledge and expertise.

The successful faculty candidate will be part of a highly motivated, cohesive faculty of experienced educators working as an interdisciplinary team to deliver a forward-thinking OTD curriculum designed to meet the 2018 ACOTE Accreditation Standards.

The successful candidate will work in collaboration with other OTD faculty members within the program to provide expertise and contribute to a collaborative working environment. This position will report directly to the OTD Program Director.

Job Description and Responsibilities Include:
  • Teach or co-teach online, hybrid, or online courses in areas of expertise using innovative teaching modalities.
  • Create or co-create online, hybrid, or in-person course content and materials in areas of expertise using innovative teaching modalities.
  • Create a student-centered learning environment.
  • Engage regularly with students in online forums, discussion boards, and virtual meetings.
  • Grade learning activities and provide timely constructive feedback.
  • Mentor student-directed scholarly work.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Mentoring a small group of OTD students through the development and implementation of the Doctoral Capstone Project.
  • Compensation will be based on experience and the specific responsibilities of the course.

University of the Pacific recognizes that diversity, equity, and inclusion is foundational to the success of our valued students and employees. We prioritize policy and decision-making that demonstrates awareness of, and responsiveness to, the ways socio-cultural forces related to race, gender, ability, sexuality, socio-economic status, etc. impede or propel students, faculty and staff.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Must hold a professional license in the state of California or be eligible within one (1) year of appointment.
  • Must hold an OTD degree in discipline from an accredited USDE-recognized regional accrediting body.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • A minimum of one (1) years clinical experience.
  • Ability to work as a team with administrators, fellow faculty, staff, and students.
  • Knowledge, skills, and experience in working with diverse students.
  • Ability to communicate effectively through oral and written modalities.
  • Ability to create materials for in-person and online learning using diverse teaching methods that support student engagement.
  • Computer and online systems literacy.
  • Experience with online pedagogy, including synchronous and asynchronous delivery.
  • Familiarity with Canvas, Zoom and other systems and tools for course management and online learning.
  • Emphasis on social justice and professional work.
  • Strong knowledge, skills and experience in working with diverse students and client/patient populations.
  • Awareness and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population through cross-cultural study, training, teaching, and other professional experiences.
  • Sincere desire for personal growth and development as an educator, including teaching, scholarship, and service throughout one’s career.
  • Experience and sensitivity in working with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Demonstrated experience in advancing social justice, equity, and inclusion in a university setting.
  • Ability to engage and integrate culturally responsive practices and knowledge in their work.

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment/Work Week/Travel:
Schedule is dependent on the course and department needs.

Special Instructions:
THIS POSTING IS NOT A GUARANTEE OF AN OPEN POSITION. Your application will be active for 90 days. Applications are accepted on a continuous basis and are reviewed by the hiring department as openings become available. To maintain your application within the system, you will need to re-apply.

Applicants must complete all applicable sections of the online application to be considered for a position. Candidates who are called for an interview must notify the Department of Human Resources in writing of any reasonable accommodation needed before the date of the interview.

Note: if a job-specific posting is created and you are interested in that specific position, please apply to that job posting. Submission of materials does not guarantee consideration for future employment in openings of this type since availability can be unpredictable and consideration competitive.

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University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.


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