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Assist/Assoc Professor for Occupational Therapy Program and Doctoral Capstone Coordinator

Fairleigh Dickinson University
New Jersey, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Date posted
Apr 12, 2024

Job Details

Fairleigh Dickinson University, Department of Occupational Therapy, seeks applications for a Doctoral Capstone Coordinator (DCC) position for the entry-level Occupational Therapy Doctoral (OTD) Program. This is a full-time, 12-month faculty position. A significant role is to manage, coordinate, and safeguard scholarly integrity and the scientific quality of capstone projects as delineated by Accreditation Council of Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) standards. The DCC is also responsible for teaching in the entry-level OTD program. The DCC will work collaboratively with the OTD Program Director, Academic Fieldwork Coordinator, and faculty members to advance the program's mission. A tenure-track appointment will be available for the qualified and interested candidate.

Principal Duties
1.     Responsible for coordinating, organizing, and managing the Capstone Experience and Projects in collaboration with the program director and OTD faculty.

2.     Oversee students' progression during all aspects of capstone education.

3.     Supervise the development of Capstone Projects and Capstone Experiences for students enrolled in the OTD program.

4.     Maintain ongoing communication with faculty mentors, site mentors, and capstone site administrators.

5.     Identify and maintain sites for the capstone experience. 

6.     Implement policies relevant to capstone education. 

7.     Assist the Program Director in creating a system for regular evaluation of capstone education and its overall functionality to be used for accreditation and institutional effectiveness reporting.

8.     Work with the Program Director to manage the ongoing processes of accreditation, relevant to capstone education. 

9.     Develop and deliver learning activities and assessments throughout the semester for assigned courses.

10. Develop syllabi for assigned courses in alignment with the curriculum design of the OT program and in compliance with ACOTE standards.

11. Hold weekly office hours, advise graduate students, and supervise student capstone projects.

12. Attend and participate in OT program/committee meetings, program activities, meetings, trainings, seminars, and campus events (when applicable)

13. Collaborate with the appropriate committees, faculty members, and administrators in ongoing curriculum development, program evaluation, ACOTE accreditation activities, and identifying strategies for continuous quality improvement.

14. Provide service to the program, university, and/or community. 

15. Demonstrate active involvement in research/scholarship. 

16. 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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