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Adjunct Faculty, Occupational Therapy Assistant

Austin Community College
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 25, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time

Job Details

Adjunct Faculty, Occupational Therapy Assistant

Austin Community College

Job Posting Closing Times: Job postings are removed from advertising at 12:00 A.M. on the closing date e.g., at midnight on the day before the closing date.

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Austin Community College is a public two-year institution that serves a multicultural population of approximately 41,000 credit students each Fall and Spring semester. We embrace our identity as a community college, as reflected in our mission statement. We promote student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training, including appropriate applied baccalaureate degrees, in our service area.

As a community college committed to our mission, we seek to recruit and retain a workforce that:
  • Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching
  • Is attracted by the college's mission to promote equitable access to educational opportunities
  • Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for populations including; first generation college students, low-income students, and students from underserved communities.
  • Focused on student academic achievement and postgraduate outcomes
  • Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others
  • Engages with the community both within and outside of ACC

Job Posting Title:
Adjunct Faculty, Occupational Therapy Assistant

Job Description Summary:
Responsible to prepare and deliver occupational therapy assistant coursework in engaging, innovative, and discipline-appropriate ways that reflect a commitment to success equity, respect for diversity, an understanding of culturally responsive teaching, and knowledge of the teaching field. Meets professional standards for faculty in accordance with college policies and procedures as well as ACOTE standards.

Job Description:
Principal Responsibilities and Duties
  • Prepare and teach courses in the field of Occupational Therapy Assistant to a diverse student population based on the department's approved course learning outcomes, utilizing a variety of instructional strategies appropriate to the needs of community college students and the standards of the discipline.
  • Evaluate student progress and provide clear, timely feedback reflecting program learning outcomes and departmental expectations.
  • Provide teaching and mentoring services to students in a manner which does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, political affiliation, or other protected categories.
  • Remain current in the field through a variety of professional development activities and by maintaining licensure.
  • Perform other related tasks as assigned by the department chair, dean, and/or associate vice president, vice president, executive vice president.

Additional Duties
  • Participate in data gathering and reporting of outcomes for ACOTE and SACSCOC requirements.
  • Participate in departmental outreach and marketing events representing the program and profession.
  • Participate in quarterly departmental meetings for collaborative efforts with colleagues on development of program policy, curriculum design, and evidence based teaching methodology.
  • Assist in development of external partnerships with community providers for possible fieldwork experiences and/or experiential learning opportunities.

  • Demonstrate proficiency using computer applications, online resources, and other technologies for the classroom. Demonstrate proficiency using an online learning management system such as Blackboard to develop and build course content and perform administrative duties (posting office hours, syllabi, etc.)

Principal Professional Standards
  • Meet deadlines for attendance certification and submission of final course grades.
  • Maintain regular office hours to assist students and improve student retention and success.
  • Recognize and reflect standards of civility and collegiality in all interactions.
  • Comply with published college policies and procedures and meet professional standards for teaching in a community college.
  • Appropriate use of the college's learning management system.
  • Participate in collaborative curriculum design projects.
  • Participate in data gathering of outcomes for reporting to accreditation body.
  • Adhere to accreditation standards.
  • Respond to communication from stakeholders in a timely, professional manner.

Required Education
Educational requirements in accordance with SACSCOC accreditation standards. See Faculty Credentials at No substitution for educational requirements.
  • Bachelor's degree in Occupational Therapy or Occupational Therapy Assistant with current licensure, certification or registration OR
  • Associate degree in Occupational Therapy Assistant with current licensure, certification or registration and 3 years non-teaching work experience. Current licensure, certification or registration

Required Work Experience (Workforce Programs)
  • At least 3 years experienced as a licensed occupational therapy practitioner.

Qualities of a Successful Candidate
  • Occupational therapy practitioners who enjoy the collaborative process of curriculum design and delivery of content.
  • Understand and value a diverse student population of largely non-traditional students.
  • Fluent in the use of the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework on which to develop clinical reasoning for intervention selection.
  • Understand and respect the role of an OTA in the profession.
  • Experience and understanding of the teaching and learning process and the cognitive science behind it.
  • Have an understanding of best practices for educating adults and of the mission and scope of community college.
  • Value an associate's degree in occupational therapy.

Application Requirements
Application must be submitted by the closing date for this position. Application must include transcripts as well as a resume and cover letter.

Criminal Background Check
Pre-employment criminal background checks are required for all staff and faculty positions.

ACC Benefits Overview

Full-time faculty and staffing table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the college are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.

ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty and Administrators Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by federal law.

Working Conditions
  • Work is routinely performed in an office/classroom environment.
  • Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, kneeling, pushing, and pulling.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.

Number of Openings:

Job Posting Close Date:
August 31, 2024

Clery Act

As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under Title IX and, under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required to report crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided resources for reporting.


The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC at its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions of the job.

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