Doctoral Capstone Coordinator (Occupational Therapy)
School of Kinesiology, Counseling, and Rehabilitative
Full Time or Part Time?
Commitment to Inclusive Excellence
Northern Kentucky University ( NKU ) seeks excellence by enriching
its educational environment and culture through the diversity of
its administration, faculty and staff and by embracing
inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of
its work. NKU is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative
Action institution. We encourage applications by members of diverse
groups and by persons with a demonstrated commitment to issues of
diversity and experience in achieving goals relative to inclusive
Purpose of Position
Northern Kentucky University, 7 miles from downtown Cincinnati is
seeking an innovative, collaborative, visionary Doctoral Capstone
Coordinator ( DCC ). Northern Kentucky University is a university
known to its faculty and students for its commitment to diversity
(82% of students and 71% of faculty have rated NKU as being very
dedicated to diversity), and we are looking for a culturally
competent team member to contribute to this tradition.
As a founding core faculty member of the entry-level Doctor of
Occupational Therapy Program, the DCC is in a unique position to
design and initiate doctoral capstone experiences that develop
occupational therapy leaders committed to the program’s mission of
facilitating excellence in academics, entry-level occupation-based
practice, collaborative engagement, professionalism, and leadership
within a global context to promote health through occupational
engagement. As a member of the School of Kinesiology, Counseling,
and Rehabilitative Sciences, the DCC will be part of a
multi-disciplinary environment and collaborate with a diverse team
of faculty and students.
NKU is committed to assembling a diverse faculty team with a global
perspective and a student-focused mindset. The DCC is responsible
for the coordination, management, and compliance of the Doctoral
Capstone Experience as required by section D in the ACOTE
standards. In addition, the DCC ensures the quality and integrity
of the doctoral capstone and creates a program that meets ACOTE
standards, manages faculty, staff, student, and community
relationships to support the doctoral experience, and works
collaboratively with the OTD Program Director to advance the
program’s mission. The DCC also teaches courses in the OTD
curriculum. The DCC also serves on departmental, school, college,
and university committees, and provides service in various areas.
The position is full-time, Academic Year, non-tenure-track
renewable with a competitive salary.
The DCC is responsible for the coordination, management, and
compliance of the Doctoral Capstone Experience as required by
section D in the ACOTE standards. In addition, the DCC ensures the
quality and integrity of the doctoral capstone and experience and
creates a program that meets ACOTE standards, manages faculty,
staff, student and community relationships to support the doctoral
experience, and works collaboratively with the OTD Program Director
to advance the program’s mission.
The DCC also teaches courses in the OTD curriculum with
responsibilities in course and curriculum design and delivery,
program evaluation, scholarship, mentoring students, and meeting
accreditation requirements. The DCC also serves on departmental,
school, college, and university committees, and provide service in
various areas. The position is full-time, Academic Year,
non-tenure-track renewable with a competitive salary.
Candidates must have earned a doctorate degree from an accredited
institution, NBCOT certification, and experience in research
embedded in occupational therapy evidence-based practice.
Candidates should demonstrate a student-centered focus and
commitment to fostering an inclusive learning environment.
Candidates must be eligible for licensure in Kentucky.
Strengths in collaborative engagement, effective teamworking,
self-motivation, attention to detailed, approachability, capstone
or clinical research development and instruction, clinical
perspective based on occupation-based practice models, dedication
to an inclusive and student-centered learning environment,
experience in occupational therapy curriculum development and ACOTE
If you meet these qualifications, please submit an application,
letter of interest, current CV, names and contact information of 3
professional references, copies of graduate transcripts (unofficial
accepted at the initial stage), and your personal teaching
philosophy on occupation as intervention, as well as your personal
philosophy on the importance of diversity and inclusion in higher
If you have additional questions, you may contact Dr. Terrance
Anderson, Inaugural Program Director, Occupational Therapy,
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until
the position is filled. Salary and benefits are competitive. The
position starts October 2020.
Job Open Date
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- Cover Letter/Letter of Application
- Curriculum Vitae
- Teaching Philosophy
- Diversity Statement 1
- Scholarly Work
- Evidence of teaching style and effectiveness