The mission of The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
is the development of professional health care practitioners
through innovation, individualized, and quality classroom,
clinical, and distance education.
The Doctoral Coordinator has an essential role in ensuring the
consistency and quality of the doctoral projects for students
enrolled in the Doctor of Occupational Therapy program. The
Doctoral Coordinator will review all project proposals and help OTD
students select their doctoral committee, which will include the
coordinator, a content expert, and the doctoral experience mentor.
The Coordinator will organize the student’s defense of their
proposal, review IRB submissions when necessary, and establish
appropriate doctoral experiential goals in collaboration with the
student and the committee. The Coordinator will be the person in
communication with the site mentor, the program director, and the
AFWC about the student’s performance concerning their residency and
their doctoral project.
The Doctoral Coordinator is a hybrid role and requires an on-campus
presence a minimum of 5 days per month to support students in all
aspects of the doctoral preparation and project.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Teaching: provides student-centered learning through best practice
- Optimizes class/lab/online environment that is conducive to
student learning by developing creative, challenging and
evidence-based learning opportunities
- Collaborates with students to create objectives for the
capstone project as well as goals for project development and
- Uses learning assessment information to improve teaching and
curriculum; participates in quality improvement initiatives to meet
program and institutional goals
- Provides current, organized, error free instructional
- Maintains all components of the learning environment including
online course portal management
- Teaches at a significantly reduced teaching load; no more than
a 0.5 FTE faculty member with no more than 148 hours per term.
Scholarship: actively engages in scholarship to advance
- Establishes and implements an approved scholarship plan/faculty
development plan as required by accreditation and university
- Demonstrated aptitude in the research process
- Expertise in developing, managing, and overseeing research
and/or doctoral projects
- Stays current with clinical practice and evidence that support
content area expertise and professional growth
- Disseminates scholarly work consistent with University policies
and accreditation expectations
Service: supports shared governance and promoting one’s
- Serves on programmatic and university committees as
- Actively participates in his/her professional association
- Serves as university liaison in community and/or professional
- Establishes experiential mentorships consistent with the
proposed student project
- Act as an intermediary between students, the mentor, and the
- Uses release time that enhances the program (e.g. - clinical
practice, consultation, advanced degree, research, service) as
approved by the program director
- Participates in university governance, curriculum planning, and
functions to support development and growth of the institution
Administration: supports efficient and consistent practices across
- Performs course coordinator and lead instructor roles as
assigned; works collaboratively with members of the team
- Reviews all proposals for doctoral projects while facilitating
the consistency and quality of these projects
- Advises students on academic, professional and/or personal
issues while providing referrals when appropriate
- Provides other administrative duties as assigned
- Completes annual self-evaluation of faculty performance and
sets goals for the next year in collaboration with the program
director; is actively engaged in faculty development opportunities
to meet performance goals
Professionalism: displays the behaviors of a professional
academician and follows expected discipline specific Code of
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Promotes professionalism by modeling and encouraging such
behaviors inside and outside the classroom setting
- Supports and exemplifies the University’s core values
- Actively engages in interprofessional collaboration
- Upholds and enforces student and faculty handbook policies and
Other responsibilities as assigned by the Academic Program
POSITION IN ORGANIZATION
Reports to : Academic Program Director/Assistant Academic Program
Positions Supervised: Contributing Faculty, Lab Assistants when
assigned to courses
TECHNICAL, MANAGERIAL & PEOPLE SKILLS REQUIRED
To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
required. Incumbents will be evaluated, in part, based on
performance of each essential function. Reasonable accommodations
may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
- Doctoral degree required. Post professional doctorate
preferred, but candidates currently enrolled in post professional
program will be considered.
- A minimum of 2 years of teaching experience at the
- A minimum of 2 years of clinical experience required.
- Eligible for state practice license (if applicable)
- Experience with distance learning preferred.
- Experience in scholarly activity preferred.
- Knowledge of IRB requirements
- Exceptional communication, administrative and management
- Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and to
interact effectively with colleagues, administrators, faculty
members and students, as well as external constituencies.
- Demonstrated aptitude in the research process.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel,
- Valid driver’s license for State of residence and at least
minimum liability insurance required by State.
LICENSURE and/or CERTIFICATION
Faculty Members must be appropriately credentialed, possess an
earned degree from an accredited institution or recognized by a
country's ministry of education in occupational therapy, and be
licensed or license-eligible in the state in which the program is
located, in order to teach in specific programs.
TRAVEL/ CAMPUS REQUIREMENTS
- This position is a hybrid working model and can be performed
remotely with a minimum of 5 days per month required on the
- The on-site campus schedule in support of the student
experience will be coordinated with the Academic Program Director
on a monthly basis.
- Some travel may be requested up to 20% of the time.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate
the following competencies:
- Committed to Mission and Values - Has a clear understanding of
institution’s mission and values. Has a passion for facilitating
learning and for enabling students to navigate their own learning
- Contribute Knowledge to the Discipline - Compelled by the
opportunity to contribute through research, scholarship
professional practice or creativity
- Accountable - Takes personal responsibility for own goals and
outcomes to ensure student success. Establishes clear expectations,
follows through on commitments to students and holds them
accountable for assignments and performance
- Collaborative - Works cooperatively with others across the
institution and beyond, including the community and through
partnerships. Represents own interests while being inclusive and
fair to others.
- Communicates Effectively - Adapts oral and written
communication approach and style to the audience and based on the
message. Also listens attentively to others.
- Drives Engagement - Makes students feel welcome, understood and
valued. Creates a learning environment that is compelling,
challenging and productive.
- Academic Discipline Expertise - Has sufficient credentials,
industry expertise and/or experience in the discipline to teach
according to the standards and qualifications required.
- Education Design - Designs learning experiences closely linked
to learning outcomes including lesson planning, design of project,
work integrated, group learning experiences, or interactive
learning objects. Has depth of expertise in pedagogy, andragogy and
overall learning effectiveness
- Teaching Delivery/Learning Facilitation Skills - Manages small,
large, blended, hybrid and/or online classrooms, monitoring and
ensuring participation, managing one’s own and students' time and
Work is performed primarily in a standard office environment but
may involve exposure to moderate noise levels. Work involves
operation of personal computer equipment for six to eight hours
daily and includes physical demands associated with a traditional
office setting, e.g., walking, standing, communicating, and other
physical functions as necessary.
Physical requirements of this position include the following:
Does not apply
The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is an equal
opportunity at will employer and does not discriminate against any
employee or applicant for employment because of age, race,
religion, color, disability, sex, sexual orientation or national