Program Director/Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy Assistant (Tenure Eligible)

  • McLennan Community College
  • 1400 College Drive, Waco, TX, USA
  • Oct 19, 2020
Full time   Health Sciences, OT, PT, Kinesiology

Job Description

LOOKING FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO EXEMPLIFY OUR COLLEGE VALUES:
Communications: We will be open and courageous in our communication with students and with one another. We will communicate decisions and the reasons for them.  Excellence: We will strive for excellence in all that we do. We will actively plan for the future, seeking new and innovative ways to accomplish our mission.  Inclusiveness: We will seek to appreciate and understand our students and each other, actively seeking different viewpoints. We will work to create a welcoming environment where our diverse community of students and employees learn, teach, and work together.  Integrity: We will work with the highest level of integrity, taking responsibility for all of our actions. We will tell the truth and seek to be fair in our decision-making and actions.  People: We will be honest, humble, respectful, and gracious to our students and to each other. We best serve our students, colleagues, and community when we work as a team.
 

Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills

GENERAL POSITION DESCRIPTION:
Responsible for providing direction and coordination for the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program; instructing courses in the OTA program at the level of required occupational therapy knowledge and skills (includes lecture and lab); curriculum development and assessment; providing leadership in meeting all accreditation requirements and bringing the Occupational Therapy program into compliance with ACOTE and maintaining accreditation of the program; program review and planning; creation and administration of program budget; student recruitment and retention, including academic advising for program majors and pre-majors; selecting appropriate textbooks for program courses; maintaining office hours; participating in college committees; facilitating community awareness of the program; participating in professional development and evaluation; working across departments to develop student potential; faculty recruitment, assignment, mentoring, and evaluation; exercising supervision over full-time faculty and part-time faculty.  Candidate should be prepared to receive training and teach in non-traditional venues such as internet, hybrid, two-way interactive, etc.  May include evening or weekend classes and/or off campus teaching.  This is a full-time tenure track eligible faculty position that is responsible to and receives general direction from the Dean, Health Professions as designated in the organizational plan of the division. NOTE:  This is a security sensitive position and an appropriate background investigation will be made on applicants being strongly considered for this position.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
Restricted: Sustained posture or intense attentiveness for prolonged periods. Light lifting (less than 30 lbs.) some walking, pushing, pulling on a regular basis.  Minimal Hazard/Exposure: Standard office setting.  At least minimal environmental controls to assure health and comfort.

 

Minimum qualifications & Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education:    Graduate of an accredited Occupational Therapy or Occupational Therapy Assistant educational program and a Master’s degree related in an educational field.
Experience:   Minimum five years clinical experience in Occupational Therapy and a minimum of two years of experience in a full time academic appointment with teaching responsibilities. 
Special Requirements: Must be currently licensed in the state of Texas as an OT or OTA, or eligible to obtain licensure within 90 days of hire.
 

Supplemental information

ADDITIONAL APPLICATION INFORMATION
Finalists may be asked to participate in a teaching demonstration. MCC uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. For more information visit www.dhs.gov/e-verify. Please feel free to contact this office regarding the status of your application.

ADDITIONAL REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS

  • Resume
  • KSA Statement* (See Selection Criteria below)
  • Copies of College Transcripts


SELECTION CRITERIA:  *Attach a brief statement addressing how you acquired each of the following Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities through your education, personal experience, or previous employment:
Knowledge of:  (1) OTA program planning and review; (2) subject matter and instructional design and materials for OTA program courses; (3) curriculum design and revision, taking into consideration accreditation requirements; (4) relationship and role delineation between OTA’s and other aspects of the Texas Occupational Therapy Assistant Practice Act and Rules; (5) student advising.
Ability to:  (6) provide instruction for OTA courses, lecture and lab; (7) evaluate student knowledge and skills; (8) prepare schedules; (9) manage accreditation requirements; (10) develop and assess curriculum; (11) recruit, assign, mentor, and evaluate faculty;
(12) manage resources appropriately, including material, financial, and human; (13) participate in faculty evaluation and professional development; (14) promote awareness of the OTA program in the community; (15) advise students and participate in recruitment and retention activities; (16) support and participate in activities of the college; (17) communicate clearly and concisely orally and in writing; (18) utilize a personal computer and other technology for communicating, maintaining records, developing and presenting course materials, etc.; (19) perform other duties as assigned.


MCC provides equal opportunities to all individuals and does not discriminate against any individual regardless of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, or other legally protected category in its educational programs, activities, or employment.

 http://www.mclennan.edu/employees/policy-manual/docs/E-XXXIV.pdf (Download PDF reader)

 

Application Details

APPLICATION PROCESS

Interested and qualified applicants should submit application materials to:  https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/mclennan. NOTE:  Finalists may be asked to participate in a teaching demonstration. MCC uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. For more information visit www.dhs.gov/e-verify.

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS

  • MCC Employment Application
  • Resume
  • KSA Statement (See Selection Criteria)
  • Copies of College Transcripts

MCC provides equal opportunities to all individuals and does not discriminate against any individual regardless of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, or other legally protected category in its educational programs, activities, or employment. http://www.mclennan.edu/employees/policy-manual/docs/E-XXXIV.pdf

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Application Deadline

Position open until filled.