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.
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.
Preferred and Required 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.
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