Assistant/Associate Professor (NTTA) and Program Director

  • Long Island University
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • Apr 02, 2021
Full time Health Sciences/OT/PT/Kinesiology

Job Description

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Starting Date: As soon as possible

We are seeking a Program Director to lead the LIU Occupational Therapy BS/MS programs. This is a 12 month full-time faculty position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teaching responsibilities include by not limited to; course development, instruction of didactic courses using traditional and online delivery models and the ability to mentor faculty in such
  • Provides leadership, strategy, vision, organization, processes and infrastructure for a respective program, and in concert with the University's strategic and quality improvement plan;
  • Assesses and reports on program metrics, such as faculty workload and scholarly productivity, student satisfaction, graduation rates, enrollments, etc. to assure program goals are being met;
  • Responsible for the development and maintenance of effective department operations including efficient workflow, achieving student learning outcomes; ensuring appropriate faculty numbers; assuring quality curriculum;
  • Works effectively with other departments across the University to coordinate activities and promote change;
  • Promotes a campus culture in alignment with the University's core values that focuses on the academic achievement and personal development of all students;
  • Communicates effectively and fosters collaborative relationships among all campus constituencies including students, faculty, and staff; advises students, assisting with problem solving and complaint resolution
  • Collaborate with Academic Fieldwork Coordinators to assure quality fieldwork experiences for students.
  • Actively involved in admissions and recruitment efforts
  • Hires, develops, and evaluates faculty (core and adjunct). Assists them in planning staffing patterns for their area(s) of responsibility. Utilizing standards for effective job performance evaluates faculty effectiveness;
  • Mentors and develops faculty to maximize individual performance, build future organizational leadership, enhance teamwork and strengthen support of the organization's core values;
  • Stays abreast of educational best practices, policy changes and developments that may impact the program through attendance, and developing professional relationships at professional conferences, seminars and local, state and national organizations;
  • Actively engages in scholarship, disseminates scholarly work consistent with University policies and accreditation expectations, mentors student research projects
  • Maintains visibility in respective professional organizations;
  • Uses research and practice, and theory and experience to foster professional development and student learning;


  • Earned Post-Professional Doctoral degree in Occupational Therapy or related field.
  • Possess knowledge of accreditation;
  • Five or more years' progressive levels of leadership, responsibility and expertise in teaching, in higher education;
  • Must have a minimum of 8 years of documented experience in the field of occupational therapy; this experience must include clinical practice as an occupational therapist, administrative experience, scholarship, and at least 3 years of experience in a full-time academic appointment with teaching responsibilities at the post-baccalaureate level;
  • Must be initially certified as an occupational therapist and eligible for New York State License for Occupational Therapy is required.
LIU is an equal opportunity employer. LIU is committed to extending equal opportunity in employment to all qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community. LIU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability or any other basis protected by applicable local, state or federal laws. Hiring is contingent on eligibility to work in the United States img.php?id=h_605383203230491d9672081fa2f18cb5ℑ=pixel

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