Program Director, eOTD (Doctor of Occupational Therapy)

  • Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions
  • Provo, UT, USA
  • Apr 05, 2021
Full time Health Sciences/OT/PT/Kinesiology Deans & Directors

Job Description


Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions is accepting applications for Program Director (open rank) of a developing entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) program.

Candidates would be involved with developing and implementing the OTD program in accordance with Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) standards.  



Responsible for serving as a leader to all constituents of the entry level Doctor of Occupational (eOTD) program and as a liaison between the eOTD program and the University.  The Program Director, in cooperation with other academic faculty and administration, establishes faculty, staff and student performance standards, and policies and procedures and regulations related to the implementation of the program. 

The Program Director holds an open faculty (academic or clinical) appointment (assistant, associate or full professor) and has administrative, academic and teaching, service, and scholarship responsibilities consistent with the mission and philosophy of the academic program. This individual demonstrates competence in leadership, development and implementation of the eOTD program, including: all aspects of planning; coordination with the university; curriculum design (including fieldwork education), development, and assessment; financial and budgetary concerns; human resource management for the program; student admission, instruction, evaluation and advisement.  He/she is able to coordinate, plan for and implement the mission, philosophy, goals and expected outcomes of the program.  In addition, the program director’s primary responsibilities are to plan, coordinate, facilitate, administer, and monitor all activities related to the occupational therapy program.  

Preferred and Required Qualifications

  • a license to practice Occupational Therapy, or eligible for licensure, in the state of Utah;
  • a Doctoral degree (Ph.D., ScD, EdD, or OTD);
  • a minimum of eight years of experience in the field of Occupational therapy, including:
    • clinical practice, administrative experience, research/scholarship, three years of a full-time academic appointment with post baccalaureate teaching responsibilities;
  • the attributes to design and implement an innovative entry-level OTD program (policies & procedures, curriculum, fieldwork, and capstone placements).
  • experience with ACOTE accreditation standards and processes;
  • the ability to recruit additional core faculty (e.g., academic fieldwork coordinator, capstone coordinator, and other faculty lines);
  • the aptitude to mentor junior faculty in the areas of teaching, scholarship, and service;
  • the capacity to collaborate with other occupational therapy programs at RMUoHP.

Application Details


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Job descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts. RMUoHP maintains its status as an at-will employer. Employees can be terminated for any reason not prohibited by law.

Rocky Mountain University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 



RMU understands the importance of being inclusive as it is one of the University’s Core Values. By honoring our differences and similarities, we strengthen institutional and community connections. For these reasons, the University is especially interested in and strongly encourages qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our academic community to apply.


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