University Faculty Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
Weber State University
Location: Ogden, Utah
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: 4782362
University Faculty Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
Requisition Number: F00386P:
Job Description: This is a university faculty position with academic rank based upon the appointee's academic and experiential qualifications. The position is eligible for tenure-track. Instructor positions are temporary appointments renewable annually by separate contract at the sole discretion of the University. This individual will serve as the Program Director of the new Occupational Therapy Assistant Bachelor's degree program, which will include developing the new curriculum and preparing all of the program proposal documents for the university, accreditors, and state entities. The Program Director will also design new laboratory spaces and purchase equipment and supplies needed for this new program.
Job Duties: The program director is responsible for the management and administration of the program, including planning, evaluation, budgeting, selection of faculty and staff, maintenance of accreditation, and commitment to strategies for professional development. The program director will develop the mission statement, goals, and competencies of the program in addition to designing, implementing, coordinating, and evaluating the OTA program in collaboration with other faculty in the department and college. This individual will teach courses in the OTA program and may also teach courses in the Rehabilitation Sciences undergraduate program. This faculty member will instruct, mentor, provide feedback, and evaluate students within their areas of expertise and interest and will assure the availability of remedial instruction. This individual will also be responsible for ongoing curricular assessment and active participation in the development, initiation, and incorporation of instructional experiences within the curriculum design and will oversee the quality and delivery of didactic assessments. The faculty member will also serve as an academic advisor for students throughout their time in the program to mentor and help with the development of academic, personal, and professional goals and proficiencies. They will participate in recruitment of new students and admissions processes by scoring qualifying applications, interviewing candidates, and rendering selection decisions. This faculty member will represent the Department of Athletic Training through service on department, college, and university-level committees as time allows. Participation in activities of state, regional, and national organizations to promote a positive image of the OTAs within academic, lay, and professional communities is encouraged.Will perform other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications: Required Qualifications:
License in good standing as an OTA or OT in the state of Utah (or eligible – must obtain by start date)
Master’s degree in OT or a related field.
A minimum of 5 years of documented experience in the field of occupational therapy. This experience must include:
Clinical practice experience as an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant.
Administrative experience including, but not limited to, program planning and implementation, personnel management, evaluation, and budgeting.
Scholarship (e.g., scholarship of application, scholarship of teaching and learning).
Understanding of and experience with occupational therapy assistants.
At least 3 years of experience as a core faculty in a full-time academic appointment with teaching responsibilities at the postsecondary level.
>5 years of full-time clinical experience working as an occupational therapist or OTA.
>2 years of educational and administrative experience in an academic setting.
Demonstrated abilities in teaching and curriculum development.
Strong interpersonal skills with excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively communicate with students, staff, faculty, and administrators.
Strong critical thinking, organizational, and problem-solving skills
Familiarity with the use of computers for organization, word processing, and communication.
Evidence of marketing, analytic and outcome skills.
Background Check? Yes
Benefits Summary: WSU offers a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, long-term disability, life insurance, retirement, a wellness program with release time and paid incentives, tuition benefits, free tickets to athletic and performing arts events, and paid holidays.
Full/Part Time: Full Time Open Date: 11/09/2023 Close Date: Open Until Filled: Yes
Notes to Applicants: For questions please email Valerie Herzog at email@example.com.
If you are passionate about what you could offer and accomplish here at WSU, we would love to hear from you. The position comes with a generous benefits package.
To apply, please complete the online application and attach a cover letter, current CV/resume, OT or OTA License, and the names and contact information for three professional references. A teaching philosophy statement can be attached as an optional document.
Application materials should clearly demonstrate how the required and preferred qualifications of the position are met.
Screening of applications will begin December 10, 2023. Position will remain open until filled.
Criminal background check required as a condition of employment
Physical Activity of this position: Expressing or exchanging ideas. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important instructions to other workers accurately or quickly. , Ability to receive detailed information with or without assistance.
Physical Requirements of this position: Light work. Exerting up to 20 lbs of force occasionally and/or up to 10 lbs of force frequently and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Use of arm and/or leg controls exerting forces greater than that for sedentary work.
Visual Acuity Requirements including color, depth perception and field of vision: Required to perform activities such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; using a computer terminal; extensive reading.
The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position: None. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).