The Department of Health Professions, College of Health and Behavioral Studies, James Madison University, is seeking a visionary individual with academic leadership experience for the position of Director of the Occupational Therapy Program. The Occupational Therapy Program is one of five programs within the Department of Health Professions. The Program Director will work collaboratively with others in Athletic Training, Dietetics, Health Services Administration, and the Physician Assistant Studies program within the department, as well as with other departments and schools within the College. The successful candidate will join a strong and engaged faculty at one of the nation's outstanding public universities.
This is a 12-month, tenure-track faculty appointment at the Assistant / Associate Professor rank. The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2018.
The successful candidate will manage day-to-day activities in the Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) program, lead program and curriculum development, oversee the ACOTE accreditation process, and develop/transition to OTD. The successful candidate will collaborate with program faculty in teaching, evaluating student performance, advising and engaging in scholarly work.
A doctoral degree in Occupational Therapy or related area with a minimum of eight years of documented experience in OT and at least 3 years in a full time academic appointment with teaching responsibilities at the post-secondary level are both required.
A track record of excellence in teaching, scholarly activity, professional development and service to the profession are required. The successful candidate should also possess a commitment to interprofessional education and student engagement, adapt to the trends and forces facing the OT profession and have a dynamic vision for preparing OT professionals. The successful candidate will have held NBCOT certification as an Occupational Therapist and will be eligible for Virginia licensure.
Preferred Qualifications include documented experience in adult and geriatric practice, a research based doctorate, and continued NBCOT certification.
The JMU Occupational Therapy Program is a vibrant OT program located in the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences. The program has strong existing partnerships with groups both on and off campus that allow for interprofessional collaboration. Additionally, JMU has its own OT clinic on campus that provides multiple opportunities for student and faculty research and practice.
To apply, visit http://joblink.jmu.edu/postings/2501 or go to JobLink.jmu.edu and reference posting number F1074. Submit the faculty profile and upload a cover letter that addresses relevant administrative and leadership experiences, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a current curriculum vitae. Review of applications will begin January 8, 2018 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with experience. For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Jamie Frye, Director of the Athletic Training Program and Search Chair, 540-568-8836 or email@example.com.
Established in 1908, James Madison University is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, masters and doctoral programs to more than 20,000 students. JMU is regarded as one of the finest regional universities in the nation and has been continuously cited in U.S. News and World Report, Changing Times and Money Magazine as an outstanding public university. Located in the heart of Virginia's beautiful Shenandoah Valley, the city of Harrisonburg is approximately 120 miles from Washington, D.C. and Richmond, VA. Known for its livability, diversity, local food, arts and natural surroundings, this Virginia Main Street community is a great place to live and work.
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