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Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapy (Academic Fieldwork Coordinator (AFWC) (12 Month NTTP)

Stockton University
Absecon, NJ 08205
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Stockton University is ranked among the top public universities in the Northeast with more than 160 undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as continuing education opportunities. The University, one hour from Philadelphia and two hours from New York City, offers unique living and learning environments throughout southern New Jersey, including the 1,600 acre Galloway campus in the Pinelands National Reserve and Stockton University Atlantic City, located on the Boardwalk, just steps from the beach. Additional locations include Hammonton, Manahawkin and Woodbine. As a public university, Stockton provides an environment for excellence to a diverse student body, including those from underrepresented populations, through an interdisciplinary approach to liberal arts, sciences and professional education. Founded in 1969, Stockton held its first classes in 1971 and is planning its 50th anniversary. The University's commitment to cultural diversity and its welcoming and vibrant community makes Stockton a great place to learn and work! Learn more about the many reasons to choose Stockton at stockton.edu.

Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapy (Academic Fieldwork Coordinator (AFWC) position is a full-time, 12 month, non-tenure track teaching position. The Academic Fieldwork Coordinator's primary responsibility is to develop fieldwork affiliation opportunities and assign students to fieldwork practice settings following program policies and ACOTE accreditation standards. Responsibilities include the facilitation of clinical reasoning and reflective practice in Level I and Level II fieldwork settings. The AFWC also contributes to MSOT program needs, such as precepting and admissions.

Under the direction of the Dean of the School of Health Sciences, the Academic Fieldwork Coordinator of the MSOT program, will fulfill the responsibilities and expectations of Stockton Non-Tenure-Track Teaching Position (12 month) as outlined in the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) dated January 7, 2020. Specifically, they will serve in the following ways at Stockton:

Carry a 6 Teaching Credit Hours annual load including in Occupational Therapy:

  • OCTH 6910 Fieldwork Level II
  • OCTH 6920 Fieldwork Level II

AND the following responsibilities, in lieu of 34 Teaching Credit Hours. These duties include:

  • Identify and initiate student affiliation agreements.
  • Secure and review the quality/appropriateness of fieldwork sites and develop site- specific fieldwork objectives and 12-week schedule in collaboration with appropriate faculty, students, and fieldwork staff.
  • Coordinate all communication between academic and fieldwork staff. Conduct necessary meetings with fieldwork educators and program faculty regarding the curriculum model, course content, and fieldwork expectations.
  • Develop fieldwork affiliation opportunities and assign students to fieldwork practice settings following program policies and meeting accreditation standards.
  • Monitor the facilitation of clinical reasoning and reflective practice in Level II fieldwork settings.
  • Counsel and arbitrate with students and fieldwork educators on matters of concern.
  • Collaborate with fieldwork educators in the final appraisal of the students.
  • Ensure program reporting requirements to the University, ACOTE and NJ Division of Consumer Affairs are met.
  • Submit a faculty development plan to the MSOT Program Director each academic year.
  • Prepare an annual status report including recommendations for program change, evaluation of fieldwork sites, fieldwork educators, and students.
  • Serve as teacher of record for two, three-credit Level II fieldwork courses and manage all course assignments.
  • Participate in Level I fieldwork courses and manage all fieldwork assignments.
  • Develop program policies regarding fieldwork education and modify and maintain the MSOT fieldwork manual in collaboration with program director.
  • Provide input to program director about budgetary items needed for fieldwork education.
  • Organize and maintain fieldwork information in Typhon data management system (or comparable system per University subscription).
  • Support MSOT Program by participating in admissions process.
  • Create and maintain Certiphi data management system (or comparable system per University subscription) to meet clinical requirements.
  • Participate as MSOT student preceptor.
  • Assist in being an advocate for MSOT Program with students, the community, and emerging fieldwork placements.
  • Maintain ongoing professional development and represent MSOT Program in professional activities.
  • Educate fieldwork educators to meet accreditation standards.
  • Instruct students regarding all aspects of clinical education as well as personal attributes, skills needed for successful participation in fieldwork placements.
  • Collaborate with students and Learning Access Program to cultivate appropriate student learning accommodations for Level 1 & Level 2 fieldwork.
  • Perform other duties as designated by the Dean, School of Health Sciences and/or the Provost and Executive Vice President.
  • The ability to support Stockton University's diversity commitment and strong student-centered vision and mission.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree;
  • Eligibility for licensure as an Occupational Therapist in New Jersey;
  • Minimum of 3 years clinical experience;
  • Demonstration of effective leadership, organizational and communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctorate preferred
  • Prior experience as a Level II fieldwork educator

Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Only electronic documents will be accepted. Please complete the on-line application in addition to providing the following required documents. All required documents must be submitted in order for your application to move forward. Applications received by November 23, 2020 will receive full consideration. You may upload documents using Microsoft Word or PDF

  1. A letter of interest describing qualifications and accomplishments
  2. A curriculum vitae
  3. Unofficial Graduate transcripts
  4. A list of three professional references (included in the application): Name, Organization, Email address and Telephone

Please note:

  • All offers of employment are contingent upon a favorable background check, which may include social intelligence from a consumer reporting agency.
  • Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources (Main Campus, J-115) at 609-652-4384, Monday - Friday between 8:00am - 5:00pm.
  • In accordance with the New Jersey First Act P.L. 2011 c.70, effective September 1, 2011, new public employees in certain positions (faculty exempt) are required to obtain New Jersey residency within one (1) year of employment. Applicants must meet the requirements listed.
  • Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crimes Statistics Act (Clery Act), prospective employees may access Stockton's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (ASFSR) is available at https://www.stockton.edu/police/crime-statistics.html. The ASFSR contains the previous three years of reported Clery Act crime statistics, fire safety information and information regarding campus and personal safety. If you would like a paper copy of the report, please visit the Stockton University Police Department, building 71, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway Township, NJ, or call 609-652-4390, to request that a copy be mailed to you.
  • Stockton University is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants, visit; http://www.stockton.edu/affirmative_action. Additionally, pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Stockton University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.

Posted: 2020-12-15 Expires: 2021-01-15

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Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapy (Academic Fieldwork Coordinator (AFWC) (12 Month NTTP)

Stockton University
Absecon, NJ 08205

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