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Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Coordinator/Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Michigan, Flint

Date Posted Jan. 2, 2019
Title Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Coordinator/Clinical Assistant Professor
University University of Michigan, Flint
Flint, MI, United States
Department Occupational Therapy
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Fall 2019
  • Assistant Professor
  • Occupational Therapy

The Occupational Therapy Department at the University of Michigan-Flint is currently searching for an Academic Fieldwork Coordinator/Clinical Assistant Professor for the first entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy program in the state of Michigan. The OTD program is a professional (or clinical) doctorate, which is the highest level of academic preparation that an entry-level occupational therapist can obtain. Our program preparation for the entry-level OTD exceeds that of an entry-level master’s degree. Being on the forefront of this professional movement allows our students to be among the most coveted graduates regionally and nationally. The proposed start date for the Doctorate of Occupational Therapy program is Fall 2019.

The Academic Fieldwork Coordinator is responsible primarily for coordinating the Level II clinical education and placements for the Occupational Therapy Doctoral Program. The position is a 12-month 50% administrative, 50% faculty position as a clinical track assistant professor. Responsibilities also include a reduced teaching load in the Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program to ensure that the needs of the fieldwork program are met.

Duties include but not limited to:

Academic Fieldwork Coordinator (.5 FTE)
Ensures sufficient number of clinical fieldwork experiences in traditional, non-traditional, and emerging settings.
Maintains documentation including: criteria and process for selecting fieldwork sites, memoranda of understanding, site objectives, site data, and site requirements.
Works collaboratively with clinical sites to ensure established fieldwork objectives are mutually agreed upon between academic program, clinical site and student prior to the start of placement.
Documents and verifies supervisors’ credentials and licenses prior to the start of placements.
Provides annual fieldwork education conferences/trainings to clinical supervisors including, but no limited to, program curriculum and supervision and teaching strategies to ensure coordination between didactic and clinical training.
Maintains and documents communication between the academic fieldwork coordinator, student, and clinical supervisor to ensure proper supervision and student success.

Clinical Assistant Professor (.5 FTE)
Teaches courses in areas of expertise.
Maintains personal scholarship.
Participates in service activities to support the University, community and profession.

Required Qualifications
Doctoral degree in occupational therapy or relevant discipline.
Minimum of 3 years of full time post-licensure clinical practice.
Minimum of 2 years of experience as an AFWE or FWE in occupational therapy or a minimum of 2 years of experience in teaching, curriculum development and administration in an occupational therapy education program.
Licensed OT in Michigan or in a U.S. jurisdiction.
Record of involvement in AOTA and state OT associations.

Background Screening
The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

How to Apply
To be considered for this position, interested candidates must attach a resume which includes a cover letter along with their work and education history. Complete the online application and upload the curriculum vitae. Since this is a faculty position, also mail copies of transcripts to UM-Flint, Occupational Therapy Department, 2130 William S. White Building, 303 E. Kearsley St., Flint, MI 48502, Attention: Dr. Nancy Vandewiele Milligan.

For additional information contact:
Melissa Richardson, HR Administrator-College of Health Sciences, 3180 William S. White Building, 303 E. Kearsley St., Flint, MI 48502, (810) 424-5574,

Application Deadline
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.

  • The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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