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Occupational Therapy Program Director
Rutgers School of Health Professions

  • Jul. 7, 2017
  • Open Until Filled
  • Available Immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Occupational Therapy
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Open Rank, Non-Tenure-Track Occupational Therapy Entry Level Doctoral Program Director position in the Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Sciences

Job Information
Rutgers University School of Health Professions (SHP) invites applications for an open-rank non-tenure track Occupational Therapy Doctoral Program Director position within the Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Sciences. This 12-month full-time appointment is available immediately. This Program Director position will have as primary role the development of a new clinical doctoral program in Occupational Therapy. Other responsibilities include developing and evaluating curriculum; advising and retention activities; achieving and maintaining accreditation, hiring faculty, assessing student and program objectives; student learning assessment duties; serving on committees; and attending meetings and functions. Every SHP faculty member is expected to participate in scholarly work related to teaching or their discipline.

About the Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Sciences:
The Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Sciences is in the Rutgers Biomedical Health Science (RBHS) School of Health Professions and is located in Newark, New Jersey. The Department offers a 3 year DPT program and is also developing a MS in Speech Language Pathology.

Candidates for consideration should have the following qualifications:
1. Hold an earned PhD, EdD, or clinical doctoral degree in Occupational Therapy
2. 8 years of clinical practice with a minimum of 3 years full-time academic appointment with teaching responsibilities at the post bachelors level
3. National certification and current license to practice OT in New Jersey
4. Current AOTA membership
5. Experiences with Occupational Therapy curriculum design and accreditation
6. In-depth knowledge of ACOTE regulations
7. Strong organizational skills
8. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Rutgers University follows a policy to provide affirmative action and equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment. Decisions as to selection and advancement, and all other terms and conditions of employment, are made without regard to: Race/Color, National Origin/Ancestry, Religion, Age, Sex/Gender, Ethnicity, Disability, Sexual orientation, Gender Identity and Expression, Genetic Information, Marital Status, and Veteran or Military Status.

    As a university, Rutgers recognizes that the diversity of its workforce should reflect the diversity of the state and the students we serve. We strive to cultivate a culture of inclusion at Rutgers – one in which individuals of various backgrounds and belief systems can come together in an environment of mutual respect, learning from each other and becoming better-prepared to participate in an increasingly globalized marketplace of ideas.

    If you have any questions regarding Rutgers’ commitment to workplace diversity and equal employment opportunity, please contact University Human Resources, Office of Employment Equity, as follows:
    57 US Highway 1, ASB II, Cook Campus
    Tel: (848) 932-3973 Fax: (732) 932-0049

    Web-based information regarding Rutgers’ non-discrimination policies and processes includes the following:

    Policy Prohibiting Discrimination and Harassment
    OEE Complaint Process

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Contact Information

  • Miriam Velazquez
    Office of Education
    Rutgers School of Health Professions
    Stanley S. Bergen Bldg.
    65 Bergen Street, Room 120
    Newark, NJ 07101
  • 973-972-5001
  • 973-972-7028


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