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Academic Fieldwork Coordinator Position
Thomas Jefferson University East Falls Campus

Date Posted Mar. 1, 2022
Title Academic Fieldwork Coordinator Position
University Thomas Jefferson University East Falls Campus
Philadelphia, PA, United States
Department Department of Occupational Therapy, Jefferson College of Rehab Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date July 1, 2022
  • Assistant Professor
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Are you seeking the opportunity to prepare forward-thinking occupational therapists?
  • Would you like to contribute to leading-edge occupational therapy programming?
  • Consider joining our dynamic team of academic fieldwork coordinators in our Department of Occupational Therapy, ranked #6 in the nation by US News and World Report.

This is a full-time 12-month faculty position in our Master of Science in Occupational Therapy Program, East Falls Campus (MSOT-EF) with a start date of July 1, 2022. The MSOT-EF Program follows a hybrid weekend (Friday/Saturday) delivery format with students on campus twice a month. Between on-campus weekends, coursework is delivered through online learning activities.

The successful candidate will serve as an integral member of the Department’s dynamic Academic Fieldwork Coordinator team and have administrative, teaching, scholarship and service responsibilities. Responsibilities include administrative management of the fieldwork program including student fieldwork experiences and fieldwork educator relationships; teaching fieldwork related content in an innovative curriculum that is focused on professional development and discovery; engaging in interest-driven, collaborative scholarship; and participating in internal and external service activities.


Qualified applicants will be occupational therapists with a terminal doctoral degree (e.g. OTD, PhD, EdD, or ScD) or near completion. Candidates must have experience as an Academic Fieldwork Coordinator or Fieldwork Educator, demonstrate experience and skill in teaching, evidence of collaborations and sustaining partnerships, and possess excellent organizational skills and interpersonal skills. Candidates should be open to novel and dynamic processes to support students through experiential learning. Experience in innovative program development in serving the community is highly preferred.

Interested candidates should submit on-line application/CV and cover letter: Job ID # 9266059

Additional questions can be addressed to Leigh Leonard, OTD, OTR/L, Assistant Professor & Search Committee Chair at or 215-503-1817. For more information on Jefferson please go to

Conditions of Employment:

COVID Vaccination is a requirement for employment at Jefferson for employees working at Jefferson’s clinical entities or at the University. If you are not currently vaccinated you will be required to receive the vaccination prior to hire date if you are offered employment, unless you request and receive an approved medical or religious exemption from Jefferson.

  • Jefferson Health delivers state of the art healthcare services to patients throughout the Delaware Valley and southern New Jersey. Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) provides more than 8,400 students from nearly 40 states and 40 countries with 21st century professional education. Combined, we have over 30,000 employees.

    Jefferson Health, with 14 hospitals (seven are Magnet designated by the ANCC for nursing excellence) and 40+ outpatient and urgent care locations, offers a broad range of primary and complex, highly specialized care that touches the lives of more than four million patients annually. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Thomas Jefferson University Hospital among the nation’s best in eight specialties. Jefferson Health also includes the NCI designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center; it is one of only 70 such centers in the nation.

    Thomas Jefferson University has ten colleges and three schools that offer more than 160 undergraduate and graduate programs. Our University is dedicated to inter-professional and transdisciplinary approaches to learning that offer a vibrant and expandable platform for professional education. Through this unique model, we are preparing our students for current and yet to be imagined careers.

    As an employer, Jefferson maintains a commitment to provide equal access to employment. Jefferson values diversity and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ individuals, disabled individuals, and veterans.

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Contact Information

  • Leigh Leonard
    Occupational Therapy
    Thomas Jefferson University East Falls Campus
    4201 Henry Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19144


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