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Assistant Professor - School of Health and Natural Sciences
Dominican University of California

Date Posted Dec. 6, 2018
Title Assistant Professor - School of Health and Natural Sciences
University Dominican University of California
San Rafael, CA, United States
Department N/A
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Environmental/Occupational Health

Assistant Professor - Sch of Health & Natural Sci

Dominican educates and prepares students to be ethical leaders and socially responsible global citizens who incorporate the Dominican values of study, reflection, community and service into their lives. The University is committed to diversity, sustainability and the integration of the liberal arts, the sciences and professional programs. Dominican University of California is an independent university offering the best of Liberal Arts combined with a rigorous professional education. Founded in 1890, Dominican enjoys an over century-long reputation for excellence in scholarship, research and community outreach. The University offers more than 60 academic programs that reflect the diversity and creativity of both the faculty and the students. With about 1,900 students and a student to faculty ratio of 10:1, Dominican is able to successfully blend the personal attention associated with smaller schools with the academic resources of a larger university.

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Title: Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy
Department: Occupational Therapy
Division: School of Health and Natural Sciences
Reports to: Chair, Occupational Therapy
Status: Full Time, Exempt; 9 month; commence in August 2019

Position Summary
Dominican University of California is seeking a dynamic candidate for a 9-month, full-time tenure-track or renewable term position beginning in August 2019. Suitable candidate must have a minimum of three to five years of clinical experience, prior teaching experience (preferred), and for the tenure track position, an earned post-professional doctoral degree with potential for scholarly and research endeavors are required. Entry level-degree may be considered with a strong track record of scholarship and/or academic experience. A doctoral degree is preferred for Term Faculty applicants. The successful candidate may teach courses related to either physical disabilities and/or foundational OT courses across the curriculum, advise students, and engage in department and university service. For tenure-track position, the successful candidate must maintain an active scholarly agenda, and may mentor capstone projects.

The occupational therapy department offers two academic tracks: a five-year BS/MS track and a three-year entry-level master's track. Our curriculum design emphasizes psychosocial aspects of occupation, community-focused practice, and wellness and health promotion. We are seeking individuals who are committed to promoting innovative, community-focused occupational therapy practice in a friendly, team-oriented department. All course materials have been fully developed, and mentoring is available for new faculty.

  • Teach undergraduate and graduate OT courses across the curriculum
  • Evaluate and grade student work and provide feedback to students
  • Maintain office hours, supervision of students and academic advising
  • Participate in service to the department and attend and contribute to faculty meetings, conference calls and other professional development activities
  • Uphold academic performance standards and integrity

For Tenure-Track Additional Responsibilities are:
  • Participate in curriculum development and departmental governance
  • Maintain an active agenda of scholarship and research
  • Contribute to the university through participation on faculty committees and attending university functions

Required Qualifications
  • A minimum of three years of clinical experience.
  • For Tenure -Track Position, a Post-professional doctoral degree in occupational therapy or related field
  • For Term position, a Masters in Occupational Therapy or related field

Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior college level teaching experience
  • For Term position a Doctoral degree in occupational therapy (either post professional or entry-level) or related field,
  • Experience in/with research and scholarship or clinical enterprise in physical disabilities or rehabilitation

Additional Position Information
  • Priority will be given to applications submitted by January 31, 2018; however additional applications may be considered until the position is filled
  • Must be eligible for and obtain a California occupational therapy license
  • Must be willing to consent to a background check

Dominican University of California is an independent, international, learner-centered university, offering both undergraduate and graduate programs. The University is located 12 miles north of San Francisco nestled in the foothills Marin County. Dominican has a 1:10 teacher-to-student ratio, an average class size of 16 with a small-town feeling in a park-like campus. We blend interdisciplinary core courses, real-world studies, and small classes with close and supportive academic advising and mentoring.

Application Procedures

Dominican University of California is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through diversity, and takes pride in its multicultural environment. We are committed in thought, word, and deed to recruiting and retaining a workforce that values the diversity of its student body. The University actively promotes an institutional culture that practices equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from members of all under-represented groups in higher education.


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