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Program Director/Faculty Position, Associate of Science in Occupational Therapy Program
Thomas Jefferson University, Bucks County Campus

Date Posted Jun. 22, 2022
Title Program Director/Faculty Position, Associate of Science in Occupational Therapy Program
University Thomas Jefferson University, Bucks County Campus
Philadelphia, PA, United States
Department Occupational Therapy
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Core Faculty
  • Occupational Therapy

Manage the day-to-day operation of the ASOT Program, including planning, program evaluation and faculty and staff supervision; will require work on Saturdays

Work with Occupational Therapy Department Chair to perform other administrative tasks including enrollment management, budgeting, faculty and staff selection, and maintenance of accreditation

Teach content in an innovative curriculum with classes offered in the evenings and week-ends.

Maintain a scholarship agenda

Participate in service and program development activities


  • Minimum of a master’s degree (e.g. MOT, MS, MA, MEd) from an accredited college or university; doctoral degree (PhD, ScD, EdD, OTD or equivalent) preferred
  • Certification by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)
  • Current Pennsylvania state license or eligible
  • Knowledge of occupational therapy education, certification, and scope of practice
  • Experience in administration and management and familiarity with occupational therapy accrediting requirements
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • In-depth knowledge of at least one area of occupational therapy practice
  • A minimum of 5 years of documented experience in the field of occupational therapy, including at least one year of full-time academic experience with teaching responsibilities at the post-baccalaureate level.

All levels of qualified applicants will be considered, and compensation and rank will be commensurate with experience.

This is a salaried position with generous benefits including tuition assistance and retirement program.


Interested candidates should submit on-line application/CV and Cover Letter: Job ID # 9270428

Address additional questions to Department of Occupational Therapy Chair Catherine Verrier Piersol, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

For more information on Jefferson OT, please go to

Jefferson includes Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, a dynamic university and health system with broad reach across the Delaware Valley. Jefferson is the second largest employer in Philadelphia and the largest health system in Philadelphia based on total licensed beds.


Through the merger of Thomas Jefferson University and Philadelphia University in 2017, our University includes ten colleges and four schools. We are an NCAA Division II university and an R2 national doctoral university offering undergraduate and graduate-level programs that provide students with a forward-thinking education in architecture, business, design, engineering, fashion and textiles, health, medicine and social science.


Jefferson Health, the clinical arm of Thomas Jefferson University, has grown from a three-hospital academic health center in 2015, to an 18-hospital health system through mergers and combinations that include hospitals at Abington Health, Aria Health, Kennedy Health, Magee Rehabilitation and Einstein Healthcare Network. We have over 50 outpatient and urgent care centers; ten Magnet®-designated hospitals (recognized by the ANCC for nursing excellence); the NCI-designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (one of only 70 in the country and one of only two in the region); and one of the largest faculty-based telehealth networks in the country. In 2021, Jefferson Health became the sole owner of HealthPartners Plan, a not-for-profit health maintenance organization in Southeastern Pennsylvania. We are the first health system regionally to create an aligned payer-provider partnership.


Jefferson’s mission, vision and values create an organization that attracts the best and the brightest students, faculty, staff, and healthcare professionals, as well as the most visionary leaders to drive exceptional results.

  • OUR MISSION: We improve lives.
  • OUR VISION: Reimagining health, education and discovery to create unparalleled value
  • OUR VALUES: Put People First, Be Bold & Think Differently and Do the Right Thing

  • 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

  • Suzanne Zielinski
    Human Resources
    Thomas Jefferson University
    1101 Market Street, 23rd Floor
    Philadelphia, PA 19107


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