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Assistant/Associate Professor and Program Director, Occupational Therapy (5547)
Idaho State University

Date Posted Mar. 12, 2020
Title Assistant/Associate Professor and Program Director, Occupational Therapy (5547)
University Idaho State University
Pocatello , ID, United States
Department College of Health Professions
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Physical Therapy/Rehabilitation
    Occupational Therapy
Assistant/Associate Professor and Program Director, Occupational Therapy (5547)

Posting Number: req1004
Working 12 months per year
Faculty Tenure Track
College of Health Professions
Pocatello - Main

Primary Purpose

The Occupational Therapy Program Director is a faculty member and leader of a dynamic and growing graduate program and works collaboratively with the Chair of the Department of Physical and Occupational Therapy. Depending on the qualifications of the successful candidate, a non-tenure track position may be negotiable.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Maintain ACOTE accreditation status.
  • Direct program curriculum.
  • Implement approved expansion to remote site and assist in planning for upgrade to Doctoral Program.
  • Oversee all program admissions and student promotion and retention.
  • Establish, enforce, and review all program policies and procedures and assure alignment within the university structure.
  • Oversee the program budget and set priorities through strategic planning.
  • Support faculty development in the areas of teaching, research, and service.
  • Manage and evaluate faculty and staff as assigned.
  • Teach and conduct research/scholarship in areas of expertise.

Minimum Qualifications  
  • Must hold a Clinical or Academic doctoral degree in occupational therapy or a related field awarded by an institution that is accredited by a regional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Must be licensed or elgible for licensure as an occupational therapist in the state of Idaho.
  • At least eight (8) years of full-time experience (or equivalent) as an occupational therapist.
  • Experience must include clinical practice, administration, and scholarship.
  • At least three (3) years of experience in a full-time academic appointment with teaching responsibilities at the postsecondary level.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Clinical and/or teaching experience in the areas of pediatrics, assistive technology, and/or ergonomics.
  • Established line of research with publications and demonstrated grantsmanship.
  • Academic leadership experience including curriculum development, budgeting, program evaluation, and faculty development.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to foster and develop relationships and build consensus with the faculty and staff, as well as with local, regional and national healthcare communities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with students, patients, staff and colleagues from diverse backgrounds.

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Please submit the following documents with your application:
CV/Resume, Cover Letter, Leadership experience statement, Teaching Philosophy statement, Research Plan (limit to two pages) and a list of three (3) professional references with contact information.

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by April 9, 2020. However, the position will remain open until filled. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Includes a competitive benefits package. Offers of employment may be conditional pending successful completion of a background investigation.

  • Idaho State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We have an institution-wide commitment to inclusion and diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. Veterans’ preference. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

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