Assistant Professor of Practice Entry Level Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program
Founded in 1869, Chatham University has an enrollment of over 2,200 students across over 60 undergraduate and graduate programs in our areas of excellence: sustainability & health, the arts & sciences and business & communications. Chatham has consistently been named a College of Distinction and a "Best College" by U.S. News & World Report, and--as the alma mater of environmental icon, Rachel Carson (Class of '29)--is perennially ranked as one of the greenest colleges in the United States by Sierra Magazine and the Princeton Review.
Chatham's mission is: "to prepare students to build lives of purpose, value and fulfilling work...by preparing graduates to be informed and engaged citizens in their communities; to recognize and respect diversity of culture, identity, and opinion; and to live sustainably." Building on this mission, Chatham is committed to creating a supportive and inclusive learning, living and working environment for all members of the campus community.
Chatham consists of the School of Health Sciences; the Falk School of Sustainability & Environment; the School of Arts, Science and Business; and the School for Continuing & Professional Studies.
Located in Pittsburgh, PA--one of the country's most livable cities and great college towns--Chatham is spread across three distinct locations: the historic arboretum, Shadyside Campus; Chatham Eastside in the fast-growing East End; and Eden Hall Campus, one of the world's most sustainable campuses.
Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Chatham University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.
To help support the work of the University we have an opening, beginning in the Fall 2021 term, for a full-time Assistant Professor in the Entry Level Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program.
Position Summary: Under the supervision of the Program Director, the faculty member is responsible for providing classroom instruction in the foundations of occupational therapy and has a primary responsibility in providing mentorship and advisement to students throughout their Capstone project development, implementation, and dissemination. This position will be a faculty role with the title of Assistant Professor and is responsible for all duties outlined in the Faculty Manual.
- Provides classroom instruction in the foundations of occupational therapy.
- Provides mentorship and advisement to students throughout their Capstone project development, implementation, and dissemination.
- Participates in the recommendation and procurement of education materials.
- Provides academic advisement to students.
- Actively pursues continuing education activities as required for maintaining professional qualifications.
- Maintains professional certifications and/or licenses as appropriate
- Participates in university and professional committees as outlined in the Faculty Manual.
- Represents the program at national, state, local, and college meetings and other activities as directed by the PD.
- Participates in the student application and selection process.
- Participates in accreditation review, assessment and implementation of changes on an ongoing basis.
- Participates in the interview and selection process for FT/PT faculty and prospective students.
- Assists the PD with the preparation for ACOTE accreditation and re-accreditation site visits and self-study reports as well as ongoing accreditation review, assessment, and ongoing changes.
- Participates in program-specific events (open house, advisory board meetings, program retreats).
- Maintains responsibilities as defined in the Faculty Manual.
- Performs other activities as assigned by the PD.
- A post-professional doctorate degree is required. Five years' experience as an occupational therapist is required.
- NBCOT certification is required.
- Must be licensed (or obtain license) as an occupational therapist in the state of Pennsylvania.
- Teaching experience is preferred, but not required.
- Experience working with a diverse student population.
- Peer-reviewed, published work is preferred, but not required.
Chatham University offers competitive salary, an excellent benefits package, including tuition remission for qualified personnel, and a generous retirement plan.
Interested candidates should visit www.chatham.edu/careers and follow the instructions to complete the application process. To ensure full consideration, please submit a cover letter addressing the qualifications of the position, curriculum vitae, a teaching and research statement, and contact information for three professional references.
Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Actively Seeks Diverse Candidates