Assistant Professor—Tenure Track OT-OT Admissions Coordinator

Dominican College, located in Rockland County, 20 miles north of New York City, invites applications for the above-named position in our dynamic Graduate Occupational Therapy Program to help us move forward with new initiatives. The Program is a non-traditional, Master’s Entry-level program that awards graduates either a BS/MS or MS degree. The Program includes a pathway for COTAs to become an OTR. Classes are conducted on-campus six weekends each trimester, approximately every 2-3 weekends, with frequent contact between the students and faculty via electronic or in-person methods between the weekends.

This is a full-time 12-month tenure track position appointed by and reporting directly to the Program Director. OT faculty members work collaboratively to foster a positive learning environment and further programmatic initiatives. The Assistant Professor is a member of the faculty and contributes to the Program’s overall well-being. In addition to program meetings, participation in division and institutional meetings and committees is required, and other duties assigned by the Program Director.

Primary Duties:

  • Supports the mission of the College, is collegial, and contributes to the program learning environment with open-mindedness and objectivity.
  • Teaches a minimum of 12 graduate credits per year.
  • Coordinates the admissions process, leads special recruitment sessions and initiatives and provides for coverage at Information Sessions and Open Houses
  • Assists in determining policies and standards relating to program admissions and graduation requirements, and other academic matters.
  • Serves as an academic advisor and research mentor to assigned students in the Program.

Position Qualifications:

  • Must have an entry-level Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctoral Degree in Occupational Therapy.
  • An earned post-professional doctorate (Ph.D., Ed.D., OTD, or equivalent in a related field) awarded by an institution accredited by a United States Department of Education (USDE) recognized national and/or regional accrediting body – must be in process and achievable within three years from the start of employment if not already completed.
  • Initial certification as an occupational therapist by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy; current and ongoing certification preferred
  • Must be licensed or eligible for licensure as an occupational therapist in the state of New York. Must have NY state license by the start of employment and remain actively licensed throughout employment at the College.
  • Must be a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association; must maintain membership throughout employment with the Program
  • Evidence of scholarship (e.g., scholarship of discovery, scholarship of integration, scholarship of application, scholarship of education, scholarship of service) is required.
  • Significant full-time occupational therapy practice experience, including practice as a full-time clinician; experience as a fieldwork educator and supervisor preferred
  • Experience as a full-time (preferred) or adjunct faculty member in post-secondary occupational therapy education.
  • Openness to expanding knowledge and expertise for teaching a variety of courses and topics.
  • Clinical experience in adult (ages 21-100+) mental health and wellness and/or physical/medical condition assessment and intervention is highly preferred.

Qualified candidates may forward letter of application, vita and three letters of reference to no later than March 19, 2021.

Position will be filled once the appropriate candidate is identified.