Assistant Professor and Assistant Program Director—Tenure Track OT

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 assist us in moving 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 methods in between the weekends.

This is a full-time 12-month tenure track position appointed by and directly reports to the Program Director. The Assistant Professor and Assistant Program Director is a member of the faculty, coordinates and oversees student recruitment, and assists the Program Director with curriculum assessment and student success initiatives. In addition to program meetings, participation in division and institutional meetings and committees is required, and is responsible for other duties as assigned by the Program Director.

Primary Duties:

  • Teaches 12 graduate credits per year
  • Plays a key role in the coordination of student recruitment efforts (e.g., schedule of faculty coverage of recruitment events, presentation and handout development, admission selection process), student orientation, and meeting with prospective students
  • Assists Program Director with curriculum planning and assessment
  • Assists the Program Director with the review, update, and approval of program manuals, syllabi, websites
  • Ensures all published information pertaining to admission standards and process are current and accurate
  • Coordinates program initiatives for student success, health and wellness, and satisfaction
  • Represent the Program Director in their absence
  • Serves as an academic advisor to assigned students in the program

Position Qualifications:

  • 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 have an entry-level Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Initial certification as an occupational therapist by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
  • 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.
  • Evidence of scholarship (e.g., scholarship of discovery, scholarship of integration, scholarship of application, scholarship of education, scholarship of service) is required
  • A minimum of eight years of full-time occupational therapy practice experience, including practice as a full-time clinician, fieldwork educator, and supervisor
  • A minimum of two years as a full-time (preferred) or adjunct faculty member in post-secondary occupational therapy education
  • Experience and interest in teaching research and foundational science (e.g., kinesiology) content highly preferred

Start Date:

An August 15, 2020 start date is preferred but is negotiable

Qualified candidates may forward letter of application, vita and three letters of reference to