Clinical Professor of Occupational Therapy

Clinical Professor of Occupational Therapy

Title:  Clinical Professor of Occupational Therapy

DEPARTMENT:  Occupational Therapy Program

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: 12-month, full-time faculty

FLSA STATUS:  Non-Exempt

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIP:  Reports to the Occupational Therapy Program Director

POSITION SUMMARY

The Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) Program at Wagner College is seeking a core faculty member to develop and teach courses in the areas of mental/behavioral health, community practice and engagement, and program development. The program has been granted candidacy status from the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) and plans to enter its first doctoral class in June of 2024. Candidates with expertise in the areas of neuroscience, neurorehabilitation, innovative and emerging practice, functional anatomy, and/or clinical kinesiology are also encouraged to apply. This is an on-campus position that carries a non-tenure track, full-time, 12-month faculty appointment as a Clinical Professor within the Occupational Therapy Program. The successful candidate will also serve in an administrative capacity as Director of Student Affairs and Admissions for the program. The ideal candidate will begin in July 2024 (pending budgetary approval).

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES   

Essential Functions:

  • Develop and effectively teach courses in areas of expertise and program needs aligning with the program’s instructional design.
  • Ensure course compliance with all current ACOTE Education Standards.
  • Assist in various ACOTE accreditation processes.
  • Advise and mentor students academically and in all areas of professional development.
  • Serve as faculty mentor for student doctoral capstone work.
  • As the director for program student affairs and admissions, effectively collaborate with the College’s student support services and admissions departments, develop and advise the Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA), administer the program’s student progression and retention initiatives, and oversee all program admissions-related activities.
  • Additional expectations include scholarship and service to the college, community, and/or profession. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as appropriate by the program director.
  • Nothing in this job description restricts Management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Five years of full-time practice experience as an occupational therapist
  • Doctoral degree (Ph.D., Ed.D., Sc.D., Post-professional OTD, or equivalent as recognized by ACOTE). Entry-level OTD will be considered.
  • Initial NBCOT certification; New York State occupational therapy licensure (or eligible)
  • Demonstrated record of effective higher education teaching, scholarship, and/or service to the profession

 

Candidates will be expected to provide documented support for all areas of experience and expertise.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Previous full-time faculty appointment in higher education with assigned teaching responsibilities
  • Experience with ACOTE accreditation
  • Experience mentoring doctoral capstone students

 

ADDITIONAL COMPETENCIES

Technology Skills:

Competency in Windows operating environment using MS Office applications including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, E-mail and internet programs and have the aptitude to learn and efficiently utilize the College’s software platforms and systems, including its web-based learning management system (LMS) and virtual meeting platforms (i.e., Zoom),

Communication/Interpersonal Skills:          

High-level oral and written communication skills is expected, as is an ability to work collaboratively and constructively within a diverse working environment.


APPLICATION PROCESS

Review of application packets that include the following materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Current curriculum vitae
  3. Statement of teaching philosophy (one page)
  4. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement outlining how you approach diversity, equity, and inclusion in your work
  5. Reference list containing the name and contact information of three to five potential professional reference sources (references will not be contacted without candidate consent)

Prior to hire: Candidates will be asked to submit official copies of transcripts for all higher educational institutions attended (direct from institution); copies of professional licenses, certificates, and registrations.

Qualified candidates should submit their complete application packet in one PDF file via email attachment to Siobhan Walsh, OTD, OTR, BCPR, Chair of the Search Committee at otdfaculty.search@wagner.edu. Incomplete application packets will not be considered.

Position inquiries can be directed to the search committee chair at otdfaculty.search@wagner.edu.

Located in an increasingly diverse metropolitan area, Wagner College is committed to scholarship and community outreach relevant to the needs of New York City. Wagner values campus diversity (domestic and international) and in keeping with this initiative, welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity and internationalization efforts.

ABOUT WAGNER COLLEGE

Located on Staten Island in New York City and overlooking the Manhattan skyline, Wagner College is a private, non-sectarian 80% residential college of 1800 traditional-aged undergraduates and 300 graduate students in selected professional programs. The college has been widely recognized for its innovative curriculum, The Wagner Plan for the Practical Liberal Arts, which integrates a core curriculum, required learning communities, experiential learning, diversity, and civic education, as cited by Time magazine, U.S. News & World Report, the educational media and several higher education associations. Wagner College is committed to scholarship and community outreach relevant to the needs of New York City. Wagner values campus diversity (domestic and international) and in keeping with this initiative, welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity and internationalization efforts.

Wagner College is fully accredited by the Regents of the University of the State of New York and by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). It is a member of the American Council on Education, The Council of Independent Colleges, the Association of American Colleges and Universities, and the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities. Further information about the College can be found on the Wagner website, www.wagner.edu.

Wagner College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Wagner College complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Additional Information
In compliance with NYC’s Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is $80,000 - $95,000. Wagner College considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.

Wagner College achieves this mission through the implementation and enhancement of The Wagner Plan for the Practical Liberal Arts, which was formally launched in 1998. This innovative and bold curricular methodology is predicated on a method of integrated learning. It builds upon Wagner’s history of combining liberal arts and focused professional programs, coupled with our unique location, and requires experiential learning for all students. The Plan has thus ushered in a new vision of engaged student learning that is at once reflective and integrated, theoretical and practical. Our goal has been, and continues to be, to provide a transformative college experience which best prepares our students for positions of effective and responsible leadership and citizenship in their chosen professions, and in their personal and public lives. From the outset, our faculty have eagerly led this learning-centered endeavor.

Preparing all students for such leadership requires a coherent, efficient, effective, and universal educational program and a focused Faculty and Administration, supported by an equally committed Board of Trustees.

Wagner College prepares students for life, as well as for careers, by emphasizing scholarship, achievement, leadership, and citizenship. Wagner offers a comprehensive educational program that is anchored in the liberal arts, experiential and co-curricular learning, interculturalism, interdisciplinary studies, and service to society, and that is cultivated by a faculty dedicated to promoting individual expression, reflective practice, and integrative learning.

Wagner College offers a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, pension, and paid time off benefits to all full-time employees. The Wagner College Office of Human Resources partners with all members of the College community to cultivate a work environment that values equal opportunity, diversity equity inclusion and access, professional development, and individual excellence.

Wagner College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Wagner College complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.