Occupational Therapy Faculty
This is a full-time, nine or twelve-month instructional faculty position responsible to the College of Health Professions and the Occupational Therapy Department. The duties of the position are as follows:
- Teach a course load appropriate to the discipline and position.
- Plan and organize instruction to maximize student learning objectives.
- Implement contemporary teaching and learning strategies to communicate subject matter to students.
- Modify, as needed, instructional approaches to address student diversity.
- Learn and use technology to enhance teaching and the educational experience. i.e. the internet, Institutional learning system (Blackboard etc…), distance coursework (tele-medicine /video conferencing as needed), and other interactive technology, as appropriate.
- Encourage and facilitate the development of communication skills and higher order thinking skills through appropriate assignments.
- Contribute to the selection and development of instructional materials in accordance with course objectives and the curricular design.
- Incorporate specific core competencies into specific coursework taught.
- Develop, update, and post course syllabi in a timely manner in accordance with program policies.
- Managing classrooms and labs to ensure equipment is maintained and up-to-date.
- Serve as a mentor and advisor for student’s doctoral projects as assigned.
- Develop and explain methods that fairly measure student progress toward student learning Outcomes and specific course objectives.
- Evaluate student performance fairly and consistently and return student work promptly to promote maximum learning.
- Identify students at risk for not meeting performance criteria in order to assist student with engaging the appropriate resources for success.
- Maintain accurate documentation/records of student progress and submit final grade rosters to Program Director/Administrative staff each semester according to established deadlines.
- Meet with advisees at least once a semester and maintain accurate documentation any issues, progress, or positives discussed. (note: documentation to be placed in student’s program file)
SUPPORT OF PROGRAM POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
- Post and maintain regular office hours to ensure accessibility for advisement and consultation.
- Serve as faculty advisor within the current program/college advisement system as assigned.
- Maintain confidentiality of student information. (i.e. FERPA, HIPPA, ETC)
- Substitute for other instructors within field or discipline in case of an absence.
- Exercise stewardship (fiduciary responsibility) of college facilities and materials.
- Participate in peer evaluation of faculty including observations and reviews as required.
- Recruit students by supporting and participating in official college recruiting functions, visitation, and hosting of visiting groups as well as participation in interviews, vetting, and decision making of potential admissions to the program. (Student Affairs)
- Participation in the continuous quality improvement of the OTD program including course/programmatic changes. (Academic Affairs)
- Facilitate and participate in connections with programs (community, medical, and other organizations) to enhance the OTD program.
- Participation as a committee member with responsibilities as assigned for national programmatic accreditation.
- Representing the College/Department in community events relative to the OTD Program.
COLLEGE AND PROGRAM ACTIVITIES
- Serve on college and program committees as assigned.
- Participate in meeting and events required by the college and program administrators.
- Respond in a timely fashion to information requests from college and program administrators.
- Support both part-time and full-time colleagues.
- Contribute to program and college curriculum development processes.
- Participate in graduation ceremonies
- Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills in communication with students, colleagues, staff and administrators as an individual or as a part of a team.
- Maintain familiarity with program and college goals, mission, and long-range plans.
- Contribute to planning and development processes through appropriate systems.
- Participate in professional activities that contribute to the educational goals of the department college, and its constituents.
- Perform professional responsibilities in accordance with pertinent goals, missions, and plans of the college and programs.
- Each faculty member will have responsibilities associated with scholarship.
- Scholarship Agendas will be determined/negotiated on an individual basis
- Research Space and IRB information can be found in the college policies and procedures as to qualifications and usage.
- Serve as a role model for faculty members, students, and staff in the department and college.
- Stay current in subject matter through professional development, involvement in professional organizations, and or attending professional meetings, conferences, or workshops.
- Demonstrate sensitivity to student needs and circumstances.
- As stated in teaching requirements for program coursework. No authority or responsibility for the supervision of others, project direction, or program administration unless assigned by the program chair
- Other duties as assigned by the Program Director.
Direction Received: Receives guidance and direct supervision from the Program Director/Chair.
Doctoral Degree required in Occupational Therapy or related field of study.
National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
5 years’ experience as an Occupational Therapist in a clinical practice setting.
Student interaction as clinical instructor or coordinator
Expertise in a specific area of the discipline
Send a cover letter, résumé and list of three references including contact information to Presbyterian College Office of Human Resources, 503 S. Broad St., Clinton, SC 29325 or email materials to firstname.lastname@example.org
Presbyterian College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College seeks to hire the most qualified candidate and does not discriminate against any legally protected class.