Specialist Professor/Doctoral Capstone Coordinator in Occupational Therapy
Department: Occupational Therapy
Position Summary: Monmouth University is seeking applications for a Specialist Professor/Doctoral Capstone Coordinator in Occupational Therapy in the School of Nursing and Health Studies. This non-tenure track position is expected to begin in the Summer 2020 semester, and is a two year initial appointment subject to subsequent multi-year reappointments without limit.
The ideal candidate for this position will play a key role in the new Occupational Therapy Doctorate program teaching graduate courses and other courses as appropriate; pursuing an active scholarship agenda that enhances graduate education at Monmouth; develop and teach classes appropriate to the program's goals; and provide service to the Department, University, and community.
In compliance with 2018 Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) Standards: -The program must identify an individual for the role of capstone coordinator who is specifically responsible for the program's compliance with the capstone requirements and is assigned to the occupational therapy educational program as a full-time core faculty member as defined by ACOTE. -The capstone coordinator may be assigned other institutional duties that do not interfere with the management and administration of the capstone program. -The institution must document that the capstone coordinator has sufficient release time and support to ensure that the needs of the capstone program are being met. -This individual must be an occupational therapist who is licensed or otherwise regulated according to regulations in the state(s) or jurisdiction(s) in which the program is located. —The capstone coordinator must hold a doctoral degree awarded by an institution that is accredited by a United States Department of Education (USDE)-recognized regional accrediting body. -For degrees from institutions in countries other than the United States, ACOTE will determine an alternative and equivalent external review process.
The School of Nursing and Health Studies at Monmouth University is a dynamic School with approximately 1000 students pursuing degrees in Nursing, Athletic Training, Physician Assistant, Occupational Therapy (pending approval) and Health Studies and Physical Education.
Required Degree, License or Certifications: Doctoral degree, ABD candidates may be considered with degree completion expected by date of employment
Required Skills or Software: Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
Other Requirements: Doctoral degree in occupational therapy or related major awarded by an institution that is accredited by a United States Department of Education (USDE)-recognized regional accrediting body.
Possess initial certification by National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) and be eligible for Occupational Therapy (OT) licensure in New Jersey.
Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated ability or potential to develop and lead high quality research, as well as demonstrated excellence in teaching and service.
Experience in attracting external funding. Experience in community-wellness occupational therapy practice.
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