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Doctoral Capstone Coordinator/Assistant or Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy

Company: Springfield College
Location: Springfield
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Springfield College Occupational Therapy Department invites applications for the position of Doctoral Capstone Coordinator/Assistant or Associate Professor in the. This is a full-time nine-month program-track faculty appointment beginning in August 2023. The Occupational Therapy Department offers a five-year combined baccalaureate and master's program and an entry-level master's degree program. An entry-level OTD program will be offered in conjunction with the MSOT. The OT program has been accredited by ACOTE since 1991, and currently has 8 full-time faculty members. The mission of the Department is to prepare professionals for leadership in the use of human occupation to promote people's participation in meaningful life roles and activities.The Doctoral Capstone Coordinator will have 6 credits of administrative reassigned time per semester to coordinate doctoral capstone placements for students in the OTD program. In addition, the Doctoral Capstone Coordinator will have primary responsibilities that include teaching and advising, as well as participating in scholarly endeavors and providing service within the College and community. Program faculty blend classroom and experiential learning by integrating field- or community-based experiences across the curriculum, consistent with Springfield College's mission and renowned commitment to service learning and community engagement. The teaching load and the administrative reassigned time will be the equivalent of a full-time faculty teaching load of 24 credits per year.In addition to the above, the Doctoral Capstone Coordinator will be responsible for complying with the ACOTE capstone doctoral standards (section D.1.0), including, but not limited to:Ensuring the doctoral capstone reflects the curriculum design and allows for in depth knowledge in an area of interest;Ensuring the doctoral capstone is designed through collaboration between the faculty, student, and setting and is consistent with the program's curriculum design;Ensuring a literature review, needs assessment, goals/objectives, and an evaluation plan are consistent with the curriculum design and done in preparation for the capstone experience;Ensuring valid and signed memoranda of understanding for the doctoral capstone experience are in place and include student specific objectives, plans for mentoring/supervision, and an outline of the responsibilities of all parties;Requiring the doctoral experience be a minimum of 14 weeks (560 hours) done either full or part time and consistent with standard requirements;Documenting and verifying the site mentor has expertise consistent with the area of focus;Documenting a mechanism for evaluation of student performance; andEnsuring the doctoral capstone is completed and disseminated.The School of Health Sciences includes programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Emergency Medical Services, Gerontology, Health Sciences, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies, and Public Health. Interdisciplinary collaboration, professionalism, engaged student learning, as well as global, intergenerational, and multicultural perspectives are priorities of the School. We are committed to ongoing work to enhance diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice in the health professions and in the world.Founded in 1885, Springfield College is a private, coeducational institution offering undergraduate and graduate programs that reflect its distinctive Humanics Philosophy -education of the whole person in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to humanity. Springfield College is committed to enhancing diversity and equity in education and employment. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and lived experiences who will contribute to a culture of inclusion and respect.Requirements:Applicants must have a minimum of three years of relevant professional experience in the desired content area, an earned doctoral degree, certification as an occupational therapist, and eligibility for OT licensure in Massachusetts. Successful candidates will have excellent interpersonal and written communication skills, demonstrated leadership skills, and a commitment to lifelong learning. Teaching experience in higher education, evidence of commitment to scholarship, ability to collaborate and work in a team environment, technology skills to support teaching and scholarship, a background in relevant clinical practice, and experience designing and coordinating doctoral capstone experiences are preferred. Applicants with expertise and interest in support of the College's commitment to an increasingly diverse and inclusive campus are of particular interest.Springfield College is committed to enhancing diversity and equity in education and employment. To that end, the College welcomes candidates from all backgrounds and lived experiences, who will contribute to a culture of inclusion and respect. For more information about Springfield College's position on diversity and inclusion, please visit our Office of Inclusion and Community Engagement.

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