Program Director of the Post-Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate
Moravian University (www.moravian.edu), the nation’s sixth oldest college institution, and a master’s comprehensive university, seeks an energetic, talented, and collaborative leader to serve as the Director of the Post-Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program. This position is a twelve-month, open-rank, tenure-track or clinical faculty position. The selected candidate will serve as the Program Director for the developing Post-Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate (PP-OTD) program. Reporting to the Associate Dean, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, the Program Director will take the lead in designing the courses, curriculum, and overall structure of the PP-OTD program. The Director will work collaboratively with the Program Director of the accredited entry-level MSOT program. The new PP-OTD program at Moravian University will be offered as a hybrid, on-line program with focused in-person residency experiences at the institution.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Develop and direct the Post-Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program.
- The individual will be proficient in on-line learning platforms, hybrid learning, and on-line andragogy, as well as experienced in educating adult learners.
- The individual will teach and develop courses within the PP-OTD program and, as applicable, across the School of Rehabilitation Sciences and College of Health.
- Faculty in the School of Rehabilitation Sciences and the College of Health are expected to collaborate in team-teaching within the program(s), participate in interprofessional education across the School and College, and assist in all aspects of program design, development, implementation, assessment, and administration.
- The individual will work collaboratively with the MSOT Program Director to envision a comprehensive educational pathway for Occupational Therapy at the University.
- Preference will be given to individuals with both face-to-face and on-line teaching experience, and clinical supervision experience.
- Earned research doctorate (e.g. PhD, EdD, DSc) or post-professional clinical doctorate degree in Occupational Therapy (OTD) or related field
- Meets or exceeds standards for licensure as an Occupational Therapist in Pennsylvania
- Minimum of five years, full-time practicical experience in occupational therapy
- Evidence of successful teaching experience at the college level
- Evidence of curriculum development
- Evidence of on-line teaching experience
- Evidence of successful scholarship and sustained scholarly agenda (for candidates interested in a tenure-track appointment)
- Demonstrated engagement and service to the Occupational Therapy profession preferred
SCHOOL, COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY & FACILITIES: The School of Rehabilitation Sciences houses an undergraduate program in Health Sciences (BS), graduate programs in Athletic Training (MSAT & DAT), Occupational Therapy (MSOT), Speech-Language Pathology (MS-SLP) and a Physical Therapy (DPT) graduate program. The vision for the School is to develop collaborative, interprofessional programs within a single academic unit. By combining an entrepreneurial spirit and a unique curricular structure, students and faculty are able to engage with one another across disciplines in a truly interprofessional educational environment modeled toward best practices in the clinical setting. This collaborative environment is designed to foster student learning and engagement while avoiding the traditional discipline specific silos that impede learning.
Moravian University has state-of-the-art facilities to accommodate the growing health sciences programs. The School of Rehabilitation Sciences is housed in the newly renovated Sports Medicine Rehabilitation Center. Additionally, students have access to resources in the Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz Center for Health Sciences. Both buildings house cutting-edge technology for student education.
Moravian University is being assisted by Hyatt – Fennell, Executive Search. Application materials should be submitted via email to Moravian@hyatt-fennell.com. Applications include a letter of interest, a current résumé/cv, and contact information for five professional references, submitted in separate documents. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and will continue until the new Program Director has been hired. All applications and nominations will be considered highly confidential. Salary is commensurate with qualifications.
DEI Statement: Moravian University aspires to be a welcoming community that embraces and values the diversity of all members of the campus community. Learn more about the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and the DEI Action Plan here: https://www.moravian.edu/dei-action-plan. Deep respect for others is fundamental to the Moravian University community. Moravian University does not discriminate against any person based on actual or perceived race, color, sex, religion, ancestry, genetic information, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, marital status, age, veteran status, disability, use of guide or support animals and/or mechanical aids, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. In compliance with the requirements of Title IX, Moravian University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational program and activity, including employment. Concerns regarding all forms of discrimination, including sexual harassment and/or sex discrimination in employment: Leah M. Naso, Title IX Coordinator/Compliance Officer 210 Colonial Hall, Moravian University
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