Program Director, Occupational Therapy Program | Tenure Track Faculty | I01624

Slippery Rock, PA

Slippery Rock University

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Classification Title
Program Director Occupational Therapy Program | Tenure Track Faculty
Working Title
Program Director, Occupational Therapy Program | Tenure Track Faculty | I01624
Employee Group
Bargaining Unit
Harrisville Building
Exercise & Rehabilitative Sciences
Pay Rate

Employment Type
Regular FT
Work Schedule
This is a 12-month position.

Position Summary
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania invites applications for the position of Program Director of the Occupational Therapy Doctoral Program. The University seeks a dynamic and visionary program leader with a passion for teaching excellence, learning, and innovation who will oversee the Doctoral degree in Occupational Therapy that meets the needs of the Commonwealth and the profession. This program has achieved full accreditation from ACOTE for 7 years.
As a public comprehensive university and one of fourteen institutions in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, Slippery Rock is a vibrant, student- centered community of learners and scholars. The university places a high value on the quality of the teaching and learning experience with over 150 undergraduate programs and tracks, 25 master's degree programs, including a Master's in Physician Assistant, and a doctoral program in physical therapy. The University is selective in admissions and enrolls over 7800 undergraduate and 700 graduate students.
As leader of the OT program, the Program Director is responsible for program organization, administration, budgeting, commitment to strategic planning, selection of faculty and staff, and maintenance of accreditation. This includes identifying appropriate clinical sites, conducting a feasibility study, preparing for an ACOTE site visit, and maintaining accreditation standards. This is a tenure track faculty position.

Minimum Qualifications
Doctorate in related field. Must be a certified occupational therapist, licensed or eligible to be licensed in the state of Pennsylvania. Must have a minimum of 8 years of documented experience in the field of occupational therapy. This experience must include clinical practice as an occupational therapist; administrative experience including, but not limited to, program planning and implementation, personnel management, evaluation, and budgeting; scholarship; understanding the role of the occupational therapy assistant; and at least 3 years of experience in a full-time academic appointment with teaching responsibilities at the postbaccalaureate level. The successful candidate will have strong communication and interpersonal skills and a commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion. The successful candidate must be knowledgeable about and responsible for program: organization, administration, fiscal management, continuous review and analysis, planning, development and participation in the accreditation process. The successful candidate will be a strategic thinker and be supportive of a college culture grounded on collaboration and team-oriented leadership.
Candidates must successfully complete an interview and teaching demonstration.

Preferred Qualifications
Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in as many of the following areas as possible: prior program director, strategic planning and budgeting, resource allocation and assessment planning; program accreditation; technology integration into the educational experience and on-line learning; working with traditional and non-traditional aged students; supervision of staff; and an interest in developing a focus on primary care and special populations, and research.

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Open Until Filled
Respect for Individuals in the Community
Slippery Rock University provides an environment that respects, encourages, and promotes the talents and contributions of all. Slippery Rock University values a community with a shared sense of purpose, where people demonstrate mutual respect and appreciation. Slippery Rock University values diversity that honors and includes all persons regardless of age, creed, disability, ethnic heritage, gender, gender identity, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status in academic and extracurricular endeavor, in the working environment, and in the daily life of the university community.

Notice of Non-Discrimination
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, religion, age, disability, or veteran status in its programs or activities in accordance with Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies.
The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:
Assistant Vice President of Diversity and Equal Opportunity/Title IX Coordinator
305 Old Main Building
104 Maltby Avenue
Slippery Rock University
Slippery Rock, PA 16057

Special Instructions to Applicants
Graduate and undergraduate transcripts are required for this position. Applicants may upload either official or unofficial transcripts using the "Transcript" selection under Required Documents.
Official transcripts will be required prior to appointment. Recommended candidates will be required to complete criminal background check, including Act 34 Background Check and Act 151 (Child Abuse) Background Check and Federal Criminal ( FBI ) clearance prior to appointment. Review of applications will begin on April 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. The position is anticipated to begin no later than summer/fall 2021.

To apply please click here! Posted: 05/08/2021