Overview

Overview: Carroll University (www.carrollu.edu) invites qualified applicants for the position of Clinical Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy in the Department of Health and Medicine in the College of Health Sciences.

Description: Carroll University is seeking a diligent and innovative full-time clinical faculty member to join our team. This individual will play an integral role in ongoing curriculum development and implementation and assessment. Occupational therapy faculty members work collaboratively with other health and medical faculty, health and medical sciences directors and department chairs, college dean, and external occupational therapy and health care constituencies. Opportunities for clinical practice, grant development, and involvement in local and international service learning initiatives are available. Candidates who are innovative, value a dynamic and comprehensive approach to instruction, and occupational therapy practice in a collaborative work environment are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities: Responsibilities of this 12 month appointment in the Master of Occupational Therapy Program include didactic and clinical teaching, scholarship/professional service, and university service. Primary teaching expertise in neuroscience or pediatric-related content required. Teaching duties also include collaborating with faculty to coordinate and teach OT courses across the curriculum, based on program needs and areas of expertise. Additional expectations involve advising and mentoring students including clinical supervision and practicum instruction and supervising student research and evidence- based practice projects. Participation in program, department, and university service is also required. Service to the program will include oversight of student admissions. Opportunities to participate in both local and international service learning initiatives are available. Opportunities also exist for continued clinical practice if desired as clinical faculty may do professional practice for 20% time.

Qualifications: The candidate must hold a minimum of a master’s degree in occupational therapy (preference given to candidates with an OTD) from an institution that is accredited by a regional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The candidate must be a licensed occupational therapist initially certified and registered with the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy. Current licensure or eligibility for licensure in the state of Wisconsin is required. Successful applicants will possess clinical expertise in the area of pediatrics or neuroscience. A minimum of 5 years’ professional practice experience as an OT is desired. Postsecondary-level teaching experience is preferred.

Track Appointment, Rank and Salary: Clinical faculty track, Clinical Assistant Professor. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications.

The Program: The Carroll University Master of Occupational Therapy Program received full accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) in fall of 2016. The MOT program educates a cohort of 30 students per year through a full-time, 24-month, 85 credit curriculum. Curricular threads emphasize the therapeutic value of occupation, evidence-based and culturally appropriate care and service to underrepresented populations. The curriculum includes an innovative three-course series in Medical Humanities consistent with the Carroll liberal arts heritage and offers service learning experiential opportunities supporting the conviction that humanness is underscored by diversity.

The Master of Occupational Therapy program is housed in the Department of Health and Medicine in the College of Health Sciences. It is closely affiliated with the Doctor of Physical Therapy, Master of Physician Assistant Studies, and undergraduate programs in Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, Public Health, Recreational Administration, and Nursing. The program is located in a state of the art, 55,000 sq. ft. interdisciplinary graduate teaching and research facility. This facility provides comprehensive teaching and laboratory space specifically designed for the Master of Occupational Therapy program.

The Department: The Department of Health and Medicine includes the Master of Occupational Therapy and the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies graduate programs as well as the following majors: Health Sciences—Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Health Sciences—Radiologic Technology, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Physical and Health Education, Public Health, Sport and Recreation Administration, Therapeutic Recreation Emphasis, and a minor in Health and the Human Experience. The Department also includes a robust inter-professional initiative with Nursing and Human Movement Sciences.

The College: The College of Health Sciences includes the Department of Health and Medicine, Department of Human Movement Sciences, Department of Nursing, and Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. The college and its departments and programs prepare health care professionals for clinical practice in evolving delivery systems, health care education, and integrative research in a diverse society. The college wide foci include interprofessional education and practice, the integrated approach to health, innovative learning and healthcare technologies, and community partnerships. The college faculty are recipients of federal and private foundation grant awards and participate in the University’s general education program. The College has a strong staff of support personnel and laboratory coordinators and strong collaboration and shared governance between the college administration, faculty and staff.

Carroll University: Founded in 1846, Carroll University is an independent, co-educational comprehensive University. The Carroll mission is to “provide a superior education, rooted in its Presbyterian and liberal arts heritage, and draws upon the Christian tradition to prepare all students for vocational success, lifelong learning and service in a diverse and global society”. Carroll University is located in suburban Waukesha, 16 miles west of Milwaukee and 60 miles east of Madison. The University serves 3600 undergraduate and graduate students. The University though intentionally ecumenical and non-sectarian in approach, is related to the Presbyterian Church, USA. Candidates must be willing and able to support and advance the University mission.

Application: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please submit as attachments to an email with the subject line “Occupational Therapy Program Clinical Faculty” and in Word or PDF format 1) a letter of application, 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) statement of teaching philosophy to facapp@carrollu.edu. Final applicants will be asked to submit graduate transcripts, and three letters of reference.