Graduate Occupational Therapy Program (MSOT)

Full-Time, Tenure Track Faculty

Sacred Heart University, the second-largest independent Catholic university in New England, offers more than 70 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs on its main campus in Fairfield, Conn., and satellites in Connecticut, Luxembourg and Ireland. More than 8,500 students attend the University’s five colleges: Arts & Sciences; Health Professions; Nursing; the Jack Welch College of Business; and the Isabelle Farrington College of Education. The Princeton Review includes SHU in its guides, Best 382 Colleges–2018 Edition, “Best in the Northeast” and Best 294 Business Schools–2017 Edition. It also placed SHU on its lists for “Best College Theater” and “Most Engaged in Community Service,” each of which comprises only 20 U.S. schools. U.S.News & World Report ranks SHU in its Best Colleges 2018 guidebook and ranks SHU the fourth “Most Innovative School” in the North. The Chronicle of Higher Education also names SHU one of the fastest-growing Roman Catholic universities in its 2016 almanac. Sacred Heart fields 32 Division I athletic teams and has an award-winning program of community service. www.sacredheart.edu

The ACOTE accredited Masters of Occupational Therapy program within the College of Health Professions, is located in the new, state-of-the-art Center for Health Education. Customized OT labs include a pediatrics and sensory integration lab, OT “table top” lab, fully equipped home suite with a room-to-room safe patient handling track system, and driving simulator. Other available laboratories include simulation, musculoskeletal and neuro, and human cadaver labs, anatomage virtual dissection, team-based-learning room, and advanced technology. The new facilities offer students and faculty vast opportunities for curriculum and inter-professional collaboration with departments within the College of Health Professions and College of Nursing.

The MSOT program invites applications for a 10-month, full time tenure-track faculty member, with the position beginning on July 1, 2018. The faculty member will join a dynamic team to create and usher in a new OTD curriculum in keeping with ACOTE’s new mandate. The program uses problem-based-learning, team-based learning, creative digital learning, and active pedagogies as its major teaching-learning strategies, and is known for its collaborative teamwork and personal attention to students.

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching, student and Capstone advisement, inter-professional collaboration, collaboration with faculty on OTD curriculum development, approval, and implResponsibilities: ementation, meeting all ACOTE Standards, scholarship and service.

Candidate Requirements: CT state occupational therapy license or eligibility, documented expertise in adult rehabilitation/upper quadrant rehabilitation, neurological conditions and intervention, and anatomy, documented higher education teaching experience, and demonstrated scholarship and professional service. An entry-level degree in occupational therapy and an earned research doctorate awarded from a USDE recognized regional accrediting body are required.

The Occupational Therapy program is committed to hiring diverse faculty who work toward alleviating disparities through teaching, research, and service. We expect successful candidates to share our commitment to diversity and social justice. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Sacred Heart University strongly encourages applications from qualified members of underrepresented groups.

Applications: Candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three reference letters. Application materials must be submitted electronically at http://sacredheart.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=94867

Questions should be routed to Dr. Jody Bortone EdD, OT/L, Chair and Director, Graduate Occupational Therapy Program.