Overview

The Professor and Program Director will work collaboratively to develop a new BS/MOT and entry-level MOT program. The Director will be responsible for the management and administration of the program, including planning, evaluation, budgeting, selection of faculty and staff, acquiring and maintaining accreditation, and commitment to strategies for professional development. This is a tenure-track position with teaching responsibilities at the postsecondary level.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Professor and Program Director will:

  • Oversee the day-to-day running of the program administratively and clinically
  • Manage the program’s budget
  • Direct, guide, mentor and evaluate the OT Department faculty and staff
  • Teach and mentor students
  • Engage in scholarly endeavors and service as appropriate for the discipline and program
  • Develop and implement an assessment plan for program evaluation
  • Acquire and maintain professional accreditation for the occupational therapy programs
  • Carry a postsecondary teaching load in area of expertise
  • Serve as an active liaison between the occupational therapy program and other campus offices and the community by serving on committees, task forces, strategic planning groups and other campus organizations
  • Maintain professionalism and ethical and legal standards within the program
  • Maintain commitment to strategies for professional development for all faculty and clinical staff serving the program
  • Fulfill other duties and responsibilities as requested by the Dean, School of Arts and Science

Required Skills

  • Demonstrated the ability to engage and inspire others, known for embracing a highly collegial and collaborative operating style, and possesses excellent communication skills
  • An outstanding record of leadership in academic and other settings including academic curricula development in which high impact teaching and learning practices are embedded, development of strong community linkages, interdisciplinary collaborations and innovations in program development, clinical service, teaching and scholarship
  • Experience in clinical supervision and in diversity, as well as expertise in developing and delivering occupational therapy services to diverse populations
  • The ability to represent the occupational therapy program, its services and staff professionally and articulately; ability to fully understand and respect the culture of Iona College, its Mission and the heritage of the Christian Brothers, as well as the ability to establish strong collaborative relationships with students, faculty and staff

Education

PhD in occupational therapy or a related discipline, awarded by an institution that is accredited by a regional accrediting body recognized by the US Department of Education (USDE)

Licensure

New York State Licensed Occupational Therapist

Required Experience

  • A minimum of 8 years documented experience as a practicing occupational therapist and clinical supervisor with a deep understanding of current and emerging trends in occupational therapy practice
  • Administrative experience including but not limited to program planning and implementation, personnel management, evaluation, and budgeting
  • At least 10 years of experience in a full-time academic appointment with a distinguished academic record in teaching, scholarship, and service with the achievement of the academic rank of Professor

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