The professor in the School of Occupational Therapy is responsible for educating entry-level occupational therapy professionals pursing a Doctor of Occupational Therapy. The professor engages in scholarly activities contributing to the school’s agenda and advancing the profession. The professor provides service to the school, college, and professional communities. In all areas, the professor contributes to the advancement of ACHE’s mission. (Rank will be determined by qualifications and experience).


Develop and deliver courses assigned in the faculty member’s area of expertise.  Adhere to accreditation standards.  Provide advisement with students in accordance with school’s standards.  Supervise graduate student scholarship endeavors.  Maintain acceptable teaching effectiveness in accordance with school’s standards.  Meet administrative deadlines such as those for submitting course syllabi, student course evaluations, grades, and program evaluation data.  Contribute to program and curriculum development and assessment.  Contribute to the school’s scholarship agenda in accordance with school’s benchmarks.  Participate actively in assignments necessary to advance the service and/or outreach missions of the school, such as school, college, and Ache committees and professional endeavors.  Demonstrate collegial relationships with colleagues, supervisors, support staff, and students.  Demonstrate the highest standard of professionalism and ethical behavior in all aspects of personal and professional actions and performance.  Maintain and uphold a professional development plan that advances the prestige of the school, college, and ACHE that is consistent with accreditation requirements and academic promotion criteria  Other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience

Minimum Qualifications

  • A doctorate in occupational therapy or related field awarded by an institution that is accredited by a USDE­ recognized regional accrediting body. (Applicants with an anticipated date of completion by the start date may be considered.)
  • Initially certified occupational therapist and licensed or eligible for license by the Arkansas State Medical Board
  • Documented experience in an area of teaching responsibility and knowledge of content delivery method (e.g. documentation of continuing professional development, relevant experience, faculty development plan reflecting acquisition of new content, incorporation of feedback from course evaluations, etc.)
  • Demonstrated (or potential to demonstrate) ongoing scholarly achievement and research expertise
  • Expertise necessary to ensure appropriate curriculum design, content delivery, and program evaluation

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated leadership and productivity in the areas of clinical or professional service, scholarly activity, and/or occupational therapy education

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities

Demonstrate a breadth and depth of knowledge in an area(s) of occupational therapy education, practice, and/or research.  Demonstrate knowledge and skill in the delivery of occupational therapy education in the classroom/laboratory and in practice settings for students.  Demonstrate knowledge of varied educational delivery formats.  Demonstrate ability to mentor students.  Demonstrate leadership, organizational, and time management skills.  Display professionalism in all communication and interaction.  Ability to maintain confidentiality and privacy.  Ability to prioritize and organize numerous and varied assignments.  Exhibit high-energy and versatility; self-directed.  Adhere to the policies and procedures set forth by ACHE.  Demonstrate proficiency in computer skills, i.e. Microsoft Office.


Communication and Comprehension

ACHE is in full compliance with American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and does not discriminate regarding applicants or employees with disabilities and will make reasonable accommodation when necessary. The following are essential abilities and physical requirements for all positions at the college.

Ability to orally communicate effectively with others with strong interpersonal skills and customer service orientation.  Ability to work cooperatively with colleagues and supervisory staffs at all levels.  Ability to understand oral and written information, using the English language, and organize thoughts and ideas into effective forms of communication.  Ability to make decisions which range from moderate to a significant impact on the immediate work environment, as well as outside contributors.  Possess public communication skills that allow professional representation of ACHE to a variety of business and community customers and associates.  Strong organizational skills.

Problem Solving

Intuitively able to reason, analyze information and events, and apply judgment in order to solve problems of both a routine and complex nature.

Expertise in negotiation.

Physical and Sensory Abilities

May be exposed to short, intermittent, and/or prolonged periods of sitting and/or standing in performance of job duties.  May be required to accomplish job duties using various types of equipment/supplies to include, but not limited to pens, pencils, calculators, computer keyboards, telephone, etc..  May be required to transport oneself to other campus offices, conference rooms, and on occasion, to off-campus sites to attend meetings, conferences, workshops, seminars, etc..  May require significant travel or work away from campus.  Requires attendance at events representing ACHE both within as well as outside of the university setting.  Frequently required to work at a desk, conference table or in meetings of various configurations.  Frequently required to see for purposes of reading matter.  Frequently required to hear and understand speech at normal levels.  Occasionally required to lift items in a normal office environment.  Frequently required to operate office and presentation equipment.

If you need assistance in the application process because of a disability, or for any other reason, please contact Barbara Jetton, Associate Vice President for Human Resources, at 479.308.2291 or [email protected].

Arkansas Colleges of Health Education is an equal opportunity employer.

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