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Enrolling more than 10,000 students, Hofstra offers students an array of undergraduate and graduate academic programs spanning the arts, humanities, sciences, business, engineering, law, health care, communications, and more.

Our accomplished faculty collaborate with students to explore interdisciplinary questions and produce innovative research that lays the foundation for future personal and professional success. With a beautiful campus in Hempstead, NY, Hofstra’s location seamlessly merges the tranquility of coastal suburban living with the boundless opportunities of nearby New York City.

Hofstra University seeks candidates who will contribute to a supportive climate for students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We especially encourage women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply.

Hofstra University’s Department of Allied Health and Kinesiology in the School of Health Professions and Human Services invites applications for a full-time Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Fieldwork Coordinator of Occupational Therapy. The appointment begins on September 1, 2024


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Collaborating with the Academic Fieldwork Coordinator on all aspects of the Fieldwork Education and maintaining compliance with ACOTE standards as delineated in Section C.
  • Assigning and supervising level I and Level II students.
  • Maintaining a sufficient number of fieldwork site agreements to make sure students complete required coursework on time each semester.
  • Ensuring Level I and Level II students are supervised by a currently licensed or otherwise regulated occupational therapist who has a minimum of 1 year of full-time practice experience following the initial certification.
  • Communicating with the fieldwork site supervisors.
  • Maintaining required documentation and submitting reports required for the accreditation.
  • Teaching occupational therapy-related courses as assigned by the Program Director.
  • Attend committee, department, college, and university meetings as approved by the program director.
  • Maintain regular approved office hours.
  • Follow established protocols for providing timely feedback, academic advising, and assessment of student learning.


  • Candidates must be certified by the NBCOT, eligible for licensure in the State of New York, and must have a minimum of 3 years of experience in occupational therapy practice.
  • Candidates must have an earned advanced degree (e.g., OTD, EdD, PhD, ScD).
  • A commitment to academic excellence, scholarship, and professional growth is expected.
  • Knowledge of ACOTE standards, legislative, regulatory, legal, and practice issues, and current trends in occupational therapy is expected.
  • Skills to advise, instruct, manage, motivate, and evaluate students for clinical placements and work effectively with faculty, colleagues, and students are required.
  • Faculty reports directly to the Occupational Therapy Program Director.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated teaching experience and fieldwork Level 1 and Level II supervision are preferred.

Special Instructions

Applications should be submitted electronically and include the following:

  • A letter of application
  • CV
  • Names and contact information for three professional references

Successful candidates will be required to provide official academic transcripts and professional letters of recommendation.

Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.