Notre Dame of Maryland University invites applications for the position of Director for the Occupational Therapy Program. The faith-based Mission of the University “challenges women and men to strive for professional excellence, to build incisive communities, to engage in service to others, and to promote social responsibility.” The program in Occupational Therapy is rooted in this mission in its concern for the needs of the community and its focus on educating strong leaders, women and men, who can meet those needs. The Occupational Therapy (OT) program also benefits from the strong complementary curriculum expertise in health care through the School of Nursing and the School of Pharmacy. Equally important is the expertise of the School of Education in supporting the preparation of OT educators.

This is a full-time 12 month tenure or non-tenure track faculty appointment with the rank of Associate or Full Professor. The Occupational Therapy Program Director reports directly to the provost and works closely with academic administrators and faculty. In the time leading up to the program opening in 2020, the Director will be providing leadership in curriculum development in accordance with the mission of the University and to meet accreditation standards for the profession. The Director will also be involved in hiring experienced, effective faculty who will bring both established and innovative teaching practices and methods to the program. As the program grows, the Director will be responsible for monitoring all aspects of the program and for seeking and attaining appropriate professional accreditation. Salary is commensurate with experience; compensation also includes a benefits package.

Responsibilities include:

  • leading and guiding strategic planning, development of program curricula, establishing and reviewing policies and procedures
  • hiring, mentoring, supporting, and evaluating faculty, and providing for professional development
  • promoting and monitoring student recruitment and retention
  • developing and managing the program budget
  • providing leadership in seeking and obtaining grants and engages in other fund-raising initiatives
  • providing leadership in securing accreditation for the new doctoral program in Occupational Therapy scheduled to begin in August 2020.


Qualified candidates will have an earned doctorate in Occupational Therapy or in a related field of study at the time of appointment, and be licensed or eligible for licensure in a recognized jurisdiction. Candidates should have at least 8 years experience as an Occupational Therapist and at least 3 years experience in a full-time academic institution with teaching responsibilities. This position requires administrative and organizational experience including program planning and implementation, personnel and budget management, program evaluation, and experience with professional accreditations. A record of scholarship relevant to the field which may include the scholarship of teaching, administration, teaching, and assessment is expected. Candidates should have evidence of successful teaching using contemporary methodology including on-line teaching, knowledge of and experience with ACOTE guidelines and accreditation standards, and excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Additional Information:

Notre Dame of Maryland University does not discriminate in offering equal access to its educational programs and activities or with respect to employment terms and conditions on the basis of age, ancestry, color, creed, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or protected veteran’s status. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policy: Greg FitzGerald, Chief of Staff, Notre Dame of Maryland University, 4701 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210, 410-532-5109.

For all other employment inquiries, please contact Human Resources at 410-532-5898 or human_resources@ndm.edu.

Notre Dame of Maryland University is an EEO/AA employer.

Application Instructions:

All applicants MUST include:

  1. Cover letter – can be addressed to Sharon Slear, SSND, provost and vice president for academic affairs
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Salary requirement
  4. Name and contact information for three references

Only complete applications submitted through the website will be considered. For best consideration, applications should be received by May 15, 2019.

Questions regarding this position can be directed to the hiring manager, Sharon Slear, SSND at sslear@ndm.edu.

About Notre Dame of Maryland University

Notre Dame of Maryland University (NDMU) is a private, independent institution anchored in the lovely Homeland neighborhood of Baltimore City with outreach programs in the state serving central and southern Maryland and the Eastern Shore. Founded as a Catholic women's college in 1895, NDMU, now a comprehensive university, offers baccalaureate degrees in the Women's College and co-ed undergraduate programs for adults, and graduate programs through the School of Arts, Sciences, and Business; School of Education, School of Nursing, and School of Pharmacy.

Staff and faculty enjoy a collaborative, fast-paced, and challenging work environment. In recognition of your hard work, the University offers a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, and vision, as well as retirement and tuition remission for you and your eligible dependents.