The University of North Alabama is accepting applications for the position of Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor and Academic Fieldwork Coordinator of Occupational Therapy in the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions. This position will be responsible for program compliance with the fieldwork requirements and assisting in the coordination and development of a new occupational therapy program per the Accreditation Council of Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) Standards.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Essential duties will include serving as a liaison between the occupational therapy program and the fieldwork education sites by establishing and evaluating fieldwork education sites and facility standards and facilitating the ongoing development of fieldwork education sites and clinical faculty. Additionally, the academic fieldwork coordinator will be responsible for teaching occupational therapy fieldwork education courses and coordinating student fieldwork experiences. Additional responsibilities will include course development; advising program students; maintaining office hours; serving on committees as necessary to maintain and improve the instructional program; participating in appropriate professional development activities; participating in scholarly activities and departmental/individual research; participating in service to the university and the community; and instructing and assisting in the growth and success of a diverse population of students through careful preparation of course materials, effective teaching methods, and informed critical feedback on assignments and discussions.


  • A master’s degree in occupational therapy or a related field that is accredited by a USDE-recognized institution is required; a Doctoral degree is preferred.
  • Two years of clinical experience in the field of occupational therapy is required;
  • Two years of experience as a clinical fieldwork coordinator is preferred;
  • Current occupational therapist credential by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) is required;
  • must be currently certified and licensed in the state of Alabama or be eligible for such.

Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please visit our Online Employment System at https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/una/jobs/4372139/tenure-track-assistant-professor-nursing-fieldwork-coordinator-occupational-th. Applications will only be accepted through this system. Please be prepared to upload the following

  • A cover letter and resume/CV at the time of application
  • Provide contact information for at least three professional/academic references.
  • In addition, this position requires submission of a one-page diversity statement, the details of which may be found here – https://www.una.edu/humanresources/files/employment/deistatements.pdf.
  • Transcripts for the highest degree attained are required for a complete application packet. Official transcripts for the highest degree attained are required of the successful candidate, but unofficial copies will be accepted for the application process. If any of your graduate hours in the relevant teaching discipline are taken from a degree(s) that is not your highest attained, an official transcript of that degree(s) must also be submitted. Electronic copies, if available, of unofficial transcripts may be attached under the attachment headings of Unofficial Transcript 1, Unofficial Transcript 2, etc. Electronic copies of unofficial/official transcripts may also be requested to be sent to [email protected]. Official transcripts must be sent directly to HR from the issuing school via email to be considered official. Transcripts with a designation of “Issued to Student”, or with the student name listed as the recipient will not be considered official. Official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate prior to the start date of the appointment, but unofficial copies will be accepted for the application process. The teaching philosophy, diversity statement, and transcripts must be uploaded in the application section as SUPPLEMENTAL ATTACHMENTS. The supplemental attachment link will only appear after the required attachments of cover letter and resume/CV have been uploaded.

UNA is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving excellence and strength through diversity. UNA seeks a wide range of applicants for this position so that one of our core values, ethnic and cultural diversity, will be affirmed. UNA is a smoke-free campus. We welcome applicants who are committed to working at a university that values diversity, equity, and inclusion for faculty, staff, and students.