University of Charleston

Posted May 27, 2020

Academic Fieldwork Coordinator / Instructor

Occupational Therapy Assistant Program, University of Charleston



The University of Charleston, a dynamic private institution with a learner centric, outcomes – focused philosophy, is seeking a Fieldwork Coordinator. This individual will work closely with the Program Director to oversee all aspects of fieldwork and assume teaching duties for the OTA program.



The Academic Fieldwork Coordinator (AFWC) will be responsible for

  • The planning, organization, and implementation of all level I and level II fieldwork activities.
  • Contacting sites to arrange placements, placing students, and being a liaison between the university and the fieldwork sites.
  • Work in collaboration with the clinical instructors to assure standardization and consistency of rotation schedules, evaluations, policies, and procedures pertaining to the student’s clinical education.
  • Prepare lesson plans, course syllabi, and course outlines for didactic and clinical courses.
  • Maintain record of the overall clinical rotation schedule and attendance of students.
  • The AFWC is also responsible for teaching responsibilities within the OTA program
  • Provide regular counseling and advising for students, based on their clinical and didactic performance and progress in the program.
  • Travel to and fieldwork sites to ensure clinical education effectiveness.
  • Serve on appointed committees within the department, division, and university as specified by the program director, dean (either of the division or of the faculty) or the faculty.
  • Participate in continuing education and attend district, state, and / or national professional organizational meeting.
  • Strive consistently to be a positive example for the program, the sponsoring institution, the community, the students, and the graduates of the program.
  • Maintain contact with professional agencies.
  • Participate in recruitment for the program.
  • Assist the program director with overall program effectiveness.
  • Others duties as assigned.



The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Must have a minimum of 3 years clinical experience.
  • Must be a licensed occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant, with a valid West Virginia OT/OTA license.
  • Must hold a minimum of a baccalaureate degree awarded by an institution that is accredited by a USDE-recognized regional or national accrediting body.
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License
  • Must be initially certified by the National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy
  • Passion for Occupational Therapy education
  • Creative, and professional spirit with proven success in leadership.
  • Strong interpersonal abilities with excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively communicate with students, staff, faculty, and administrators.
  • Demonstrate abilities in teaching and curriculum development.
  • Self – motivated with refined organizational skills.
  • Willingness to learn and participate in the accreditation process.
  • Occasional overnight or multi – night travel is required.
  • Qualified application must be able to meet certain physical requirements which include, but not limited to:

Lift up to 10 pounds

Occasional walking, standing, climbing, stooping, etc.


Release time to pursue clinical work will be available.


This position offers faculty rank based upon experience and a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications.


Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, a current resume, and the names of three professional references with contact information (including email address if available) to:

University of Charleston
Jackie Hurt
127 Dye Drive
Beckley, West Virginia 25801


The University of Charleston is an Equal Opportunity Employer