University of Charleston

Posted June 15, 2020

Instructor and Academic Fieldwork Coordinator

University of Charleston School of Health Sciences – Charleston

 

JOB SUMMARY:

The University of Charleston (UC) is a dynamic private institution with a learner centric outcomes-focused philosophy. The individual who serves as the Instructor and Academic Field Coordinator Assistant (AFWC) for the Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program will assist in organizing and assuring effectiveness of the fieldwork program under the supervision of the OTA program director. This faculty member must have strong organizational, interpersonal, and verbal skills; must be motivated and self – sufficient, and highly motivated to provide quality education to UC OTA students.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION:

  • Ensure compliance with University and programmatic accreditation, regulations, and policies
  • Follow a system for program evaluation as determined by the OTA Program Director
  • Follow the admission process as determined by the OTA Program Director
  • Actively participate in professional development, curriculum planning, assessment, and evaluation
  • Maintain high standards of teaching, providing innovative, hands-on, and relevant education for students
  • Classroom teaching and student advising
  • Scheduling faculty and students
  • Uphold state, federal and American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) regulations and standards
  • Maintain contact with professional agencies
  • Provide supportive environment for faculty, staff, and students
  • Attend meetings as requested
  • Identify community needs, resources and recommendations needed to support the program goals
  • Assist the AFWC with the development of fieldwork placements and schedules
  • Act as an academic advisor for students
  • Maintain a reasonable course lecture and laboratory load and schedule as set by the OTA Program Director
  • Schedule and keep office hours convenient to students
  • Identify and pursue professional development goals to improve teaching skills
  • Implement varied teaching strategies to maximize learning
  • Remain current in best proactive standards for the profession and education
  • Assist OTA Program Director, faculty and staff in design and implementation of professional development plans
  • Act as professional support system for staff
  • Serve on committees as assigned
  • Recruit students for the OTA Program
  • Attend semi-annual advisory board meetings
  • Assists in maintaining accreditation standards
  • Provides didactic instruction within the expertise in their area(s) of teaching responsibility and knowledge of the content delivery method and evaluation of current students
  • Work with the program director, faculty and AFWC to assist in evaluating and assuring effectiveness of the student’s clinical education.
  • Provides remedial instruction and tutoring where warranted
  • Reviews and participates in revisions of program policies, student handbooks and clinical procedures on a continual basis
  • Participates on all university faculty, program committees and activities as required
  • Maintains current knowledge of the professional discipline through continuing education and professional development at state and national conferences
  • Travels to state conferences to accompany students
  • Strives for continuous program improvement
  • Adheres to didactic and clinical classes schedules
  • Advises/counsels current and potential students as needed
  • Attends advisory committee meetings each semester
  • Works closely with the program’s administrative assistant to ensure the program’s needs are met
  • Travels to clinical instruction sites as needed to observe students in the professional setting and to assess the facility for affiliation with the program and the University
  • Work collaboratively with university administration and other governing bodies; and communicate successfully with a variety of constituencies
  • Performs other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy or a related field from a regionally accredited institution required
  • Must be a certified occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant who is licensed or credentialed according to regulations of the state of West Virginia and maintain membership of AOTA and West Virginia Occupational Therapy Association (WVOTA) on a yearly basis
  • Three years of professional experience as an Occupational Therapist or Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Willing to learn and actively participate in curriculum design, strategic planning, and program evaluation
  • The ability to understand, accept and adjust to changes in personal, social and professional environments and in professional responsibility
  • Ability to plan, organize and implement responsibilities effectively
  • Strong active-learning skills for effective instruction
  • The highest levels of integrity at-all-times
  • Must be outcomes-oriented and student-centered
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills, verbal, and written communication skills

 

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
jackiehurt@ucwv.edu

 

The University of Charleston is an Equal Opportunity employer