Assistant Professor/Program Director, OTA

Jackson State Community College

Job Description

This is a 12-month faculty position that reports to the Dean of Health Sciences and Nursing. In addition to classroom/laboratory instruction, the program director will be responsible for the organization, administration, periodic review, planning, development and general effectiveness of the program; will provide input into the program budget; and will supervise other OTA program faculty.

Job Duties

15% - o Achieve and maintain full accreditation status (national and/or state) of the OTA program which includes the following:  Submit annual reports  Coordinate the program self- study and develop and submit the self-study report  Coordinate on-site evaluations  Coordinate interim reports o Coordinate annual program evaluations. Maintain and provide data as requested by TBR, SACSCOC, licensure, and accrediting agencies. o Utilize results of regular outcome assessment instruments, revise curriculum and program policies to improve the educational quality of the program and clinical skills of the graduates. - (Essential)
5% - o Initiate and finalize contracts for affiliations with off-campus clinical education sites and request approval of these sites by the appropriate agencies. o Evaluate clinical education effectiveness through regular visits to the clinical affiliates. o Consult, as indicated, with the appropriate Medical Director or Advisor and clinical affiliate administrative personnel relative to program policies and procedures. o Resolve student/faculty conflicts during clinical assignments. o Attend and assist, if requested, in program/clinical certificate presentations. o Maintain student medical records and provide them to clinical affiliates as requested. - (Essential)
20% - o Establish and serve as a liaison for administration of examinations as required by licensure, certification, and accrediting agencies o Provide orientation and in-service for college program faculty and clinical affiliate faculty in regard to program policies and procedures. o Provide the leadership and supervision of the program to include the continued development and improvement of the program. o Develop of curricula, admission requirements and graduation requirements consistent with the mission of the college and OTA program. o Develop and manage the OTA budget. o Assist in the recruitment and hiring of OTA program faculty o Revise and publish the program student handbook. o Organize and participate in student recruitment activities, compile admissions information, and coordinate student selection for admission into the program. o Communicate with graduates and employers which includes assisting graduates and employers in job placement. o Solicit funds for student scholarships and in-kind contributions (supplies and equipment) for operation of the program. - (Essential)
40% - o Didactic teaching in the classroom and laboratory - (Essential)
10% - o Nominate professionals for membership on the program’s Advisory Committee and schedule, coordinate, and provide documentation of Advisory Committee meetings. o Represent the program to local, regional, and national communities of interest. o Represent the department at meetings of learned and professional societies. o Encourage program faculty to present and participate in professional meetings. o Communicate with the public, college faculty/staff, and the healthcare community to convey the role and utilization of occupational therapy assistants. - (Essential)
5% - o Cooperate to the fullest extent possible with the Continuing Education staff in carrying out the service roles assigned to them by the college. o Provide continuing education for the area’s professional community. - (Marginal)
5% - o Other duties as assigned to support the OTA program - (Marginal)

Minimum Qualifications

The program director must hold a minimum of a master’s degree awarded by an institution that is accredited by an institutional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE).

The program director must have a minimum of 5 years of documented experience in the field of occupational therapy. This experience must include:
o Clinical practice as an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant.
o Administrative experience including, but not limited to, program planning and implementation, personnel management, evaluation, and budgeting.
o Scholarship (e.g., scholarship of application, scholarship of teaching and learning).
o Understanding of and experience with occupational therapy assistants.

Preferred Qualifications

A master’s degree in occupational therapy is preferred.

Pay Rate: $56,571 - $67,885 Annual salary depending on eligible experience which is defined by the current compensation plan.


Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants:
To be considered for this position we require an attached resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcripts.

A completed satisfactory background check will be required before hire.

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