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Academic Fieldwork Coordinator - Occupational Therapy Program

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Job ID Req #155 Location : Austin, TX, United States
Date posted 05/23/2019

GENERAL SUMMARY


The AFWC is primarily responsible for coordinating the clinical education and the doctoral residency portion of the OTD curriculum, in collaboration with the OTD Doctoral Coordinator. This is a faculty position with teaching, scholarship, advisement, and service responsibilities in addition to the administration of clinical education and doctoral experiential component/residency. This position requires significant contact with students, outside constituents, professional consortiums, and AFWC faculty at the other USA campuses so teaching responsibilities have been significantly reduced in order to ensure that the needs of the fieldwork program are being met.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES SUPERVISED BY THE PROGRAM DIRECTOR

  • Course management

  • Advisement

  • Scholarship

  • Service

  • Clinical Education Program Planning, Implementation, and Assessment

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES IN COLLABORATION WITH THE CLINICAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

  • Communicates between the Academic Institution and Affiliated Clinical Education Sites

  • Clinical Site Development

  • Fieldwork Educator Development

  • Works with the Clinical Education Department Head to support a collaborative environment in the clinical education office with behaviors such as:

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Other responsibilities as assigned by the Academic Program Director


POSITION IN ORGANIZATION

Reports to:Academic Program Director/Assistant Academic Program Director

Collaborates with: Clinical Education Associates


TECHNICAL, MANAGERIAL & PEOPLE SKILLS REQUIRED

To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Incumbents will be evaluated, in part, based on performance of each essential function. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


EDUCATION

Occupational Therapy Program

  • Full-time core faculty teaching in OTD programs must hold a doctoral degree awarded by a ISDE-recognized regional accrediting body. The doctoral degree is not limited to a doctorate in occupational therapy.

  • All full-time core faculty teaching in the MOT program must hold a minimum of a master’s degree. The majority of those faculty members who are occupational therapy practitioners must hold a doctoral degree. All degrees must be awarded by an institution that is accredited by a USDE-recognized regional accrediting body. The degrees are not limited to occupational therapy.

All Other Programs

  • Terminal academic degree preferred. Post professional master’s degree or clinical doctorate with demonstrated clinical expertise with plans to obtain a terminal academic degree will be considered.


EXPERIENCE

  • A minimum of 2 years of teaching experience at the college/university level at Instructor rank.

  • Experience with distance learning preferred.

  • A minimum of 2 years of clinical experience in the area of course content required.

  • Experience in scholarly activity preferred.


LICENSURE and/or CERTIFICATION

Must be currently licensed as an occupational therapist in campus specific state.


TRAVEL

Travel is an expectation and requirement of the position. Site visits to clinical and doctoral residency locations is often required to assess the suitability of the site and to monitor student’s performance. Visits to sites may be initiated by the site or the AFWC.


BUSINESS COMPETENCIES

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Committed to Mission and Values - Has a clear understanding of institution’s mission and values. Has a passion for facilitating learning and for enabling students to navigate their own learning journey.

  • Contribute Knowledge to the Discipline - Compelled by the opportunity to contribute through research, scholarship professional practice or creativity.

  • Accountable -Takes personal responsibility for own goals and outcomes to ensure student success. Establishes clear expectations, follows through on commitments to students and holds them accountable for assignments and performance

  • Collaborative - Works cooperatively with others across the institution and beyond, including the community and through partnerships. Represents own interests while being inclusive and fair to others.

  • Communicates Effectively - Adapts oral and written communication approach and style to the audience and based on the message. Also listens attentively to others.

  • Drives Engagement - Makes students feel welcome, understood and valued. Creates a learning environment that is compelling, challenging and productive.

  • Academic Discipline Expertise - Has sufficient credentials, industry expertise and/or experience in the discipline to teach according to the standards and qualifications required.

  • Education Design - Designs learning experiences closely linked to learning outcomes including lesson planning, design of project, work integrated, group learning experiences, or interactive learning objects. Has depth of expertise in pedagogy, andragogy and overall learning effectiveness.

  • Teaching Delivery/Learning Facilitation Skills - Manages small, large, blended, hybrid and/or online classrooms, monitoring and ensuring participation, managing one�s own and students� time and attention effectively.


WORK ENVIRONMENT

Work is performed primarily in a standard office environment but may involve exposure to moderate noise levels. Work involves operation of personal computer equipment for six to eight hours daily and includes physical demands associated with a traditional office setting, e.g., walking, standing, communicating, and other physical functions as necessary.

Physical requirements of this position include the following:

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