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Instructor/Assistant/Associate Professor(OT)
University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, North Dakota
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Date Posted 10/22/2013
Faculty-Health-Physical & Occupational Therapy
Salary $30,000.00 -  USD Per Year
Employment Type Part Time
Application Deadline Open until filled
Instructor/Assistant/Associate Professor(OT) Posting Number: #14-123 Closing Date: Open until filled Minimum Salary: $30,000.00 plus/year Position Status: Part-time, Non-Exempt Hours per week: 20 Benefits Eligibility: Benefitted Department: Occupational Therapy Location: Grand Forks, ND Position Description: The University of North Dakota, Department of Occupational Therapy, in the School of Medicine & Health Sciences, is inviting applications for a part-time, 12-month instructor, assistant or associate professor who will begin Fall 2013 at our Grand Forks, ND site. Candidates will have the opportunity to be an integral part of an occupational therapy program that grants an entry-level Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) degree on two campuses located in Grand Forks, ND and Casper, WY. The program is a satellite of the University of North Dakota professional level MOT program, and is housed at Casper College in Casper Wyoming. The University of North Dakota Occupational Therapy Program in Grand Forks began in 1954 and the Casper satellite opened in 1993. Required: Candidates must possess an earned master’s degree, minimum of two years of clinical experience, evidence of teaching experience, and familiarity with a variety of educational approaches (e.g., traditional, online education, and distance education). Candidates must hold current certification by NBCOT and be eligible for licensure in North Dakota and Wyoming. Each part-time faculty member is responsible for supporting the teaching, scholarship, and service missions of the department as designated in collaboration with the department chair. The faculty member is responsible for providing effective learning experiences for students with diverse interests, abilities and expectations. Faculty members are expected to engage in creative/scholarly activities and be involved in activities that support individuals and or groups in the institution, University System, professional associations, or external communities at the local, state, regional, national or international levels. The position also includes undergraduate and graduate student advisement. The individual will be responsible for working in collaboration with the academic fieldwork coordinator to support student fieldwork education. This position will include teaching related to fieldwork and his or her area of expertise. The individual must have strong written and interpersonal communication skills. Responsibilities will also include undergraduate and graduate student advisement. Preferred: Earned doctorate (or progress toward this degree), experience in higher education and proficiency in using multiple modes of teaching/learning technologies including video-conferencing and online instruction. Veteran’s preference does not apply to the advertised position. Salary: Commensurate with experience. Application Process: Apply only online via: https://secure.med.und.edu/search/occupational-therapy/ Application review will begin immediately and remain open until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit: 1) a letter of application that includes a copy of current licensure, and information on past state licensure; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) a teaching statement and 4) the complete names, address and phone numbers of three references. A Criminal History Record Check will also be completed per State Board of Higher Education (SBHE) Procedure 602.3. Questions concerning this position may be directed to the Search Committee Chair: Sarah Nielsen, PhD, OTR/L, Assistant Professor University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences Department of Occupational Therapy 2751 2nd Ave N, Hyslop 210, Stop 7126 Grand Forks, ND 58202-7126 Sarah.k.nielsen@med.und.edu or 701.777.2208 General Information: Founded in 1883, the University of North Dakota (UND) as a student enrollment of more than 14,500 students and is one of only 47 public universities in the United States that has both accredited schools of law and medicine. UND offers 89 undergraduate majors, 63 undergraduate minors, 57 master’s programs, 23 doctoral programs, two professional programs (medicine and law), and a specialist diploma program in educational leadership. UND is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution. Position Summary: The primary responsibilities of the part-time instructor, assistant or associate professor are to collaborate with the Academic Fieldwork Coordinator in ensuring the program’s compliance with field work education accreditation requirements in regard to level I and level II fieldwork experiences and to assist with: 1) developing, monitoring and refining process for selecting fieldwork sites equipped to meet curriculum goals; 2) collaborating with faculty to strengthen the ties between didactic and fieldwork education; 3) providing fieldwork educators with supports to enhance their ability to effectively meet the learning needs of students; 4) ensuring that the supervision provided to students provides for frequent assessment of student progress in meeting fieldwork goals; and 5) to oversee maintenance of fieldwork agreements. The part-time instructor, assistant or associate professor holds an academic faulty appointment and is responsible for supporting the teaching, scholarship, and service missions of the department as designated in collaboration with the department chair. He/she also has administrative responsibilities consistent with the mission and philosophy of the academic program. The individual is evaluated annually by the department chairperson. Essential Duties: The part-time instructor, assistant or associate professor will collaborate with the Academic Fieldwork Coordinator to: Ensure that level I and II fieldwork is integral to the program’s curriculum design. Ensure that qualified personnel supervise level I and II fieldwork experiences. Document all level I and II fieldwork experiences provided to students and document mechanisms for formal evaluation of student performance on fieldwork. Ensure that level I and II fieldwork experiences are designed to promote clinical reasoning and reflective and ethical practice resulting in professional competence in career responsibilities. Provide for fieldwork opportunities in traditional and/or emerging settings consistent with curriculum design. Ensure that psychosocial factors influencing engagement in occupation are considered by fieldwork educators as they model best practices to students. Oversee time requirements for level I and II fieldwork. Ensure that fieldwork educators are adequately prepared for their educator role, providing resources for enhancing supervision skills as needed. Document a mechanism for evaluating the effectiveness of student supervision and progression of supervisory practice from direct to less direct practices. Ensure that a documented plan is in place for settings where there no occupational therapy services exist. Ensure that international fieldwork placements meet accreditation requirements. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Must possess the academic and experiential qualifications to work effectively with fieldwork sites, academic faculty, and students. Specific abilities required include: Outstanding conflict resolution skills. Demonstrated time management and detail-oriented skills. Ability to work independently with indirect supervision. Ability to work effectively under pressure and to meet frequently occurring deadlines. Ability to effectively mentor and advise students in relation to fieldwork education issues. Demonstration of positive interactions with diverse faculty, students, fieldwork educators, and practitioners. The University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University of North Dakota encourages applications from women and minorities. The University of North Dakota determines employment eligibility through the E-Verify System. North Dakota veterans' preference does not apply to this position. This position is subject to a criminal history background check. The University of North Dakota complies with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Campus Crime Statistics Act. Information about UND campus security and crime statistics can be found at http://und.edu/discover/_files/docs/annual-security-report.pdf Special Conditions: Position # 00017135
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