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Founding Program Director of the Occupational Therapy Masters Program
Maria College’s Health Sciences department invites applications and nominations for the position of Founding Program Director of the Occupational Therapy Masters Program. Maria College has a long history of health professional education, which currently includes nursing, health & occupational sciences, healthcare management and occupational therapy assistant programs. The Founding Program Director will build upon a very successful occupational therapy assistant program that has been in existence for over 41 years and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). The mission of Maria’s Occupational Therapy Program is to give students a quality academic and clinical education in preparation for work with individuals of all abilities, ages, and from various cultural and socioeconomic groups. The program is based on the altruistic and compassionate values shared by the occupational therapy profession and the College’s founders, the Sisters of Mercy—both acknowledging the value of human differences and individuality.
This position is best suited for a mid to senior level academic occupational therapist trained at the PhD level (or equivalently trained EdD, ScD, DSc or DrPH), who has a trajectory of progressive academic leadership and scholarship.
Minimum Job Requirements:
· Doctoral Degree (PhD, EdD, DSci).
Applicants must be registered by NBCOT and hold a current OT license for the State of New York.
The program director must have a minimum of 8 years of documented experience in the field of occupational therapy. This experience must include
Maria College, located in Albany, New York, the state's capital, is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks. The Capital Region, which includes the counties of Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady counties, is the center of New York’s Tech Valley. Nearly 850,000 live in the four-county metro, and 1.1 million in the greater Capital Region. Our economy is witnessing its most exhilarating period of growth in decades with nearly $30 billion in investment over the last ten years. Major Industries include government, health care, technology, and post-secondary education. The college is located directly across the street from St. Peters Hospital and on the same block as Albany Medical Center.
Maria is a Catholic college sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy and animated by the Mercy charism. It provides career-relevant, opportunity education in the context of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition to all who can benefit from it. Maria is committed to outstanding and holistic student support services, financial sustainability and the purposive use of evidence to drive institutional renewal and student success. Maria seeks to foster graduates who recognize and respect the dignity of every human person and who will transform their knowledge and skill into caring and compassionate service to others.
Required Application Documents:
Apply by submitting the following materials to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Founding Program Director of the Occupational Therapy Masters Program” as the subject:
Maria College is an Affirmative Action employer. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, creed, sexual orientation, or mental or physical disability in its programs, activities, or employment. We invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to providing caring service to others. Information about the services, activities and facilities accessible to the disabled may be obtained in the Office of Student Services, Mercy Hall. For further information regarding Title IX and 504, contact Ann Reis, le IX Coordinator, (518) 861-2598.
When Bay Path opened its doors to students in downtown Springfield, MA in 1897, it had a very clear goal: to provide a practical, affordable, and career-oriented education to meet the needs of companies, organizations, and communities. From the beginning, Bay Path prided itself on being entrepreneurial, constantly pushing the boundaries of the academic experience to fit the student. To start them on the road of success. We still do.
Today, that spirit and philosophy is more important than ever in higher education. At Bay Path, it's not just the number and breadth of undergraduate and graduate programs that defines us-and we have many-but it is our ability to connect the classroom to learning to leadership to experience to career that is at the core of what we do best. We know the work that needs to be done.
Bay Path University, an independent and not-for-profit institution, was named Among Fastest Growing Baccalaureate Colleges by the Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac, and is a member of the Women's College Coalition. With a main campus in Longmeadow, MA and four satellite locations, (East Longmeadow, Sturbridge, Concord, Springfield), Bay Path offers undergraduate, graduate (for women and men) degrees, and professional certificates.
We're committed to preparing our students to navigate a constantly changing world. Whether it is one of our innovative academic programs, groundbreaking online learning platform, or through our Women as Empowered Learners and Leaders initiative, we educate our students in ways that will help them to grow, learn to adapt, and always to flourish. Be part of the change.
We invite you to visit our website at www.baypath.edu where you can learn more about Bay Path University.
JOB SUMMARY: This is a full-time faculty position in the post-professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program (ppOTD). The successful candidate will have a PhD, EdD, post-professional OTD, or equivalent doctoral degree in occupational therapy or related field as well as a strong clinical OT background. Expertise in the development and teaching of online courses and use of a learning management system at the graduate level is required. Major responsibilities of this appointment include teaching online courses and serving as a capstone advisor to students in the ppOTD Program. Teaching responsibility will be assigned according to practice knowledge with preference granted to candidates with broad expertise within the field of occupational therapy. The faculty member will teach a minimum of 24 credits per year. Faculty responsibility also includes student advising, participating in departmental meetings, committee assignments, and University functions.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Bay Path University is a diverse community devoted to proactively nurturing a campus-wide culture that promotes and ensures respect, inclusion and safety for all members regardless of race, color, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity, socio-economic background, or physical ability. We are one University that opens our hearts and minds to conversations, to learning and to creating a community that is welcoming of all. Regardless of position, it is expected that each employee will embrace this commitment and demonstrate an attitude of respect toward and acceptance of all members of our community.
Bay Path University will become a smoke- and tobacco-free community as of July 1, 2018.
All offers of employment are contingent on satisfactory background checking.
Applicants for this position should attach a cover letter resume / curriculum vitae, the contact information for four (4) professional, work related references and any other relevant information pertaining to this position and your candidacy. Please apply online. Faxes and emails will not be accepted.
Bay Path University is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and learning in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women and all underrepresented backgrounds. An Equal Opportunity Employer, Bay Path University is committed to fostering diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff.
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MGH is a pre-eminent tertiary care hospital, a founding member of Partners Health Care, and has been classified as one of the top five hospitals in the United States by U.S. News & World Report since the inception of this grading system. In 2017, MGH was recognized as #4 out of nearly 5,000 hospitals considered in the ranking. Of further note, MGH is the only hospital ranked in all 16 specialties considered by U.S. News & World Report, a testament to the breadth and depth of our expertise. MGH is located in Boston, Massachusetts, which is a hub of health care, research, and academic interests.
The MGH Department of PT and OT is a vibrant, progressive, and patient-centered department, at the leading edge of PT and OT science. We are committed to clinical excellence, which forms the foundation of our practice and drives clinical innovation and advancement. We are proud that of our staff of over 200 licensed clinicians, more than 90 staff members hold board-certified specializations from national accreditation organizations. The collective knowledge and clinical skills of our therapists enable an extraordinary level of therapy practice. Our therapists also hold teaching positions in graduate training programs, are leaders in our professional associations, and are engaged in many community outreach programs.
The Director is offered an unparalleled clinical environment upon which to build challenging and contemporary training programs and clinical experiences for the next generation of physical and occupational therapists. Currently, we have more than 200 students participating in physical therapy, occupational therapy, and inter-professional clinical education programs each year.
The Director is responsible for all aspects of our clinical education and training programs, and functions as the ‘educator in chief’ within PT and OT services, directing and shaping the education vision and strategy. The key to success in this role is representing the extensive clinical experiences available at MGH to constituent groups internal and external to the department and organization. Additionally, this individual is charged with maintaining and developing strong academic-clinical partnerships.
· Graduate from an accredited PT or OT Program with a degree commensurate with current education standards. Doctoral degree (DPT, DOT, OTD) or advanced academic qualification (Ed.D.) strongly preferred.
· Clinical practice experience in acute care and ambulatory practice settings.
· Proven leadership experience within a complex health care environment.
· Licensed or license eligible in state of Massachusetts.
· Strong experience base with interprofessional teaching/practice with a proven ability to develop interprofessional training experiences preferred.
· Minimum of five years’ experience directing clinical education activities, preferably within an academic medical center or related comparable experiences preferred.
To learn more and apply online, please visit http://www.massgeneral.org/careers/jobsearch.aspx and search for Job # 3060555.
Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. Applications from protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.
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