Clinical Assistant Professor and Academic Fieldwork Coordinator in the Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program

06 Jan 2022 6:35 PM | Anonymous

Clinical Assistant Professor and Academic Fieldwork Coordinator in the Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program

The Occupational Therapy Program in the Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Science at the University of Vermont (UVM) invites applications for a full time, Academic Fieldwork Coordinator, 9-month clinical faculty position at the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor to begin in August, 2021.

Successful candidates must be an occupational therapist with at least 2 years of clinical practice experience as an occupational therapist, be licensed or eligible for licensure in the State of Vermont, and hold a doctoral degree awarded by an institution that is accredited by a USDE-recognized institutional accrediting agency. Administrative responsibilities for this position include creating the fieldwork program so that it complies with Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education standards, working with the EXXAT system to streamline the fieldwork process, establishing Memoranda of Understanding for clinical rotation sites, and managing all aspects of the fieldwork process.  Responsibilities for this position also include teaching, developing scholarship, and performing service and clinical practice to support and advance the missions of the department, college, and university.

Preference will be given to candidates who have a record of 

·       Experience as an Academic Fieldwork Coordinator

·       Successful teaching, or potential for outstanding teaching, at the college level and/or related field experience

·       Advising students

·       Building successful partnerships with community agencies

·       Promoting and engaging in practices that support student engagement and active learning

·       Collaborating with university faculty and the community of practice. 

The ideal candidate will have clinical experience in the area of pediatrics, adult rehabilitation, and/or mental health.  The UVM entry-level Occupational Therapy Doctorate program is a developing program; thus, candidates with flexible and creative thinking are desired.

The UVM Entry-Level Doctorate in Occupational Therapy program is currently in the candidacy phase of accreditation.  It is designed with a strong experiential learning component that blends the art and science of the occupational therapy profession.  It is an integral component of the Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Science in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. The College provides an exciting academic environment with excellent collaborative relationship potentials for new faculty as it is uniquely positioned on the UVM main campus, alongside our academic colleagues in Medicine, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Engineering, Health Sciences, and Nutrition as well as our clinical colleagues in the UVM Medical Center. The mission of the College is to ‘prepare graduates to lead and collaborate with stakeholders across disciplines to foster exemplary inter-professional, compassionate, and family-centered services, to create and use new knowledge, and to contribute to the health and wellness of individuals, communities, and society.’ The College priorities focus on striving for excellence in research, teaching, and learning and interprofessional education while promoting practice collaborations within a stimulating Academic Medical Center environment. 

The vision of the University of Vermont is ‘to be among the nation’s premier small research universities, preeminent in our comprehensive commitment to liberal education, environment, health, and public service.’ The University of Vermont combines faculty-student relationships most commonly found in a small liberal arts college with the resources of a major research institution and medical center. The University is home to 9,970 undergraduates, 1,317 graduate students, 454 medical students and 1,484 full- and part-time faculty. Located in Burlington, Vermont (perennially voted one of America’s most exciting small cities), UVM’s setting in a valley on the shores of Lake Champlain, between the Adirondack and the Green Mountain ranges, inspires visitors and residents alike. Burlington is a vibrant community with year-round recreational opportunities, safe communities, and excellent schools. This progressive community has been frequently cited as one of the most livable cities in the U.S.

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law.The University of Vermont is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of the academic community through their teaching, service and research, scholarship or creative arts.  We are an educationally purposeful community seeking to prepare students to be accountable leaders in a diverse and changing world.  Members of the University of Vermont community embrace and advance the values of Our Common Ground:  Respect, Integrity, Innovation, Openness, Justice and Responsibility.  The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to the ideals of accessibility, inclusiveness, and academic excellence as reflected in the tenets of Our Common Ground.  Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply, please go to through the UVM job application portal: and search for the position using the department name “Rehabilitation & Movement Science.” Submit, through the portal: 1) a letter of interest detailing qualifications, teaching philosophy, clinical expertise, and expected personal contributions to diversity and inclusion, 2) a current CV, and 3) contact information for three professional references.

Questions may be directed to the Co-Chair of the Search Committee: Dr. Victoria Priganc,

MAOT - Massachusetts Association for Occupational Therapy, Inc.
57 Madison Road, Waltham, MA  02453 - Phone: 781.647.5556 - Email:

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