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Assistant Professor & Academic Fieldwork Coordinator of Occupational Therapy

Apply now Job no: 492857
Work type: Full-time
Location: St. Louis, MO
Categories: Occupational Therapy

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Job Summary/Basic Function


At Maryville University, we power dreams-not just degrees. Our vision is to be the innovative leader in higher education promoting a revolution in student learning that expands access and opportunities for all.

Maryville University is seeking an occupational therapy academic fieldwork coordinator to join the Walker College of Health Professions. The candidate will demonstrate significant organization and management abilities and must be committed to fostering a positive, culturally diverse atmosphere for faculty, staff, and students. This 11-month position has responsibilities that include teaching, year-round administrative monitoring of the fieldwork program, initiating and maintaining written and verbal communication between academic and fieldwork sites, routinely evaluating quality and appropriateness of fieldwork sites, coordinating the assignment of students to fieldwork sites, and coordinating ongoing educational opportunities to improve clinical educators’ abilities to support student education in field sites.

Responsibilities for all faculty members:
• Teach assigned courses as specified, employing a variety of pedagogical styles to effectively deliver course content.
• Create a learning environment that is conducive to student learning by developing creative, challenging, and evidence-based learning opportunities.
• Use learning assessment information to improve teaching and curriculum; participate in quality improvement initiatives to meet program and institutional goals.
• Foster a teaching-learning environment that values and supports the diversity of students’ ideas, opinions, and backgrounds and prepares them for success in a culturally diverse workforce.
• Ensure that program and course outcomes are assessed for continuous improvement.
• Serve on School and University committees as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

• Two years of professional experience.
• Master’s degree in occupational therapy from a regionally accredited institution.
• Student-centered approach and passion for teaching and mentoring a diverse student population.
• Strong commitment to serving students, department, university and profession.

Preferred Qualifications

• Prior higher education teaching experience.
• Prior experience with fieldwork education

Physical Demands


Open Until Filled


Special Instructions to Applicants

An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background screening.

Applicants requiring University sponsorship to obtain employment authorization will not be considered for this position.

Maryville University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, disability, gender, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race/color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. This extends to all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruiting, hiring, training, on-the-job treatment, promotion, layoff, and termination.

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