Assistant/Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program, Mental Health
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Type: Full Time
Faculty members in the Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy (ASOT) are responsible for teaching, assisting with curriculum development, advising students, and engaging in service and scholarship activities. The faculty reports directly to the Chair and engages in close, ongoing collaboration with ASOT faculty and other University staff/faculty as needed. The faculty position is a full-time, 12-month (44 week) University contract, which has flexible start/end times, opportunity to work remotely as appropriate, and annual contract renewal per satisfactory job performance. Candidates with marginalized/minoritized identities are especially encouraged to apply.
The (ASOT) at Spalding University in Louisville, KY is seeking a full-time, 12-month contract, faculty member with at least five years expertise within mental health practice. ASOT is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) and is an entry-level occupational therapy program where students earn an Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) upon graduation. The local region supports varied medical model/traditional and community-based occupational therapy practice opportunities.
Salary for this full-time position is commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical coverage, 403b, 23 Paid Time Off days, and 21 Holidays. After one year of employment, employees receive 100% tuition remission for Undergraduate and Graduate programs, and spouses/dependents are eligible to receive tuition discounts for Undergraduate programs.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Teach graduate courses in the Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy entry-level occupational therapy doctorate (OTD) and post-professional OTD programs.
Develop or continue a scholarship interest area and create opportunities to mentor students in their own scholarship through the Doctoral Capstone Experience.
Contribute to curricular enhancements as needed in the entry-level OTD.
Mentor students throughout the program.
Contribute to the collaborative spirit of the ASOT OTD faculty and students.
Supports departmental efforts to meet and maintain ACOTE accreditation requirements.
SKILLS AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Candidates must meet the following education and clinical requirements:
Possess a doctorate degree, in occupational therapy or a related area;
*PhD, EdD, or DHS is preferred
Licensed (or eligible for licensure) as an occupational therapist in KY;
Currently Certified and Registered by National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT);
Evidence of 5+ years of clinical experience as a licensed occupational therapist;
Evidence of 1+ years of student supervision as well as agency manager/leadership, and/or academic instruction
Proof of CPR certification, immunizations, and vaccinations
Membership with the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and applicants state occupational therapy association.
The following skills are critical for this position:
Ability to teach/coach/advise students and fieldwork educators
Excellent spoken and written communication
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
Excellent organization and time management
Excellent collaboration and teamwork orientation
Flexibility and quick problem solving
Networking and relationship building
Customer service and prompt responsiveness
Regular or daily contact with administration, faculty, staff, and students.
Regular contact with the general public.
Must have an appreciation and respect for diverse populations.
All applications are made through the Paycom Applicant Tracking System.
**It is highly recommended that all faculty and staff have the COVID 19 vaccination.
Spalding University offers a comprehensive package including medical, dental, vision, Spalding matching contribution up to 5% to your 403b/Roth retirement plan, generous Paid Time Off program, Parental Leave, 21 holidays including 2 weeks off at the end of the year, paid life insurance and short term disability, paid time for volunteering, free gym membership, and more.
Situated in the heart of downtown Louisville, Kentucky’s largest city, Spalding University combines a rich social justice history and a commitment to community service as we attract students who desire a high-quality education in a very personalized setting. An engaged faculty serves nearly 2300 students at the bachelors’, masters and doctoral levels, providing real-world learning in liberal and professional studies.
Faculty, staff and students are united by the institutional mission: Spalding University is a diverse community of learners dedicated to meeting the needs of the times in the tradition of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth through quality undergraduate and graduate liberal and professional studies, grounded in spiritual values, with an emphasis on service and the promotion of peace and justice.
With a focus on service and leadership, Spalding offers all students a mission-driven connection to community and comprehensive learning resources while striking a distinctive balance serving the educational needs of both the traditional student and the working student. In addition, our unique 6-week class delivery format affords students scheduling flexibility amidst other life responsibilities.
Spalding aspires to become the ?rst choice for students of compassion and service, with a commitment to cultural diversity, equity, and inclusion, celebrated for a rigorous yet nurturing environment, emulated for interdisciplinary collaborations, and acclaimed for contributions to the community.
Spalding University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University complies with all federal, state and local equal employment opportunity laws. It is the University’s policy not to discriminate against any individual or group of individuals and to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons regardless of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, military status, veteran status or other protected status. All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment drug screening and criminal background check.