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Chair, Department of Occupational Therapy

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Position Details

Title Chair, Department of Occupational Therapy
Appointment Status Tenure Track
Department IUPUI Health/Rehabilitation Sciences
Position Summary

Reporting to the dean, the department chair is responsible for the vision, leadership, and administration of the educational, research, and service programs, including promoting interprofessional education and practice, program evaluation, recruiting and developing faculty and staff, fiscal planning, strategic planning, and goal setting for the department in conjunction with the school and university strategic plans.

Basic Qualifications

Required qualifications:
Eligible for appointment at the rank of associate or full professor
Hold an earned doctoral degree from an accredited institution
Have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a fulltime academic appointment with teaching responsibilities at the post baccalaureate level
Have publications in peer-reviewed journals, and evidence of external funding and administrative experience
Have familiarity with OT accreditation
Be eligible or hold licensure in occupational therapy

Department Contact for Questions

Dr. Joyce Mac Kinnon, Associate Dean for academic and Student Affairs
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
1140 West Michigan Street, CF 120
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Additional Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates with:
An earned PhD
Supervisory experience
Strong collaborative interpersonal skills
The ability to build positive and effective relationships across the academic institution with multiple constituencies, mentor graduate students and junior faculty, and promote excellence in classroom/clinical teaching
A demonstrated commitment to diversity
Prior experience developing, managing and evaluating entry-level and post professional doctor of occupational therapy programs.

Salary and Rank
Special Instructions
For Best Consideration Date
Expected Start Date
OAA # IN-AHLT-OT 17002

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application
Optional Documents