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Director of Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program

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In addition to the required documents; please submit the following: - at OTHER submit unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts - at OTHER 2 and OTHER 3 attach documents you feel would benefit your application.

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Position Details

Title Director of Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program
Appointment Status Tenure
Department IU South Bend College of Health Sciences
Position Summary

The Indiana University South Bend Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences, School of Applied Health Science is seeking applications for a full time 12 month position for a Director of the Entry-Level Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) Program. The Program Director reports directly to the Dean of the Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences. The Occupational Therapy Doctoral Program will be one of the programs in the School of Rehabilitation Sciences within the Dwyer College. The Dwyer College also has a School of Nursing and School of Applied Health Sciences.

The director will lead the development of the clinical doctorate in occupational therapy curriculum and application for accreditation through the Accreditation Council in Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). The Director will have vision, leadership, and administration of the educational, research, service, and clinical practice programs, including promoting inter-professional education and practice, program evaluating and developing faculty, fiscal planning, strategic planning, and goal setting for the department in conjunction with the school and university strategic plans.

Academic rank, tenure, and salary are dependent upon academic qualifications, clinical experiences, previous academic teaching, experience, program management experience, and scholarship accomplishments.

Basic Qualifications

- the ideal candidate will have a line of scholarship, as well as teaching and administrative experience
- earned doctorate with evidence of research, publications and grant activity
- eligible for license as an occupational therapist in the state of Indiana
- at least three years of full-time academic appointment

Department Contact for Questions

For questions related to the position, contact the Search Committee Chair Carmen Dielman

Additional Qualifications
Salary and Rank Open Rank / Competitive Salary
Special Instructions

In addition to the required documents; please submit the following:

- at OTHER submit unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts
- at OTHER 2 and OTHER 3 attach documents you feel would benefit your application.

For Best Consideration Date 11/15/2017
Expected Start Date 07/01/2018
OAA # SB-2017018

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this position?
    • Personal Contact: At Professional Meeting or Conference
    • Personal Contact: Direct Contact by Search Committee
    • Personal Contact: Referred by colleague or advisor
    • Announcement: Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Announcement: IU Bulletin for Academic Appointees
    • Announcement: Other Journal or Magazine
    • Announcement: Other Website

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application
  3. Other
  4. List Of References
Optional Documents
  1. Other 2
  2. Other 3