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MSOT Instructor

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Orange County/Irvine, CA

Job Description:

The Master of Science in Occupational Therapy Program at Stanbridge University is seeking a full-time faculty member. The applicant will teach graduate students the fundamentals of occupational therapy as well as teach across the curriculum as needed and within their areas of expertise. The applicant will also mentor students in their thesis projects and engage in scholarly and service activities.

Employment Status:

full-time, salaried, exempt

Date Posted:

Sep 4th, 2019

Essential Functions:

  • Effectively delivers class instruction utilizing course syllabi and materials that are provided.
  • Delivers learning-centered instruction by establishing a classroom environment conducive to learning and student involvement while effectively planning and preparing for instruction and student success.
  • Promotes student success by showing flexibility in style and work schedule as well as exhibiting a passion for teaching and engaging students in the learning process.
  • Assesses student work in a timely fashion and conveys feedback to students.
  • Manages the learning environment by keeping accurate records, submitting grades and other reports on time, and administering academic and attendance policies.
  • Relates professional/life/industry experience to learning by the continuation of professional/technical skills development, the introduction of industry perspective into courses, and the active awareness of professional/industry trends and opportunities.

Qualifications:

  • Preferred doctoral degree (an earned masters degree will be considered) in occupational therapy or a related field and awarded by an institution that is accredited by a regional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Initial registration by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy.
  • Current and unencumbered license in the state of California.
  • A minimum of four (4) years of documented clinical experience in more than one practice area relevant to the curriculum of the University's occupational therapy program.
  • Preferred clinical experience working with adult populations in inpatient or outpatient rehabilitation, acute or sub-acute settings, skilled nursing facilities, hand therapy or orthopedics, or adults with physical or neurological conditions.
  • Desire to engage in scholarship (e.g., scholarship of application, scholarship of teaching and learning).
  • Experience in the management and development of faculty and/or staff.
  • Knowledge of accreditation standards and processes, as defined by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education.
  • Superior written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills in working with diverse constituencies inside and outside the campus community.
  • Skill in planning and implementing projects with vision, creativity, energy, and collegiality.
  • Ability to meet the minimum requirements of accrediting, state, and federal agencies for education, work experience, and certification/licensing to perform in the stated position.
  • Knowledge of institutional, accrediting, state, and federal standards, laws, and/or regulations for higher education.
  • Facility in using computer technology systems current in higher education.

Conditions of Employment:

  • The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those required of an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function

Work Environment:

  • Standard office setting.
  • Typically, duties are performed in an office environment while sitting at a desk or computer workstation.
  • An incumbent is subject to contact with others, frequent interruptions, noise from talking or office equipment and demanding timelines.

Physical Demands:

  • The incumbent regularly sits for long periods, walks short distances on a regular basis.
  • Uses hands and fingers to operate an electronic keyboard or other office machines; reaches with hands and arms; speaks clearly and distinctly to answer telephones and to provide information; sees to read fine print and operate computer; hears and understands voices over telephone and in person; and lifts, carries, and/or moves objects weighing up to 10 pounds.

We Offer:

  • Professional opportunities in a growing organization.
  • An organization that values and appreciates its employees.
  • A highly competitive pay and benefits package
  • A strong community service culture.

Stanbridge University is an equal opportunity employer with values and appreciation for its employees.


About Stanbridge University

Founded in 1996, Stanbridge University offers specialized degrees at the Master, Bachelor, and Associate levels in the fields of Nursing and Allied Health. Stanbridge is based in Irvine, California with an annual enrollment of over 1,600 students. For each year from 2009 through 2015, Stanbridge has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement. In 2017, Stanbridge University was awarded the 2017 School of the Year Award by California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools (CAPPS) for outstanding educational practices among higher education institutions. In 2016, Stanbridge University was awarded the Gold Award for Excellence in Community Service from CAPPS for offering students quality higher education while simultaneously maintaining efforts to assist the local community. Stanbridge University has been selected as a 2014-2015 School of Excellence by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), and also received its 2015 Excellence in Student Services Award for creating a comprehensive student services program that enhances student achievement outcomes. In 2013, Stanbridge University received the ACCSC Community Service Award for outstanding outreach to the local and global community. Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc., has named Stanbridge University one of America’s Best Technical Colleges for each year from 2009 through 2016. For more information, please visit www.stanbridge.edu or call 888-789-6208.