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Faculty, Full-time - Occupational Therapy Program (# 26995BR)

Company: The University of St. Augustine for Health Science
Location: Austin
Posted on: June 14, 2018

Job Description:

The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS) is a graduate institution that emphasizes health and rehabilitative science education through innovative classroom and distance education, and offers degree programs in physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, education and health science, as well as continuing education programs. Founded in 1979, USAHS has campuses in San Marcos, California ; Miami and St. Augustine, Florida; and Austin, Texas . USAHS is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission. A core faculty member at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS) provides engaging clinically-focused learning opportunities for students in the health science professions, through face-to-face, blended, and online delivery methods. The faculty member is responsible for academic advising and overseeing final program projects. They provide service to the University through committee, curriculum improvement, and advocacy for the profession. The faculty are scholars, being involved in building and integrating knowledge for advancement of the profession and the University. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Teaching:

  • Provides student-centered learning through best practice teaching activities
  • Optimizes class/lab/online environment that is conducive to student learning by developing creative, challenging and evidence-based learning opportunities
  • Maintains all components of the learning environment including online course portal management Scholarship:
    • Actively engages in scholarship to advance knowledge
    • Establishes and implements an approved scholarship plan/faculty development plan as required by accreditation and university standard
    • Stays current with clinical practice and evidence that support content area expertise and professional growth
    • Disseminates scholarly work consistent with University policies and accreditation expectations Service:
      • Supports shared governance and promoting one's profession
      • Serves on programmatic and university committees as assigned
      • Actively participates in his/her professional association
      • Serves as university liaison in community and/or professional activities
      • Uses release time that enhances the program (e.g. - clinical practice, consultation, advanced degree, research, service) as approved by the program director Administration:
        • Supports efficient and consistent practices across all programs
        • Performs course coordinator and lead instructor roles as assigned; works collaboratively with members of the team
        • Advises students on academic, professional and/or personal issues while providing referrals when appropriate
        • Provides other administrative duties as assigned
        • Completes annual self-evaluation of faculty performance and sets goals for the next year in collaboration with the program director; is actively engaged in faculty development opportunities to meet performance goals Professionalism:
          • Displays the behaviors of a professional academician and follows expected discipline specific Code of Ethics
          • Promotes professionalism by modeling and encouraging such behaviors inside and outside the classroom setting
          • Supports and exemplifies the University's core values Requirements:
            • Experience with distance learning preferred.
            • Terminal degree preferred. Post- professional clinical doctorate with demonstrated clinical expertise with plans to obtain a terminal degree will be considered
            • Prior teaching experience preferred
            • Experience in scholarly activity preferred
            • A minimum of 3 years of occupational therapy clinical experience in the area of course content required
            • Current State Occupational Therapy licensure Licensing / Certification: Faculty Members must be appropriately credentialed, possess an earned degree from an accredited institution or recognized by a country's ministry of education in the discipline being taught, and be licensed or license-eligible in order to teach in specific programs. This role could be right for you if you are passionate about teaching, scholarly activity, and service. Individuals who are dedicated to student-centered values and the pursuit of continued personal growth will thrive at the University of St. Augustine. As a member of the USAHS team, you will enjoy a competitive salary and attractive benefits, including medical, dental and life insurance; 401k plan; and much more.

              Keywords: The University of St. Augustine for Health Science, Austin, Faculty, Full-time - Occupational Therapy Program (# 26995BR), Healthcare, Austin, Texas

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