A.T. Still University's Arizona School of Health Sciences (ATSU-ASHS) invites applications for a full-time Program Director of the accredited masters (MSOT) and doctoral (OTD) graduate programs in the Department of Occupational Therapy. We are seeking a vibrant and innovative leader to continue the strong legacy of success in the well-established Department of Occupational Therapy. The Program Director reports directly to the Chair of the Department. The two entry-level graduate programs are residential on the Mesa, Arizona campus. Appointment will be for 12 months with rank and salary commensurate with academic credentials and experience. Position to begin immediately.
The Director of the Occupational Therapy graduate programs should have a strong record of excellence in higher education with experience in the ACOTE accreditation process/compliance, administration of programs, teaching, scholarly activity, peer-reviewed research, and grant writing. The candidate should be enthusiastic about joining a long-standing department with recent 10-year re-accreditation of both graduate programs with talented and collegial faculty. The candidate should value interprofessional practice and education and support the mission of the university for whole person healthcare dedicated to providing an education to meet the needs of a diverse student body and healthcare community.
- Evidence of the ability to provide leadership for the standing programs and services.
- Evidence of excellent management and administration of academic programs.
- Evidence of excellent planning, evaluation, and budgeting skills.
- Evidence of the ability to maintain accreditation standards for masters and doctoral programs.
- Experience in hiring, mentoring and professional development of faculty and staff.
- Ability to work effectively with faculty and staff to inspire their energy and creativity.
- Ability to work with community partners to develop and execute shared long-range goals and plans.
- Serve as a visible and effective spokesperson for the program with the profession, relevant state agencies and professional associations.
- Administer and manage all fiscal, data recording, and data reporting processes for faculty, staff, and graduate students.
- Provide oversite of clinical programs including all fiscal, clinical, data recording, and data reporting processes for clients, faculty, staff, and student clinicians.
- Implement strategic planning initiatives for the program.
- Ensure compliance with federal, state, ACOTE, and university policies.
- Demonstrate knowledge and experience in fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The program director is a dual academic leadership and tenure-track faculty role. The program director will meet teaching, scholarship and service goals required of faculty as identified in the annual professional development plan. The Arizona School of Health Sciences has a flexible workload policy which allows for reduced teaching loads for research and administrative activities.
- Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching, scholarship, and administration, in an institution of higher education.
- Exceptional leadership, communication, and management skills.
- Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, and to interact effectively with colleagues, administrators and faculty members and students, as well as external constituencies.
- Advanced certifications and specialty expertise will be an asset.
- Eligible for the rank of Associate or Full Professor with tenure.
- Doctoral degree (PhD preferred in any related field, including biomedical sciences) or a post-professional occupational therapy doctoral degree awarded by an institution that is accredited by an institutional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE).
- Minimum of 8 years of documented experience in the field of occupational therapy.
- Experience must include clinical practice as an occupational therapist.
- Eligibility for licensure in the state of Arizona.
- Initially certified as an occupational therapist.
- Minimum of 3 years of experience in an academic setting.
Interested applicants may apply here: atsu.edu/ashs-ot-faculty
A.T. Still University (ATSU) is the founding institution of osteopathic healthcare, established in 1892 by Andrew Taylor Still. As a leading health sciences university, ATSU is comprised of two campuses (Kirksville, Mo., and Mesa, Ariz.) on more than 200 acres with six prestigious schools. The culturally rich learning environments include residential and online healthcare related graduate degrees as well as community-based partnerships worldwide. ATSU has more than 1,300 employees dedicated to its not-for-profit mission and an average annual enrollment of over 3,100 students from 35 countries.
ATSU is renowned for its preeminence as a multidisciplinary healthcare educator. The University is focused on integrating the founding tenets of osteopathic medicine and the advancing knowledge of today's science. ATSU continually earns distinctions as the graduate health sciences university with best-in-class curriculum and a community outreach mission to serve the underserved. The University has a rich history of leadership in both healthcare education and correlated research.
ATSU instills within students the compassion, experience and knowledge required to address the whole person and shape healthcare in communities where needs are greatest. Inspired to influence whole person healthcare, ATSU graduates contribute to the future of integrated care while also leading with a selfless passion in the communities they serve.