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Faculty - School of Occupational Therapy

Company: MCPHS University
Location: Worcester
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

The School of Occupational Therapy seeks a full-time faculty member to deliver high quality learning experiences and education for students. The faculty member will engage in teaching, service and scholarship activities, and works collaboratively with colleagues across the University as well as with the Program Director. Additionally, the incumbent provides mentorship to students and contributes to the visibility, impact and reputation of the University and its programs through research and scholarly engagement. The selected candidate will have responsibilities teaching classroom, online, clinical, courses to graduate students. Subject matters may include mental health, occupational therapy theory, physical disabilities. Rank will be commensurate with education and experience.

  • Deliver didactic, laboratory and/or experiential instruction via multiple formats (in-person, online, or in a 'blended' format) in the MSOT Graduate program.
  • Provide students with an approved syllabus that includes course objectives and learning outcomes, teaching methodology, attendance policies in line with those of the School, texts and readings, assignments and deliverables, timelines and evaluation criteria.
  • Provide engaging assignments that demonstrate the real-world applications of concepts covered.
  • Support incorporation of diversity, equity and inclusion into the curriculum, as well as co-curricular experiences, to broaden the education of students and expand their knowledge of health disparities.
  • Participate in service activities; serve on committees; serve on regional, state, or national organization committees and volunteer activities; represent the program and University in/at community functions; attend School and institutional activities such as Commencement and ceremonies; and support student activities such as health fairs and service projects.
  • Participate in scholarship resulting in conference presentations, publishable manuscripts, peer-reviewed instructional materials, or other outcomes consistent with expectations for scholarly activities described in the Faculty Manual.
  • Support incorporation of diversity, equity and inclusion into the curriculum, as well as co-curricular experiences, to broaden the education of students and expand their knowledge of health disparities.
  • Use the University's learning management system to post syllabus, assignments and other materials and to communicate with students.
  • Advise and assist students through office hours or scheduled appointments, by phone or email, and through other University-approved mechanisms.
  • Provide service including student mentoring, ongoing course development, and assessment.
  • Attend and participate in monthly School and Department meetings, University ceremonies, and other major events, and serves as a member of University, School and/or Department committees, as assigned.
  • Contribute to periodic reviews and revisions of departmental course offerings.
  • Maintain advanced knowledge in discipline and areas of expertise.
  • Build and maintain relationships with professional organizations involved with the healthcare sector.
  • Assist the School of Occupational Therapy in meeting and maintaining ACOTE standards.
  • Additional responsibilities may be assigned by the supervisor.


  • A master's degree (earned doctoral degree preferred) in Occupational Therapy from an accredited institution
  • Initial certification from NBCOT and eligibility for MA occupational therapy license
  • Possess documented expertise in one's area(s) of teaching responsibility and knowledge of the content delivery method
  • Minimum of 3 years of clinical practice expertise as an occupational therapist in one or more of the following practice areas: mental health, pediatrics, geriatrics, community-based practice or physical disability as determined by program needs.
  • Minimum of 2 years of teaching experience at the college/university level
  • Commitment to graduate and/or professional education and student success
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment
  • Must be able to work independently and effectively interact with a wide array of parties at all levels (students, faculty, administration/staff, alumni, and external constituents, including healthcare industry professionals)
  • Record of scholarly activities commensurate with an academic appointment
  • Evidence of teaching excellence


  • Teaching experience at the college level
  • Clinical practice expertise in mental health or pediatrics

MCPHS offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits that includes a substantial contribution toward the cost of medical and dental insurance, generous time off benefits, and a significant pension plan contribution. To learn more about our total rewards, please visit MCPHS Total Rewards.

Come join us and be a part of a diverse community that is at the forefront of advancing the healthcare landscape! To learn more about working at MCPHS University, please click here.


Please attach a cover letter and a curriculum vitae. Finalist candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment.

MCPHS University is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates a diverse community. We seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: MCPHS University, Worcester , Faculty - School of Occupational Therapy, Other , Worcester, Massachusetts

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