Huntington University seeks qualified candidates to be the inaugural Academic Fieldwork Coordinator (AFWC) of the Occupational Therapy Program at the Peoria, Arizona, location. The successful candidate will lead the development of a new Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program in a university that enjoys a fine reputation. The program will be housed in a spacious, 30,000-square-foot facility in Peoria, Arizona which also houses bachelor’s degree programs in Digital Media Arts. The recently-renovated, three-story structure, along with ample free parking, is located in the West Valley just off the 101 at Bell Road. The AFWC will help create a first-class learning environment that results in graduates’ successful practice. The OTD program in Peoria, Arizona, will complement Huntington University’s high-quality undergraduate nursing, pre-med and occupational therapy assistant programs in Huntington, Indiana, and a graduate OTD program in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Candidates must have a strong personal Christian commitment within Evangelical Protestantism, an understanding of the relationship of faith and professional practice, a commitment to stewardship of university resources, and a strong desire to serve others. Occupational Therapy licensure (or eligibility for licensure in Arizona) with a post-professional degree (Ph.D., EdD, OTD) from a regionally accredited program and evidence of clinical practice and research activities in professional health care organizations are required. Applicants must have demonstrated a minimum of two years of clinical experience. The candidate must commit to developing and maintaining an Occupational Therapy curriculum based on the mission of the University that exemplifies Christian ethics, compassion, and service. The ideal candidate should also have strong interpersonal skills, excellent verbal/written communication, and the ability to operate as part of a dynamic, driven team with high standards for academic excellence.
Key areas of responsibility include assisting the program director with initial program design related to fieldwork requirements; integrating the OTD program philosophy, curriculum plan, course offerings, and other materials into the fieldwork curriculum; developing the fieldwork program policies and procedures; assisting with program accreditation process through ACOTE; and working with the AFWC in Fort Wayne to collaborate on site contracts and student placements. Additional mentorship is available to the OTD AFWC- Peoria from the OTD AFWC- Fort Wayne.
Huntington University is a Christian university and seeks applicants committed to its evangelical Christian mission, faith-learning integration, and liberal arts education. For more information, see: https://www.huntington.edu/.
Benefits include TIAA, medical, life and disability insurance, and traditional undergraduate tuition remission for dependents. Huntington University is an equal opportunity employer. The University is committed to building a stronger multi-cultural campus climate, and enthusiastically encourages women and ethnically diverse candidates to apply. The Huntington University faculty application form can be found at: http://www.huntington.edu/uploads/documents/Faculty_Application.pdf.
Letters of interest with a completed faculty application form (see link above), curriculum vitae, and references may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the OTD Program in Peoria, AZ contact Dr. Beth O’Rourke at email@example.com or 260-702-9622.
About HUNTINGTON UNIVERSITY
Huntington University offers graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest, and Forbes.com has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana.