PROGRAM DIRECTOR/ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT
McLennan Community College - Waco, TX

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ANNUAL SALARY: Per Faculty Salary Schedule
GENERAL POSITION DESCRIPTION:
Responsible for providing direction and coordination for the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program; instructing courses in the OTA program at the level of required occupational therapy knowledge and skills (includes lecture and lab); curriculum development and assessment; providing leadership in meeting all accreditation requirements and bringing the Occupational Therapy program into compliance with ACOTE and maintaining accreditation of the program; program review and planning; creation and administration of program budget; student recruitment and retention, including academic advising for program majors and pre-majors; selecting appropriate textbooks for program courses; maintaining office hours; participating in college committees; facilitating community awareness of the program; participating in professional development and evaluation; working across departments to develop student potential; faculty recruitment, assignment, mentoring, and evaluation; exercising supervision over full-time faculty and part-time faculty. Candidate should be prepared to receive training and teach in non-traditional venues such as internet, hybrid, two-way interactive, etc. May include evening or weekend classes and/or off campus teaching. This is a full-time tenure track eligible faculty position that is responsible to and receives general direction from the Division Chair, Allied Health as designated in the organizational plan of the division.

NOTES: This is a security sensitive position and an appropriate background investigation will be made on applicants being strongly considered for this position.

Continued employment is dependent on approval of program by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education: Graduate of an accredited Occupational Therapy or Occupational Therapy Assistant educational program
and a Master’s degree related in an educational field.

Experience: Minimum five years clinical experience in Occupational Therapy and a minimum of one year of experience in a full time academic appointment with teaching responsibilities.

Special Requirements: Must be licensed or eligible for licensure in the state of Texas as an OT or OTA.

SELECTION CRITERIA: *Attach a brief statement addressing how you acquired each of the following Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities through your education, personal experience, or previous employment:
Knowledge of: (1) OTA program planning and review; (2) subject matter and instructional design and materials for OTA program courses; (3) curriculum design and revision, taking into consideration accreditation requirements; (4) relationship and role delineation between OTA’s and other aspects of the Texas Occupational Therapy Assistant Practice Act and Rules; (5) student advising.
Ability to: (6) provide instruction for OTA courses, lecture and lab; (7) evaluate student knowledge and skills; (8) prepare schedules; (9) manage accreditation requirements; (10) develop and assess curriculum; (11) recruit, assign, mentor, and evaluate faculty; (12 ) manage resources appropriately, including material, financial, and human; (13) participate in faculty evaluation and professional development; (14) promote awareness of the OTA program in the community; (15) advise students and participate in recruitment and retention activities; (16) support and participate in activities of the college; (17) communicate clearly and concisely orally and in writing; (18) utilize a personal computer and other technology for communicating, maintaining records, developing and presenting course materials, etc.; (19) perform other duties as assigned.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Restricted: Sustained posture or intense attentiveness for prolonged periods. Light lifting (less than 30 lbs.) some walking, pushing, pulling on a regular basis. Minimal Hazard/Exposure: Standard office setting. At least minimal environmental controls to assure health and comfort.

BENEFITS: Health Insurance, retirement plan, sick leave, holidays, personal leave and vacation. Eligible employees and dependents may take college courses tuition free. Participation in Medicare Part A, but not Social Security (FICA).

MCC does not discriminate on the basis of gender, disability, race, creed or religion, color, age, or national origin.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Interested applicants should submit application materials to the Human Resources Office, McLennan Community College, 1400 College Drive, Waco, Texas 76708, telephone: 254/299-8611. Finalists may be asked to participate in a teaching demonstration. Please feel free to contact this office regarding the status of your application.