Director/Department Chair, Occupational Therapy Assistant
Tyler Junior College - Tyler, TX

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This is a full-time, twelve-month instructional faculty position responsible to the dean, nursing and health sciences. The duties of the position are as follows:
1. Ability to teach courses and serve as a role model for faculty members in the department.
2. Supervising and evaluating faculty and support staff including observations, reviews, coordinating and tracking professional development, etc.
3. Recruiting screening and facilitating the employment of qualified faculty (full-time and adjunct). Assigning mentors to all new faculty members and ensuring their inclusion in meetings, faculty development activities, and internal processes.
4. Conducting and documenting department meetings regularly to ensure involvement by all faculty members in department activities.
5. Preparing and submitting documentation in a timely manner to meet all applicable deadlines.
6. Serving on college committees as assigned.
7. Scheduling classes and assigning faculty workloads; initiating paperwork for overload and adjunct faculty supplemental agreements.
8. Managing classrooms and labs to ensure equipment is maintained and up-to-date.
9. Advising students in the program.
10. Coordinating with department faculty to plan the budget; practice good stewardship in managing departmental budgets and appropriately documenting expenditures.
11. Recruiting students by supporting and participating in official college recruiting functions, visiting area high schools, and hosting visiting groups.
12. Maintaining student recruitment information e.g.: website and written publications.
13. Overseeing production of course syllabi and submitting updates to the dean's office in a timely manner each semester.
14. Initiating and coordinating formal curriculum development for the OTA program including course/program changes (C & I Committee process) and program information for the College's Catalog.
15. Coordinating connections with area high school programs and articulation agreements with upper level programs where applicable.
16. Coordinating advisory committee membership and scheduling committee meetings.
17. Serving as chair of the program self-study committee for national programmatic accreditation.
18. Coordinating applicable continuing education opportunities with the School of Continuing Studies.
19. Coordinating students and faculty attending state conferences.
20. Developing rubrics, entering TracDat information, including department minutes, documents, results, use of results, etc. as a part of the assessment process. Reporting IR statistics to pertinent offices and the THECB, if applicable.
21. Representing the College in community events relative to the OTA Program.
22. Coordinating and completing a college program review every 5th year as scheduled in the College Program Review Rationale and Calendar document.
23. Assisting with registration and advisement of new students in the Fall, Spring and Summer.
24. Coordinating enrollment management for OTA program.
25. Assisting in the coordination and implementation of institutional effectiveness activities that are an integral part of the department's operation such as curriculum assessment, course-based assessment, program review, SACS reports, Quality Enhancement Plan and strategic planning.
26. Performing all duties of professors as listed in the current TJC Faculty Handbook and other duties assigned by the dean, nursing and health sciences.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. Master's degree required (not limited to a master's in occupational therapy)
2. Licensure in Texas as an occupational therapist (OT) or an occupational therapy assistant (OTA)
3. Initially certified occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant
4. A minimum of five years of documented experience in the field of occupational therapy. Experience must include: three years of work-related clinical practice as an occupational therapist or occupational therapist assistant.
5. Administrative experience, including: program planning and implementation, personnel management, evaluation, budgeting, understanding of and experience with occupational therapy assistants in practice, educational and/or volunteer activities.
6. At least one year of experience in a full-time academic appointment with teaching responsibilities.

Preferred Qualifications:

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