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Occupational Therapy - Lecturer

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Posting Details

POSITION INFORMATION

Position Title Occupational Therapy - Lecturer
Posting Number F00117
Posting date 04/12/2017
Closing date
Job Type Lecturer
Internal Job Category Non-Tenure Track
Position Purpose

The occupational therapy program is seeking applicants who will complement the current areas of expertise of existing faculty. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching graduate occupational therapy courses in the day and weekend programs. Duties also include working collaboratively on departmental, college, and university projects.

Job Functions

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Teach 18 semester credit hours per year.

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Mentor students in research and other class-related projects.

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Provide service to the university, college, school, the profession, and the community.

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Engage in activities to support the mission and vision of Belmont University and the School of Occupational Therapy.

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Engage in scholarly activities and professional development.

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Participate in departmental and interdepartmental collaboration to benefit the program, college, university, and students.

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Teach in entry-level OTD and weekend MSOT program.

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Utilize technology to support traditional and distance learning.

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Aware of and abide by the current AOTA Code of Ethics.

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The above statements describe the job’s essential responsibilities. They are not an exhaustive list of the duties that may be assigned to job incumbents.

POSTING TEXT

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Belmont University seeks to attract and retain highly qualified faculty and staff that share the University’s values and will contribute to its mission and vision to be a leader among teaching universities bringing together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service.

Expertise in the content areas of adult rehab, geriatrics or mental health although those with other areas of expertise will be considered.

Identify the educational needs of students and, based on the curriculum design and accreditation standards, develop and instruct students.

Evaluate the impact of teaching on the teaching-learning process and implement modifications as appropriate.

Knowledge of current research in content area.

Ability to adhere to the AOTA Code of Ethics.

Demonstrate ability to utilize computer technology (e.g., Blackboard, Tegrity, Wimba Voice) as part of the teaching-learning process.

Ability to develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with administration, colleagues, students, and community agencies.

Engage in course and program evaluation.

Demonstrate ability to utilize computer technology as part of the teaching-learning process.

Order equipment and materials needed for teaching.

Develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with administration, colleagues, students, and community agencies.

Obtain and integrate information from all relevant information sources as part of the teaching-learning process.

Enter or maintain information in written or electronic form.

Use logic and critical thinking to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.

Experience working in a fast-paced environment and the ability to respond to high-pressure situations. Ability to thrive in an environment of hard work.

Demonstrate flexibility and openness to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.

Oral Comprehension – The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

Oral Expression – The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

Written Expression – The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.

Written Comprehension – The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

Problem Sensitivity – The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

Deductive Reasoning – The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

Inductive Reasoning – The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

Information Ordering – The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern, according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

Speech Clarity – The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

Speech Recognition – The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.

Experience

A minimum of 5 years clinical experience in occupational therapy or other health-related field is required.

One year of adjunct teaching experience or its equivalent is preferred.

Education

Earned doctorate (PhD, EdD, OTD) is required.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

Frequently requires walking, balancing, and sitting.

Frequently repetitious finger and wrist movement, speaking clearly, hearing conversations, hearing (with acuity}, and seeing near and far with depth perception and color vision.

Occasionally requires standing, climbing, crawling, reaching high and low, stooping and lifting, carrying, pulling and pushing loads of 50 lbs.

Exerting 20-50 pounds of force occasionally and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force to move objects.

Belmont University is dedicated to the health and well-being of all of its students, faculty, and staff. In an endeavor to provide the healthiest possible environment, Belmont is a tobacco free campus.

Additional Information

Belmont University is a student-centered Christian community providing an academically challenging education that empowers men and women of diverse backgrounds to engage and transform the world with disciplined intelligence, compassion, courage and faith.
Belmont’s vision is to be a leader among teaching universities, bringing together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service.

Our mission, vision and values statements may be found at http://www.belmont.edu/about/mission.html.

Prepare a one-page essay of about 300-400 words that describes how your Christian faith informs and influences your personal and professional life, how it plays a role in your interest in joining Belmont University, and how it will help you contribute to Belmont University given our mission, vision, and values statements.

An electronic version of your CV, cover letter, response to Belmont’s Mission, Vision, and Value, and teaching philosophy must be attached in order to complete the online application process.

All requested documents must be attached in order to complete the online application process.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The selected candidate for this position will be required to complete a background check satisfactory to the University.

Belmont University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Special instructions to applicants

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you first hear about this employment opportunity?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/C.V.
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Response to Mission, Vision and Values
Optional Documents