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Full-Time Tenure Track Faculty & Program Director: Occupational Therapy

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Type: Full-time
Campus: North Haven - North Haven, CT
Categories: Faculty



Quinnipiac University's School of Health Sciences invites applications for a Full-Time Tenure Track Faculty & Program Director in Occupational Therapy. The OTD Program Director is primarily responsible for the administration and management of the entry-level OTD program. Core duties include the planning and implementation of the program curriculum, evaluation of the program, compliance with accreditation standards, and advocating for/promoting the program. The OTD Program Director reports to the Chair and may be assigned duties of a Chair, including but not limited to, the selection and mentoring of faculty and staff, and management of the program budget.

About the School/Program:

The Department of Occupational Therapy is part of the School of Health Sciences. The Quinnipiac University School of Health Sciences offers a comprehensive spectrum of health science programs designed to address the evolving health needs of a diverse society. Building upon a solid foundation in the basic sciences and liberal arts and using innovative teaching and hands-on experience, the School of Health Sciences seeks to integrate theory, research, and practice to best prepare health care practitioners and biomedical scientists who can demonstrate leadership in their disciplines and in the global community. The School of Health Sciences offers a student-centered learning environment with inter professional collaboration within and across the schools and colleges of the University.

About Quinnipiac:

Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 7,000 full-time undergraduate and 3,000 graduate and part-time students in 100 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing and College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac consistently ranks among the top regional universities in the North in U.S. News & World Report’s America’s “Best Colleges” issue. Quinnipiac also is recognized in Princeton Review’s “The Best 380 Colleges.” The Chronicle of Higher Education has named Quinnipiac among the “Great Colleges to Work For.” For more information, please visit An education at Quinnipiac embodies the University’s commitment to three core values: high-quality academic programs, a student-oriented environment, and a strong sense of community. The University believes in educating a diverse student body to become valued and contributing members of their communities through vital and purposeful educational programs. Students engage with real-world issues through practice and considering different perspectives. The University’s innovative curriculum further prepares undergraduate and graduate students to understand their roles and responsibilities as members of the Quinnipiac community as well as the larger national and global communities.


  • Direct program operations including, but not limited to: program admissions, course planning, implementation of the curriculum, record-keeping, and student advising
  • Demonstrate leadership in the planning, implementation, and review of the departmental strategic plan
  • Establish, implement, and review program policies and procedures related to student success
  • Conduct routine program evaluation to determine its effectiveness in fulfilling the program mission and strategic plan
  • Promote the program internal and external to the University
  • Manage program resources
  • Provide mentorship to faculty to ensure effective implementation of the curriculum

Education Requirements:

  • Post-professional doctoral degree awarded by an institution that is accredited by a regional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE)


  • Licensed (or eligible for licensure) in the State of Connecticut
  • Hold an active NBCOT registration as an OTR
  • An active member of AOTA
  • The program director must have a minimum of 12 years of documented experience as an occupational therapist. This experience must include:
    • Clinical practice as an occupational therapist with experience working with occupational therapy assistants
    • Administrative and management experience including, but not limited to, program planning and implementation, program evaluation, personnel management, marketing/promotion, and budgeting
    • Scholarship (e.g., scholarship of application, scholarship of teaching and learning) with evidence of peer-reviewed publications and/or presentations
    • Volunteer service to a professional organization in the role of or relevant to occupational therapy
    • Full-time academic appointment of with 3+ years of teaching responsibilities at the post-baccalaureate/graduate level
  • Commitment to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Quinnipiac University is considering only those applicants who have valid authorization to work in the United States. Quinnipiac University does not sponsor employment based visas for this position.


Applications must be submitted electronically and include a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references on the application form.

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusion throughout the University community and welcomes candidates who enhance that diversity.

Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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