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Full-Time Tenure-Track Faculty & Doctoral Capstone Coordinator: 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 & Doctoral Capstone Coordinator in Occupational Therapy position. The Doctoral Capstone Coordinator (DCC) is mainly responsible for ensuring program compliance with capstone requirements as stated in the 2018 ACOTE Standards D.1.0. The DCC collaborates with the OTD Program Director, Director of Clinical Education, faculty and community partners/capstone mentors to ensure integration of capstone and didactic curriculum. The DCC will have teaching and advising duties, a scholarship agenda, and leadership responsibilities relative to the implementation of strategic initiatives of the OT Department.

This is an exceptional opportunity to join a supportive team of faculty who enjoy engaging in a meaningful balance of teaching, scholarship and service and is seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.

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.” Quinnipiac has been named a “Great College to Work For” as determined by a comprehensive industry survey. For more information, please visit An education at Quinnipiac embodies the University’s commitment to preparing graduates for 21st century careers and citizenship, creating an inclusive, excellence-driven community, nurturing and positively impacting internal, local and global communities and fostering lifelong connections and success. 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.


  • Facilitate the development, preparation, implementation, and completion of doctoral capstone experiences according to the department’s scholarship agenda and the OTD curriculum design
  • Develop and/or identify, implement, and monitor strategies to ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of the doctoral capstone in meeting program /departmental and accreditation requirements
  • Cultivate and maintain partnerships with community, clinical, academic, and relevant organizational entities to serve as capstone sites
  • Develop and/or identify, and implement strategies to support the success of capstone faculty, site educators/mentors, and students
  • Contribute to the ongoing quality improvement of the OTD program through program evaluation
  • Coordinate service-learning and related high-impact community engagement experiences
  • Meet teaching, advising, service, and scholarship expectations as described in the Faculty Handbook

Education Requirements:

  • The capstone coordinator must hold a 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).


  • The capstone coordinator must be
    • licensed (or eligible for licensure) in the State of Connecticut
    • hold an active NBCOT registration as an OTR
    • an active member of AOTA
  • The capstone coordinator must have a minimum of 10 years of documented experience as an occupational therapist. This experience must include:
    • Clinical practice as an occupational therapist with experience working inter-professionally and supervising occupational therapy students
    • Administrative and supervisory experience including, but not limited to, program planning and implementation, record-keeping, and marketing/promotion.
    • Volunteer service to a professional organization in the role of or relevant to occupational therapy
    • For tenure-track appointment, evidence of scholarship (e.g., scholarship of application, scholarship of teaching and learning) through peer-reviewed publication or presentations
  • Preferred qualifications include:
    • Clinical practice in pediatrics and/or mental health
    • Academic appointment in adjunct/part-time or full-time capacity of 1+ at the post-baccalaureate/graduate level.
    • Mentorship of a capstone or research project in an occupational therapy program
  • Commitment to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community

Special Instructions to Applicants:


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

Please include a diversity statement that describes your experience in furthering diversity and inclusion, e.g., through mentoring, pedagogy, faculty recruitment/retention, or research on issues related to diversity and social justice.

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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