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  • Graduate Program Director, Occupational Therapy, Tenure track - Lewis University

    Graduate Program Director-Occupational Therapy, Tenure-track Faculty
    Lewis University is seeking a visionary, experienced, and innovative founding Director for its new Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) Program, currently under development. This 12-month, tenure track position, reporting to the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, begins August 2016. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications.

    Located 25 miles southwest of Chicago, Lewis University is a comprehensive, Catholic university, where the traditions of liberal learning and preparation for professional work come together to give the university its educational identity and focus. Our values are based upon the beliefs and educational philosophy of St. John Baptist De La Salle, founder of the De La Salle Christian Brothers. For additional information, please see

    Responsibilities: The founding Director will develop and implement the new MSOT program consistent with accreditation standards established by ACOTE and develop the curriculum and provide leadership in pursuing and maintaining ongoing accreditation. The Director will also collaborate with the Dean in recruiting, hiring, leading, and overseeing relevant department personnel, including Field Coordinator and Faculty for the MSOT Program. The founding Director will be responsible for pursuing academic excellence and integrity within the program; promoting excellence in teaching and facilitating assessment across the curriculum; teaching as required.

    Qualifications: An earned doctorate (PhD; EdD; or OTD); minimum of six years clinical practice as an occupational therapist with a demonstrated knowledge of current occupational therapy practice; at least two years’ experience in a full-time academic appointment with college level teaching experience is required. Must be licensed or eligible for licensure as an occupational therapist in the State of Illinois and have NBCOT certification. Preferred qualifications include: administrative experience, including but not limited to, personnel management, budgeting, and program planning, implementation, evaluation, and accreditation; and a recognized record of scholarship.

    How to Apply:
    To be considered and for a full description please visit,

    Inspired by the University's Mission values of Wisdom, Knowledge, Justice, Fidelity and Association, the Lewis Community declares that Lewis is a Sanctified Zone where people are committed to working to end racism, bias and prejudice by valuing diversity in a safe and nurturing environment.

    Lewis University, sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to diversity. Applicants of a diverse background are highly encouraged to apply.
    Last edited by Randi Jackson; February 26, 2016, 03:35 PM.