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  • Founding Occupational Therapy Program Director, Old Dominion University, Virginia, US

    Old Dominion University (ODU) invites nominations and applications for the Founding Occupational Therapy Program Director within the School of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training in the College of Health Sciences (http://www.hs.odu.edu), appointment effective July 25, 2019. The School offers a post-professional Athletic Training program, a doctor of Physical Therapy program, and a Kinesiology and Rehabilitation doctoral program and also participates in a College-wide Health Services Research doctoral program. Additionally, the School is proposing to launch a professional Athletic Training program in the summer of 2019.

    Old Dominion University is a residential and research-extensive public institution with a total student enrollment of 25,000, approximately 6,000 of whom are graduate students. One third of the students are from minority backgrounds and over 1,100 are international students from 94 countries. Old Dominion University has a diverse faculty of over 750, of which 40% are women. The University’s primary campus is located in Norfolk, VA, one of the seven cities that make up the historic Hampton Roads region of Virginia which, with a diverse population of 1.7 million, is a major recreation area and home to the Port of Virginia and the largest naval base in the world.

    Required qualifications include: a) An earned doctorate in occupational therapy or a related field; b) current certification with National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT); c) licensed or eligibility for licensure as an occupational therapist in the State of Virginia; d) experience in scholarly activities; and e) teaching experience at the professional or post-professional level. Preferred qualifications include: a) clinical practice experience, b) familiarity with accreditation standards, c) prior experience in program development or curriculum design, and d) previous program director or administrative experience.
    This is an open rank position although preference will be given to those individuals who satisfy the criteria for consideration at the Associate Clinical Professor or Associate Professor level.

    This individual will be responsible for the initial development of the doctor of Occupational Therapy degree program at the University. Specifically, they will be responsible for developing curricular content, preparation of State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) application materials, leading accreditation application, recruiting prospective faculty, and establishing a teaching laboratory for program needs. The position is a 10-month full-time faculty position. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Old Dominion University offers an attractive package of benefits including medical and dental coverage. All final candidates will be required to successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment.

    Old Dominion University and the College of Health Sciences are committed to providing equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, gender, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants should submit all materials (letter of application addressing their interest in and qualifications for the faculty position, a current curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, statement of research/scholarship interest, and names, email addresses and telephone numbers of three references from academic and professional sources) through https://jobs.odu.edu. Interested applicants may also contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Daniel Russell, directly for further information (dmrussel@odu.edu). Application review will begin on November 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

    Old Dominion University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution and requires compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

    Daniel M. Russell, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor
    Program Director Kinesiology & Rehabilitation, Ph.D.
    School of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training
    Old Dominion University
    Innovation Research Park Building II, Suite 200
    4211 Monarch Way
    Norfolk, VA 23508
    Tel. 757-683-6016
    Fax. 757-683-4440
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