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Assistant Professor-- Occupational Therapy, Tenure Track

Dominican College
Job Location:
Orangeburg, New York
Occupational Therapy

Dominican College, located in Rockland County, 20 miles north of New York City, invites applications for the above-named position in our dynamic Graduate Occupational Therapy Program to assist us in moving forward with new initiatives. The position begins on August 15, 2022 for the Fall 2022 trimester. The Program is a year-round non-traditional format, Master’s entry-level program that awards graduates either a BS/MS or MS degree. Classes are conducted on-campus six weekends each trimester, approximately every 2-3 weekends, with frequent contact between the students and faculty via electronic or in-person methods in between the weekends.

This is a full-time 12-month tenure track position appointed by and reporting directly to the Program Director. OT faculty members work collaboratively to foster a positive learning environment and further programmatic initiatives. The Assistant Professor is a member of the faculty and contributes to the overall well-being of the program. In addition to program meetings, participation in division and institutional meetings and committees is required, and other duties as assigned by the Program Director.

Primary Duties:

  • Supports the mission of the College, is collegial, and contributes to the program learning environment with open-mindedness and objectivity.
  • Teaches a minimum of 18 graduate credits per year as assigned by the Program Director
  • Serves as primary instructor for assigned courses, including supervision of adjunct faculty and lab assistants
  • Updates all course materials as needed and appropriate to meet accreditation, institution, program, certification, and professional practice standards as well as the learning needs of the students
  • Maintains on-campus and virtual office hours in addition to class and other required meeting times
  • Serves as an academic advisor and research mentor to assigned students in the program.

Position Qualifications:

  • Must have an entry-level Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctoral Degree in Occupational Therapy.
  • An earned post-professional doctorate (Ph.D., Ed.D., OTD, or equivalent in a related field) awarded by an institution accredited by a United States Department of Education (USDE) recognized national and/or regional accrediting body – must be in process and achievable within three years from the start of employment if not already completed.
  • Initial certification as an occupational therapist (OTR) by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy.
  • Must be licensed or eligible for licensure as an occupational therapist in the state of New York. Must have NY state license by the start of employment and remain actively licensed throughout employment at the College.
  • Must be a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association.
  • Evidence of scholarship (e.g., scholarship of discovery, scholarship of integration, scholarship of application, scholarship of education, scholarship of service) is required.
  • Minimum of 5 years of full-time occupational therapy practice experience as an occupational therapist
  • Experience as a full-time (preferred) or adjunct faculty member in post-secondary occupational therapy education.
  • Clinical experience and interest in adult (ages 21-100+) mental health and wellness and physical/medical condition assessment and intervention is required.
  • Interest in teaching foundational courses (kinesiology, theory) as well as assessment and intervention methods is required.
  • Openness to expanding knowledge and expertise for teaching a variety of courses and topics.

Dominican College is a private institution with approximately 2,000 students and 400 faculty and staff. Our heritage stresses the humanistic value of a Liberal Arts education, a commitment to social justice, and a strong belief in the need for integrity and community engagement, all in the service of preparing students to reach their potential as responsible citizens who enrich the world in which we live.

Qualified candidates may forward letter of application, vita and three letters of reference to Mary Walsh Roche, Search Committee Chair, at

Application deadline is: June 30, 2022 or open until filled

Dominican College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to excellence through equity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from members of historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected category in accordance with applicable law.

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