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Occupational Therapy Academic Fieldwork Coordinator

Appalachian State University
Job Location:
Boone, North Carolina
Occupational Therapy

Tenure Status
Non-Tenure Track

Provide Rank: Clinical Instructor, Clinical Assistant Professor, or Clinical Associate Professor

Position Number: 096781

Department: Rehabilitation Sciences - 273100

Minimum Qualifications
  • An earned master's or doctoral degree in occupational therapy
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in clinical practice, including supervision of occupational therapy fieldwork students (will consider relevant part-time experience)
  • Licensed or eligible for licensure within North Carolina
Areas of Interest (No Minimum Level Required)

Applications are particularly encouraged from candidates who are familiar with the health, human service, and educational entities within the geographic region and from applicants with a record of teaching, scholarship and/or service to the profession. Candidates with experience working with students from diverse backgrounds are also highly encouraged.

License/Certification Required

Initially certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy. Licensed or eligible for licensure as an occupational therapist within North Carolina.

Description of the Department or Unit

The Department of Rehabilitation Sciences includes the developing Master of Science program in occupational therapy, an undergraduate program in Communication Sciences and Disorders, minors in American Sign Language and Communication Sciences and Disorders, and graduate programs in Athletic Training and Speech-Language Pathology. These professions use a holistic perspective and work to empower people of all ages to improve/restore their functional abilities, fulfill their daily routines and roles, mitigate limitations or disabilities following injury or illness, and live full lives in the context of differing abilities.
Students who graduate from the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences will transition into their respective positions as quality healthcare practitioners with enhanced clinical skills, knowledge and values. They will be well-prepared to improve the health and wellness of people across the region, state and world. The Department emphasizes involvement in the areas of interprofessional education, clinical-academic collaboration, and diversity and inclusive excellence.
Appalachian State University's Beaver College of Health Sciences (BCHS), opened in 2010, is transforming the health and quality of life for the communities it serves through interprofessional collaboration and innovation in teaching, scholarship, service and clinical outreach. BCHS offers nine undergraduate degree programs and seven graduate degree programs, which are organized into six departments: Nursing; Nutrition and Health Care Management; Public Health and Exercise Science; Rehabilitation Sciences; Recreation Management and Physical Education; and Social Work. The majority of the college's programs are located in the Leon Levine Hall of Health Sciences, a state-of-the-art, 203,000 square foot facility that is the cornerstone of the Wellness District. In addition, the college supports the Blue Cross NC Institute for Health and Human Services and has collaborative partnerships with the Wake Forest School of Medicine's Physician Assistant Program, the Appalachian Regional Health System and numerous other health agencies. Learn more at

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The OT Academic Field Coordinator is a core faculty position serving the program in occupational therapy within the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences (RHS); the position is accountable to the MSOT program director for programmatic responsibilities and is supervised by the Chair of RHS.

The position is responsible for developing, overseeing, and evaluating Level 1 and Level 2 fieldwork experiences for students in the Master of Science program in occupational therapy; ensuring compliance with ACOTE fieldwork requirements; collaborating with program faculty to integrate fieldwork experiences into the overall program of study; working with institutional staff to manage policies, procedures and affiliation agreements that comply with legal requirements; participating fully in all clinical faculty roles, including teaching within their realm of expertise; maintaining a program of professional scholarship; and, engaging in service to the department, profession and/or community.

The majority of time in the position is dedicated to the development, management and mentoring of fieldwork placements for clinical education.

Type of Position: Full Time Position

Appointment Type: 1.0

Number Of Months Per Year: 12

Physical Demands of Position

Typical classroom and educational environments. The Field Coordinator is also expected to travel intermittently to fieldwork sites throughout the region, including medical, educational and community-based settings.

Description of University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls more than 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Posting Date: 10/12/2022

Closing Date

Open Until Filled: No

Evaluation of Applications Begins

Proposed Date of Hire: 05/01/2023

Suggested Salary Range: Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants

A complete application consists of the following:
(1) a cover letter addressing the position description, qualifications, and experience.

(2) a diversity statement. Appalachian State and the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders are committed to working with diverse student and community populations. In your application, please describe how your scholarship, teaching, service or other relevant life experiences contribute to diverse and inclusive communities.

(3) a statement of teaching philosophy

(4) a curriculum vitae.

(5) unofficial copies of all transcripts. Note that finalists invited for campus interviews must submit official transcripts prior to the campus interview.

(6) a list of three (minimum) professional references including name, current position, email, address, and phone number.

Disability Accommodation Information

Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Maranda Maxey, ADA/504 Coordinator, at 828-262-3056 or

Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian

We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.

We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.

We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.

Background Check Statement

Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.

Eligibility for Employment

Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.

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