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Assistant/Associate Professor - Occupational Therapy 604160

Company: Northern Arizona University
Location: Flagstaff
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Job Description:

Job Title: Assistant/Associate Professor - Occupational Therapy Location: PHX - Occupational Therapy Regular/Temporary: Regular Full/Part Time: Full-Time Job ID: 604160 Job Description Northern Arizona University's entry level Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program invites applications for a full-time,12-month, tenure-track faculty appointment at the downtown Phoenix Biomedical Campus. The responsibilities of the successful candidate will include teaching courses related to one or more of the following topics: mental health, research, administration, leadership, and health policy. In addition, academic faculty will conduct original research, apply for external grant funding, and disseminate scholarly products. Other expectations include student advisement, applied scholarly activities and service to the department, college, university, and profession. Academic faculty workload activities vary based on department need and annual performance goals for each faculty member. Workload typically reflects 60% teaching, 30% scholarly activities and 10% service. Minimum Qualifications Minimum qualification for the rank of Assistant Professor : Eligibility for occupational therapy licensure in Arizona Current National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy certification. An earned PhD or research doctorate in occupational therapy, rehabilitation sciences or a related field from an accredited institution (ABD may be considered, but the doctorate must be completed by the start date)Experience working with occupational therapy students in a classroom and/or fieldwork setting. 5 years or more of experience as an occupational therapist in a clinical setting. Evidence of scholarship Minimum qualifications for the rank of Associate Professor include all of the above, and: Prior appointment of associate professor or higher in a university setting. At least 5 years teaching and student-related responsibilities at the University level. Record of scholarly agenda and professional leadership Preferred Qualifications Preferred qualification for the rank of Assistant Professor include: Clinical expertise in one or more of the following areas: mental health, leadership, administration, and health policy. Additional certification(s) that indicates clinical area of expertise Record of scholarship. Record of or potential for successful grant writing. Record of successful university level teaching experience in occupational therapy. Demonstrated commitment to work with people of diverse cultural backgrounds. Record of professional leadership to the profession Preferred qualification for the rank of Associate Professor include all of the above, and: 6 years or more of successful teaching entry-level or post-professional occupational therapy students in the classroom or scholarly, practice-based setting. An established, focused research agenda with a record of peer-reviewed publications. A record of successful grant writing and funded projects. A record of sustained leadership, and service to the OT profession and university community. A record of successful mentorship of junior faculty in the area of research General Information Northern Arizona University (NAU) has an entry-level Occupational Therapy Doctoral program on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus (PBC), located in downtown Phoenix. The inaugural cohort graduated in May of 2017 and is currently enrolling a cohort of forty-five students to start in the fall of 2019. The program successfully obtained accreditation status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) for a seven-year period of time. Students are being prepared to be transformative practice scholars with entry-level doctoral competencies for practice and leadership. This program joins NAU's Physician Assistant Studies, Athletic Training and Physical Therapy-Phoenix extension programs. This campus also houses the University of Arizona (UA) College of Medicine - Phoenix, the UA College of Pharmacy, the UA Eller MBA and the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. In addition, the health programs for Arizona State University schools are nearby in downtown affording excellent academic collaborations and interprofessional educational opportunities. The department is establishing programs with indigenous Native American groups. Northern Arizona University is a 31,073-student institution with its main campus in Flagstaff, a four-season community of about 70,000 at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks. NAU's emphasis on undergraduate education is enhanced by its graduate programs and research as well as distance learning. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes. The university is committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment. For information about diversity, access, and equity at NAU, see the Center for University Access and Inclusion webpage . Background Information Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check. Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States. Finally, each year the Northern Arizona University Police Department releases an annual security report. The report is a result of the federal law known as the Clery Act and contains policy statements that address the school's policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security including policies for responding to emergency situations and sexual offenses. The report contains three years of data for Clery reportable crime statistics for the campus along with the most current year's Fire Safety Report, which includes policy statements and fire statistics for Flagstaff on-campus student housing. The report may be viewed at nau.edu/clery or by visiting the NAUPD website . A printed copy of the report is available upon request by contacting the NAU Police Department, Records Department at (928)523-8884 or by visiting the department at Building 98A on the NAU Mountain Campus. Salary Rank and salary are commensurate with academic credentials and experience. Benefits This is a Faculty (FAC) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at the NAU HR benefits page . Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to terms of the Conditions of Faculty Service . Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enroll in benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the first day of the pay period following their completed enrollment. If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin on the first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate on the first day of employment. The long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following 90 days of employment. More information about NAU benefits is available at the NAU HR benefits page . Submission Deadline This vacancy will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin on March 14, 2019. How to Apply To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button at the end of the job description if viewing this position through the NAU HR website. Otherwise, to view the original post and to apply, proceed to nau.jobs , follow the 'Faculty and Administrator Openings' link, locate vacancy 604160 , and then "Apply" at the bottom of the page. Application must include: (1) a cover letter highlighting your particular qualifications for this position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teaching philosophy; (4) a statement of research interests; and (5) names and contact information for three references. Save all items as PDF and/or Word documents. If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the HR website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets. If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011. FLSA Status This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked. Equal Employment Opportunity Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.

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