Director of Occupational Therapy
This position is
designed to be responsible for the development, implementation,
management, and administration of the entry-level Doctoral Degree Program
in Occupational Therapy. The individual filling this position would
also hold faculty rank commensurate with experience and be committed
to strategies for professional development. Specific responsibilities
associated with this position include maintenance of accreditation,
evaluation, budgeting, selection of faculty and staff, and space and equipment
The individual seeking this position should be
someone with proven academic, clinical leadership and managerial
accomplishments, who is able to successfully navigate a university structure to
guide the program; model an interpersonal style and attitude needed to recruit
and maintain high quality faculty, students and staff; create positive,
collaborative relationships with administrators, colleagues, students and
external constituents; and possess the vision, and technical / organization
skills necessary to establish and maintain an academic division, sustain an
innovative doctoral curriculum, and monitor the program evaluation and the
operations of a graduate professional program.
Doctoral degree (e.g., Ph.D., Ed.D., OTD, Sci.D.) from a regionally accredited institution.
A minimum of 8 years of documented clinical, administrative and/or scholarly experience in occupational therapy in one of the following areas: adult & aging physical disabilities; adult & aging mental health; infants, children & youth medical and chronic disabilities; infants, children & youth mental health and learning and developmental disabilities; population/community health, wellness and prevention.
At least 3 years of experience in a full-time academic appointment with teaching responsibilities at the post-baccalaureate level.
Current NBCOT Certification
Current AOTA Membership
Current Massachusetts License to Practice
Valid Driver’s License
Excellent fringe benefits including tuition remission for employee, spouse, and dependent children.
Western New England University is a private, independent, coeducational institution founded in 1919. Located on an attractive 215-acre suburban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, Western New England University serves 3,900 students, including more than 2,600 full-time undergraduate students. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are offered through Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy, and School of Law.
Western New England University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome candidates whose background may contribute to the further diversification of our community.