Director of Experiential Learning (Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor or Instructor in Occupational Therapy)...

University of Minnesota - Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN (30+ days ago)4.2


Required/Essential Credentials and Experience
Doctoral degree or currently enrolled in a doctoral program from a USDE- recognized regional accrediting body
Eligible for Occupational Therapist license in Minnesota
Minimum 2 years practice experience as an occupational therapist
Past experience supervising at least one level II student (OT or OTA)
Able to independently travel within the region
Preferred/Desired Credentials and Experience
Documented history teaching in higher education, particularly in an online learning environment
Documented experience working in a role that requiring excellent communication skills with a variety of people
Documented expertise in managing conflict, particularly in interpersonal situations
Documented experience using technology to manage data

About the Job

Oversee the Academic Fieldwork Program (50-100%)
I. Visioning fieldwork education
Facilitates linkages between the academic program curricula and fieldwork practice opportunities.
Manages strategies to support client-centered, meaningful, occupation-based and evidence-based outcomes of the OT process during fieldwork experiences.
Visions a fieldwork model that links between the academic program curricula and fieldwork practice opportunities.
Innovates strategies for providing fieldwork in emerging practice areas.
II Scholarly approach to fieldwork
Promotes critical thinking, evidence-based practice, and lifelong learning in preparing future OT practitioners through the synthesis of new research, literature and educational materials.
Implements educational programs that facilitate fieldwork educators’ ability to use evidence in fieldwork education.
Engages in the scholarship of teaching and learning regarding fieldwork education.
III. Leading fieldwork initiatives
Manages fieldwork data for record keeping including fieldwork contract agreements, confidential student records to ensure compliance with accreditation Standards and the local, state, and federal legal requirements.
Supports collaborative working relationships between the fieldwork sites and the program in the delivery of fieldwork education.
Evaluates ongoing effectiveness of the Fieldwork Program including student performance and fieldwork site integration of the academic curricular design.
Develops future fieldwork sites that reflect emerging practice trends.
Uses innovative supervision strategies for students in emerging practice areas.
Uses streamlined policies and procedures to place students in fieldwork.
Makes budget requests regarding fieldwork to align with future fieldwork directions.
Manages support staff who are assigned to support fieldwork processes and initiatives
IV. Collaborating with others regarding fieldwork
Collaborates with fieldwork educators and the faculty to facilitate congruence between the curriculum design and best practice.
Supports communication, collaboration, and connections between students and fieldwork educators to support selection, matching, and scheduling of fieldwork.
Collaborates with fieldwork educators in the design of culturally sensitive fieldwork programs and fieldwork objectives.
Collaborates with faculty in the delivery of best-practice level I and II fieldwork experiences.
Uses academic fieldwork advisory panels to integrate diverse perspectives from the community within the fieldwork program.
V. Mentoring fieldwork educators
Collaborates with fieldwork educators to promote effective and innovative learning activities for students.
Coaches and guides fieldwork educators to promote effective and innovative learning activities for students.
Coaches students and fieldwork educators to negotiate and problem solve challenging fieldwork dilemmas.
Creates resources that reflect current trends and emerging practice areas to sustain excellence in fieldwork education.
VI. Teaches didactic courses and/or engage in clinical practice within the curriculum as negotiated with Program Director (0-50%)
Salary and rank will commensurate with experience and qualifications.

About the Department

The Program in Occupational Therapy, continuously accredited since 1946, has a strong record of program outcomes, faculty research, and community engagement. Occupational Therapy is a program within a large Academic Health Center comprised of many health professions and includes the National Center for Interprofessional Education. Faculty members are eligible to be member of the Rehabilitation Science doctoral program.

How To Apply

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About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)
The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.