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Doctoral Capstone Coordinator & Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy

We are now accepting applications for a qualified Doctoral Capstone Coordinator & Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy at Belmont University. 

Employment Type 

Faculty

Internal Job Category

Tenure Track (Faculty)
Full-Time

Department

Occupational Therapy

Hours 

N/A


Primary Duties and
Responsibilities:
 

The School of Occupational Therapy at Belmont University is seeking applications for a 10- month, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor to serve as Doctoral Capstone Coordinator for the OTD program beginning August 1, 2022.  
This position is responsible for teaching in the area of content expertise (mental health, psychosocial, community-based practice, Capstone planning and Capstone project seminars) to assist occupational therapy students with learning and the application of knowledge needed for entry-level practice in accordance with accreditation standards and the curriculum. This position engages in service and scholarly activities and supports the mission and vision of the university.  This position is provided with direct supervision from and works in collaboration with the OTD and MSOT Program Director and Chair of the Occupational Therapy Program.

Knowledge Requirements:

Knowledge of principles, methods and current developments in the field of OT study. Expertise in the clinical areas of pediatrics, psychosocial intervention, adult intervention, and/or gerontology although those with other areas of expertise will be considered.

Knowledge of clinical OT and community health settings in the greater Nashville area and ability to develop networks across the country.

Knowledge of instructional strategies and techniques including the ability to use technology to construct and deliver synchronous and asynchronous education in virtual and live environments.

Knowledge of the OTD program and related services offered by Belmont University. Interest and ability to work collaboratively in interdisciplinary clinical settings. 

Knowledge of current trends in areas of OT practice.

Knowledge of and strict adherence to the AOTA Code of Ethics.   

Knowledge of and strict adherence to the ACOTE Doctoral Capstone requirements.

Skill and Abilities:

Skills for evaluation of the impact of clinical teaching on the teaching-learning process and implement modifications as appropriate.

Skills to coordinate with fieldwork supervisors in constructive and cooperative working relationships with community-based therapists, clinics, and community agencies.

Skills in entry or maintenance of information in written and electronic/ form.

Skills in logical and critical thinking to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problem.

Skills in flexibility and openness to change.

Skills in interpreting and acting upon recommendations identified in course and program evaluation.

Skills in the use of computers, Internet resources, and MS Office software and databases
Ability to prepare reports using statistics for internal and external audiences.

Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.

Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

Information ordering - The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern, according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g. patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.

Ability to coordinate all capstone projects in the OTD program.

Ability to advise, instruct, manage, motivate and evaluate students for capstone planning and projects

Ability to learn relevant sections of Belmont University's online integrated database system for student grading, (BannerWeb) and Belmont’s learning management system  (Blackboard).

Ability to integrate technology into the teaching and learning process.

Ability to successfully interact with students, clinical fieldwork supervisors, other educators and institution representatives, and the general public in a professional manner.

Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

For additional information about the position and to complete the online application, candidates are directed to https://jobs.belmont.edu. An electronic version of a Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Teaching Philosophy, and a Response to Belmont’s Mission, Vision, Values, and “Five Ways of Being” must be attached to complete the online application. 

Belmont University seeks to attract and retain highly qualified faculty and staff that share the University’s values and will contribute to its mission and vision to be a leader among teaching universities bringing together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christ-centered, student-focused university of learning and service.  During the application process, applicants will be asked to attach a response to Belmont University’s Mission, Vision, Values, and “Five Ways of Being” articulating how the candidate’s knowledge, experience, and beliefs have prepared him/her to contribute to a Christ-centered, student-focused university of learning, service and give a brief statement of teaching philosophy.
Located two miles from downtown Nashville, Tennessee, Belmont University consists of nearly 8,800 students who come from every state and 33 countries. Consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report for innovation and commitment to undergraduate teaching, Belmont brings together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christ-centered and student-focused community of learning and service. As a campus that aims to Let Hope Abound, the University is committed to producing graduates who are Hope Inspiring, Character Forming, Future Shaping, Community Engaging and Bridge Building people. With more than 115 areas of undergraduate study, 41 master’s programs and five doctoral degrees, there is no limit to the ways Belmont University can expand an individual's horizon. Belmont University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse learning community of committed Christians from all racial and ethnic backgrounds. Consistent with applicable civil rights law, the University seeks employees of Christian faith who are committed to the mission of the University. Belmont’s Office of Human Resources will conduct ongoing evaluations of the means by which candidates for employment are sought, to the end that the pool of candidates will include qualified women, minorities, veterans and disabled individuals.


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The selected candidate for this position will be required to complete a background check satisfactory to the University.  

Required Qualifications:Belmont University seeks to attract and retain highly qualified faculty and staff that share the University's values and will contribute to its mission and vision to be a leader among teaching universities bringing together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christ-centered community of learning and service. 

  • Knowledge of principles, methods and current developments in the
    field of study.
  • Knowledge of subject matter and course content taught.
  • Knowledge of instructional strategies and techniques.
  • Demonstrated capacity to engage in high quality scholarly
    activity.
  • Demonstrated ability to advise, instruct, manage, motivate and evaluate students.
  • Skilled in the use of computers, Internet resources, and MS Office software.
  • Ability to learn relevant sections of BannerWeb, Belmont University’s online integrated database system for student grading.
  • Ability to integrate technology into the teaching and learning process.
  • Ability to successfully interact with students, other educators and educational institution representatives, and the general public in a professional manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of the programs and services offered by Belmont University. Interest and ability to work collaboratively in course design and to teach interdisciplinary and topical courses.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies.
  
Required Education OTD, EdD, Ph.D. or significant progress toward a terminal degree is required;
  
Required Experience Teaching experience strongly preferred.





The selected candidate will be required to complete a background check satisfactory to the University.

Belmont University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.


Belmont University is a Christian community. The university faculty, administration, and staff uphold Jesus as the Christ and as the measure for all things. As a community seeking to uphold Christian standards of morality, ethics, and conduct, Belmont University holds high expectations of each person who chooses to join the community. In compliance with federal law, including provisions of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and Sections 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973/the American with Disabilities Act, Belmont University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, military service, or sexual orientation in its administration of education policies, programs or activities; its admissions policies; or employment. Consistent with applicable civil rights law, the University seeks employees of Christian faith who are committed to the mission of the University.  Click here to learn more.

Belmont's Office of Human Resources will conduct ongoing evaluations of the means by which candidates for employment are sought, to the end that the pool of candidates will include qualified women, minorities, veterans and disabled individuals. Belmont University is an equal opportunity employer under all applicable civil rights laws.