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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.
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
Knowledge of current trends in areas of OT practice.
Knowledge of and strict adherence to the AOTA Code of Ethics.
of and strict adherence to the ACOTE Doctoral Capstone requirements.
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
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
Skills in the use of computers, Internet resources, and MS Office software and
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position
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
- 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.