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Occupational Therapy - Department Chair
San Jose State University
Job Location: San Jose, CA
Location: San Jose, California, 95192, United States
Posted: 2019-11-12
Position Title: Occupational Therapy - Department Chair
Company Name: San Jose State University
Sector: Other
Job Type: Full-time

Occupational Therapy Department Chair

Specialization: Occupational Therapy Job Opening ID (JOID): 25235

Rank: Full Professor

The Occupational Therapy Department seeks a dynamic leader with the skills and experience necessary to advance the department's multifaceted teaching, research, community leadership initiatives, and commitment to student success. The position is structured as a combined twelve-month chair and ten-month academic teaching position. The department currently offers a two-year Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy and is developing the Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD). The first entering class of OTD students is scheduled for Spring 2023.

Qualifications: A PhD in Occupational Therapy or Occupational Science, an EdD, or doctorate in a related discipline and evidence of professional achievement commensurate with appointment in the department as full professor, including excellence in teaching, research/publications and service; ability to effectively lead and manage the Department. Applicants must be eligible for occupational therapy licensure in California. According to ACOTE Standards, applicants must have a minimum of eight years of documented experience in the field of occupational therapy with a minimum of three years of experience in a full-time academic appointment with teaching responsibilities at the postbaccaureate level. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence and the ability to establish and interact effectively with community partnerships; demonstrate collegiality, consensus building and the ability to enhance student success; excellent interpersonal and communication skills in working with faculty, staff, administrators and members of the community; managerial knowledge and experience; successful experience in acquiring new resources and external support. Applicants should have awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Preferred applicants should have at least 6 years clinical practice, 5 years academic teaching experience in an OTD program, with 3 years management or administrative experience in higher education. Preferred applicants should have experience with program evaluation and accreditation demands.

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Starting Date: July 1, 2020

Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Application Deadline: Position will remain open until filled. Review of applications will begin on January 17, 2020.

Application Procedures: For full consideration, submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/philosophy, research plans, administrative experience and at least three original letters of reference with contact information by January 17, 2020 to

Winifred Schultz-Krohn PhD, OTR/L, BCP, FAOTA Chair, Occupational Therapy Search Committee Professor and Chair of the Occupational Therapy Department Department of Occupational Therapy, College of Health and Human Science San Jose State University, One Washington Square, San Jose, CA 95192-0059 Telephone: (408) 924-3070

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San Jose State University enrolls over 35,700 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. As such, this position is for scholars interested in a career at a national leader in graduating URM students. SJSU is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution; 40% of our students are first-generation, and 38% are Pell-qualified. The university is currently ranked fifth nationally in increasing student upward mobility. The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students, and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives. San Jose State University is California's oldest institution of public higher learning. Located in downtown San Jose (Pop. 1,000,000) in the heart of Silicon Valley, SJSU is part of one of the most innovative regions in the world. As Silicon Valley's public university, SJSU combines dynamic teaching, research, and university-industry experiences to prepare students to address the biggest problems facing society. SJSU is a member of the 23- campus California State University (CSU) system.

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