Job No: 493778 Work Type: Faculty Full-time Department: Katz School Location: Beren Campus, 245 Lexington Avenue, NY, NY Categories: Clinical Services, Education/Teaching
Position Summary: Reporting directly to the Program Director and/or Department Chair of the program, the faculty supports the University in fulfillment of its mission, purpose and goals. Provides program-specific expertise and is actively engaged in relevant department initiatives. Supports University, Campus, and/or departmental goals in order to assure compliance with programmatic accreditation and/or licensure, internal consistency, and graduate outcomes that meet student learning, workplace and placement expectations. Provides professional leadership and support, and serves as an educator, role model, mentor and facilitator. Focuses extensively on facilitating student learning associated with prescribed course and program learning outcomes. Creates an educational environment which fosters innovation, responsiveness, and accountability. Focuses extensively on facilitating student learning associated with prescribed course and program learning outcomes. Actively and substantively participates in assessment of student learning activities to maximize the potential for students to learn what is necessary to meet prescribed outcomes. Vigorously upholds a culture of academic integrity.
Fulfills assigned teaching load
Participates in and contributes substantively to assessment activities of courses/curriculum and program via a continuous improvement plan as set forth by the University
Regularly contributes to improvement or upgrading of class materials and syllabi within prescribed shared governance culture
Follows established University protocols for providing timely feedback and/or academic advising (i.e., Grades in Progress, student Letters of Concern, etc.)
Attends professional development activities each year as agreed upon with supervisor in associate development plan
Selects a minimum of one of the following activity areas: publishing & writing, acting as contributor to textbooks, presenting at conferences or educational trainings, attending test-writing or accreditation activities, serving on thesis dissertation committee or other agreed upon professional activity OR Identifies and applies specialized research or activities related to teaching, assigned teaching area(s), or may contribute to the scholarly community/knowledge of the discipline
PROFESSIONAL GROWTH AND SERVICE:
Attends Department, College and University meetings/councils as arranged/approved by program director
Contributes/demonstrates ongoing service in at least one of the following areas:
Community or Public Service
Profession (member of professional organization)
University/Occupational Therapy program
Maintain license and professional memberships (State and National)
Demonstrates an active leadership role in University and in the Community or Profession
Other duties as assigned
Experience & Educational Background:
Doctoral degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited university preferred.
Two or more years (either adjunct, full or part-time) teaching in a University (or College) setting.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite Products, especially Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and other MS office products as needed.
Minimum 5 years of clinical occupational therapy experience. Teaching experience in occupational therapy courses and initiated research interest focused on evidence-based clinical research is strongly preferred.
Expertise in areas such as adult neurological diseases, mental health, or research is preferred.
Documented experience or certification(s) in area(s) of specialization (neuro-rehabilitation, or mental health, or orthopedic/hand rehabilitation, or pediatrics) required.
Must provide a documented background in educational methodology consistent with teaching assignments including but not limited to education theory and practice, or current concepts relative to specific subjects he or she will be teaching, or current clinical practice experience, or distance education techniques and delivery.
Certified by NBCOT (The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy) as an OTR (Registered Occupational Therapist) required.
Licensed as an Occupational Therapist in the State of New York required.
Membership with the American Occupational Therapy Association required.
Must meet and maintain the qualifications and standards set forth by any accreditation body that Yeshiva University is accredited by or in process of obtaining accreditation from, for area of expertise and expectations of faculty member as set forth in regulatory documents.
Must maintain any professional certifications deemed necessary to meet the requirements of the teaching role.
Skills & Competencies:
Knowledge of state, federal and local laws/regulations relating to programs, governmental compliance and other regulatory standards.
Ability to demonstrate clinical competency.
Ability to maintain academic standards.
Ability to work independently with general supervision.
Ability to demonstrate a thorough, accurate and practical knowledge of their field or discipline.
Ability to interpret and evaluate the theories of their field or discipline.
Ability to effectively operate related equipment and machines for instructional purposes.
Ability to manage and work effectively in a highly ethnic and culturally diverse student and associate community.
Ability to use effective communication skills, both oral and written, including presentations and effective listening skills..
Ability to use creative facilitation and conflict resolution skills to resolve difficult and sensitive issues.
Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University (YU) has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education, psychology, and more.
We are a leading global educational institution that employs 2,000 people across our various campus locations -- Wilf Campus, Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, Resnick Campus in the Bronx, the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem, the Boys High School in Manhattan and the Girls High School in Queens. From the distinguished faculty who teach here, to the dedicated staff, we work to fulfill our mission through all that we teach, by all that we do and for all those we serve. We seek to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting working environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together.
The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the Universitys retirement plan. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks paid vacation each year and have access to a shuttle to nearby subway locations.
Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
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Yeshiva University has been transforming lives for more than a century. Nowhere but here can students have a personal, small college experience while benefitting from the academic rigor of a top ranked research university. Since its inception YU has been dedicated to melding the ancient traditions of Jewish law and life with the heritage of Western civilization, and each year we celebrate as future leaders make YU their home. Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.