At DMU you will make a meaningful contribution to the dynamic future of Medicine and Health Sciences. We are in search of a dynamic and dedicated Faculty OTD member to join our team. Collaborating with and reporting to the Director and Chair of the Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program, the Doctor of Occupational Therapy faculty members plan, coordinate, and facilitate OTD courses and laboratories. This will include cooperation and collaboration with other program faculty and staff and other University departments to create and maintain an exceptional educational program for OTD students. As a faculty member, duties of all faculty positions include teaching, research, and service.
What you’ll do:
Demonstrate expertise in at least one of the following subjects:
Scholarship and Research
Provide evidence-based instruction to occupational therapy students within various settings such as lecture, laboratory, small group discussions, simulations, individual tutoring sessions, and web-based or technologically enhanced courses.
Coordinate one or more courses for the Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program and assume responsibility for the development and updates of the course syllabus/syllabi.
Teach in one or more courses within the occupational therapy curriculum in areas of expertise, as assigned by the Program Director.
Prepare and deliver lectures and labs to occupational therapy students. Develop course materials for assigned areas of teaching. Stimulate class discussions. Develop, administer, and grade/review examinations, practicals, and assignments.
Maintain current knowledge of occupational therapy literature, reimbursement, and ACOTE standards as they relate to assigned coursework.
Evaluate student performance and assure the availability of remedial instruction.
What we’re looking for:
Occupational therapist with an active Iowa license or eligibility for Iowa licensure. Individuals whose academic and experiential qualifications and backgrounds align with job responsibilities but who are not occupational therapists will be considered with documented expertise in the anticipated areas of teaching.
Master’s or doctoral degree awarded by an institution that is accredited by a USDE-recognized institutional accrediting agency; a doctoral degree or those in the process of completing a doctoral degree are preferred. The degrees are not limited to occupational therapy.
Fulltime core faculty must hold a doctoral degree, and post-professional or research doctorates will be preferred for fulltime core faculty (e.g., PhD, EdD, P-OTD)
Minimum of 3 years of practice experience.
Strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
Experience in teaching is preferred and highly desirable.
If an occupational therapist, must possess or be eligible for licensure as an occupational therapist in Iowa and maintain an active occupational therapy license in Iowa while on faculty at Des Moines University.
Our employees are what make DMU special, so we treat them well! Our Total Rewards reflect this commitment. Qualified faculty and staff enjoy 90% employer-paid medical, 10% retirement match, flexible work arrangements, community service time, tuition assistance, professional development funding, and access to wellness facilities with programs that promote a well-balanced lifestyle. Visit www.dmu.edu/employment to learn more about our benefits.
Founded in 1898, Des Moines University is a premier medical and health sciences institution comprising three colleges– College of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, and College of Health Sciences – offering ten graduate degree programs. Join us as we impact the future of medicine and healthcare in our new state-of-the-art campus opening in West Des Moines in 2023.
Resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references required at time of online submission. Apply at www.dmu.edu/employment.
Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm
Des Moines University is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, age, disability, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information and other characteristics protected by law (“protected class”). Applications from candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
Founded in 1898 in Iowa’s capital city, Des Moines University is a postgraduate medical university comprised of three colleges – College of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery and College of Health Sciences – that offer nine graduate degree programs. Des Moines University combines the top advantages in medical education available today: an expert faculty, a rigorous and relevant curriculum, state-of-the-art facilities, a dynamic and diverse research environment, and a supportive, inclusive community of students and faculty active in learning and service. By consistently producing outstanding graduates who excel in their careers, DMU maintains one of the strongest reputations in the sphere of American medical education.