Assistant Professor of OT and Curriculum and Assessment Director – University, MO

Assistant Professor of OT and Curriculum and Assessment Director

St. Catherine University

University, MO


Job description

Division:Academic Affairs
Department/Office:MA Occupational Therapy

The Occupational Therapy Department at St. Catherine University invites applications for a full time Assistant or Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy and Curriculum and Assessment Director.

St. Kate’s occupational therapy (OT) department has a 75+ year history of excellence in occupational therapy (OT) education and leadership in the profession. Our graduate programs offer an occupation-based curriculum that is interwoven with the University’s liberal arts education, and provides students with a foundation in four major populations and practice areas: pediatrics, geriatrics, mental health, and rehabilitation. We strive to prepare students from diverse backgrounds to live out the principles of social justice to support the occupational participation of clients in all aspects of their lives.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Designs, teaches, evaluates and revises course content to reflect evidence-based practice and most current knowledge in the field.
  • Develops and demonstrates learner-centered strategies.
  • Establishes positive relationships with students to promote their success.
  • Attends events to orient, support, celebrate, and/or reward student activities.
  • Developing and carrying out scholarly activities in collaboration with faculty, students, and the community in an area of interest in alignment with departmental scholarship agenda.
  • Produces scholarship that is shared with external audiences through peer-reviewed publication and/or presentation beyond the University and local levels.
  • Actively participates on departmental and program committees.
  • Some activities may include recruitment, orientation, and advising activities according to the Graduate OT Programs and University requirements.
  • Develops and implements professional goals that contribute to the achievement of the goals and strategic plan of the department and University.
  • Participation on University-wide or Henrietta Schmoll School of Health Sciences elected or ad hoc committees and task forces.
  • Oversee course planning including at the conceptual level within the curriculum design and at the operational level for course scheduling and registration.
  • Coordinate all Problem Based Learning aspects of the curriculum.
  • Serve as the Department Assessment Lead (DAL).
  • Provide departmental leadership and faculty development related to curriculum revision, team teaching and integrated curriculum, teaching and learning pedagogy, and the scholarship of teaching and learning.
  • Liaison between fieldwork, capstone, and didactic aspects of the program to ensure an integrated curriculum and any revisions ensure alignment across the full curriculum.

Employees at St. Kate’s feel a deep connection to the University’s Mission and Vision, and they live their values at work. Benefits available to full-time employees include:

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • 403b retirement plan access
  • Free tuition for employees and reduced tuition for their families after one year of service
  • Six weeks of paid parental leave after one year of service

St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, is a comprehensive Catholic university and home to one of the nation’s largest colleges for women, with associate and graduate programs for all genders. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1905, the University integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic traditions of intellectual inquiry and social teaching. Committed to excellence and opportunity, St. Catherine enrolls studentsin certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral programs in traditional day and evening/weekend/online formats.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree is required from an institution that is accredited by a regional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE).
  • A minimum of 3 years clinical practice is required with demonstrated knowledge of current occupational therapy practice.
  • Licensure in the state of Minnesota must be obtained before the start date for this position.
  • Demonstrated expertise in assigned areas of teaching.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Some post baccalaureate level teaching experience is preferred.

We seek creative, adaptable staff who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity, multicultural understanding, and cultural fluency. Consistent with the universitys commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their experience and service.

Application instructions:

Posting Number:20220150-FAC
Posting Start Date:03/06/2023
Application Deadline:4/17/2023

How to apply

To apply, visit [email protected]or 651-690-6565.

A dynamic university educating students to lead and influence, St. Catherine prepares students to make a difference in their professions, their communities and the world. At the University's heart is the largest, most innovative college for women in the nation. St. Kate's also offers a range of graduate and associate programs for women and men. 


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