Faculty, Full-Time - Occupational Therapy Program
The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS) is a graduate institution that emphasizes health and rehabilitative science education through innovative classroom and distance education, and offers degree programs in physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, education and health science, as well as continuing education programs. Founded in 1979, USAHS has campuses in San Marcos, California; Miami and St. Augustine, Florida; and Austin, Texas. USAHS is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission.
A core faculty member at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS) provides engaging clinically-focused learning opportunities for students in the health science professions, through face-to-face, blended, and online delivery methods. The faculty member is responsible for academic advising and overseeing final program projects. They provide service to the University through committee, curriculum improvement, and advocacy for the profession. The faculty are scholars, being involved in building and integrating knowledge for advancement of the profession and the University.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides student-centered learning through best practice teaching activities
Optimizes class/lab/online environment that is conducive to student learning by developing creative, challenging and evidence-based learning opportunities
Uses learning assessment information to improve teaching and curriculum; participates in quality improvement initiatives to meet program and institutional goals
Provides current, organized, error free instructional materials
Maintains all components of the learning environment including online course portal management
Actively engages in scholarship to advance knowledge
Establishes and implements an approved scholarship plan/faculty development plan as required by accreditation and university standard
Stays current with clinical practice and evidence that support content area expertise and professional growth
Disseminates scholarly work consistent with University policies and accreditation expectations
Supports shared governance and promoting one’s profession
Serves on programmatic and university committees as assigned
Actively participates in his/her professional association
Serves as university liaison in community and/or professional activities
Uses release time that enhances the program (e.g. - clinical practice, consultation, advanced degree, research, service) as approved by the program director
Participates in university governance, curriculum planning, and functions to support development and growth of the institution
Supports efficient and consistent practices across all programs
Performs course coordinator and lead instructor roles as assigned; works collaboratively with members of the team
Advises students on academic, professional and/or personal issues while providing referrals when appropriate
Provides other administrative duties as assigned
Completes annual self-evaluation of faculty performance and sets goals for the next year in collaboration with the program director; is actively engaged in faculty development opportunities to meet performance goals
Displays the behaviors of a professional academician and follows expected discipline specific Code of Ethics
Promotes professionalism by modeling and encouraging such behaviors inside and outside the classroom setting
Supports and exemplifies the University’s core values
Actively engages in interprofessional collaboration activities
Upholds and enforces student and faculty handbook policies and University policies/procedures
Other responsibilities as assigned by the program director
Post- professional master's degree or clinical doctorate with demonstrated clinical expertise required. Terminal degree preferred.
Minimum of 3 years of physical therapy clinical experience
Prior teaching experience preferred
Experience with distance learning preferred
Current state licensure required
Licensing / Certification:
Faculty Members must be appropriately credentialed, possess an earned degree from an accredited institution or recognized by a country's ministry of education in the discipline being taught, and be licensed or license-eligible in order to teach in specific programs.
This role could be right for you if you are passionate about teaching, scholarly activity, and service. Individuals who are dedicated to student-centered values and the pursuit of continued personal growth will thrive at the University of St. Augustine. As a member of the USAHS team, you will enjoy a competitive salary and attractive benefits, including medical, dental and life insurance; 401k plan; and much more.