Academic Fieldwork Coordinator

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
13 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
13 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

The Department is a top-10-ranked program preparing occupational therapists to optimize client/patient performance and participation in everyday occupations and contexts. Our mission guides teaching, research, service, and community outreach and engagement efforts. The Department prepares entry-level occupational therapists and Ph.D. students in Occupation and Rehabilitation Science. We plan to move to the OTD within the next five years.

The Department is home to a Center for Community Partnerships, an Assistive Technology Resource and a Center for Occupational Therapy Education. Students are actively engaged in these programs and with faculty members’ programs of research in occupational and rehabilitation science.

The Department resides in the College of Health and Human Sciences at CSU. Colorado State is a Land Grant university, a Carnegie Research university, and has been designated a Carnegie Community Engagement university.

Position Summary

Academic Fieldwork Coordination is a 12-month non-tenure track faculty position. The Academic Fieldwork Coordinator (AFWC) develops, oversees, coordinates, and manages the required master’s level fieldwork component of entry-level education, ensuring that it integrates ACOTE standards and supports and enhances the academic curriculum. The current AFWC will provide initial mentorship to support a smooth transition.

Conditions of Employment

Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

Required Job Qualifications

  1. Occupational therapist with an entry level degree
  2. Earned doctorate in OT or a related field
  3. NBCOT Certified
  4. Eligible for DORA Licensure
  5. A minimum of two years clinical practice experience
  6. Evidence of good consultative, conflict resolution, communication and collaborative skills
  7. Teaching experience at the college or university level
  8. Evidence of commitment to diversity and multicultural perspectives

Preferred Job Qualifications

  1. Demonstrated expertise in the area of occupational therapy fieldwork education
  2. Experience as a fieldwork educator for OT students
  3. Experience as a doctoral experience capstone supervisor
  4. Knowledge of the Occupational Therapy Doctorate
  5. Experience with program development, innovative approaches to fieldwork education
  6. Record of scholarship

Special Instructions to Applicants

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter which addresses how professional experiences align with identified required and preferred qualifications of the position, a current CV, and the names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three (3) professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Diversity Statement

Ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities.

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Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Fieldwork Program Development Duty/Responsibility

  1. Collaborate with faculty, Program Director and the Department Head to integrate fieldwork within academic coursework and to identify appropriate and innovative student fieldwork opportunities.
  2. Create and disseminate knowledge about best practices in fieldwork education and the role of academic fieldwork coordinators.
  3. Develop new fieldwork environments in traditional and emerging practice areas, both nationally and internationally that are congruent with the Department’s vision and mission.

Percentage Of Time 30 Job Duty Category Fieldwork Program Oversight & Coordination Duty/Responsibility

  1. Advise students in selecting, and oversee their assignment to, fieldwork sites.
  2. Support students as needed who are engaged in fieldwork.
  3. Communicate and collaborate with fieldwork educators to optimize student learning and performance.
  4. Undertake ongoing evaluations of the effectiveness and quality of the department’s fieldwork program to ensure that it (a) meets expected standards of the Department, College, and University, (b) meets fieldwork-related standards of the American Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE), and © is congruent with the academic curriculum’s conceptual core, themes, and outcomes.

Percentage Of Time 30 Job Duty Category Teaching Duty/Responsibility

  1. Serve as the instructor on record for fieldwork courses, ensuring that these students’ fieldwork experiences directly support and enhance the academic curriculum.
  2. Teach non-fieldwork academic courses and course components as requested by the Department Head/Program Director.

Percentage Of Time 20 Job Duty Category Research Duty/Responsibility

  1. Conduct and disseminate research and scholarly activity.

Percentage Of Time 10 Job Duty Category Supervision Duty/Responsibility

  1. Supervise fieldwork staff regarding fieldwork data management, student fieldwork site recruitment, scheduling and confirming placements, contract negotiations/renewal, and student advising.