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Director, School of Occupational Therapy
Title:Director, School of Occupational Therapy
ID:OT 127
Position Status:Full-Time Faculty
Department:Occupational Therapy
Job Type:Salary
Campaign Start Date:08/15/2017
Location:Gainesville,GA (Main Campus)
Job Category:02 Professional


Brenau University’s School of Occupational Therapy seeks an experienced, innovative academic leader to be the next Director of the School, located within the College of Health Sciences.
Occupational Therapy plays a vital role in fulfilling the university’s mission by working collaboratively with all members of Brenau’s community of learning, to accomplish the goals of the university’s ever-expanding, innovative academic programs, which span five campuses, online, and globally.

Functions and Responsibilities

The Director coordinates the duties of the Director of a post-professional OTD, and three Program Chairs for our MSOT programs across two campuses; oversees administration of the School’s budgetary resources; and maintains an active research and scholarship agenda. The Director reports to, and collaborates regularly with the Dean of the College of Health Sciences (CHS) and other leaders within the college and university. The Director has duties and responsibilities within CHS and the university as a whole. Teaching responsibilities are for fifteen (15) credit hours per calendar year. Necessary skills and expected duties of a Director include: in depth knowledge of the other disciplines within their School; leadership, advocacy, oversight of OT program planning, assessment, personnel, budget management, outreach, time management, and communication. An individual is desired also who can lead the initiative to establish an on-campus OT clinical site.
The qualified candidate for this position will be an occupational therapist with:
  • An earned doctoral degree from an institution accredited by a regional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education: post professional OTD accepted, PhD or equivalent in a relevant discipline preferred;
  • Academic experiential and scholarly accomplishments commensurate with appointment at the Associate Professor rank or higher;
  • At least 8 years of occupational therapy practice experience;
  • At least 5 years in a full time academic appointment with teaching responsibilities and demonstrated scholarship;
  • Evidence of successful leadership and higher-level management experience in academic, research, OT practice or other health-related organizations;
  • An unrestricted Georgia occupational therapy license, or documented eligibility for OT licensure in the state of Georgia (prior to starting employment).
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated success in academic administration, fiscal oversight, fostering faculty development, scholarship and the development of innovative programs and curricula;
  • Experience with program assessment and accreditation (ACOTE and regional accreditation agencies);
  • Evidence of promotion of graduate student scholarship;
  • Practical knowledge or experience with external funding processes;
  • Demonstrated experience in fostering a diverse community of practice among faculty, staff, and students.
Environmental and Working Conditions:

Normal environment found in an office and/or educational setting. Some exposure to outdoors and varying weather conditions may be required.
Physical Demands and Aptitudes:
Some lifting and or carrying objects may be required. This position requires repetitive usage of arms, legs, eyes to including sitting to a significant degree.
Work Hours:
40 hours per week. Schedule may be variable to meet the needs of the department. As one program platform meets eight weekends per semester, some weekend teaching may be required.
Special Requirements:
This position requires that the employee hold and continue to maintain a clean criminal history background, including maintenance of requirements for Georgia OT Licensure.
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