Director, School of Occupational Therapy
THIS POSITION DOES NOT START UNTIL August 2017.
DescriptionBrenau 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 ResponsibilitiesThe 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:
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.
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.
This position requires that the employee hold and continue to maintain a clean criminal history background, including maintenance of requirements for Georgia OT Licensure.