The Program Chair of the Occupational Therapy program reports directly to the Dean of the School of Behavioral and Health Sciences. The Program Chair plays a vital role in the academic administration of Walsh University. The Program Chair serves as a leader who provides the link between the faculty and the administration of the academic and administrative policies of the School. The Program Chair's ultimately is responsible for managing daily operations within the program and works with the Dean of the School on program development and assessment centered on faculty and student growth consistent with ACOTE requirements; recruitment and student admissions; program expenditures and budgeting; faculty and staffing; university governance activities; strategic planning initiatives and implementation. The Program Chair's workload includes 50 percent allocated to administrative duties for the program with the remaining 50 percent dedicated to teaching, scholarship, and service.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:
Primary academic responsibilities of the Program Chair include, but are not limited to the following:
• Maintain ACOTE accreditation
• Develop, assess, and revise the strategic plan for the program
• Development and assessment of the OT program
• Hiring and mentoring faculty
• Supervising staff
• Development, assessment, and revision of the program vision, mission, and goals
• Oversight of the day-to-day operations of the program
• Student advising
• Productive scholarship
• Mentoring student scholarly projects
• Service to the university, school, program, profession, and community in accordance with the mission of Walsh University
• Academic Advising
• Admission and Recruitment
• Assessment responsibilities
• Budgetary responsibilities
• Faculty and staff responsibilities
• Funding responsibilities
• Governance responsibilities
• Planning responsibilities
• Program responsibilities
• Other duties as assigned or required.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) of this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.
All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.
Required Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)
Must understand and support the Mission, Vision and Code of Ethical Conduct of Walsh University, as a Catholic higher education university as expressed in Ex Corde Ecclesiae, and possess the following:
• Occupational Therapy degree from a program accredited by ACOTE
• Earned terminal degree (PhD, EdD, ScD, OTD, etc.)
• Licensed in the state of Ohio; or eligible for license in Ohio
• Eight (8) years clinical experience
• Three (3) years' experience in a full time postsecondary academic appointment
Skills and abilities:
• Professional demeanor and ability to interact with charity towards students, staff and faculty. Positive attitude a must.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.
• Normal day-to-day functions include sitting, standing, and walking -- between offices and campus buildings.
• Frequently: sit, perform desk-based computer tasks; use fine manipulation and grasp; use a telephone; write by hand; sort and file paperwork.
• Occasionally: stand and walk; twist; lift, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
• Occasionally: ability to attend events and activities on or off campus.
Frequently: ability to interact and communicate with members of the University and others as necessary.
Apply at: https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=108140&clientkey=1051C39EB9AB7F40500A9D465D1FF64D
Applicants must submit a completed online application and any additional documents requested by the search/interview committee. This may include resume, unofficial transcripts, etc.
• Complete the online application
• Provide a current Curriculum Vitae
• Provide a cover letter
• Provide contact information for 3 references
• Provide a copy of OT license
• Provide a copy of all postsecondary transcripts
Contact the Search Committee Chair for questions:
Dr. Christine McCallum
2020 E. Maple Street
North Canton, OH 44720
About Walsh University
Walsh University is seeking a dynamic, energetic, and passionate individual who is enthusiastic about the environment found on a private, values based, Catholic liberal arts campus. Walsh University believes in the desirability of a small university that promotes academic excellence, a diverse community and close student-teacher interactions. A commitment to the Judeo Christian tradition, diversity and service learning are critical to the mission of Walsh University. Walsh University is committed to principles of equal opportunity and is an equal opportunity employer.