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Occupational Therapy Department Chairperson

University of Central Arkansas
Conway, AR 72032
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Position Information

Posting Number F0552019
Working Title Occupational Therapy Department Chairperson
Department Org 345000 - Occupational Therapy
Position Summary

The University of Central Arkansas Department Chair is responsible leadership in the academic department, teaching, research and service. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy. The position is tenured or tenure track (depending on elgibility) and a twelve-month appointment.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

The Chair of Occupational Therapy reports to the Dean of the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences (CHBS) and has responsibility for overseeing the Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) program. The chair will serve as a collaborative member of the CHBS Leadership Council and will provide effective leadership to the department in the areas related to personnel, budget, program development, and facilities. The chair will oversee a well-qualified faculty with diverse clinical, educational and research expertise who are engaged in state, regional, national and international professional activities. The chair and faculty have opportunities to participate in and foster student engagement using innovative learning strategies including problem-based learning, service-learning, and interprofessional education (IPE) with support from the university and external partners. In addition, the chair will encourage excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Applicants should provide evidence of the following: experience in leadership and the ability to support and mentor faculty; exceptional skills in communication, interpersonal relations, and personnel management; ability to work with university and off campus constituencies; long-range planning skills; and a visionary perspective.

Required Education and/or Experience

The formal education of a doctorate or terminal degree required.

Preferred Education and/or Experience

Preference will be given to candidates who have a record of prior administrative experience, fund-raising, or regional or national prominence as a leader. Rank and tenure status will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

License(s)/Certifications (Required or Preferred)

Preference will be given to candidates who hold or are eligible for licensure as an occupational therapist in Arkansas.

University, Campus, and Community Description

Thank you for your interest in employment at the University of Central Arkansas.
Founded in 1907, UCA has an enrollment of more than 11,000, of which approximately 1,800 are graduate students. The university offers more than 90 undergraduate and 60 graduate certificate and degree programs, including seven doctoral programs. The student body consistently scores above the national average on the ACT exam. UCA is proud of its tradition of teaching excellence and its contributions in research, scholarship, and creative activities. The campus is widely acclaimed for its beauty. UCA is located in Conway, Arkansas, a thriving city of approximately 65,000 in central Arkansas, and thirty minutes from Little Rock. Conway is home to several major industries, two private colleges, an excellent public school system, and strong private K12 schools. Residents have easy access to the Ouachita and Ozark National forests and pristine wildlife areas near the Buffalo National River.

Desired start date 07/01/2020
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Background Check Statement

This position may be subject to a pre-employment criminal, sex-offender registry, financial history background check and drug screening. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background checks and drug screening information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

UCA EEO Statement

The University of Central Arkansas is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution dedicated to attracting and supporting a diverse student, faculty and staff population through enhanced multicultural learning environments and opportunities. In keeping with its nondiscrimination policy in employment, admissions and other functions and programs, the university considers employees and students on the basis of individual merit and will not discriminate against a person on the basis of gender, race or color, ethnicity, religion, spiritual beliefs, national origin, age, familial status, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, disability, political beliefs, intellectual perspective, genetic information, military status, or other factors irrelevant to participation in its programs.

Open Date 10/02/2019
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of leadership philosophy, and names with email addresses and phone numbers of three references that can supply a letter of reference if needed.
Review of applications will commence on
December 1st, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

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