Program Director, Master Degree Programs in Occupational Therapy (with Faculty rank) - Bay Path University
Bay Path University
East Longmeadow, Massachusetts 01028

Job Description

Location: East Longmeadow, MA Category: Faculty Posted On: Mon Aug 17 2020 Job Description:

Position Code: PDMAPOT

Job Type: Full-time Faculty, Exempt (12-month position)

Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm

Schedule: Monday-Friday (including some nights and weekends)

Position Location: East Longmeadow, MA


We seek a dynamic individual to oversee the programs in the department of occupational therapy, direct the Master of Occupational Therapy Program and teach at the graduate level in the program. The successful candidate will have a terminal degree as well as a strong background and clinical experience in physical, cognitive, and/or other areas of general rehabilitation practice. This may include the adult and/or pediatric population and will include assessment, treatment, and management of disorders typically seen in these populations. Experience in assistive technology, social policy, professional issues, and/or advocacy are preferred, but not required.

The Director will report directly to the Associate Provost/Dean of SEHHS. The Director will oversee that faculty demonstrate the ability to creatively engage students in didactic and experiential learning opportunities, and collaborate with the Associate Provost/Dean of SEHHS, other faculty members of the Occupational Therapy Department in addition to departments critical to the success of the Occupational Therapy Department such as Enrollment and Marketing.

Bay Path University is an institution that places the utmost importance on the faculty's ability to teach and relate to all students, whether in undergraduate or graduate programs. The importance of teaching at the graduate level equals the importance at the undergraduate level. At the same time, Bay Path University is committed to advancing its Health Care and Health Science programs. The Master of Occupational Therapy exists within the School of Education, Human & Health Sciences and as such, contributes to the overall graduate academic commitment to a sound and exciting Liberal Arts education.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Responsible for the management and administration of the entire OT Program, including scheduling of courses, planning, evaluation, budgeting, selection of faculty and staff, maintenance of accreditation, and commitment to strategies of professional development.
  • Pending program need this position may teach a maximum of six credits annually which will be determined in consultation with the Associate Provost.
  • Participate in departmental and institutional meetings, committees, and functions as necessary and appropriate.
  • Advise MOT students in academic, fieldwork, and professional issues.
  • Participate in the admissions process, which may include Open Houses, communicating with prospective and/or accepted students, and interviewing students as requested.
  • Work collaboratively with OT faculty for program assessment and student learning outcomes.
  • Oversee resolution of any problems that arise with students and/or associated faculty.
  • Maintain program morale and motivate faculty.
  • Lead the development of the assessment plan for the OT.
  • Oversee the OTB program and work collaboratively with the OTD program.
  • Develop and implement robust training program for all faculty (fall and part-time) utilizing technology and collaborative learning strategies
  • Work collaboratively with Associate Provost/Dean of SEHHS and other OT faculty to ensure program meets accreditation standards.
  • Engage in a process of formative and summative course evaluation to enhance the student learning experience.
  • Engage in appropriate and relevant professional development.
  • Maintain professional licensure.
  • Maintain an active presence on the campus including attendance at student events.
  • Oversee and participate in program and curriculum development.
  • Attend faculty and other University meetings.
  • Attend all major University events (e.g. Commencement, Convocation).
  • Identify student learning needs; propose solutions to address needs.
  • Adhere to HIPAA and FERPA privacy standards.
  • Perform any other job related functions as assigned by the Associate Provost/Dean of SEHHS.
  • Complete ACOTE related documentation, including annual reports, interim reports, and self-studies as required. Oversee ACOTE/other accreditation agency site visits.
  • Supervise all OT full time, part time, and adjunct faculty.
  • Hire and orient new adjunct and full-time faculty for each academic year and overseeing course content.
  • Oversee the clinical and didactic education for the OT program.
  • Review and update all assessment plans for the MOT program.
  • Review all course evaluation and other available outcome data (e.g. student satisfaction surveys, portfolios, employer or internship feedback) and incorporate findings into assessment plans.
  • Attend to departmental administrative duties as they arise.
  • Participate in summer admissions activities and events as requested.
  • Review departmental syllabi, especially student learning outcomes and any changes resulting from core curriculum revision.
  • Review student learning outcomes to ensure outcomes are consistent with accreditation standards.
  • Develop schedule for MOT program.
  • Oversee orientation for incoming MOT students.
  • Annual review of curriculum; develop strategic plan.
  • Update MOT student handbook (as necessary).
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Attend trainings as required.
  • Perform any other duties or tasks as assigned by the University.


  • All OT faculty and staff
  • Work study students

Job Requirements:


  • Hold a doctoral degree in occupational therapy or related health care field.
  • Have a minimum of 8 years of documented experience in the field of occupational therapy.
  • Administrative experience including, but not limited to, program planning and implementation, personnel management, evaluation and budgeting.
  • Scholarship of application as well as of teaching and learning.
  • At least 3 years of experience in a full-time academic appointment with teaching responsibilities at the post-secondary level.
  • Hold a professional licensure in the state of Massachusetts appropriate to the field.
  • Be certified active and in good standing by NBCOT.
  • Have a strong clinical background in physical, cognitive, and/or other areas of general rehabilitation practice.
  • Possess strong organizational and leadership skills.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and within FERPA and HIPPA guidelines.
  • All new employees must complete the FERPA, and Anti-Harassment online trainings within 15 days of employment
  • Ability to adhere to University policies and procedures.
  • Valid U.S. driver's license.
  • Must successfully pass the online safe Driving Course and driving record check at time of hire and annually thereafter.
  • If you operate a University owned, leased or personal vehicle at any time while performing your duties you must follow all policies and procedures outlined in the Operations Manual. You must have a valid driver's license and must successfully pass the online Safe Driving Course and driving record check at time of hire and annually thereafter. Additionally, you must report any driving offense, on or off company time, which causes a loss, suspension, or any other change in your license status. You must report this change within one business day of the offense. You can report this change to the Human Resource Department or your direct supervisor. Failure to do so can lead to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.
  • Should be committed to a culture of diversity, respect and inclusion; demonstrated ability to build working relationships with people having a wide variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences different from ones' own.
  • General knowledge of the University's mission, purpose and goals and the role this position plays in achieving those goals.

Additional Information:

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Bay Path University is a diverse community devoted to proactively nurturing a campus-wide culture that promotes and ensures respect, inclusion and safety for all members regardless of race, color, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity, socio-economic background, or physical ability. We are one University that opens our hearts and minds to conversations, to learning and to creating a community that is welcoming of all. Regardless of position, it is expected that each employee will embrace this commitment and demonstrate an attitude of respect toward and acceptance of all members of our community.

Bay Path University is a smoke- and tobacco-free community.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory background checking.

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Preferred Years Of Experience:

8 Year(s)

Education Required:


Academic Discipline:


Employment/Position Type:

Full Time


No Travel
Date Posted : 01/29/2021