St.  Catherine University

Director of Graduate Occupational Therapy Programs

Location
Minnesota
Posted
Dec 14, 2022
Closes
Mar 01, 2023
Ref
20220147-FAC
Category
Education
Employment Status
Full Time
Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title
Director of Graduate Occupational Therapy Programs
Division
Academic Affairs
Department/Office
MA Occupational Therapy

Position Summary Information

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St. Catherine University invites applications for a full-time Director of Graduate Occupational Therapy Programs.

St. Catherine University offers master's, doctoral, and post-professional degrees in occupational therapy. We seek a dynamic leader to serve as the next program director to build on our track record of success and innovation within occupational therapy education. The graduate occupational therapy programs are part of the Henrietta Schmoll School of Health Sciences ( HSSHS ). With 17 degree programs, approximately 100 faculty, and a focus on interprofessional education, the program director will find an environment that facilities transformative collaboration. The Institute of Simulation and Interprofessional Learning (I- SAIL ) provides resources and expertise to support the development and implementation of high-impact educational activities within HSSHS and the School of Nursing. This is 12-month, tenure-track position will start June 1, 2023. Dependent on the applicant's qualifications and experiences, the initial appointment may be at the assistant or associate professor level.

Responsibilities include:


  • Establish and renew program policies, maintain a system of program evaluation for all programs and prepare annual reports for accreditation and the university
  • Oversee the development, maintenance, and evaluation of the curriculum design, fieldwork processes, capstone processes, and curriculum evaluation.
  • Develop, administer, and manage program budgets for personnel, equipment, supplies, consultants, travel, accreditation, and program endowed funds
  • Monitor and enforce University and department position descriptions, policies, and procedures for faculty and maintain program faculty records
  • Develops and carries out scholarly activities in collaboration with faculty, students, and the community in an area of interest aligned with the departmental strategic plan
  • Advocate to the University for the needs of the OT program, students, and faculty and facilitate cooperative faculty efforts across academic programs
  • Hire, supervise, and evaluate administrative assistants
  • Collaborates with other faculty to teach in areas of content expertise.
  • Attend chairs and directors meetings within the university, graduate college, and HSSHS
  • Designs, teaches, evaluates, and revises course content to reflect evidence-based practice and most current knowledge in the field.
  • Participate in University wide activities such as commencement ceremonies, convocations, faculty meetings and hearings, and faculty development events.


Employees at St. Kate's feel a deep connection to the University's Mission and Vision, and they live their values at work. Benefits available to full-time employees include:

  • Three weeks of accrued vacation time as well as fourteen (14) paid holidays and six paid “gift” days when the university is closed.
  • Accrued sick time.
  • Free tuition for employees and discounted tuition for their families after one year of service
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • 403b retirement plan access
  • Six weeks of paid parental leave after one year of service


St. Catherine University in St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a comprehensive Catholic university and home to one of the nation's largest colleges for women, with associate and graduate programs for all genders. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1905, the University integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic traditions of intellectual inquiry and social teaching. Committed to excellence and opportunity, St. Catherine enrolls nearly 5,000 students in certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral programs in traditional day and evening/weekend/online formats.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Doctoral Degree
    8 years of documented experience in the field of occupational therapy including:
    • Clinical practice as an occupational therapist
    • Administrative experience (including program planning and implementation, personnel management, evaluation, and budgeting)
    • Scholarship (scholarship of teaching and learning or application)
    • Understanding of the role of the occupational therapy assistant
  • A minimum of three (3) years of experience in a full-time academic appointment with teaching responsibilities at the post baccalaureate level
  • Must be licensed as an OT in Minnesota and have NBCOT certification

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in leadership roles within higher education and/or OT programs


We seek creative, adaptable staff who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity, multicultural understanding, and cultural fluency. Consistent with the university's commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their experience and service.

EEO Statement

St. Catherine University is an equal opportunity employer. Our commitment to inclusion reflects the central value of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet to “love of neighbor without distinction” and provides a learning and working environment that is enriched by the diversity of all our members. Individuals of religious, racial, ethnic, gender identity, nation of origin, or disability groups that have traditionally had less representation in higher education are encouraged to apply. Should you need an interview accommodation please contact us at hr@stkate.edu or 651-690-6565.

Application instructions for FACULTY

Visit St. Kate Careers to apply. Three references and successful completion of a background check will be required for employment.

Given the way campus life inherently puts people in close proximity to each other, including residence and dining halls, classrooms, and gatherings, the University has determined that a vaccination requirement is the best way to keep our community safe and prevent potential outbreaks as we return to more regular, in-person operations. St. Catherine University is requiring all students, faculty (including adjuncts contracted for the fall semester and beyond), staff, and residents age 12 and older to complete their COVID -19 vaccination series, including a booster, unless the University approves a medical or religious accommodation or other accommodation/exemption as required by applicable law. New employees must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exemption/accommodation before beginning work. For more information, visit stkate.edu/coronavirus-info/vaccine .

St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
Equal Opportunity Employer / Drug Free Workplace / Tobacco Free Workplace

Our university is a proud member of the Upper Midwest HERC and is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff and assisting dual career couples. For more information and to find other higher education jobs in the Upper Midwest region, visit: www.uppermidwestherc.org.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * What is your highest level of completed education?
    • Some high school
    • High school diploma or GED
    • Some college
    • Associate's degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Some graduate school
    • Master's degree
    • ABD
    • Professional degree (e.g., JD, MD)
    • Doctoral degree
  2. * For any education beyond high school, please list the degree or certification and the area of focus.
    (Open Ended Question)
  3. * Are you certified with the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have a current and valid occupational therapy license in your home state?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have a current and valid Occupational Therapy license in Minnesota?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Given the way campus life inherently puts people in close proximity to each other, including residence and dining halls, classrooms, and gatherings, the University has determined that a vaccination requirement is the best way to keep our community safe and prevent potential outbreaks as we return to more regular, in-person operations. St. Catherine University is requiring all students, faculty (including adjuncts contracted for the fall semester and beyond), staff, and residents age 12 and older to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series, including booster, unless the University approves a medical or religious accommodation or other accommodation / exemption as required by applicable law. New employees must submit vaccination and booster documentation or be approved for an exemption/accommodation before beginning work. For more information, visit stkate.edu/coronavirus-info/vaccine. We include this information to ensure that candidates are aware of and acknowledge understanding of the new requirement.
    • I have read and understand the requirement.
  7. * Are you presently legally authorized to work in the United States for any U.S. employer? Please be aware that St. Catherine University is only able to consider candidates who are authorized to work in the United States.
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * St. Catherine University welcomes applications from candidates who are traditionally under-represented. We are happy to consider candidates who are currently in possession of a temporary work visa, however, please be aware that we do not offer employment visa sponsorship. Will you now or in the future require an employer to sponsor you for an employment-based visa/status in the U.S. (e.g. H-1B status)?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Maybe
  9. * Can you perform the essential functions of this position with or without accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  10. * How did you hear about this opportunity?
    • St. Catherine University website
    • St. Catherine University employee
    • Academic Jobs
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    • Association of Catholic Colleges/Universities
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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Professional Reference Contact Information
Optional Documents

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