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Clinical Assistant Professor - Occupational Therapy Program - Spring 2023
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Location: Belton, Texas
Type: Full Time
Faculty Careers - Health Professions
The University of Mary Hardin Baylor seeks qualified faculty for its Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy program, to begin January 3, 2023 or as soon thereafter as possible. This is a year-round (12-month) non-tenure track position with initial appointment at the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor, commensurate with experience. UMHB seeks faculty who are active Christians and dedicated teacher-scholars to prepare students for leadership, service, and faith-informed discernment in a global society.
This faculty member will be responsible for advising and teaching graduate students throughout the curriculum, to include mentorship of Integrative Projects and student teaching in the Cru Community Clinic. This faculty member will also serve as the field work coordinator.
UMHB is conveniently located in Belton, an historic town of 22,000 in the heart of central Texas. Nearby cities are Temple (5 miles), Waco (45 miles), Austin (65 miles), San Antonio (130 miles) and Dallas/Ft. Worth (130 miles). Excellent schools, abundant cultural and recreational opportunities, and a high quality of life are hallmarks of the local community.
Faculty Responsibilities: Activities required of all graduate faculty include exemplary teaching, curriculum development and student advising; professional attainment; and service to department, college, university, and the community.
Specific Responsibilities: This position includes ongoing curricular and course development; teaching graduate courses in occupational therapy; advising and mentoring occupational therapy students; supervising all field work and participating in departmental and university committees.
Qualifications: 1. Degree: o Occupational therapist with an entry-level practice degree and initial certification is required. o Master’s degree in field is required. 2. Licensure: A current and unencumbered Texas OT license is required. Current OT licensure in another state with eligibility to achieve Texas OT licensure within one (1) year of hire may be substituted. 3. Professional Experience: Minimum of three (3) years clinical employment experience required, five (5) years preferred. Expertise in pediatrics is essential. 4. Teaching Experience: A minimum of one (1) year of teaching experience or two years’ experience as a fieldwork educator is required. 5. Excellent interpersonal communication skills, a dedication to professional attainment, and commitment to quality improvement are essential. 6. Must be an active and committed Christian.
Salary and Benefits: Competitive salary commensurate with experience, excellent benefits including medical and dental insurance, retirement plan with match and UMHB tuition benefits for employees and their dependents.
TO APPLY: Visit www.umhb.edu/careers for more details and to apply. Please submit a cover letter, CV, transcript copies and evidence of quality teaching performance with your online application. Your letter of interest should also respond to UMHB’s mission and values, found at http://about.umhb.edu/our-mission. In addition, include in one page or less, a description of your own Christian beliefs and commitments.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.
Founded in 1845, the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor has traditionally been known for producing excellent educators, nurses, business leaders and missionaries. That has not changed, but today UMHB is also earning recognition for its talented science and music graduates, for top-notch graduate programs in counseling, physical therapy and more.
Research done in the university's Human Performance Laboratory is being applauded for its contributions to the field of sport nutrition. The university's new competency-based education program for adult learners is the first of its kind among private colleges and universities in Texas. And enrollment at UMHB has set new records every year for the last seven years.
What's behind this success? An unapologetic dedication to Christian principles. An emphasis on inspired teaching, on making each student's learning experience the best it can be. A commitment to excellence in every aspect of university life.
If one word could be chosen to summarize what is happening at UMHB today, that word would be "MOMENTUM."
It takes a powerful force to gain momentum in an upward trajectory, and that force is present and real at UMHB today. ... Mary Hardin-Baylor is moving forward, offering Christian higher education in compelling new ways to a growing number of students. UMHB has nearly 4,000 students pursuing degrees at the undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degree levels and nearly 500 employees including 190 full-time faculty members.
UMHB is conveniently located in Belton, an historic town of over 20,000 in the heart of central Texas. Excellent schools, abundant cultural and recreational opportunities, and a high quality of life are hallmarks of the local community.