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Faculty - Director/Occupational Therapy - 10HSOT03  « Position Deleted on 11/11/2010 »

Institution: Texas Woman's University
Location: Denton, TX
Category:
  • Faculty - Health - Physical & Occupational Therapy
Posted: 04/09/2010
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
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TEXAS WOMAN'S UNIVERSITY

DEPARTMENT: School of Occupational Therapy

TITLE: Director of School of Occupational Therapy

JOB CODE: 10HSOT03

DATE CLOSED: Open until filled

Texas Woman's University (TWU) is seeking a qualified individual to lead the largest occupational therapy program in the nation. Applications and nominations are invited for Director of the School of Occupational Therapy. TWU is a publicly-funded co-educational institution that is designated as a Doctoral/Research-Intensive University by the Carnegie Foundation. The TWU main campus is in Denton, with additional campuses in Dallas and Houston.

The School of Occupational Therapy is a nationally-ranked, accredited program in the College of Health Sciences. TWU has a long history of offering entry-level and advanced degrees, including Master of Occupational Therapy and Ph.D. in Occupational Therapy degrees. The MOT programs include full-time programs in Dallas and Houston, and the BS-to-MOT Fast Track and the COTA-to-MOT Bridge Program in Denton. In addition, the School offers several post-professional certificate programs. The School is seeking a visionary Director who will 1) foster a climate of intellectual vitality and excellence, 2) support faculty in Denton, Dallas, and Houston in their teaching, scholarship and service activities, and 3) effectively advocate for the program both inside and outside the profession of occupational therapy. The Director will work closely with the Associate Directors in Dallas and Houston and with the Dean of the College of Health Sciences in Denton.

Desired Qualifications:
* An earned academic doctorate.
* Eligible for licensure as an occupational therapist in the State of Texas.
* A distinguished record of teaching and service.
* A demonstrated record of research, funding and publication.
* Demonstrated academic leadership and collaboration skills.
* The ability to foster open, direct communication across 3 campuses.
* Administrative skills and financial management skills; minimum 2 years required, academic setting preferred.

TWU's home campus in Denton is located at the apex of the Dallas-Denton-Fort Worth Golden Triangle. In addition to suburban flavor, 2 major universities, ready access to metropolitan areas, and lake country living, Denton is one of the most popular cities in north Texas. The School of Occupational Therapy in Dallas and Houston are located in urban medical settings. The Houston Center is in the Texas Medical Center, a world renowned 675 acre complex of hospitals, health-related schools and research institutions. The Dallas Center is located in the heart of the city, and by 2011 will be housed in a new facility within the city's major medical complex. Each campus has close ties to academic, medical, and the community facilities in the greater Houston and Dallas area which contribute to a rich and diverse environment for research, access to excellence in clinical practice, and exciting teaching opportunities.

TO APPLY:
Applications should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact numbers of four references. Application materials should go to facultyjobs@twu.edu (E-mail Header or Subject line must include job title: "Director of School of Occupational Therapy" and job code number "10HSOT03"). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries and questions can be addressed to Dr. Venita Lovelace-Chandler, Associate Director, School of Physical Therapy and Chair, Occupational Therapy Director Search Committee at vlovelacechandler@twu.edu or 214 706-2320.

Texas Woman's University strives to provide an educational environment that affirms the rights and dignity of each individual, fosters diversity, and encourages a respect for the differences among persons. Discrimination or harassment of any kind is considered inappropriate.

Texas Woman's University is committed to equal opportunity in employment and education and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, veteran's status, or against qualified disabled persons.

"All positions at Texas Woman's University are deemed security sensitive requiring background checks."
Texas Woman's University strives to provide an educational environment that affirms the rights and dignity of each individual, fosters diversity, and encourages a respect for the differences among persons. Discrimination or harassment of any kind is considered inappropriate.

Texas Woman's University is committed to equal opportunity in employment and education and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, veteran's status, or against qualified disabled persons.