• Occupational Therapy Program Director

    Posting Date 6 months ago(11/1/2017 3:34 PM)
    Job ID
    Employee Classification
    Katz School
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Campus : Location
    US-NY-Beren- Lexington & 33rd St

    Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University (YU) has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education, psychology, and more.  

    We are a leading global educational institution that employs 2,000 people across our various campus locations -- Wilf Campus, Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, Resnick Campus in the Bronx, the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem, the Boys High School in Manhattan and the Girls High School in Queens. From the distinguished faculty who teach here, to the dedicated staff, we work to fulfill our mission: to “bring wisdom to life” through all that we teach, by all that we do and for all those we serve. We seek to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting working environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together.


    The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the University’s retirement plan.



    Yeshiva University’s Katz School seeks a dynamic director to serve as academic and administrative lead for its graduate Occupational Therapy program. The director will be responsible for establishing this new program by preparing the Candidacy Application to be submitted to the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE), and for developing, implementing, administering and evaluating the overall effectiveness of the program once operational. The program director will provide transformative direction and oversight with a commitment to excellence in teaching, clinical practice, research and community.


    The position may be eligible for a senior clinical appointment or tenure depending on experience and qualifications. 


    • Leading faculty recruitment, hiring, development, evaluation, and tenure support, and creating a culture of collegiality and shared governance
    • Overseeing curriculum development, assessment, and continuous improvement
    • Overseeing the successful development and ongoing operations of an on-campus clinic as well as all aspects of external clinical placements
    • Overseeing program accreditation, academic and clinic policies, and assessment with commitment to continuous program improvement
    • Overseeing student recruitment and selection with the expectation of significant program growth
    • Ensuring student academic and professional success
    • Teaming with Administrators and Faculty of other Yeshiva University Health Professional Programs to identify synergistic strategies and shared goals
    • Establishing partnerships with local, regional, national, and international health and community organizations;
    • Developing grants, contracts, philanthropy, and research development
    • Managing budgets and resources


    Education and Experience:

    • Doctoral degree in occupational therapy or related field awarded by an accredited institution
    • Minimum 8 years of documented experience, 5 in the field of occupational therapy (including clinical practice) and 3 in higher education
    • Initial certification as occupational therapist, registered with the NBCOT, Inc.
    • Licensed or eligible for licensure in the State of New York

    Skills and Competencies:

    • Documented higher education administrative experience, including but not limited to, program planning and implementation, assessment/continuous improvement, personnel management, shared governance, and budgeting
    • Distinguished record of clinical accomplishment, contributions to practice/treatment, grant development, and some publication
    • Vision and commitment to enhance the visibility, reputation, and community contributions of the occupational therapy program
    • Excellence in teaching and graduate student mentorship
    • Exceptional writing and presentation skills


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