Academic Fieldwork Coordinator: Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT)

Point Loma Nazarene University

United States

February 7, 2022


The Point Loma Nazarene University community is, and intends to be, a decidedly Christian community, as exhibited by our shared beliefs, corporate practices, and Christlike character.


Point Loma Nazarene University is seeking a full time Academic Fieldwork Coordinator for the entry-level Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) program. This appointment is for a 12-month, Administrative Faculty position, starting July 1, 2022. We invite strong candidates to consider applying for this position who have prior experience developing fieldwork curriculum and securing and maintaining clinical partners for a graduate occupational therapy program. Rank and position type are commensurate with individual experience. The Program is an Applicant Program anticipating admitting its first cohort of students in Fall 2023.



Full time


Qualified applicants must meet ACOTE requirements for the position which include:

  • An earned Doctorate degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) in Occupational Therapy or a related field is preferred; a master's degree will be accepted.
  • A minimum of 2 years of documented clinical practice experience as an occupational therapist; 5-7 years experience preferred.
  • Licensed as an occupational therapist according to CA state regulation.
  • The ideal candidate will have strong evidence of excellence in teaching and fieldwork education, previous experience supervising occupational therapy students, the ability to develop the occupational therapy fieldwork curriculum to meet the needs of accreditation, and the ability to establish and maintain clinical partners in traditional and non-traditional settings. Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to excellent leadership and expertise in teaching in a Christian liberal arts context, will display a strong potential for applied scholarship and service in healthcare, and will embrace the mission of Point Loma Nazarene University.

    General Responsibilities:

    The successful candidate will work directly with the program director to set a vision for establishing the Level 1 and 2 fieldwork experiences, will possess the experience, ambition and ability to secure clinical partners, and will assist the Director in ensuring the initial successful accreditation of the program. In addition, the candidate will have sufficient knowledge of the ACOTE fieldwork standards and accreditation process, and the ability to organize and manage complex data related to these functions.


    Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU) is a small private Christian liberal arts institution located in San Diego, California. The College of Health Sciences, housed in the state-of-the-art Balboa Regional Center, has a strong existing core of graduate health sciences programs, including fully accredited Athletic Training, Physician Assistant and Clinical Counseling programs, and robust programs in Sport Performance, Exercise Science, Integrative Wellness and Sport Management. We plan to begin enrolling students in the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) program in the Fall of 2023.

    Screening of applicants will begin February 14th, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. For more information contact Dr. Beth Sullivan, Search Committee Chair, at

    For information regarding the Health Sciences graduate programs visit:

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    SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS At the time of completing application, you will need the following documents to upload:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Personal Faith
  • Philosophy of Teaching in Christian Higher Education
  • 3 Letters of References (for confidential references, have letters sent to the Department Chair or
  • Unofficial Transcripts for highest degree completed
  • 3 Teacher Evaluations (if available)
  • PLNU is a vibrant Christian liberal arts university in the evangelical, Wesleyan tradition with an undergraduate and graduate student body of around 4000 including over 40% students of color. PLNU seeks to attract an active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber, skilled in the practice of teaching and scholarship. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide quality educational and employment opportunities, PLNU actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education.

    Point Loma Nazarene University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices or procedures. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide quality educational and employment opportunities, PLNU actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education.

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