Working Title Doctoral Capstone Coordinator (Occupational Therapy)
Department School of Kinesiology, Counseling, and Rehabilitative Sciences
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Commitment to Inclusive Excellence
Northern Kentucky University (NKU) seeks excellence by enriching its
educational environment and culture through the diversity of its
administration, faculty and staff and by embracing inclusiveness, equity, and
global awareness in all dimensions of its work. NKU is an Equal
Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. We encourage
applications by members of diverse groups and by persons with a demonstrated
commitment to issues of diversity and experience in achieving goals relative
to inclusive excellence.
Purpose of Position
Northern Kentucky University, 7 miles from downtown Cincinnati is seeking an
innovative, collaborative, visionary Doctoral Capstone Coordinator (DCC).
Northern Kentucky University is a university known to its faculty and students
for its commitment to diversity (82% of students and 71% of faculty have
rated NKU as being very dedicated to diversity), and we are looking for a
culturally competent team member to contribute to this tradition.
As a founding core faculty member of the entry-level Doctor of Occupational
Therapy Program, the DCC is in a unique position to design and initiate
doctoral capstone experiences that develop occupational therapy leaders
committed to the program's mission of facilitating excellence in academics,
entry-level occupation-based practice, collaborative engagement,
professionalism, and leadership within a global context to promote health
through occupational engagement. As a member of the School of Kinesiology,
Counseling, and Rehabilitative Sciences, the DCC will be part of a multi-
disciplinary environment and collaborate with a diverse team of faculty and
NKU is committed to assembling a diverse faculty team with a global
perspective and a student-focused mindset. The DCC is responsible for the
coordination, management, and compliance of the Doctoral Capstone Experience
as required by section D in the ACOTE standards. In addition, the DCC ensures
the quality and integrity of the doctoral capstone and creates a program that
meets ACOTE standards, manages faculty, staff, student, and community
relationships to support the doctoral experience, and works collaboratively
with the OTD Program Director to advance the program's mission. The DCC also
teaches courses in the OTD curriculum. The DCC also serves on departmental,
school, college, and university committees, and provides service in various
areas. The position is full-time, Academic Year, non-tenure-track renewable
with a competitive salary.
The DCC is responsible for the coordination, management, and compliance of the
Doctoral Capstone Experience as required by section D in the ACOTE standards.
In addition, the DCC ensures the quality and integrity of the doctoral
capstone and experience and creates a program that meets ACOTE standards,
manages faculty, staff, student and community relationships to support the
doctoral experience, and works collaboratively with the OTD Program Director
to advance the program's mission.
The DCC also teaches courses in the OTD curriculum with responsibilities in
course and curriculum design and delivery, program evaluation, scholarship,
mentoring students, and meeting accreditation requirements. The DCC also
serves on departmental, school, college, and university committees, and
provide service in various areas. The position is full-time, Academic Year,
non-tenure-track renewable with a competitive salary.
Candidates must have earned a doctorate degree from an accredited institution,
NBCOT certification, and experience in research embedded in occupational
therapy evidence-based practice. Candidates should demonstrate a student-
centered focus and commitment to fostering an inclusive learning environment.
Candidates must be eligible for licensure in Kentucky.
Strengths in collaborative engagement, effective teamworking, self-motivation,
attention to detailed, approachability, capstone or clinical research
development and instruction, clinical perspective based on occupation-based
practice models, dedication to an inclusive and student-centered learning
environment, experience in occupational therapy curriculum development and
ACOTE accreditation processes.
If you meet these qualifications, please submit an application, letter of
interest, current CV, names and contact information of 3 professional
references, copies of graduate transcripts (unofficial accepted at the
initial stage), and your personal teaching philosophy on occupation as
intervention, as well as your personal philosophy on the importance of
diversity and inclusion in higher education.
If you have additional questions, you may contact Dr. Terrance Anderson,
Inaugural Program Director, Occupational Therapy, Andersont13@nku.edu. Review
of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is
filled. Salary and benefits are competitive. The position starts October 2020.
Minimum Education Doctorate
Preferred Education Doctorate
Requisition Number 2021F568
Job Open Date 10/18/2021
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled No
Quick Link https: // jobs.nku.edu/postings/11007
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Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Diversity Statement 1
Evidence of teaching style and effectiveness