Adjunct, Occupational Therapy

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Work type: Faculty Part-time
Department: Katz School
Location: Beren Campus, 245 Lexington Avenue, NY, NY
Categories: Clinical Services


Position Summary:

The Katz School of Science and Health is in need of instructors to facilitate in the online delivery model and teach in-person in the Occupational Therapy doctoral program. Reporting directly to the Program Director of the program, the adjunct professor supports the University in fulfillment of its mission, purpose and goals. Provides program- specific expertise and is actively engaged in relevant department   initiatives. Supports University, Campus, and/or departmental goals in order to assure compliance with programmatic accreditation and/or licensure, internal consistency, and graduate outcomes that meet student learning, workplace and placement expectations. Provides professional leadership and support, and serves as an educator, role model, mentor and facilitator. Focuses extensively on facilitating student learning associated with prescribed course and program learning outcomes. Creates an educational environment which fosters innovation, responsiveness, and accountability. Focuses extensively on facilitating student learning associated with prescribed course   and   program   learning   outcomes. Actively and substantively participates in assessment of student learning activities to maximize the potential for students to learn what is necessary to meet prescribed outcomes. Vigorously upholds a culture of academic integrity.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Fulfills assigned teaching load
  • Participates in and contributes to assessment activities of courses/curriculum and program via a continuous improvement plan as set forth by the University.
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm for teaching and the teaching/learning process and for individual students.
  • Explores scholarly research to improve teaching and instruction.
  •  Begins to explore cross-disciplinary approaches to instruction.
  • Maintain license and professional memberships (State and National)
  • Other duties as assigned

Experience & Educational Background:

  • Doctoral degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited university preferred.
  • Two or more years (either adjunct, full or part-time) teaching in a University (or College) setting preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite Products, especially Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and other MS office products as needed. Familiarity with Canvas Learning system preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years of clinical occupational therapy experience.
  • Expertise in subject area appropriate for position.
  • Active engagement in relevant field or discipline
  • Documented experience or certification(s) in area(s) of specialization (neurorehabilitation, or mental health, or orthopedic/hand rehabilitation, or pediatrics) preferred.
  • Certified by NBCOT (The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy) as an OTR (Registered Occupational Therapist) required.
  • Licensed as an Occupational Therapist in the State of New York required.
  • Must meet and maintain the qualifications and standards set forth by any accreditation body that Yeshiva University is accredited by or in process of obtaining accreditation from, for area of expertise and expectations of faculty member as set forth in regulatory documents.
  • Must maintain any professional certifications deemed necessary to meet the requirements of the teaching role.
  • Excellent presentation, written and verbal communication skills

Skills & Competencies:

  • Knowledge of state, federal and local laws/regulations relating to programs, governmental compliance and other regulatory standards.
  • Ability to demonstrate clinical competency.
  • Ability to maintain academic standards.
  • Ability to work independently with general supervision.
  • Ability to demonstrate a thorough, accurate and practical knowledge of their field or discipline.
  • Ability to interpret and evaluate the theories of their field or discipline.
  • Ability to effectively operate related equipment and machines for instructional purposes.
  • Ability to use effective communication skills, both oral and written, including presentations and effective listening skills.
  • Ability to use creative facilitation and conflict resolution skills to resolve difficult and sensitive issues.



Applications will be accepted through the YU Jobs website.

About Us:

Yeshiva University’s Katz School delivers world-class education in science and health. At the heart of the Katz school are students and faculty who are bold, purpose-driven, and committed to making an impact in their disciplines, professions, and communities. Here, researchers, industry professionals, and students – all scholars, dreamers, and builders – come together to rethink the boundaries between academic disciplines and to tackle problems of economic, intellectual, and social impact.

We believe in learning by doing, and together we push the edge of what is possible through cutting-edge research, innovation and practice. Our faculty and students collaborate across disciplines, industries and universities on projects that matter to them and in the world. And we lead with values—kindness, generosity, integrity—and strive to leave the world a little better than we found it. We are committed to the belief that it is not only the destination that counts but the values we bring to the journey.

The Katz School is ranked in the Top 5 universities in NYC and Top 100 university in the US, per US News and World Report.

Equal Employment


Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.





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