Clinical Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy

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Work type: Faculty Full-time
Department: Katz School
Location: Resnick Campus, 1165 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx, NY
Categories: Clinical Services, Education/Teaching

Position Summary:       

Reporting directly to the Program Director, the Clinical Assistant 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. Provides mentorship to students; fosters and evaluates student performance and ability to integrate didactic knowledge, evidence, theory, professional communication, and reasoning in preparations for, and during fieldwork. 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 of 18 credits per year.
  • 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.
  • Facilitates student learning in accordance with prescribed course and program learning outcomes.
  • Regularly contributes to improvement or upgrading of class materials and syllabi.
  • Follows established protocols for providing timely feedback, academic advising, and assessment of student learning.
  • Keeps regular approved office hours (for FT faculty).
  • Provide mentorship to students and faculty as assigned by department/program dean/chair.
    • Mentor 3 OTD Capstone students per calendar year.
  • Explores scholarly research to improve teaching and instruction.
  • Begins to explore cross-disciplinary approaches to instruction.


  • Attends professional development activities each year as agreed upon with supervisor in associate development plan.
  • Selects a minimum of one of the following activity areas: publishing & writing, acting as a contributor to textbooks, presenting at conferences or educational training, attending test-writing or accreditation activities, serving on thesis dissertation committee, or other agreed upon professional activity.
  • Identifies and applies specialized research or activities related to teaching, assigned teaching area(s), or may contribute to the scholarly community/knowledge of the discipline.


  • Attends department, college, and university meetings/councils as arranged/approved by the program director.
  • Develops connections within professional community both inside and outside the university/occupational therapy program.
  • Contributes/demonstrates ongoing service in at least one of the following areas:
    • Community or Public Service
    • Profession (member of professional organization)
    • University/Occupational Therapy program
  • Demonstrates an active leadership role in university and in the community or profession.


  • Students: Mentor students and assist in performance, success, and professionalism in the workplace; evaluate students’ performance and ability to integrate didactic and fieldwork learning experiences.
  • Courses: Develop curriculum and content.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Experience & Educational Background:


  • PhD or Occupational Therapy Doctoral degree from an accredited university required.
  • Should provide a documented background in educational methodology consistent with teaching assignments, including, but not limited to, education theory and practice, current concepts relative to specific subjects they will be teaching, current clinical practice experience, or distance education techniques and delivery.


  • Two or more years teaching experience (either adjunct, full, or part-time) in an ACOTE (Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education) accredited Occupational Therapy program. Instructional experience must be at institutions which are Title IV funding eligible.
  • Minimum of four years of experience in clinical practice with at least two years of experience in supervising fieldwork students.


  • 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 and any professional certifications deemed necessary to meet the requirements of the teaching role.
  • Experience with online learning management systems to further engage the student learning process desirable.
  • Experience with fieldwork database management systems (e.g., Exxat, Formstack).

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.
  • Above average executive functioning/organizational skills.
  • 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 manage and work effectively in a highly ethnic and culturally diverse student and associate community.
  • 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.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite Products, especially Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and other MS Office products, as needed.

Application Instructions:

Please include with your application a CV, cover letter, and a list of references. References will be contacted when an applicant is under consideration. 

Salary Range:


About Us:        

Located in the heart of New York City, Yeshiva University is a US News and World Report Top 100 University, having moved up the rankings in the last three consecutive years to number 67.

The Katz School of Science and Health is Yeshiva University’s flagship school for STEM. We are research scientists, tech builders and patient-centered clinicians working on problems that matter. We focus on industry sectors that are central to the modern economy: Artificial Intelligence, Biotechnology, Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, Digital Media, and Fintech, as well as Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies and Speech-Language Pathology. 

Katz School faculty take an interdisciplinary approach to research and education, fostering the creativity, collaborative thinking and builder mindset required to take on today’s toughest problems. Over the last five years, we have launched ten master’s and doctoral programs with 92% graduation rates, 100% licensure pass rates, 95% post-graduation employment in high-paying careers, and students and alumni from over 30 countries. 

The Katz School is a close-knit community with a big network, nestled in the heart of a big city. We are global in reach, with faculty and students from across the United States and around the world—and also deeply embedded in New York City’s rich professional and social fabric. With a vibrant campus life and city at our fingertips, the Katz School is where bold, purpose-driven people come to create, connect and explore. Read about projects at Katz.

Equal Employment Opportunity:    

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

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