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Pediatric and/or Mental/Psychosocial Health Occupational Therapist Professor

Tennessee Wesleyan University seeks a Full-time Pediatric and/or Mental/Psychosocial Health Occupational Therapist Professor. This Full-time, core faculty member will contribute to the MOT program team and teach pediatric and/or mental/psychosocial health-related courses and other courses as per education, work experience, and areas of expertise. This Full-time core faculty member will assist other core faculty with the development of sophisticated programmatic and course evaluation matrices, assist with the collaboration between the healthcare academic and clinical program offerings of TWU and the Covenant Health System, and surrounding educational affiliation opportunities in the surroundings areas of Knoxville, Tennessee, and serve on committees to further facilitate the development of the new MOT Program towards its initial accreditation through ACOTE. A commitment to the values of TWU and the MOT Program of Inquiry, Community, Diversity, Excellence, Engagement, Sustainability, and Service is required.

Responsibilities of the Full-time Pediatric and/or Mental/Psychosocial Health Occupational Therapist Professor will be to perform education duties within the MOT Program, including planning, development, delivery, evaluation, and the selection and refinement of course content and lessons specific to his or her area(s) of expertise.

All graduate faculty members are expected to be active participants in the professional and community life of the University.  They advise and mentor graduate/adult students and contribute to a vibrant and growing academic program through participation in professional/scholarly activities, curriculum planning and development.

The TWU MOT Program is currently in Candidacy Status with ACOTE: Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education, 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD. 20814-3449. Phone: 301-652-6611 x2042 www.acoteonline.org. SACSCOC Approval received on 12/4/2018.

Minimum Education:

  • Conferred Doctorate degree awarded from an institution that is accredited by a United States Department of Education recognized regional accrediting body;
  • A PhD, OTD, or other Doctorate Degree in a closely-related field is preferred.

Minimum Work Experience:

  • A minimum of 2 years of full-time work as an Occupational Therapist in a pediatric and/or mental health / psychosocial setting is required.

Minimum Licensure/Certification Qualifications:

  • Licensed Occupational Therapist in the state of Tennessee.
  • Initially certified by the National Board for Certification for Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)

Leadership / Other Qualifications

Provides leadership to faculty through committee work, administrative staff through collaborative efforts, and students within the program; Demonstrates an understanding of university and department policies and procedures; Demonstrates an understanding and commitment to the program’s and institution’s Mission, Vision, and Values.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Exceptional organization and course facilitation, planning skills, and experience with teaching at a post-secondary level preferred;
  • A history educating occupational therapy students (i.e., in the classroom setting, in Lab, or on fieldwork).
  • A minimum of 2 years of documented experience in the pediatric and/or mental health / psychosocial setting / field of occupational therapy
  • Progressive track record of scholarship and/or creative works
  • Willingness to take on new challenges related to program opportunities, involvement, and development.

Adjunct Instructor for Political Science

TWU Department of Social Sciences is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Adjunct Instructor of Political Science. The qualified candidate should demonstrate

  • either masters or doctoral level education in the discipline (or an equivalent)
  • experience in both online and in-seat course presentations
  • prior experience teaching both Introduction to Political Science and American Government and Politics courses.

Interested applicants should send a current CV, official school transcripts, and references to kfulbright@tnwesleyan.edu.

Tennessee Wesleyan University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce that celebrates the all-encompassing diversity of its student body. TWU is committed to sustaining a welcoming and inclusive environment for the campus community that includes a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences. TWU faculty and staff have a passion and desire to prepare students from a broad spectrum of disciplines, cultures and academic backgrounds towards personal and professional success. TWU encourages applications from candidates without regard to ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a one-page summary of teaching philosophy, three letters of recommendation that can address the candidate’s ability or potential to educate, and unofficial copies of transcripts to kfulbright@tnwesleyan.edu.

Tennessee Wesleyan University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce that celebrates the all-encompassing diversity of its student body. TWU is committed to sustaining a welcoming and inclusive environment for the campus community that includes a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences. TWU faculty and staff have a passion and desire to prepare students from a broad spectrum of disciplines, cultures and academic backgrounds towards personal and professional success. TWU encourages applications from candidates without regard to ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

 

 

 

Academic Support Librarian

Reports to: Director of Library and Information Services

Tennessee Wesleyan University is accepting applications for a new position in the Merner Pfeiffer Library. The newly created position of Academic Support Librarian will be instrumental in large-scale refurbishment of the library and the establishment of a Learning Commons made possible by a Title III grant. The librarian will help in the day to day operations of the Learning Commons as well as managing the Tutoring and Writing Center within the library. Other responsibilities include teaching library instruction alongside the Information Services librarian and engaging in online learning services. Applicants should be familiar with modern practices of librarianship and information technology. This is a non-tenure track, faculty position reporting to the Library Director. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise the overall operations of the tutoring center and learning commons by:

o   Maintaining the technology of the Learning Commons, creating workshops and online tutorials for technology and software usage by students and faculty and helping make the technological component of the Learning Commons a success.

o   Managing Tutoring Services: training, supervising, and scheduling student tutors both online and in person.

o   Developing and implementing assessment plans for the tutoring center and learning commons

o   Maintaining the library and tutoring services websites and social media presences to promote learning commons services, reflect their respective missions, and engage students and faculty.

  • Provide support for instructional technology and active learning pedagogy for students and faculty in developmental education courses and other courses as needed.
  • Support academic departments in the assessment of the developmental education program.
  • Collect data on usage of library resources, physical space, and academic success as well as assessment and evaluation of the library, learning commons and tutoring services.
  • Teach information literacy courses.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • ALA Accredited Master’s Degree in Library Science and Information Studies
  • Technologically literate with experience in library/learning commons and information-specific technologies and programs.
  • Experience with tutoring programs and supervising student assistants.
  • Experience with marketing through online platforms to build growth and usage.
  • Preferred: Knowledge of instructional technology and active learning techniques.

Interested individuals should submit an employment application, cover letter, curriculum vitae, a one-page summary of teaching philosophy, three letters of recommendation that can address the candidate’s ability or potential to educate, and unofficial copies of transcripts to kfulbright@tnwesleyan.edu.

Tennessee Wesleyan University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce that celebrates the all-encompassing diversity of its student body. TWU is committed to sustaining a welcoming and inclusive environment for the campus community that includes a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences. TWU faculty and staff have a passion and desire to prepare students from a broad spectrum of disciplines, cultures and academic backgrounds towards personal and professional success. TWU encourages applications from candidates without regard to ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.