Notice of Vacancy: Occupational Therapy Assistant Instructor (full-time, grant-funded)

Qualifications & Experience


(M1) Occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant with a associate's degree or higher from a regionally accredited program for higher learning or by a USDE-recognized regional institution or the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) (M2) Previous experience as a COTA or as an OT supervisor for COTAs (M3) Current unrestricted state license as an Occupational Therapist or Occupational Therapy Assistant or eligible for state license (M4) Current certification from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (M5) Teaching experience in either classroom, clinical, in-service and/or continuing education presentations.


(D1) Participation and/or leadership in the American Occupational Therapy Association, state occupational therapy association, or district association activities (D2) Formal college teaching experience (D3) Experience with online education courses (D4) Proficient use of Microsoft Office programs (D5) Experience with use of databases and evidence-based practice materials for research and/or selection of clinical interventions (D6) Excellent written and verbal communication skills (D7) Previous experience as an occupational therapy fieldwork supervisor (OT or OTA students) and/or clinical coordinator (D8) 3 or more years of experience in occupational therapy clinical practice.

Application Information & Deadline

Position Description

Position Title: Occupational Therapy Assistant Instructor (full-time, grant-funded)

Salary Classification: Exempt


Responsible to the Dean of Allied Health and the OTA Program Director.


Performs under the delegated authority of the Dean of Allied Health.


1. Accepts classroom and laboratory teaching assignments based upon program need, professional expertise, and interest.

2. Provides quality instruction which is current, accurate, interesting and up to date.

3. Maintains minimum contact hour teaching assignment as provided by college policy.
4. In accordance with approved course abstract and procedures, develops a course syllabus for each class taught and provides a copy to students and to the program director at the beginning of the semester.

5. Maintains discipline and decorum in the classroom.

6. Maintains appropriate record keeping for assigned classes, to include an electronic class grade/attendance record.

7. Schedules and keeps a minimum of five office hours per week, convenient to students.

8. Maintains availability to assist students outside of scheduled classroom time.

9. Participates in departmental, committee, and college meetings and decisions. Attends meetings as scheduled and announced.

10. Participates in all aspects of the academic program to include, but not limited to: student admission, advisement, and recruitment; academic committee functions; text selection, equipment, and supplies procurement; course and program review; public relations.

11. Participates in curriculum development and works with advisory committees.
12. Maintains currency of knowledge and skill in field of specialization and areas of instruction.

13. Participates in personal and professional growth, community activities and professional societies, professional development to include: (1) continuing education, (2) vocational training certificate, (3) higher education theory courses, and (4) maintenance of clinical competency.

14. Participates in professional organizations as appropriate.
15. Maintains involvement in community activities and services which enhance or support the goals and mission of the college as appropriate.

16. Upholds standards of accreditation of ACOTE and AOTA.

17. Participates in annual commencement ceremony.

18. Sponsors student clubs and/or organizations as appropriate.

19. Performs other duties as assigned.

The College:

Ozarks Technical Community College's primary mission is to provide accessible, high quality, affordable technical and general education that is responsive to the educational needs of the community and its diverse constituencies.

Ozarks Technical Community College prohibits discrimination and harassment and provides equal opportunities in its admissions, educational programs, activities, and employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, and disabilities that include HIV and AIDS, and medical conditions. Bona fide occupational qualifications will be allowed in those instances where age, gender, or physical requirements apply to the appropriate and efficient administration of the position.