The Occupational Therapy Program at San José State University (SJSU) was founded in 1943 as one of the first occupational therapy programs in the West. It is the oldest accredited Occupational Therapy program in the California State University system. Our national reputation for excellence is based on a superior academic curriculum, distinguished faculty, and accomplished graduates.
Brief Description of Duties
- Teaching assigned content according to the designated instructional mode (on-campus, hybrid, online) and meet the course objectives and accreditation standards;
- Uphold the Occupational Therapy Ethical Standards
- Systematically collect data on student course content mastery and provide students periodic feedback on performance
- Adhere to SJSU Policies regarding Office Hours (S12-1), students’ rights to timely feedback (S20-2), and provide accommodations for students who receive support from the SJSU Accommodations Education Center (AEC)
- Provide office hours to support student mastery of content where the typical frequency is one hour per week for each course
- Collect institutional data and outcome measures as needed for program evaluation and accreditation
- Either attend Occupational Therapy Faculty meetings or read meeting minutes to be informed of department policies
- Provide suggestions regarding updating content covered in the course aligned to clinical practice
- Provide suggestions regarding teaching methods to enhance student mastery of content
- Candidate must demonstrate awareness and experience understanding the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation – through inclusive course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.
- All Faculty will organize their classes within the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS), the official LMS provided for the SJSU community. All classes at SJSU, whether online or not, must be anchored in the Canvas platform to ensure faculty-student connection in a common space as all students are directed to log in to Canvas for online access to their classes. You will have access to this system prior to the semester start date.
- Must have a Master’s, OTD or PhD degree
- California Board of Occupational Therapy licensure required for employment
- Knowledge of the subject matter to which the individual is assigned.
- Ability to teach and evaluate adult learners. Evidence of satisfactory achievement in previous teaching experiences.
- There are four lecturer levels or ranks according to degrees earned and/or years of teaching experience:
- Lecturer A (LA), Master’s or OTD degree in Occupational Therapy
- Lecturer B (LB), Master’s or OTD degree in Occupational Therapy
- Lecturer C (LC), Doctorate, OTD or Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy with substantial professional experience and expertise and at least 5 years of clinical and teaching experience
- Lecturer D (LD), a Doctorate degree
- Applicants should demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience.
- 1 year of teaching experience in an Occupational Therapy education program or related teaching experience
Please be advised that an appointment is contingent upon budget and enrollment considerations and subject to order of assignment provisions in the collective bargaining agreement between California State University and California Faculty Association. These provisions state the “Order of Work,” or the order in which available courses must be assigned to faculty, starting with tenure line faculty and ending with new lecturer appointees.
Salary Range - To commensurate with experience.
Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:
- Cover Letter
- Statement of Teaching Philosophy (optional)
- Statement of Expertise, including professional experience, courses you are qualified to teach
- List of References
This is a continuing open position.
San José State University enrolls over 35,700 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. As such, this position is for scholars interested in a career at a national leader in graduating URM students. SJSU is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution; 40% of our students are first-generation, and 38% are Pell-qualified. The university is currently ranked third nationally in increasing student upward mobility. The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students, and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.
San José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning. Located in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000) in the heart of Silicon Valley, SJSU is part of one of the most innovative regions in the world. As Silicon Valley’s public university, SJSU combines dynamic teaching, research, and university-industry experiences to prepare students to address the biggest problems facing society. SJSU is a member of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system.
Equal Employment Statement
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