Chair Of The Occupational Therapy Department - School Of Nursing & Health Science

Florida International University Miami , FL 33196

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  • Opening Date: 2019-04-24

  • Job Opening Id: 517813

  • College/Division: Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences

  • Department: Occupational Therapy

Job Information

The Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences (NWCNHS) at Florida International University is accepting applications for the Chair position in the Occupational Therapy Department. This is a tenure-earning Associate or Full Professor position.

The desired candidate will have an earned doctoral degree in occupational therapy or related field, and a minimum of 8 years of documented experience in the field of occupational therapy. This experience must include: a) clinical practice as an occupational therapist; b) administrative experience including, but not limited to, program planning and implementation, personnel management, evaluation, and budgeting; c) scholarship (funded research, publications, scholarship of teaching and learning); and d) at least 5 years of experience in a full-time academic appointment with teaching responsibilities at the postsecondary level. A successful candidate also will have initial national certification as an occupational therapist and licensure or eligibility for licensure in the state of Florida. Salary and rank are competitive and commensurate with experience.

The Chairperson is responsible for the management and administration of the department, including planning, evaluation, budgeting, teaching, selection of staff, maintenance of accreditation, and commitment to strategies for professional development. Additionally, the Chairperson represents the Department at the College, University, and community levels and serves the profession by participation in committees and scholarly activities.

The mission of the College is: (a) to prepare diverse healthcare professionals who are providers and leaders in the delivery of high quality, accessible, culturally-competent, and compassionate care within in a highly technological and global environment; (b) to teach, conduct research and practice in service to the community through inter-professional collaboration; (c) to create, promote, expand and validate scientific knowledge and evidence-based practice through interdisciplinary research.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply at and attach a curriculum vitae and a letter of interest.

Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three references who will be contacted as determined by the search and screen committee. To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by May 24, 2019.

Application review will continue until position is filled. The anticipated starting date will be Fall 2019. For questions or additional information, please contact Dr. Monica Hough, Chairperson, Search and Screen Committee by email: or ph. 305-348-2873.

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If you have not created a registered account, you will be asked to create a username and password for use of the system. It is recommended that you provide an active/valid e-mail account as that will be the main source of communication regarding your status within the process.

In order to be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position, be in good performance standing, and have been continuously employed at the University for at least six months.

Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume, cover letter or any other documents within the application process. It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae into one attachment.

Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. All applicants are required to complete the online application including work history and educational details (if applicable), even when attaching a resume.


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To obtain a paper copy of the report, please visit the FIU Police Department located at 885 SW 109th Avenue, Miami, FL, 33199 (PG5 Market Station).

Pay Transparency

Florida International University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

About FIU

Florida International University is classified by Carnegie as a R1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity and recognized as a Carnegie engaged university.

It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers 196 bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, computer science, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida's anchor institutions, FIU contributes almost $9 billion each year to the local economy. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time.

FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. FIU has awarded more than 220,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. FIU's Medina Aquarius Program houses the Aquarius Reef Base, a unique underwater research facility in the Florida Keys.

FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit

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Chair Of The Occupational Therapy Department - School Of Nursing & Health Science

Florida International University