The primary responsibility of a faculty member at Northern Virginia Community College is to provide quality instruction for the students. The major emphasis is on excellent teaching by working with students in classrooms, laboratories, individual conferences, and related activities. Faculty help students develop their interests and abilities to their fullest capacity to become better workers and better citizens. NOVA faculty may be assigned to any campus based upon enrollment and staffing needs. This recruitment is being filled, contingent upon availability of funds
Full-time teaching faculty in the Occupational Therapy Assistant program are responsible for teaching various courses in the discipline. Courses are offered in traditional, hybrid, and distance learning environments. All faculty members must be available to teach day, evening and weekend classes. Faculty members also serve as faculty advisors, serve on division/campus/college committees, and participate in curriculum development and assessment which may involve partnering with fieldwork sites to ensure that fieldwork opportunities align with the programmatic objectives and curriculum design. This appointment has a normal teaching load of 15 credits per semester. Faculty member will also be responsible for supervising and providing open lab supervision 1-2 days/week to facilitate student learning and practice of OTA skills.
Must hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree awarded by an institution that is accredited by a USDE-recognized regional accrediting body. Must be a graduate of an accredited Occupational Therapy Assistant program with a minimum of an AS degree in OTA. Must be nationally certified by the National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) and currently licensed to practice as an Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) in the state of Virginia. Must be a current American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) member. Must have 3 years of clinical practice experience (full-time) as an occupational therapy practitioner. Must be compliant with the AOTA Code of Ethics.
The successful candidate must be willing to teach a combination of day, evening, weekend, and online classes with the ability to be flexible to work at any of the College’s locations. Successful completion and passing of a criminal background check is required
Clinical expertise in area of neuro, pediatric, and adult physical disabilities. Experience with student supervision during fieldwork experiences. Background in Canvas Learning management system. Understanding of ACOTE accreditation process. Experience teaching in the community college environment. Experience with and preparation for teaching culturally, linguistically, socio-economically, and academically diverse students at the college-level; college-level teaching experience; experience with a diverse campus population; certification in teaching hybrid or online courses.
The ability to effectively teach Occupational Therapy Assistant concepts in the classroom and in the labs. Ability to use technology to enhance classroom instruction. Ability to use online resources and learning management systems. Excellent interpersonal, analytical, and oral/written communication skills. Additionally have a thorough understanding of the OTA program curriculum design and understanding of ACOTE accreditation standards. Demonstrate ability to supervise students in a clinical setting.
May be required to perform other duties as assigned. May be required to assist the agency or state government generally in the event of an emergency declaration by the Governor.
This recruitment is being filled, contingent upon availability of funds
The selected candidate’s offer is contingent upon the successful completion of an extensive criminal background
investigation, which may include: fingerprint checks, local agency checks, employment verification, verification of
education, credit checks (relevant to employment), and other checks requested by the VCCS and NOVA such as
I-9 and E-Verify requirements. Additionally, selected candidates may be required to complete the Commonwealth’s
Statement of Economic Interest.