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Chair/Faculty (Rank TBD) - Occupational Therapy - 993495

Apply Now Job Number: 500706
Work Type: Full Time with Full Benefits
Location: Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida
Department: Master of OT (MOT), FTL
Categories: Academic Administration / Instructional Design & Support / Management / Executive

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Job Title: Chair/Faculty (Rank TBD) - Occupational Therapy - 993495
Location: Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida
Work Type: Full Time with Full Benefits
Job Category: Exempt
Hiring Range: Commensurate with experience
Pay Basis:


Subject to Grant Funding?: No  
Essential Job Functions: 1. Provides leadership to the Department in order to achieve the University's mission, vision, and goals. Practices academic entrepreneurialism by thinking and acting strategically in terms of ensuring access to information, being aware of the environment, and maintaining a capacity to seize and exploit opportunities. Leadership duties include:
a. Establishing and maintaining the department vision; establishing goals and objectives that fulfill the department's mission and move it towards its vision; identifying and selecting tasks and projects which support achievement of goals and objectives; creating an environment and processes that will achieve the University, College and Department visions.
b. Conveying a sense of progress to those inside and outside the Department.
c. Providing both positive and negative feedback to ensure Department members meet professional standards.
d. Fostering an environment where people develop attitudes of responsibility and mentoring for others, as well as fostering and championing the ideas and visions of others.
e. Earning the trust of those inside and outside the Department.
f. Implementing processes for inclusiveness and openness in department governance.
g. Ensuring Department culture and practices maintains a student-centric foundation.

2. Manages Department's structure, execution of plans and assessment of performance. Management duties include:
a. Allocation and management of resources including budgets and space.
b. Developing and updating course scheduling plans; assigning faculty to teach courses as applicable.
c. Preparing and proposing Department budgets.
d. Supervising, directing, and monitoring performance of subordinates; developing staff; rewarding and recognizing performance; directing hiring and other HR processes; recommending salary adjustments.
e. Implementing and maintaining processes associated with successful accreditation.
f. Preparing annual reports and other reports as required by Office of the President, the Office of the Provost Institutional Effectiveness, Office of Academic Quality, Assessment and Accreditation and the Dean's Office.
g. Maintaining essential records including appropriate student records.
h. Assuring quality of the instruction and research of the department.
i. Assuring the academic programs curriculum is up to date and relevant.
j. Implementing and maintaining Department, academic, and program assessment plans and processes as applicable.

3. Manages Faculty/Staff affairs and professional development by creating and maintaining the environment, processes, and support for each faculty and staff member to develop their special talents and abilities. Duties include:
a. Assuring University, College, and Department promotion and contract renewal policies are followed correctly.
b. Monitor the recruitment of new faculty and staff.
c. Fostering an environment that encourages and values a collegial atmosphere.
d. Mentoring new faculty to develop as successful teachers and scholars.
e. Supporting and stimulating faculty research and publications.
f. Supporting faculty to participate in regional and national professional meetings and conferences.
g. Supporting faculty in preparation and submission of proposals and grants.
h. Promoting diversity and affirmative action.

4. Communicates the department's story and needs to the Dean, the other College chairs, the Department faculty, University administration, and all of the University community, as well as to the outside community including businesses, government agencies, professional societies, civic groups, and foundations. Ensures that the necessary information is conveyed to the appropriate Department constituents including students in an efficient, professional, and timely manner. Duties include:
a. Marketing the department to all constituencies including students, businesses, and parents.
b. Creating brochures, white papers, and communications supporting the department its story and its needs.
c. Keeping faculty members informed of Department, College, and institutional plans, activities, expectation, and policy and procedure changes.
d. Listening to concerns and issues presented by faculty.
e. Encouraging and facilitating the communication between faculty.
f. Effectively communicating department needs to the dean and interacting with upper-level administrators.
g. Establishing and maintaining a positive department image and reputation.
h. Coordinating activities with outside groups.
i. Establishing and effectively using advisory committees and advancement boards.
j. Assuring department correspondence and requests for information and data is processed and provided in timely and professional manner.
k. Completing forms and surveys in timely and accurate manner.
l. Monitor the recruitment of students.
m. Effectively engaging student government and other student groups.

5. As a member of the faculty, the Chair teaches, does research, and engages in service activities as applicable.

6. Performs other duties as assigned or required, including participating on committees, Review Boards, strategic planning initiatives, national committees, and search committees. May be assigned by college and/or university administrators to non-routine or special assignments to support projects, initiatives, or special needs of the college and university.
Marginal Job Functions:  
Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities: 1. Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific journals, financial reports and legal documents.

2. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from students, employees, regulatory agencies or members of the professional community.

3. Ability to effectively present information to top management and public groups in the English language.

4. Ability to apply basic financial and accounting concepts to interpret financial statements, balance sheets and managerial accounting reports.

5. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw conclusions.

6. Ability to demonstrate effective personnel management skills in working cooperatively with colleagues, supervisors and support staff at all levels.

7. The ideal candidate would be energetic, articulate, visionary, and effective decision maker and problem solver, an independent thinker and a leader of students and faculty.

8. Maintains a personal professional development plan, which may include research and or other creative activities, to assure growth and currency within an academic or administrative field.
Job Requirements:  
Required Certifications/Licensures: Current National Board Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) and State of Florida licensure required as of date of hire.
Required Education: Doctoral Degree
Major (if required):  
Required Experience: 1. Terminal degree (Ph. D., Ed.D, OTD, PsyD, Sc.D., or other related terminal degree) in appropriate area of specialization.

2. Minimum of five (5) years of academic experience and have a record of excellence in academic administration and teaching.

3. Must be a graduate of an accredited Occupational Therapy program.
Preferred Qualifications:  
Is this a safety sensitive position? No  
Background Screening Required? No  
Pre-Employment Conditions:

To ensure a safe learning environment for students and staff, as a condition of employment the selected candidate will need to provide proof of a completed COVID-19 vaccination prior to commencement of employment or an approved exemption and reasonable accommodation for medical or religious reasons.


Sensitivity Disclaimer: Nova Southeastern University is in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and does not discriminate with regard to applicants or employees with disabilities, and will make reasonable accommodation when necessary.

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