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Lecturer in Master of Occupational Therapy Program

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University of Maine - USM
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Lewiston, ME 04240
Job Description

Position Title:
Lecturer in Master of Occupational Therapy Program/ Academic Fieldwork Coordinator – Renewable


City, State:
Lewiston, ME

LAC Academic Programs – PACPLA

Bargaining Unit:

Salary Band/Wage Band:

Work Schedule:
academic year

Statement of Job:

The University of Southern Maine’s (USM) Lewiston Auburn College seeks candidates for an academic year appointment as Occupational Therapy Academic Fieldwork Coordinator (AFWC) at the Lecturer rank starting in fall 2020. This position is a full time renewable, non-tenure track position with responsibilities in teaching and service. The successful candidate will serve as AFWC for our ACOTE accredited Masters in Occupational Therapy and anticipated entry-level Occupational Therapy Doctoral program. The Occupational Therapy Department is in the application phase for an entry-level Occupational Therapy Doctoral program (currently pending candidacy approval). These programs, located on USM’s Lewiston campus, take an integrative and holistic approach in educating students to become occupational therapists. Classes place heavy emphasis on writing, student participation, and experiential learning. Graduates of this program are prepared to succeed in the health and community care contexts as ethical, socially responsible, life-long learners. We live our USM Service Promise Student Focused Every Day and we are looking for a faculty member who understands that promise and supports our values: Respect & Care, Integrity, Equity and Responsiveness.

In addition to providing fieldwork coordination for both the MOT and anticipated entry-level OTD program the successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring compliance with Fieldwork ACOTE standards for the MOT and anticipated entry-level OTD programs, teaching fieldwork-related courses within the curriculum, and engaging in professional and university service. Other major responsibilities include: student advising; develop and maintain relationships with students, fieldwork placement sites, and personnel; oversee contract process with placement sites; and manage electronic fieldwork management systems. While the Occupational Therapy department is located on the Lewiston campus and most of our courses are taught there, you will be required to use distance education or other alternative delivery systems and potentially teach courses at any of the three geographical locations of our campus. Travel for site visits is expected. For more information:

The University community is committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty and staff. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates.



  • Must hold a doctoral degree (e.g. PhD, OTD, EdD, ScD), by time of appointment.
  • Eligibility for licensure as an occupational therapist in Maine.
  • At least 2 years of clinical experience as an occupational therapist.


  • Experience with the ACOTE accreditation processes.
  • Instructional experience in a college or university academic program.

Other Information:

The University of Southern Maine provides a highly competitive benefits package that includes: Paid Time Off (Holidays, Vacation, & Sick), Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability Insurance, Tuition Waiver Program for Employee & Dependents, a 403(b) Retirement Plan, and more.

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To Apply:

Materials must be submitted via “Apply for position.”

You will create an applicant profile and complete an application. You will need to upload a cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, and a list of the names and contact information for three references. Pursuant to USM’s vision for cultivating an inclusive community, the search committee also asks candidates to write a description of how they would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at USM through their teaching, research, and service.

Applications will be reviewed beginning March 15, 2020.

Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the successful candidate.

Work Year Calendar:
Academic Year (Sept-May)

Required Documents:
Cover Letter, CV/Resume, Diversity Statement, References

The University of Southern Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Sarah E. Harebo, Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

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