Clinical Assistant Professor & Academic Field Work Coordinator – 12 MONTH



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Full time

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Location: Fayetteville
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Type of Position:
Faculty – Non-Tenure

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Work Shift:

Day Shift (United States of America)

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Institution Name:
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
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As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

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Department of Occupational Therapy

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Summary of Job Duties:
This position is a 100% 12-month non-tenure track Clinical Assistant Professor appointed in the Department of Occupational Therapy. The Clinical Assistant Professor, Academic Fieldwork Coordinator (AFWC) for Occupational Therapy will work with the Program Director, Capstone Coordinator, and other campus programs to collaborate and cultivate fieldwork, internship, and capstone sites for this OTD program. The AFWC is responsible for providing OTD students with quality fieldwork, opportunities in traditional, non-traditional, and role-emerging sites while overseeing compliance with all related ACOTE standards. This position will collaborate with fieldwork educators to ensure that fieldwork experiences meet the Program’s objectives. This is a faculty position with some teaching, scholarship activities, advisement, and service responsibilities in addition to the administration of clinical components. Significant travel to clinical sites is required. This position requires significant contact with students, outside constituents, professional consortium, and clinical education faculty.

This position includes a secondary appointment with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a rule requiring employees at all hospitals and health care institutions be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. In accordance with this rule, all new UAMS employees must meet the CMS guidelines and be fully vaccinated prior to their first day of work. Information about requests for religious and medical exemptions can be found at

Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree from an accredited institution of higher education conferred by the start of employment
  • Licensed/eligible for Arkansas OT license
  • At least two years of clinical experience as an occupational therapist
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills and ability to work in a team setting
  • Promotes professionalism by modeling such behaviors inside and outside the classroom settings

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least three years of clinical experience
  • At least one year experience as an Academic Fieldwork Coordinator (AFWC) in an OT or OTA program
  • At least three years in an educational setting
  • Work experience and familiarity with Northwest Arkansas
  • At least one year previous experience as a full-time faculty with teaching responsibilities
  • Supports diversity, inclusion, and/or occupational justice

Additional Information:

Salary Information:

Commensurate with education and experience

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:
Child Maltreatment, Criminal Background Check, Motor Vehicle Reports Check, Sex Offender Registry
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The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.

Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Benefits Eligible:

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. All applicants are subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act and persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.

How to apply

Apply with:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae, Diversity Statement, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Optional Documents:

Proof of Veteran Status

Recruitment Contact Information:

Dr. Kandy Salter
Clinical Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy
[email protected]

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site  

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Completed applications received by 06/06/2023, will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position. You will be unable to apply on the closing date of this position.

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