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Director of Curriculum for Occupational Therapy

Description of Job

The Director of Curriculum position is responsible for helping develop the accelerated, hybrid Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program at Edgewood College. Specifically, the position is responsible for all program curricular planning, implementation, and review processes and will work directly with program faculty to ensure a comprehensive and coordinated curriculum based on foundational documents, best evidence, and contemporary clinical practice. The Director of Curriculum holds a faculty appointment and has administrative, academic/teaching, service, scholarship and clinical practice responsibilities consistent with the mission and philosophy of the academic program.

The incumbent must reside or be willing to relocate to one of the following states upon hire: Wisconsin, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, Utah or Virginia.


  • Coordinates, plans, and conducts all activities of the Curriculum Committee.
  • Assists Program Director in the management of core and adjunct faculty, to include teaching responsibilities, course evaluations, and professional development.
  • Educates all core and adjunct faculty regarding the curriculum plan, to include integration, threads, and their role in curriculum development and review.
  • Mentorship of faculty in the development of syllabi, including construction of objectives and learning activities.
  • Reviews all course syllabi and coordinates institutional review by the College.
  • Ensures proper sequencing of courses within the curriculum.
  • Coordinates class scheduling to optimize learning sequence.
  • Ensures that curriculum review is an ongoing process, culminating in an Annual Curriculum Review.
  • Provides primary Committee oversight to the following components of the Program Assessment Plan and ACOTE Self Study Report: Curriculum Plan / Academic Curriculum, Clinical Education Curriculum, and Program Resources.
  • Ensures all program policies, procedures, and practices under the responsibility of the Director of Curriculum provide for compliance with accreditation policies and procedures.

Job Qualifications

Necessary Education or Work Experience

  • Earned terminal academic doctorate in a discipline appropriate for teaching or Doctor of Occupational therapy degree with specialization in a discipline appropriate for teaching responsibilities.
  • Occupational therapist with an active, unrestricted license, eligible for licensure in Wisconsin.
  • Active in professional activities at local, state, and/or national levels.
  • Familiarity with teaching, advising, and mentoring students in a hybrid learning environment.
  • Participation in immersive labs on campus one-two times per semester.
  • Experience consistent with the assignment of faculty rank.

Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Understanding of higher education and contemporary clinical practice appropriate for leadership in occupational therapy clinical education.
  • Knowledge of legislative, regulatory, legal, and practice issues affecting didactic and clinical education, students, and the profession of occupational therapy.

Other Qualifications

Edgewood College, a Catholic college sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa, is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Candidates must demonstrate multicultural competence - the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations including women and racial and ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The selected candidate must actively support the mission of the College by working with faculty, staff and students to share in our core values - truth, compassion, justice, partnership, and community.

To apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and references to:

Edgewood College
Human Resources - DCUR
1000 Edgewood College Drive
Madison, WI 53711
E-mail: officeofacademicaffairs@edgewood.edu
Equal Opportunity Employer