George Fox University - Faculty
  • 24-Mar-2022 to Until Filled (PST)
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Newberg, OR, USA
  • Full Time

Benefit Eligible

Job Description

George Fox University is seeking an experienced leader to direct the developing Master's in Occupational Therapy (MOT) program. The role of Program Director (PD) is a full-time, 11-month position. The ideal applicant will bring experience and knowledge regarding higher education administration and leadership, along with expertise in the field of occupational therapy. The PD will work directly with the Executive Dean of the Wellness Enterprise.

The MOT program is set to launch its first cohort in Fall, 2024. The successful applicant will work with our current consultant and University leadership to ensure alignment of mission, aims, and goals between the program and the University. The PD will also ensure that all accreditation standards, as determined by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education and by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, are met.

George Fox University, a Christ-centered community, prepares students spiritually, academically, and professionally to think with clarity, act with integrity, and serve with passion. Professors teach all truth as God's truth, integrating all fields of learning around the person and work of Jesus Christ, bringing the divine revelations through sense, reason, and intuition to the confirming test of Scripture. As a Christ-centered community, George Fox University is an institution that values diversity as an essential dimension of God's design for human communities. In seeking to become a more inclusive community, we especially encourage applications from women and candidates from racial and ethnic backgrounds that are underrepresented on our faculty.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Earned doctoral degree in an area of study which compliments the department.
  • Must hold a current Oregon license in Occupational Therapy, license in good standing (or be eligible for licensure in Oregon).
  • Minimum of eight (8) years of experience as an occupational therapist
  • Evidence of engagement in scholarly work with evidence of dissemination of work.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in a full-time academic appointment with teaching responsibilities at the post-baccalaureate level.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior or current experience with developing occupational therapy or occupational therapy assistant programs.
  • Experience with ACOTE accreditation process


  • Leadership, management and administration of the program
  • Compliance with all ACOTE standards, including maintenance of accreditation
  • Strategic planning
  • Budgeting
  • Selection of faculty and staff
  • Oversee and implement strategies for professional development of faculty and staff
  • Teach within area of expertise
  • Advise students
  • Contributing to the scholarship agenda of the MOT program
  • Engaging in service for the MOT program, University, community, and profession
  • Oversight of curriculum design to ensure delivery of the broad scope of occupational therapy practice
  • Program planning and evaluation
  • Demonstrate relational competency in working with faculty, staff, administration
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by the Executive Dean, Wellness Enterprise

Program Director Characteristics

The PD must be a leader of character, competency, calling, and collaboration

  • Character - traits and values that are consistent with a Christ-centered relational approach to leadership
  • Competency - demonstrated leadership skills and requisite educational/professional attainment and experience
  • Calling - committed to Christ and the Church, Christian higher education, and the mission and goals of the University
  • Collaboration - commitment to team processes which emphasize diplomacy and other-oriented focus


This faculty position reports directly to the Executive Dean of the Wellness Enterprise.

Additional Information

George Fox University is pursuing a launch date of Fall, 2024 for its first cohort. Program will be seeking ACOTE accreditation.

Job salary will be commensurate with experience. Start date is negotiable, with a hope to begin Summer, 2022

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should send CV and letter of interest to: David Cimbora, Ph.D, Executive Dean of the Wellness Enterprise, George Fox University, 414 N. Meridian St., , Newberg, Oregon 97132 ( Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

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