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Instructor or Assistant Professor, CC (Program Coordinator, Occupational Therapy Assistant)
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
Health Sciences Department/Occupational Therapy Assistant
Kapi‘olani Community College
Date Posted:
March 15, 2017
Closing Date:
April 11, 2017
Salary Information:
C2, min $5,273/mo & C3, min $6,327/mo. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Monthly Type:
11 Month
Tenure Track:
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time
General Funds

Other Conditions:
  • Contingent on course offerings and student demand, to begin approximately August 1, 2017, pending position clearance, availability of funds, and actual staffing requirements. Position may be converted from 11to 9 months or 9 to 11 months based on operational needs.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. The program director must be responsible for the management and administration of the program, including planning, evaluation, budgeting, selection of faculty and staff, maintenance of accreditation, and commitment to strategies for professional development.
  2. As program director and under general supervision, maintain, manage and administer an ACOTE accredited occupational therapy assistant program; continually develop, direct, coordinate, and manage all components of the program effectively; coordinate didactic and field-work phases of the curriculum; set semester schedule of program courses; review and revise as needed program standards for admission and graduation; work with program advisory committee to help ensure that program meets needs of the health care community; teach in and assess classroom, lab, and/or community-based instruction in terms of end-of-program and course learning outcomes; develop and implement teaching and assessment strategies and methods to:
  3. 1) improve learning outcomes;
  4. 2) address the learning needs of the college's diverse students;
  5. 3) integrate thinking and writing skills into course content where appropriate; and
  6. 4) use multi-media resources, including computers, where appropriate; regular workload may include evening and weekend classes, continuing education classes, distance education classes, perform other teaching-related duties that include, but are not limited to, preparing course syllabi and maintaining office hours for academic advising and for conferring with students about course work; prepare graduating students for certification exam. Nonteaching duties include:
  7. 1) working collegially to provide service to the department and college,
  8. 2) engaging in professional development and professional or scholarly activities related to one's discipline or teaching, and
  9. 3) engaging in public service related to one's professional status and/or expertise.
Instructor, CC Minimum Qualifications
  1. Occupational therapist (OTR) or occupational therapy assistant (COTA) with current OTR or COTA Hawai’i state licensure.
  2. The program director must hold a minimum of a master’s degree awarded by an institution that is accredited by a regional or national accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE). The master’s degree is not limited to a master’s degree in occupational therapy.
  3. A Master’s degree that was awarded prior to July 1, 2015 from an institution that was not regionally or nationally accredited is considered acceptable to meet this standard.
  4. Five years of documented experience in the field of OT, which must include:
  5. 1) clinical practice as an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant;
  6. 2) Administrative experience including, but not limited to, program planning and implementation, personnel management, evaluation, and budgeting;
  7. 3) Understanding of and experience with occupational therapy assistants; and
  8. 4) One year of experience in a full-time academic appointment with teaching responsibilities at the postsecondary level.
  9. Minimum qualifications must be met by the effective date of appointment. If no qualified applicants are available, others may be considered on an "Acting" basis.
Assistant Professor, CC Minimum Qualifications
  1. Same as Instructor, plus a minimum of five years of service at the rank of Instructor or equivalent.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Successful teaching and clinical experience in Occupational Therapy/Occupational Therapy Assistant practice.
  2. Knowledge of and recent experience working in pediatric occupational therapy practice and with OTA's; the Accreditation Council of OT Education (ACOTE) Standards.
  3. Experience with program budgeting.
  4. Knowledge of curriculum development, tests and measurements.
  5. Sensitive to needs of diverse student population.
  6. Skilled in communicating effectively with students, faculty, staff and clinical personnel.
  7. Ability to maintain effective working relationships.
  8. Familiarity with information and other technological trends and developments in the field; leadership, vision, and skills to represent the program statewide and at the national level.

To Apply:
Submit 1) Signed Faculty or Executive/Managerial CC Personnel Form 27A application form (, 2) graduate and undergraduate transcripts(s) showing degrees and coursework to date. Copies of official transcripts are acceptable for application; however, on-line transcripts, academic record/grade summaries, diplomas or copies of diplomas will NOT be accepted. Original official transcripts are required at the time of hire (in order to be official, transcripts must have the official seal and be mailed directly from the degree-granting institution to name and address where application is submitted. Transcripts may not be stamped as issued to student or as a student copy); 3) a one- to two-page statement outlining the ways in which you meet the minimum and desirable qualifications 4) Three current, original, signed letters of recommendation attesting to your job performance and character. Application materials are to be sent to Patricia O'Hagan, Dean of Health Academic Programs, Kapi'olani Community College, 4303 Diamond Head Road, 'Ilima 206, Honolulu, HI 96816. Minimum qualifications must be met by the effective date of appointment. All materials must be postmarked no later than the closing date for an application and all documents to be considered complete or date-stamped by the dean's office no later than 4:30 p.m. on the closing date. Incomplete applications and documents submitted electronically will not be considered. Materials submitted become the property of the College and will not be returned. Deaf and hard-of-hearing persons may call 1-711 or 643-8833.
  1. Patricia O'Hagan, Dean of Health Academic Programs
  2. Kapi‘olani Community College
  3. 4303 Diamond Head Road, Ilima 206
  4. Honolulu, HI 96816
  1. Patricia O'Hagan, Dean of Health Academic Programs; 808-734-9569;

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