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30 Jan 2024

Full-Time Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy Assistant(OTA)/Academic Fieldwork Coordinator

Lake Washington Institute of Technology – Posted by LWTechHR Kirkland, Washington, United States

Job Description

Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy Assistant(OTA)/Academic Fieldwork Coordinator

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Salary: $74,028.00 – $87,146.00 Annually

Job Type: Full-Time Permanent

Job Number: 23F054

Location: Kirkland, WA


Closing: Continuous


Located just outside of Seattle, WA, Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) was founded in 1949, and is the only public institute of technology in Washington State, that provides students with the latest cutting edge skills relevant to today’s workplace. LWTech offers ten applied bachelor’s degrees, more than 40 associate degrees and 93 professional certificates, in 43 areas of study, including STEM-focused programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. LWTech serves the Eastside and is located within the city of Kirkland, which is situated on the eastern shore of Lake Washington. Kirkland is home to companies such as GoDaddy, Google, Astronics and EvergreenHealth, and the college is within minutes from Microsoft and Nintendo. https://www.lwtech.edu/about/our-story/mission/LWTech is committed to increasing its cultural diversity with an emphasis on equity and inclusion among its staff and faculty. We serve a student population of 6,500 that come from a variety of backgrounds. We strongly value diversity and are working to improve access and successful educational outcomes for all students. We are actively seeking applicants that will help to balance our employee workforce to align with our students and community. Questions regarding the College’s commitment to diversity and our campus culture may be directed to Human Resources. For more information on our Equity, Diversity, Inclusion Council, please click on the https://www.lwtech.edu/about/diversity/edi-council/.


Develop and teach a variety of courses related to the college’s technical program. Act as the academic fieldwork coordinator for all clinical education placements. Assist the program coordinator in accreditation compliance, community and industry outreach, and continuous quality improvement activities. Assess and modify curriculum as needed to meet the changing needs of the industry. Teach classes in a variety of timeframes and delivery formats. Work with other faculty and administrators to plan, implement, and update program and related materials. Take part in college activities, student advising, mentoring part-time faculty and scheduling. This position reports to the Dean of Allied Health.


• Plan and teach a variety of program courses appropriate to the occupational therapy assistant program goals; develop and assess curriculum

• Advise students on educational and career planning; facilitate student learning through traditional activities and various alternative teaching/learning methods; identify course and program learning outcomes

• Teach productive and constructive work habits, study skills, and core skills as identified by the college; develop and incorporate instructional methods that support best learning practices; develop and teach curriculum that supports the college’s global outcomes, cultural diversity, and non-discrimination; model the communications, teamwork, and critical thinking skills needed for employment in occupational therapy assistant field; design learning experiences for a variety of learning styles

• Develop and maintain classroom and lab procedures, including safety, that follow local, state, and federal policies and procedures; share responsibility for educational facilities and equipment

• Use current college online learning management systems as required

• Communicate expectations and establish clear grading criteria through appropriate instructional means, including but not limited to developing course syllabi, handouts, and materials that support the instructional process; evaluate student progress, maintain appropriate records, and provide clear, timely feedback; deal consistently and fairly with all students

• Pursue appropriate professional development activities to stay current in assigned teaching field and technical field

• Develop and maintain industry and community support for occupational therapy programs; attend advisory committee meetings and maintain contact with industry for job placement and follow-up activities

• Be familiar with and advance the college’s mission, vision, and goals and how they relate to academic and technical programs; follow college, local, state and federal policies and procedures; attend department and college meetings as appropriate

• Work with college counselors, special needs faculty, and other faculty to identify and incorporate general education learning needs to technical students

• Other duties as assigned

In addition, full-time faculty will also:

• Maintain regular office hours; perform advising, recruiting and retention activities

• Develop and assess program, curriculum, and educational outcomes

• Take part in college accreditation, program review and college committees as specified in the faculty bargained agreement

• Perform other related professional activities as assigned by the dean


• Bachelor’s degree in related field required; Master’s degree preferred

• Current license to practice as an OT or OTA in WA state or ability to attain same within 30 days of initial employment

• Minimum three years full-time clinical work experience as an OT or OTA including clinical teaching; two years teaching in an accredited OT or OTA program preferred

• Member of the American Occupational Therapy Association; AOTA clinical instructor credential preferred Knowledge of OTA accreditation guidelines; knowledge of legislative, regulatory, legal and practice issues that affect clinical education, students and the OT profession

• Hold or be eligible to obtain professional-technical certificate to teach in the technical area; valid First Aid certificate required

• Recent college teaching experience and experience with various teaching methods Excellent written and verbal communication and customer services skills

• Experience in and commitment to working with undergraduate education strongly preferred

• Willingness to participate on college, division, or department committees

• Must have sensitivity and ability to successfully interact with diverse populations

• Due to the diversity of the college population, we encourage applicants who are multilingual


Compensation & Work Schedule Placement on the faculty salary schedule is based on an individual assessment of education and experience. This positions ranges from $74,028-$87,146 per year; salary is for an academic year (173 days) and as may be adjusted according to the faculty bargained agreement. Summer quarter employment may be available based on student enrollment. This is a full-time, Annual Renewable position.BenefitsMedical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability and other insurance benefits are provided as currently administered under Public Employees Benefits Board, State Retirement Plan and a Deferred Compensation Plan; sick leave accrues at 1 day effective upon employment. We also offer 4 paid personal days effective upon employment. Full time, faculty employees have access to bereavement leave, employee assistance program, free tuition, reduced child care costs at our Early Learning Center, reduced Bus Fare, professional development opportunities and more! For further details on the benefits offered at LWTech, please visit: https://www.lwtech.edu/about/human-resources/benefits/%C2%A0 Required Online Application Materials

• Online application

• Current resume

• Cover letter

• Responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application process

Conditions of Employment

• Official transcripts/certifications will be required upon employment

• Other conditions that may apply will be detailed upon the offer of employment

• Job offers are contingent upon successful completion of background/reference checks

Physical RequirementsAbility to perform range of physical motions; lifting and carrying; standing, walking, sitting for long periods of time, kneeling, squatting, and stooping; and traversing up and down stairs.Disability Accommodation LWTech follows the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and provides the following information as a guideline for applicants:

• Ability to operate office equipment

• Ability to read and verify data and prepare various materials

• Ability to exchange information on the phone or in person

Eligibility VerificationIf you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to workEEO StatementLake Washington Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Lake Washington Institute of Technology does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, creed, disabled veteran status, marital status or Vietnam-era veteran status in is programs and activities. Questions regarding the College’s Affirmative Action Policy may be directed to Meena Park, Vice President of Human Resources, Affirmative Action Office/Title IX Coordinator, (425) 739-8212.Jeanne Clery StatementNotice of Availability of Annual Security and Fire Safety Report: In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act of 1998, and as a part of the College’s commitment to safety and security on campus, Lake Washington Institute of Technology(LWTech) reports the mandated information about current campus policies concerning safety and security issues, the required statistics, and other related information for the past three (3) calendar years. LWTech’s Annual Safety Report (ASR) is available online at https://www.lwtech.edu/about/campus-safety/.To obtain a paper copy of the report, please visit the LWTech Safety Department located in the East Building at 11605 132nd Avenue NE Kirkland, WA 98034. Pursuant to RCW 28B.112.080, applicants must declare whether they are the subject of any substantiated findings of sexual misconduct in any current or former employment or is currently being investigated for, or have left a position during an investigation into, a violation of any sexual misconduct policy at the applicant’s current or past employers. By law, post-secondary education institutions cannot hire an applicant who does not complete this form. CORRECTIONS OR EXTENDED NOTICES

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