Massachusetts Association for Occupational Therapy

Tuffs University

22 Sep 2019 9:21 AM | Anonymous



The Department of Occupational Therapy at Tufts University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, has an opening for a Lecturer/Academic Fieldwork Coordinator. This is a full-time 9-month faculty position (paid over 12 months) that will begin as early as January 1, 2020. Supplementary salary is paid for work during the summer. A minimum teaching course load of one course per semester in addition to facilitating the Fieldwork Seminar will be required.

We are looking for a dynamic, creative individual who is able to lead the fieldwork team and collaborate with faculty and professionals in a variety of settings to develop innovative fieldwork partnerships. The Academic Fieldwork Coordinator works together with faculty and the fieldwork team to coordinate local and national fieldwork experiences. Primary responsibilities will be to develop fieldwork sites and oversee affiliation agreements; coordinate student fieldwork experiences, including advising of students; and communicate with fieldwork sites and supervisors. Program management skills, including program evaluation expertise and facility with information management systems/electronic databases, will be required.

A doctoral degree in occupational therapy or a related field (e.g., OTD, Ph.D., Ed.D., Sc.D.) will be required. The successful candidate will also have national certification as an occupational therapist and licensure or eligibility for licensure in the state of Massachusetts. Previous experience in fieldwork supervision or coordination is needed for this position. Guiding students in their professional behavior and development is a key aspect of this position. Demonstrated organizational skills and teaching experience will strengthen consideration for this position.

Tufts University, founded in 1852, prioritizes quality teaching, highly competitive basic and applied research, and a commitment to active citizenship locally, regionally, and globally. Tufts University also prides itself on creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Current and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and continuously develop skill in, and disposition for, positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students.

Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff and fostering their success when hired. Members of underrepresented groups are welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. If you are an applicant with a disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please contact us by calling Johny Laine in the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at 617-627-3298 or at Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at

Applicants should submit (1) Cover letter, (2) CV, (3) Statement of fieldwork supervision and teaching experience, and (4) Three confidential letters of reference to:

For questions about the position, contact Seath Crandall ( or Jessica Harney ( The search committee will review applications in strict confidence immediately and will continue to do so until the position is filled.

MAOT - Massachusetts Association for Occupational Therapy, Inc.
57 Madison Road, Waltham, MA  02453 - Phone: 781.647.5556 - Email:

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