Director, School of Occupational Therapy

Job #1108

Pacific University, an outstanding private, comprehensive university located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, seeks an accomplished leader to serve as Director of its School of Occupational Therapy (the School). The School, founded in 1984, is one of eight schools comprising Pacific's College of Health Professions (the College). Located on a contemporary campus in Hillsboro, Oregon, the school offers a three-year curriculum leading to the Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree (OTD). It maintains an enrollment of approximately 90 students and is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education.

The Director provides academic, administrative, and fiscal leadership to the school. The role requires a record of successful administrative leadership, resource development, and financial management as well as an understanding of current issues in occupational therapy education and health care. S/he will value student-centered, interprofessional, and inquiry-based learning models and will promote collaboration within the school, across the college and university, and in relevant partnerships with external entities. Experience with fostering diversity and inclusivity is essential. An earned doctorate or equivalent terminal degree is required. The position reports to Pacific's Vice Provost and Executive Dean of the College of Health Professions.

This search has begun and for fullest consideration candidate materials should be received by October 15, 2014. Requests for a detailed Position Specification, confidential inquiries, nominations, and applications (including a cover letter and curriculum vitae) should be submitted electronically to our search Committee Chair, Dr. Laura Dimmler, at:

Laura Dimmler, MPA, PhD | Director and Professor

School of Healthcare Administration and Leadership
College of Health Professions

Pacific University
222 SE 8th Avenue
Hillsboro, OR 97123

Application materials will be screened and interview candidates will be selected and notified. The hiring process normally consists of several interviews and can last several weeks depending on the position. Employment is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States and successful completion of a background check. If the position is posted on our online job board it is an available position and you may apply. No phone calls please.

Discover Pacific University, a small place where big ideas are developed through a distinctive combination of learning opportunities, diverse perspectives and civic engagement. Pacific University was founded in 1849 and now has three campuses in Oregon. We celebrate a rich liberal arts tradition in the College of Arts & Sciences alongside our acclaimed colleges of Education, Business, Health Professions and Optometry. Today, we offer a distinctive combination of learning opportunities, diverse perspectives and civic engagement. At the historic Forest Grove campus, Pacific students pursue bachelor's degrees in more than 36 majors, as well as graduate and master's degrees. At the Eugene campus we offer undergraduate and graduate degrees in our College of Education. And, at our state-of-the-art College of Health Professions campus in downtown Hillsboro, we offer professional programs in dental health science, gerontology, healthcare administration, occupational and physical therapy, pharmacy, professional psychology, physician assistant studies and Audiology.

Pacific University also offers healthcare services throughout the Portland metropolitan area, caring for the patients we serve and the healthcare and optometry students we train. Additional facilities in Portland support the clinical programs of the College of Optometry and the School of Professional Psychology. We remain committed to a tradition of service and support to the community, offering service learning, international education, internships, research opportunities and co-curricular activities to students and faculty. With a rich history to build on and a strong future ahead, our 3,350 students enjoy a rigorous academic experience, professors who love to teach and a warm, friendly atmosphere. Our alumni go on to become life-long learners and engaged citizens of the world.

Notice of Nondiscrimination Policy | It is the policy of Pacific University not to discriminate on the basis of sex, physical or mental disability, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, age, religious preference or disabled veteran or Vietnam Era status in admission and access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, or any other classification protected under state or federal law, or city ordinance. Questions or complaints may be directed to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR 97116,

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