1585-Academic Fieldwork Coordinator

Job #:  1585

The School of Occupational Therapy at Pacific University seeks a candidate for an 11-month extended-term track position in the School of Occupational Therapy beginning July 1, 2017.  

The Academic Fieldwork Coordinator supervises, mentors, advises, and teaches in the School of Occupational Therapy.   Academic Fieldwork Coordinators are full participants in the success of the entry-level Occupational Therapy doctorate program and the fulfillment of the mission of the School of Occupational Therapy. Qualified candidates should have experience in design and coordination of all fieldwork rotations, oversight of fieldwork relations and activities, oversee fieldwork site selection and facility contracts, as well as conducting duties of scholarship and data management.

Responsibilities may include the following: (a) implement new fieldwork sites, (b) supervise and mentor graduate students enrolled in the School of Occupational Therapy, (c) participate in growth and development of the fieldwork program, (d) serve as a student advisor, (e) teach students  academic and clinical coursework, and (g) participate in governance through active engagement as a member of the faculty of the School of Occupational Therapy and through service to committees and task forces of the School, College of Health Professions, and Pacific University.  


1.                 Occupational Therapist with NBCOT certification and eligible for licensure in Oregon.

2.                 Earned clinical or post-professional doctorate degree in Occupational Therapy or related field (OTD, DrOT, DSc, EdD, ScD). 

3.                 Minimum of 3 years’ experience (>5 preferred) as an Occupational Therapist. 

4.                 Previous Academic Fieldwork Coordinator experience is preferred.

5.                 Previous teaching experience is preferred.

6.                 Demonstrated clinical and disciplinary expertise.

7.                 Excellent communication and problem solving skills.

8.                 Able to engage in open, collaborative, and collegial interactions.  

9.                 Demonstrated leadership skills and facility in motivating students

10.            Successful completion of federal background check.

11.            Preferred candidates will have experience in supervision of graduate students in School of Occupational Therapy and possess skills in instructional technology.

12.            Preference will be given to candidate’s contribution to the diversity of the faculty in the college’s quest to promote equity.

Review of applications will begin in May 2017 with priority review of applications received by August 2017; the search will continue until position is filled.  

APPLICATION:  Please email cover letter, resume and names and phone numbers of three professional references to employment@pacificu.edu.  Please name your documents as shown in the following example: (Example:  Adams_Amy letter, Adams_Amy resume, Adams_Amy references).  You may also mail your application materials to Human Resources/Pacific University, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR  97116.

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 job board at http://www.pacificu.edu/hr/employment/positions/index.cfm it is an available position and you may apply.  No phone calls please.


Pacific University is a small but diverse community, where students thrive in a personal academic environment.  Tracing its roots back to 1849, when it began as a school for orphans of the Oregon Trail, Pacific has long been devoted to making a difference in people’s lives.  Nestled in the valley at the base of the coastal range and Mount Hood, the university is only a half hour to the Portland metro center. 

Today, students study in a unique combination of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in the liberal arts and sciences, optometry, education, health professions and business.  Pacific University has campuses in Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Eugene and Woodburn, Ore., as well as an office in Honolulu.  In addition, a variety of Pacific University health and eye clinics throughout the Portland area serve patients and provide students with practical experience.

At Pacific University, students and faculty engage in discovery through close, nurturing relationships that provide extraordinary learning experiences.  International study, service learning, internships and co-curricular activities have been integral parts of the education of nearly 25,000 alumni worldwide who share in the Boxer spirit.


It is the policy of Pacific University not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion or religious creed, disability or handicap, sex or gender, gender identity and/or expression (including a transgender identity), sexual orientation, military, 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, provost@pacificu.edu.