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Director, Masters in Occupational Therapy


Director, Masters in Occupational Therapy 

Trinity, in Washington, a comprehensive university in the nation’s capital, seeks an outstanding academic leader for its Master of Occupational Therapy Program.  The Director is responsible for all aspects of the Master’s in Occupational Therapy program including but not limited to program strategic planning, curriculum development, teaching, budgeting and operations management, and liaison with ACOTE for program accreditation. The director must be able to work cooperatively with the director of Trinity’s OTA program and both directors should aim to build a unified program from first enrollment through licensure.  The director reports to the Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Professions and must work collaboratively across disciplines in Health Professions and with other faculty and administrators at Trinity.

Trinity seeks a forward-thinking individual who can develop a strategic plan to build upon the strong baseline established in the first two years; is student-centered; supports OT/OTA collaboration; works well with faculty, staff, and administration; respects ideas of others; seeks to enhance occupational therapy and the profession’s role in interprofessional education and practice; identifies faculty development needs; and aligns equipment purchase and maintenance with curricular needs.

Program Director Qualifications

The Masters of Occupational Therapy Program director is expected to meet Trinity’s minimum qualifications for teaching at the University while meeting expectations of the ACOTE.

  • Must be a licensed OT and hold licensure in the District of Columbia
  • Must possess an earned doctorate (PhD, EdD, OTD or equivalent in related field) awarded by a regional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Demonstrate a minimum of 8 years of documented experience in the field of occupational therapy that includes clinical practice, administration, and scholarship
  • Possess at least 3 years of experience in a full-time academic appointment with teaching responsibilities at the postsecondary level
  • Possess the academic and experiential qualifications and background to meet the mission of the program
  • Demonstrate documented expertise in one’s area of teaching responsibility

Candidates should be proficient in using technology including learning management systems (i.e. Moodle, Blackboard, etc).

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, a current curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three (3) professional references to

Trinity Washington University is committed to providing equal employment opportunity in the workplace without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, and all other categories governed by the laws of the United States and the District of Columbia. Trinity does not engage in discrimination on the basis of any personal characteristics defined by law as prohibited classifications.

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