Job Opportunity at Maria College

Posted on Dec 30

Location: Albany, NY
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4180292


About Maria College

Founded in 1958 by the Religious Sisters of Mercy, Maria College of Albany is a private, co-educational, Catholic college that serves approximately 800 students in a variety of degree and certificate programs. Known for its warm, caring culture, its personalized attention to students, flexible scheduling and highly affordable tuition, the College has built a regional reputation for excellence in the health sciences, including nursing and occupational therapy.

Position Summary:
Maria College has a long history of health professional education, which currently includes nursing, health & occupational sciences, healthcare management and occupational therapy assistant programs. The college seeks to build upon a very successful ACOTE accredited occupational therapy assistant program that has been in existence for over 41 years with a masters in occupational therapy. The mission of Maria's Occupational Therapy Program is to give students a quality academic and clinical education in preparation for work with individuals of all abilities, ages, and from various cultural and socioeconomic groups. The program is based on the altruistic and compassionate values shared by the occupational therapy profession and the College's founders, the Sisters of Mercy—both acknowledging the value of human differences and individuality.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Teach associate, bachelor's and master's degree courses in occupational therapy, health and occupational sciences for day, evening and weekend classes.
  • Provide academic advisement to students.
  • Serve on departmental and college committees.
  • Develop appropriate applied research activities and mentor graduate students in research scholarship.
  • Coordinate student participation and quality in clinical sites

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Doctoral degree awarded by an institution that is accredited by a regional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE).
  • Applicants must be registered by NBCOT and hold a current OT license for the State of New York.
  • Minimum of 8 years of documented experience in the field of occupational therapy.

    This experience must include:

    • Clinical practice as an occupational therapist;
    • Administrative experience including, but not limited to, program planning and implementation, personnel management, evaluation, and budgeting;
    • Scholarship (e.g., scholarship of application, scholarship of teaching and learning); and
    • At least 3 years of experience in a full-time academic appointment with teaching responsibilities at the post secondary level.
  • Possess strong interpersonal and communication skills and commitment to excellence in teaching students of diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to collaborate with professionals in academic and clinical settings.

Required Application Documents:

  • Letter of interest
  • Resume

Maria College is a nonprofit, independent, coeducational institution which does not discriminate in its enrollment or employment practices for any reason including race, sex, color, national origin, creed, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal or local laws and ordinances. Information about the services, activities and facilities accessible to students or prospective students with disabilities regarding Title 504 may be obtained from Kim Noakes in Accessibility Services in Mercy Hall at (518) 861-2508; information about the services, activities and facilities accessible to employees or prospective employees with disabilities regarding Title IX and/or the Americans with Disabilities Act may be obtained from Andrew Ledoux, Title IX Coordinator at (518) 861-2505.

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