Chair, Occupational Therapy Assistant (Looking to fill this position ASAP)

Chair, Occupational Therapy Assistant (Looking to fill this position ASAP)


Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
340 Victoria Road
Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: 828-398-7900

Job Location

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College

Asheville, North Carolina

Main Campus


Salary: $66,384 - $68,268, plus $300 per month chair stipend, and $6000 signing bonus (paid out over 12-months)



Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Monday, February 21, 2022
Closes: Monday, May 16, 2022

Target Start Date

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Expected Work Hours


Reports to

Dean, Allied Health

Employment Type

Full Time Regular

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Requirements (Applicant must meet all of the minimum requirements)

1. Must have a minimum of a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy or related field (awarded by an institution that is accredited by a regional or national accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education);
2. Must have a minimum of five years of full-time or equivalent experience in the field of occupational therapy, which must include:


  • Clinical practice as an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant; 
  • Administrative experience including, but not limited to, program planning and implementation, personnel management, evaluation, and budgeting; 
  • Understanding of, and experience with, occupational therapy assistants responsibilities; 
  • Scholarship (e.g., scholarship of application, scholarship of teaching and learning);
  • Must have a minimum of two years of full-time or equivalent experience in a full-time academic appointment with teaching responsibilities at the postsecondary level. 

3. Must be a Certified Occupational Therapist or Occupational Therapy Assistant with licensure in NC.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

1. Experience teaching at an NC Community College;
2. Proficiency in a foreign language such as Spanish, an East Slavic language, and/or American Sign Language. 

Position Description

Job Description Summary

The Department Chair is responsible for leading and coordinating the activities of the Occupational Therapy Assistant Department.


1. Supports equity in all aspects.

2. Contributes to a safe and secure campus environment.

3. Supports the College’s Mission, Vision, Values, and RISE Statement.

4. Maintains compliance with requirements from SACSCOC, the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS), and program

accreditors where appropriate.

5. Enforces College policies and procedures.

6. Clearly communicates with all stakeholders.

7. Recruits and hires departmental employees following the guidelines from the Executive Leadership Team and from Human Resources.

8. Develops department schedules and makes teaching assignments.

9. Assists with onboarding for new departmental faculty and staff.

10. Supports ongoing professional development for all departmental faculty and staff.

11. Participates in the Performance Enhancement Process (PEP) for full-time faculty and evaluates adjuncts.

12. Works with departmental faculty and the Coordinator, Curriculum Compliance to ensure the curriculum remains relevant,

rigorous, and equitable, and that it meets state standards.

13. Identifies and procures appropriate teaching technology.

14. Ensures that all reporting to internal and external agencies is timely and accurate.

15. Oversees Student Learning Outcomes assessment on the department level.

16. Selects and orders textbooks and other course material.

17. Develops and supervises department budgets.

18. Instructs an appropriate course load a maximum of 12 to 14 combined class/lab contact hours per week to allow for sufficient release time to ensure that the needs of the program are being met. With future contact, hours reduced 3 to 4 hours during self-study preparation for accreditation, re-accreditation periods, and/or other periods of time deemed necessary, serves on campus committees, and advises an appropriate number of students, as determined by the Dean and the Vice President of Instructional Services.

19. Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Post Contact

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HR Main Phone: 828-398-7114