Assistant Professor of Practice – Entry Level Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program

first_imgQualifications A post-professional doctorate degree is required. Five years’experience as an occupational therapist is required.NBCOT certification is required.Must be licensed (or obtain license) as an occupationaltherapist in the state of Pennsylvania.Teaching experience is preferred, but not required.Experience working with a diverse student population.Peer-reviewed, published work is preferred, but notrequired. Chatham UniversityAssistant Professor of Practice Entry Level Doctor ofOccupational Therapy ProgramFounded in 1869, Chatham University has an enrollment of over 2,200students across over 60 undergraduate and graduate programs in ourareas of excellence: sustainability & health, the arts &sciences and business & communications. Chatham hasconsistently been named a College of Distinction and a “BestCollege” by U.S. News & World Report, and–as the almamater of environmental icon, Rachel Carson (Class of ’29)–isperennially ranked as one of the greenest colleges in the UnitedStates by Sierra Magazine and the PrincetonReview.Chatham’s mission is: “to prepare students to build lives ofpurpose, value and fulfilling work…by preparing graduates to beinformed and engaged citizens in their communities; to recognizeand respect diversity of culture, identity, and opinion; and tolive sustainably.” Building on this mission, Chatham is committedto creating a supportive and inclusive learning, living and workingenvironment for all members of the campus community.Chatham consists of the School of Health Sciences; the Falk Schoolof Sustainability & Environment; the School of Arts, Scienceand Business; and the School for Continuing & ProfessionalStudies.Located in Pittsburgh, PA–one of the country’s most livable citiesand great college towns–Chatham is spread across three distinctlocations: the historic arboretum, Shadyside Campus; ChathamEastside in the fast-growing East End; and Eden Hall Campus, one ofthe world’s most sustainable campuses.Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strongcommitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans,individuals with disabilities, and members of otherunderrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. ChathamUniversity does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexualorientation, age, or national origin.To help support the work of the University we have an opening,beginning in the Fall 2021 term, for a full-time AssistantProfessor in the Entry Level Doctor of Occupational TherapyProgram.Position Summary: Under the supervision of the ProgramDirector, the faculty member is responsible for providing classroominstruction in the foundations of occupational therapy and has aprimary responsibility in providing mentorship and advisement tostudents throughout their Capstone project development,implementation, and dissemination. This position will be a facultyrole with the title of Assistant Professor and is responsible forall duties outlined in the Faculty Manual.Academic Responsibilities Actively pursues continuing education activities as requiredfor maintaining professional qualifications.Maintains professional certifications and/or licenses asappropriateParticipates in university and professional committees asoutlined in the Faculty Manual.Represents the program at national, state, local, and collegemeetings and other activities as directed by the PD.Participates in the student application and selectionprocess. Professional Responsibilities Participates in accreditation review, assessment andimplementation of changes on an ongoing basis.Participates in the interview and selection process for FT/PTfaculty and prospective students.Assists the PD with the preparation for ACOTE accreditation andre-accreditation site visits and self-study reports as well asongoing accreditation review, assessment, and ongoing changes.Participates in program-specific events (open house, advisoryboard meetings, program retreats).Maintains responsibilities as defined in the FacultyManual.Performs other activities as assigned by the PD. Provides classroom instruction in the foundations ofoccupational therapy.Provides mentorship and advisement to students throughout theirCapstone project development, implementation, anddissemination.Participates in the recommendation and procurement of educationmaterials.Provides academic advisement to students. Administrative Responsibilities Chatham University offers competitive salary, an excellent benefitspackage, including tuition remission for qualified personnel, and agenerous retirement plan.Interested candidates should visit andfollow the instructions to complete the application process. Toensure full consideration, please submit a cover letter addressingthe qualifications of the position, curriculum vitae, a teachingand research statement, and contact information for threeprofessional references.Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer andActively Seeks Diverse Candidateslast_img read more

Interim dean of School of Dental Medicine appointed

first_imgVicki Rosen, professor and chair of developmental biology at Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM), has been appointed interim dean of the School, effective Jan. 1.A highly respected scientist in the field of bone and mineral research, Rosen’s career at HSDM spans nearly two decades. As chair of the Department of Developmental Biology, she oversees the clinical specialties of pediatric dentistry and orthodontics, as well as basic research, and is involved in the education of postdoctoral fellows and residents, students enrolled in the DMD program, and M.D. and Ph.D. candidates at Harvard Medical School (HMS). Additionally, she co-leads HSDM’s Ph.D. program in Biological Sciences in Dental Medicine and is a principal faculty member of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute.“I’m delighted that Vicki has agreed to lead HSDM while we continue to search for a new dean,” said George Q. Daley, dean of HMS. “As co-chair with me on the search committee, Vicki’s insights throughout the process have been invaluable. She is a trusted leader who is deeply committed to teaching and research and values the importance of both in the clinical mission of the School.”Rosen came to Harvard in 2001 after a serving as a scientist at the biotechnical company Genetics Institute, where she was a member of the research team that identified the bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) genes in 1988. Her laboratory at HSDM studies BMP family molecule signaling in musculoskeletal tissues with the goal of using knowledge gained to enhance tissue repair and regeneration.Rosen’s research has been supported by grants from the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation, the National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, the National Institutes of Health, and the U.S. Department of Defense among others. She has been honored with numerous awards, including the Kappa Delta Ann Donner Vaughan Award for outstanding orthopedic research, the Marshall Urist Award for excellence in tissue engineering research, the Raine Medical Research Foundation Medal, and most recently the William F. Neuman Award, the most prestigious award given by the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research.“I’m honored to serve as interim dean of HSDM,” Rosen said. “I look forward to working with our dedicated faculty and staff to support HSDM’s exceptional students, and continue the School’s commitment to excellence in education, research, and clinical care.”This past April, Bruce Donoff, dean of HSDM for 28 years, announced that he would step down from the position and transition to a role on the faculty.The search for a permanent dean of HSDM is underway, with a committee composed of faculty from across HSDM and HMS.last_img read more

Review: Ibex Ace Shirt

first_imgAs active people, the majority of the time we are clad in wetsuits, base layers, spandex, and parkas. You’re more likely to find chalk on our hands than dress shoes on our feet. It finally seems spring/summer is here which means more adventure, grill outs, and post ride/hike beers. I’m all for slapping on a tee shirt, but certain occasions call for a little more class. For said cultured occasions we have the shirt for you, it’s called the Ace and it’s from none other than Ibex.You probably know Ibex for their incredible base layers, outer layers, tights, and cycling clothes. They also have an incredible line of more lifestyle items like the Ace Shirt and more, most of which are made of merino wool. I love my other Ibex items for their quality, fit, and feel, so the bar was set high for the Ace Shirt. Over the course of the last five weeks I’ve worn the shirt to cook outs, bars, fancy restaurants, casual restaurants, hiking, biking, on a JRA (just riding around), to bed, and about everywhere in between. I can confidently say the shirt can handle it all.Ibex took the classic short sleeve button up and added their own unique touches to it. First off it is made of 100% Merino Wool, has two front flap pockets, classy metal buttons throughout, is machine washable, and has yoke and seam details. The shirt doesn’t bunch up in any areas nor does it ride up in the back. They really put some thought into the fit as it was great not only hanging out, but also huffing it up a trail and riding a bike. Now you may be thinking that since it is wool that you will be sweating bullets, but to the contrary the shirt breathes much better than traditional cotton offerings. I really can’t even begin to count the number of compliments I received on this button up. People across the board loved the color, the look, and the feel. Guys were asking about it and where they could buy one, and girls were asking the same so they could buy one for their boyfriends. Heck, my dad doesn’t know it yet but my mom ordered him one. Dress it up with a pair of slacks or dress down with your favorite shorts and Chaco’s, it’s your choice.I am 6’1” and 163 pounds and went with a medium. The fit is spot on. I opted for the Pond color, but the shirt also comes in Black and Rope. At $115 the shirt is in line with other high quality offerings from competitors, and is well worth it. Buy yourself the Ibex Ace shirt and wow your friends at the next get together.Ibex; $115last_img read more

Greene High School’s ‘Tractor Day’ holds special meaning for class of 2020

first_imgVILLAGE OF GREENE (WBNG) — Seniors at Greene Central High School held their annual Tractor Day Monday, but like many things in the era of COVID-19, it looked a little different than usual. Tractor Day is a decades old tradition in which seniors drive their tractors to school on the last day of classes after meeting for breakfast in the morning. When Senior Jakob Funnell heard that students wouldn’t be returning to school earlier this Spring, the fate of Tractor Day was one of the first things that came to mind. “We’ve planned on doing this since the beginning of the school year and so with everything being uncertain, this is one thing that will stay the same,” she said. “It means a lot because we get to see them one last time we’re not having a normal graduation so we get to see everyone this last time,” said Nathan Barry. “Once our escort says we’re good to go we’ll have the lawn tractors up in front, then the mid size tractors up to big tractors,” he said. Today he and about two dozen high school seniors made sure that mission was a successful one. “I made a group chat on Snapchat and I said ‘guys we have to do Tractor Day. And this mission is a go,’ that’s what I said.” For many students it was a final opportunity to spend time with friends they had been separated from since before the crisis. center_img For senior Emma Smith, that tradition took on a whole new meaning this year because of the impact of the coronavirus. Student organizers worked with local law enforcement and emergency personnel to make sure the event was carried out safely. It was an opportunity to have one last celebration, and rev those engines for the class of 2020. Their proud parents lined the parade route holding signs and waving as the students made their way through the center of town. “This is a small school so we’re all really close, this is a family we’re going to go have a barbecue after this and it’s just going to be a really nice day, I haven’t seen everyone in so long I can’t wait” she said. “They spent lots of time planning it and making sure they could still do this tradition because they’ve missed out on a lot of things these last few months,” said Anita Barry. last_img read more