Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor-Doctoral Capstone Coordinator


Position Title

Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor-Doctoral Capstone Coordinator 


Occupational Therapy 


Full Time/Exempt, Non-Tenure track

Position Summary

The Department of Occupational Therapy within the Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences invites applications for a 12-month, Clinical Faculty appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank to also serve as the Doctoral Residency Coordinator. 

Essential Job Duties

The Doctoral Capstone Coordinator (DCC) is directly responsible to the Chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy. He/she is responsible for overall development, refinement and management of the doctoral residency education components (Doctoral Experiential Component - Capstone) of the doctoral curriculum including site recruitment, supervisor education, site visitation, student placement, student advisement, conflict resolution and program evaluation. In addition this position will have an assigned teaching load, service and scholarship expectations.

Special Skills

Identify and secure sites for Capstone education; Review the quality and appropriateness of Residency sites in collaboration with other academic faculty; The Doctoral Capstone Coordinator will have sufficient release time from academic teaching responsibilities in order to ensure that fieldwork and residency program needs are met; Develop Capstone objectives in collaboration with sites; Initiate and maintain communication and correspondence between the academic and residency sites, students, and report to faculty; Communicate with residency mentors regarding the doctoral curriculum model, course content, and residency expectations; Oversee the administrative aspects of the residency program including agreements with residency sites; Assign students to residency settings; Orient students to responsibilities and protocols for residency and maintains the Doctoral Capstone Manual; Monitor the facilitation of clinical reasoning and reflective practice in residency settings and provide feedback to the department; Counsel and arbitrate with students and residency mentors on matters of concern; Collaborate with the residency mentors in assigning the final appraisal (grading) of the student; Participate in appropriate residency educational support groups (e.g. local fieldwork consortiums, etc.); Supervise any support personnel carrying out administrative aspects of residency programs; Facilitate the development of residency programs and related student supervision skills; Maintain an assigned teaching caseload within the Department of Occupational Therapy curriculum and develop necessary syllabi, assessments and course maintenance material; Actively participate in scheduled Department of Occupational Therapy meetings and provide constructive suggestions/feedback for program improvement, program evaluation and strategic planning; Perform other duties as deemed necessary and mutually agreed-upon by the Doctoral Capstone Coordinator and Chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy; Assist with ACOTE Self-Study and other Accreditation activities where appropriate; Perform other duties as deemed necessary and mutually agreed-upon by the Doctoral Capstone Coordinator and Chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy; Have documented or developing expertise in area of teaching responsibility and knowledge of content methods; Engage in work and professional responsibilities consistent with the objectives and mission of the Department, School, College and University; Prepare for and engage in professional development activities according to established yearly goals as part of the Department Professional Development Plan (Form F) mutually agreed-upon by the Doctoral Capstone Coordinator and Chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy; Adhere to Departmental, School, College and University Policies and Procedures (e.g. HIPPA, FERPA, etc.). 

Functions according to AOTA Code of Ethics (AOTA, 2015), Standards of Continuing Competence (AOTA, 2015), and Standards of Practice (AOTA, 2015) of the profession. 

Prerequisites Required for Position

Minimum Education Requirement

  • The Doctoral Residency Coordinator shall be a Licensed Occupational Therapist in the State of Florida (or licensure eligible), initially certified by NBCOT, or its predecessor, hold a doctoral degree (OTD, PhD or equivalent) awarded by an institution that is accredited by a USDE-recognized regional accrediting body.

Minimum Work Experience

  • Three years clinical practice experience which includes supervising professional occupational therapy fieldwork students with post-baccalaureate teaching responsibilities. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience coordinating doctoral experiential components (Capstones) in an entry-level OTD Program. 

Important Note

This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required for this position. The University reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs.

To Apply

All interested applicant, please send all application materials to: