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Dean/Program Director, Occupational Therapy

Irvine, California Job ID: 201444
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The Dean/Program Director, Occupational Therapy oversees the development, management and administration of the program, including planning, development, delivery, evaluation, budgeting, selection of faculty and staff, maintenance of accreditation, and commitment to strategies for professional development.  Ensures program compliance according to state specific Department of Consumer Affairs as well as programmatic accreditation requirements.  Develops and manages all experiential learning sites, relationships, policies and procedures.  Participates in fiscal administration, curriculum development and coordination, determination of teaching assignments, supervision and evaluation of faculty, design and operation of program facilities, and selection/coordination of program specific external facilities and instruction.Provides professional leadership and support for teaching faculty; serves as a mentor and facilitator for faculty assigned; and enables an environment which fosters creativity, responsiveness, and self-responsibility.


Earned doctoral degree required that is awarded by an institution that is accredited by a USDE-recognized national or regional accrediting body. The doctoral degree is not limited to a doctorate in occupational therapy.

Evidence of scholarship (e.g., scholarship of application, practice or engagement, scholarship of teaching and learning) required.

Certified occupational therapist, licensed/credentialed to practice.


Minimum five years administrative experience including program planning and implementation, personnel management, evaluation and budgeting.

Minimum of six years in the field of occupational therapy, including documented clinical practice as an occupational therapist.

At least two years of experience in a full-time academic appointment with teaching responsibilities at the post-secondary level.




For over 100 years, West Coast University has been educating and preparing students for professional careers across our six campuses located in Southern California, Dallas, Miami, and Online. As part of our unique student-centric approach to advanced healthcare education you will be empowering future healthcare professionals. At West Coast University our students are Ahead of the Curve. Our Mission is to embrace a student-centric learning partnership that leads to professional success. We deliver transformational education within a culture of integrity and personal accountability.

Our benefited faculty and associates are offered a comprehensive benefit package including:

  • Health & Wellness
  • Financial & Retirement
  • Family & Parenting
  • Vacation & Time Off
  • Perks & Discount
  • Professional Development

West Coast University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we seek candidates who desire to work in and serve an ethnically-diverse population.

Primary Location: Irvine, California Campus: WCU Dallas Function: Management

My colleagues and coworkers are sincerely passionate about student success and have a strong team spirit. Our fundamental goal is to improve the quality in our education and service. WCU rewards people with strong team-spirit, a great vision, dedicated commitment, and a high ethical standard.


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