Director for the Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program

Director for the Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program

Fort Wayne, Indiana



The Program Director is responsible for leading the Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program and ensuring the program provides students with a high-quality educational experience to prepare them to be excellent clinicians prepared for a growing and changing healthcare environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead the ACOTE accreditation process for occupational therapy programs
  • Support the progression and growth of the Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) program
  • Approve the OTD Program annual budgets
  • Evaluate, mentor, and foster the development of academic and clinical faculty
  • Guide OTD program assessment and the utilization of data to improve instructional quality
  • Implement and manage the policies and procedures of the OTD Program
  • Develop long-term plans for the growth and development of the occupational therapy program
  • Lead and facilitate OTD Advisory Board and its meetings
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Education and/or Experience

  • The ideal candidate will have experience with OTD program development, administration, and ACOTE accreditation
  • An earned, doctoral degree from an accredited university
  • An occupational therapist licensed in the state of Indiana with an understanding of and record of excellence in contemporary clinical practice
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a full-time academic appointment
  • Proven effective leadership and management of curriculum, budgets, and personnel in an educational setting

Outstanding Benefits

Trine University offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit your needs and the needs of your family. Some benefits offered include:

  • Health – medical, dental, vision, flex spending, HSA accounts
  • Life Insurance – a variety of voluntary life options are available along with an employer paid employee life policy valued at 1½ times annual salary
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Retirement – after one year of full-time service you are eligible for an employer contribution of 5% and up to an additional 5% employer match
  • Education – after 6 months of full-time service, undergraduate education benefits are available for employee, spouse, and dependent children


The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.


Trine University is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, genetic information, citizenship status, military status, or any other basis prohibited by law, unless such basis constitutes a bona fide occupational qualification. Trine will comply with its legal obligation to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and for religious beliefs.