Founding Director

Occupational Therapy Program

Carlow University

Carlow University a private, Catholic, liberal arts, comprehensive University is accepting nominations and applications for the position of Founding Director of the Occupational Therapy (OT) Program. This is an exciting opportunity for a collaborative and energetic leader to develop and launch a new Occupational Therapy Program. Reporting to the Dean, College of Health and Wellness, the Program Director is responsible for directing program organization and development, securing accreditation and maintaining compliance, and fiscal management, while meeting the excellent standards in the Health Sciences for which the University is known. This includes leading curriculum development, development of clinical sites, and recruitment and management of faculty and staff. The program director must be responsible for the management and administration of the program, including planning, evaluation, budgeting, selection of faculty and staff, maintenance of accreditation, and commitment to strategies for professional development. The director will collaborate closely with the Admissions and Marketing departments on admissions policies, recruitment of students and marketing the program. This position is a tenure track, twelve-month appointment.


The ideal candidate will have a Doctoral degree in Occupational Therapy or a related discipline; current certification as an Occupational Therapist who is licensed or credentialed according to regulations in Pennsylvania; a minimum of six (6) years of experience in the field of Occupational Therapy, including practice as an occupational therapist, administrative or supervisory experience; a minimum of two (2) years of experience in a full-time academic appointment with teaching responsibilities; hold current certification of passing the national examination administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT); have current, or ability to obtain, unencumbered licensure to practice as an Occupational Therapist in Pennsylvania; and will obtain and maintain professional liability insurance coverage.


Carlow University is being assisted by the partners of Hyatt–Fennell, Executive Search. Nominations and application materials should be submitted via email to Please specify the search in the subject line. Applications include a cover letter with details relevant to your qualifications and interest, a current resume/cv, and contact information for five professional references, in separate documents.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received and the position will remain open until filled. All applications and nominations will be considered highly confidential.



Carlow University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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PO Box 214
Conway, PA 15027

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T: 724-242-0476


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