Academic Fieldwork Coordinator in the Occupational Therapy Program

September 10, 2019
Priority Deadline to Apply:
October 21, 2019
Depaul University

Position Description

DePaul University, in partnership with the national search firm Scott Healy & Associates, invites applications and nominations for the full-time Academic Fieldwork Coordinator in the Occupational Therapy Program.  The Academic Fieldwork Coordinator (AFWC) will develop, coordinate, and evaluate external clinical and community-based experiences for students; work with the program director in developing the program; assure accreditation standards related to fieldwork are met; and teach students. The AFWC will cultivate partnerships with healthcare providers and community-based organizations in the Chicago area and play a role in shaping DePaul’s health science initiatives.  A 12-month appointment with rank will be determined by qualifications.


The ideal candidate should have/be:

  • A Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy (Doctorate preferred);
  • A credentialed and licensed Occupational Therapist with eligibility in Illinois;
  • A minimum of 5 years of clinical experience in the field of occupational therapy;
  • Demonstrated record of teaching, scholarship, and/or service to the profession;
  • Demonstrated aptitude in the ACOTE accreditation procedures and maintaining large data bases;
  • Experience supervising students in clinical and/or community settings;
  • Knowledge of and connections within the Chicago area (preferred);
  • Individuals from underrepresented groups and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply;
  • Applicants who have experience working with a diverse range of clients, staff, and students and who can contribute to an inclusive climate are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas.

About The Institution

DePaul University:

Founded in Chicago in 1898, DePaul University has grown into the largest Catholic university in the United States. With over twenty-two thousand students in 10 colleges, DePaul has nationally ranked programs in several fields and prides itself on the connections with the city of Chicago, including connections to Fortune 500 companies and healthcare systems.

The University derives its title and fundamental mission from Saint Vincent de Paul, the founder of the Congregation of the Mission, a religious community whose members, Vincentians, established and continue to sponsor DePaul. Vincent DePaul led his contemporaries in serving urgent human needs and taught about the God-given dignity of each person. The DePaul community reflects this teaching with a special concern for the disadvantaged members of society.   DePaul University emphasizes the development of a full range of human capabilities and appreciation of higher education as a means to engage cultural, social, religious, and ethical values in service to others. One in three DePaul undergraduates is a first-generation student and our students complete over 3,400 service-learning courses annually.

The DePaul University College of Science and Health:

The College of Science and Health is the third largest college at DePaul, enrolling approximately 3200 students. The College includes programs in psychology, physics, mathematics, environmental science and studies, chemistry and biochemistry, biology, neuroscience, health sciences and DePaul’s School of Nursing. The College of Science and Health provides high quality, personalized, and accessible science and health education to a diverse student body. While the University maintains our strategic Alliance with Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, the successful applicant will help DePaul develop its own presence in health professions education.  The College is located on DePaul’s Lincoln Park campus.

About The Community


With 2.7 million residents in the city limits—and nearly 10 million people in metropolitan Chicagoland—this is the third largest city and metro in the nation, and a destination for 55 million visitors each year from all over the world. Chicago is a global city; it is culturally and ethnically diverse, has a dynamic arts scene, excellent restaurants, nightlife and recreational activities. Excellent public transportation connects Chicago’s many neighborhoods and attractions. DePaul has campuses in the thriving economic center of the Loop and in Lincoln Park. The iconic skyline and world-renowned architecture can be seen from places across the campus, reminding viewers of the businesses, industries, and people that have built Chicago into the world-class city it is today.

Application Process

All correspondence relating to the position of Academic Fieldwork Coordinator of the Occupational Therapy Program at DePaul University should be directed in confidence to the University’s executive recruitment consultant: 

Mr. Christopher S. Healy, Vice President
Scott Healy & Associates

The full and complete application should contain the following information: 

1) A cover letter outlining your experience as an occupational therapist and your interest in DePaul University;
2) A complete CV outlining your career;
3) The names of three professional references including their relationship to you, their position, email, and direct phone numbers.  References will not be contacted without written permission.

Applications submitted by October 21, 2019, will receive priority consideration. This search will remain open until the position is filled.

DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.