Occupational Therapy Instructor - Per Diem

  • Contract

Company Description

At Brookline College, we are dedicated to our students’ success and committed to providing them with our best service from start to finish. Our helpful admission representatives will help students define their goals and choose a program. Our experienced instructors will educate their students and provide hands-on training. Our devoted staff will support and help every student complete their program, and once they graduate, they’ll assist the student with their job search.

Job Description

Brookline College is looking for an Occupational Therapy Assistant Assistant Professor to join our fast-growing Faculty team in beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico!

We are currently interviewing for a per diem position in a hybrid program.

Your knowledge and clinical experience and our highly accredited, established curriculum will result in the next generation of eager, inspired, and prepared OTAs entering the field. No teaching experience is required but it is preferred. 

This position provides a learning experience for students and evaluates their achievements.


  • Maintain a teaching load per semester, as assigned at the time of the offer.
  • Maintain and demonstrate subject matter expertise, including distance education [as assigned to online courses].  
  •  Apply established teaching criteria and procedures and curriculum to support student learning.
  • Employ various distance education teaching methodologies to drive continuous quality improvement.
  • Utilize the Learning Management System (LMS) as a tool to deliver course content and provide formative feedback to learners
  • Possess the expertise necessary to ensure appropriate curriculum design; partner with the program director to improve the design of distance education environments and curriculum.


  • Monitor/track student retention using course attendance records.
  • Implement data-driven student retention improvement strategies to achieve course benchmarks.
  • Partner with the program director to improve the design of instruction. 


  • Remain proficient in all aspects of course or curricula content, learning outcomes, and assessment activities to achieve course goals.
  • Teach courses as assigned within the maximum number of contact hours allowed
  • Demonstrate skill and knowledge in the teaching discipline
  • Make continuous efforts to improve the quality of instruction by reviewing and utilizing different techniques, including distance education in teaching.
  • Aid in planning, development, and maintenance of program curriculum
  • Evaluate students to measure their progress in achieving course goals; inform students promptly of their progress.
  • Submit required program reports and forms to program or course managers promptly
  • Maintain continuing education (CE) hours to ensure renewed OT or COTA licensure
  • Maintain student records of attendance or skill competency documents as needed.
  • Partner with the program director or department chair to resolve student appeals
  • Attend faculty meetings at the cadence determined by the program director or department chair
  • Engage and document participation in professional development and in-service training for learning management systems, pedagogy, and education teaching methodologies.
  • Maintain a professional relationship with colleagues, students, and the community
  • Maintain compliance with policies and procedures within the employee handbook, program handbooks (as applicable), and department directives.
  • Coordinate and balance the needs of a diverse student population.


  • Maintain an inclusive college environment that celebrates and promotes understanding and respect for a diverse student body, academic staff, and community.
  • Manage student retention with data-informed strategies to achieve accreditor benchmarks and college budget/metrics
  • Participate in local student retention initiatives
  • Manage communication processes to identify and respond to at-risk students.


  • Demonstrate sensitivity and understanding of all college students and faculty with diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds.



Graduation from an accredited program recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in the specialty field or content  area in which they teach


Graduation from an otherwise recognized training entity (e.g., hospital-based program) in the specialty field or content area in which they teach


Graduation from an institution located outside of the United States and its territories in the specialty field or subject area in which they teach. Transcript evaluation required by NACES or AICE.

  • Required: Minimum of a bachelor's degree awarded by an institution accredited by a  Unitek States Department of Education-recognized institutional accrediting agency
  • Required: Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) or Occupational Therapist (OT) current licensure in New Mexico    
  • Required: Three (3) years of practical experience in the assigned occupational therapy assistant program content   

Documented expertise in the area(s) of teaching responsibility, content delivery system, and teaching methodology.


Experience using CampusVue

Experience using the Canvas™ learning management system (LMS) 

Additional Information

We Offer:

  • Leadership development and training for career advancement
  • Tuition assistance and Forgiveness for you and your family up to 100% depending on the program
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