Adjunct faculty are essential for curricular delivery in the Baylor Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program. This is primarily achieved during onsite lab immersions but may also be conducted via synchronous or asynchronous teaching and learning activities. Each adjunct faculty brings essential knowledge, skills, and contemporary expertise to their course(s). adjunct faculty demonstrate competence in teaching and implementing strategies for student success by delivering assigned courses/objectives in a manner that facilitates student learning and mastery of course material.
Q: When does Baylor OTD recruit their adjunct faculty?
A: The Baylor OTD Program recruiting window is typically from July through September each year. This year will be a bit shorter due to the new system rollout that Baylor is using. Recruiting, selecting and hiring of our adjunct faculty this early allows those selected to request time off if needed or to deconflict their personal schedules.
Q: How do I indicate my interest if the recruitment window is not open?
A: If our recruiting window is not active, you can contact us at this link (Coming Soon) and your information will be provided to the program. After you provide your information we will send you an email notifying you that the current recruiting window has opened and is available for you to apply for a position.
Q: Why are there so many positions available?
A: The OTD program posts the adjunct positions for the entire upcoming calendar year January – December. The goal is to empower our adjunct faculty to select the courses they have a true passion for and with this level of transparency all interested adjunct faculty can see all of the opportunities that the program has to offer.
In our hybrid program, students and faculty travel to Waco, TX twice per semester for onsite, face-to-face laboratory instruction. With up to 100 students per cohort, we have a need for high-quality adjunct faculty who bring their clinical and contemporary experience, a passion for teaching, and a desire to mentor future occupational therapists in our profession.
Q: What experience do I need?
A: We seek clinician educators with at least 2 years of experience within their area of practice. Advanced certifications and/or residency training is preferred, but not required. See below for additional qualification information.
Q: What are the Functions of an adjunct faculty?
A: Primary Functions: Teaching is the primary responsibility of adjunct faculty. The functions of adjunct faculty may include some or all of the following depending on the terms and conditions of their appointment:
Secondary Functions: These expectations do not apply to all adjunct faculty positions:
Q: I don’t live near Waco, or even in Texas. Can I apply?
A: Yes! As long as you are located and licensed within the United States, you can apply for an adjunct faculty position. We are able to search far and wide for expert clinicians, and we cover travel costs for all of our faculty.
Q: I am interested in an adjunct (Lecturer) position. What does this position entail?
A: Most of the adjunct faculty (“Lecturer”) positions are for our immersive laboratory sessions. Immersive labs are blocks of time where students focus on the lab content of one course at a time. While the entire duration of the onsite lab is typically 1-2 weeks, each lab course is 3 to 6 days in length. Typical duties include providing small group instruction for a group of 10-14 students, maintaining consistency in instruction from the lead faculty, and administering practical and skill check examinations. Duties in some courses may include leading blocks of instruction with material provided/guided by the course lead faculty, and grading student projects. Please see this document (link coming soon) for a more complete list of roles and responsibilities for both the adjunct faculty and the course faculty.
Q: What if I have never taught before?
A: That’s fine with us, as all the BU OTD faculty were in that position at one point as well. The course core faculty will guide you to success.
Q: I have been an adjunct faculty for Baylor previously. Do I have to reapply for each course / each year?
A: Yes. Baylor University requires all adjunct (“Lecturer”) applicants to apply for each course, and to do so each year. The OTD program has worked with Baylor University Human Resources to make this process as smooth as possible, and each application takes 3-4 minutes to complete using Interfolio. The University and the OTD Program are committed to the Diversity and Inclusion mission, and Baylor seeks to “educate men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community.” In line with this mission, we seek to embody Christ’s teachings of love and inclusivity across boundaries of racial, ethnic, gender, socio-economic, religious, and other expressions of human difference. Because, at Baylor, “Love thy neighbor” are not just words…they are a way of life.
Q: I want to apply! What do I need to have ready when I log into Interfolio?
1. The first time you log into Interfolio, you will need to register and create your Dossier. The Dossier will contain your CV and Transcripts. When you apply for each job, these forms automatically get added to each application.
2. Your current CV.
Q: I see the lab dates in the Course descriptions. What does virtual vs onsite immersion mean?
A: Virtual means those days of the lab are done via synchronous learning utilizing meeting software such as Zoom. Both faculty and students attend from their own homes.
Onsite Immersion means those days of lab that are onsite at the Baylor ODT facilities in Waco, Texas. Adjunct faculty will be required to travel to Waco to provide onsite instruction on those days.
Q: Do the published lab dates include travel?
A: The dates you see with the course descriptions and the links within the Interfolio applications DO NOT include travel. However, there are specific details within each job posting that outline travel expectations and you must acknowledge this during the application process. Adjunct faculty will receive guidance from the Program and the Course lead regarding arrival and departure expectations for each lab immersion. (The next FAQ goes into more detail regarding these expectations).
Q: What are position requirements as an adjunct faculty?
A: Requirements for serving as adjunct include, but are not limited to the following:
Q: How do we travel to the lab immersion?
A: All travel arrangements will be coordinated by the OTD Program’s Director of Operations
Driving: You may elect to drive when mileage reimbursement is less than the cost of air travel. Typically, the Program allows travel via a POV from within the state of Texas and some of the surrounding states.
Q: How much will I get paid?
A: We offer competitive pay, based on the duration of the course, course prep and close-out time, and additional requirements such as project grading. The pay specific to each course is listed within the application. Baylor does not offer any full-time or part-time benefits for adjunct faculty.
Q: Do I need my own professional malpractice insurance?
A: No. You are covered under Baylor University insurance for malpractice.
Q: I am not a current Fieldwork Educator/ Site for Baylor OTD. Is that a problem?
A: We do not require our adjunct faculty to be Fieldwork Educators with the program. However, we strongly encourage you to consider becoming a Fieldwork Educator to fully share in the educational journey of the Baylor OTD student. Both students and the program value the partnership we can achieve with you, along the entire OTD educational journey. To request to be a Fieldwork Educator/Site, please visit this link.(Page coming soon)
Q: Where will I stay?
A: As an adjunct faculty member, the Program will book and pay for your hotel room directly via a master bill. You will need to provide a credit card at check-in for any incidental charges to your room (i.e., room service, dining/bar, etc.).
Q: Are meals provided?
A: You will be provided a daily per-diem rate to cover meals that are not provided by either the hotel or the program.
Q: Are any other costs reimbursable?
A: A Travel reimbursement guide will be available for adjunct faculty that are hired.
Q: What are the lab spaces like?
A: Our primary lab space is over 7,000 square feet and is designed to accommodate the wide variety of educational exposures needed for OTD education. We can easily fit 50 treatment plinths in the space for large group learning. We have additional space within our “Student Center” to utilize for smaller group “breakout” sessions and practical examinations as needed.
Q: Will I need to bring my computer to the lab immersion?
A: Yes, as many immersive labs have a practical or skills check examination. You will be entering comments and grades within Canvas, the Baylor University Learning Management System. Your course faculty will provide access to the Canvas course, and instructions on use.
Q: I did not get selected this year. Should I reapply for other positions or for next year?
A: YES! Please do not be discouraged if not selected. There may be more applicants than the number of positions available for a course. We encourage you to continue building and communicating your experiences via your CV in future applications.
Q: How do I apply?
A: Please click the button below