Massachusetts Association for Occupational Therapy

Assistant/Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy

10 Oct 2018 1:51 PM | Anonymous

The Division of Occupational Therapy at Western New England University announces an exciting opportunity to participate in the second faculty hiring cycle for the newly developed Entry-Level Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) Program. The second cohort of 33 students representing 16 states was admitted in August 2018.  The OTD Program invites applications for two academic faculty appointments (tenure track).  These are 12-month positions that are available as of January 2019, although start date is negotiable.

The ideal candidate for the Assistant/Associate Professor (tenure track) appointments will have a vision for health care education that is grounded in population health and interprofessional education perspectives, and transformative knowledge that fosters change. Interested applicants with academic experience that includes course development and teaching, a track-record or demonstrated interest in research, and a professional development plan for the future that includes research or scholarly activities and the dissemination of findings to advance knowledge are preferred. 

Applicants seeking to join our current faculty team should hold an earned doctoral degree (e.g. Ph.D, Ed.D., OTD, Sc.D.) from a regionally accredited institution or have demonstrated significant progress towards earning a doctoral degree. Applicants must possess a minimum of 3 years of documented clinical expertise as an occupational therapist with a strong clinical background in one of the following areas of practice: adult & aging acute and chronic physical disabilities; adult & aging mental health; infants, children & youth medical and chronic disabilities; infants, children & youth mental health and learning/developmental disabilities; or population/community health, wellness and prevention. 

Applicants must be initially certified by NBCOT, hold current AOTA Membership, and be licensed or licensure eligible in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Our search committee is currently interviewing for these positions. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references.

Excellent fringe benefits including tuition remission for employee, spouse, and dependent children.

Western New England University is a private, independent, coeducational institution founded in 1919. Located on an attractive 215-acre suburban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, Western New England University serves 3,800 students, including more than 2,600 full-time undergraduate students. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are offered through Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy, and School of Law.

Western New England University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We welcome candidates whose background may contribute to the further diversification of our community.

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MAOT - Massachusetts Association for Occupational Therapy, Inc.
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