Part-time Lecturer (non-tenure Track)

21 Apr 2021 3:20 PM | Anonymous


Part-time Lecturer (non-tenure Track)

The Department of Occupational Therapy at Tufts University is seeking qualified candidates to a teach the following graduate level courses during the 2021-2022 academic year

·       “OTS 205: Clinical Reasoning I: Observation and Interpretation.” The first in a series of courses focusing on the development of occupational therapy reasoning skills based on theoretical and practice learning. Emphasis on the ability to make, reflect on, analyze, and critique observations as well as making interpretations based on these observations. This course introduces the concepts and frameworks needed to assist OTs with making clinical observations and interpretations and to consider person/client factors and environmental/contextual factors that may affect an individual’s occupational performance. The influence of theory and evidence-based practice on the clinical reasoning process will be introduced as well. (Fall 2021)

·       “OTS 242: Health Conditions I.” This course addresses Incidence, prevalence, and etiology of health conditions that contribute to disruption in occupational performance focusing on conditions common in childhood through adolescence. The health practitioner's role in the treatment and management of these conditions and the role of risk-factor identification and prevention. The person-environment-occupation model and statistical significance of health conditions in relation to selected populations and the occupational impact. Discussion of conditions such as oppositional defiant disorder, attention deficit disorder, conduct disorder, pervasive development disorder spectrum, depression, bipolar illness, anxiety disorders, neuromuscular disorders, orthopedic conditions, and selected central nervous system disorders. (Fall 2021)

·       “OTS 227: Occupational Therapy Practice in Psychosocial Dysfunction.” This course explores the practice of occupational therapy within the continuum of mental health service delivery including basic knowledge of mental health conditions, treatment settings, frames of references, communication, group dynamics, treatment planning, and role of OT in pharmacological treatment. It explores the health practitioner’s role in the treatment and management of these conditions, and the role of the occupational therapy within the interdisciplinary treatment team. (Spring 2022)

Candidates must be Massachusetts licensed occupational therapists with prior teaching of graduate occupational therapy students, and expertise in the content and skills taught in the course. A doctoral degree is preferred (e.g., OTD, PhD, EdD, ScD).

All applications are submitted via Interfolio, at

Please upload a CV, cover letter indicating the course you are applying to teach, sample course material, and 3 letters of reference.  The cover letter should include a statement describing the candidate’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continues until the position is filled. All

Questions may be directed to Michelle Rossman, Department Administrator, Department of Occupational Therapy, Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155 at

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