27 Apr 2022 10:02 AM | Anonymous


The Department of Occupational Therapy at Tufts University has an opening for a full-time, non-tenure-track lecturer to teach and advise occupational therapy graduate students, beginning September 1, 2022. The position requires expertise in occupational therapy practice, and clinical and evidence-based reasoning. The candidate should have at least one clear area of expertise and be able to direct their expertise toward the promotion of activity and participation of individuals with disabilities, or at risk for disability, and among diverse populations across settings and the life span.

The Department of Occupational Therapy is a graduate department in the School of Arts and Sciences at Tufts University. Tufts is a teaching and research 1 institution with a rigorous intellectual culture and established ties to the surrounding communities. The school offers students and faculty alike in-depth educational and service-learning experiences and opportunities to explore interdisciplinary approaches to teaching, learning and scholarship. Tufts University has a commitment to become an anti-racist institution, and the Department of Occupational Therapy shares this commitment.

The new faculty member will be teaching, advising, and mentoring students in our entry-level Occupational Therapy Doctoral (OTD) program.

A doctoral degree in occupational therapy or a related field will be required. (e.g., PhD, EdD, ScD, OTD). Candidate must have national certification as an occupational therapist and qualify for Massachusetts state licensure. Additionally, applicants should have 5 or more years of clinical experience and demonstrated clinical and/or academic teaching experience in their area of expertise.

All application materials must be submitted via Interfolio at apply.interfolio.com/105295 . Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, a Teaching Statement highlighting experience, interests, philosophy, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendations should be addressed to Professor Nancy Baker, Chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy, and be submitted directly to Interfolio by the recommenders. The cover letter should describe the candidate’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

For questions about the position, please contact Jessica Harney, Department of Occupational Therapy Program Director, at Jessica.harney@tufts.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

In order to ensure a healthy and safe work environment, Tufts University is requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccine before their start date. Employees who cannot receive the vaccine because of a disability/medical contraindication or sincerely held religious belief may request an accommodation (e.g., an exemption) to this requirement. Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine requirement.  

Tufts University, founded in 1852, prioritizes quality teaching, highly competitive basic and applied research, and a commitment to active citizenship locally, regionally, and globally. Tufts University also prides itself on creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Current and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and continuously develop skill in, and disposition for, positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students.

Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff and fostering their success when hired. Members of underrepresented groups are welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. Read the University's Non-Discrimination statement and policy. If you are an applicant with a disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please contact us by calling Johny Laine in the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at 617-627-3298 or at johny.laine@tufts.edu. Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at http://oeo.tufts.edu.

MAOT - Massachusetts Association for Occupational Therapy, Inc.
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