Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy
The Division of Occupational Therapy at Western New England University announces an exciting opportunity to serve as faculty for the newly developed Entry-Level Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) Program. The inaugural class of students representing 16 states was admitted in August, 2017. The OTD Program invites applications for a 12-month academic faculty appointment for a position starting in July, 2018. 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.
The ideal candidate for the Assistant Professor (tenure track) appointment will have a vision for health care education that is grounded in interprofessional education and practice knowledge, 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 in the discipline or applied clinical practice.
Applicants must be initially certified by NBCOT, hold current AOTA Membership, and be licensed or licensure eligible in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references.
Doctoral degree (e.g. Ph.D., Ed.D., OTD, Sci.D.) from a regionally accredited institution.
Experience in an academic setting including teaching, curriculum development, instructional technology use preferred.
A minimum of 3 years of documented clinical experience in occupational therapy in one of the following areas: adult & aging physical disabilities; adult & aging mental health; infants, children & youth medical and chronic disabilities; infants, children & youth mental health and learning and developmental disabilities; population/community health, wellness and prevention.
Current NBCOT Certification
Current AOTA Membership
Current Massachusetts License to Practice
Valid Driver's License
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.
To apply to this position please visit http://employment.wne.edu.