Assistant/Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy

University of New England
March 18, 2023
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Position Type Faculty

Faculty Track Tenure-Track Position Title Assistant/Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy Employment Status Full Time Months 12 Campus Portland, ME Description

Applications are being accepted for a 12-Month Assistant Professor/Associate Professor , Tenure Track in the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program at the University of New England (UNE), in Portland, Maine. This position include teaching, student advising, course development, and service. Tenure track positions include active scholarship and research as well as teaching within the research sequence. The successful candidate will possess recent experience with effective learner-centered teaching, a strong interest in interprofessional education, the ability to teach across the UNE MSOT curriculum, and a team-centered/collaborative philosophy. Opportunity to teach a variety of curricular content, across the lifespan, exists based on applicant's area of expertise.

The University of New England's MSOT program is located in Portland, Maine, a vibrant coastal city. Along with “Outside Magazine” who named Portland one of the greatest places to live in America, “Food and Wine Magazine” named it one of the most amazing food cities in America. Portland's diversity, world-class cultural, art and entertainment offerings, small-town sense of community coupled with its proximity to beautiful beaches and mountains adds to its flair. UNE's Portland campus is located in a suburban neighborhood and provides an intimate New England architectural setting on 41 acres. The University of New England's MSOT program was established in 1981 as the first program in Maine. We are proud to have an accomplished faculty which includes three Fellows of the American Occupational Therapy Association. The University provides a supportive environment that facilitates our active engagement in service, scholarship, and research at the local, national, and international level in a variety of contexts.

We seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to facilitate the university strategic plan, which supports a welcoming, inclusive and vibrant learning community. The University of New England is building a community that is diverse along all dimensions of human difference. The MSOT program at the University of New England engages students in learning from, about and with varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to promoting equity, fairness and justice in an educational and work environment and must be willing to contribute to the University strategic plan of inclusion.

This position will remain open until filled. Faculty rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications.


  • Collaborate with faculty in curriculum development and delivery of courses
  • Teach graduate level courses as assigned
  • Develop or modify syllabi, assignments, and evaluation methods for courses assigned
  • Advise and mentor students
  • Serve on departmental, college, university, and professional committees
  • Support the departmental, college and university missions
  • Participate in accreditation Self Study process and other departmental activities
  • Engage in community-based services
  • Engage in scholarship and research that supports the department, university, and profession of occupational therapy.
  • Other activities related to faculty role as indicated
  • Qualifications

  • Qualified candidates must have been initially registered as an occupational therapist, hold an earned post professional doctoral degree in occupational therapy (or a related field). Individuals with an entry level doctorate in occupational therapy and academic experience will be considered.
  • Established record of scholarly activity and research.
  • Minimum of one year of experience working in an academic setting is required.
  • A minimum of 2 years of clinical practice experience as an occupational therapist is required.
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing, and computer skills are necessary.
  • Candidates must possess or be eligible for occupational therapy licensure in the state of Maine.
  • EEO Statement Summary

    Consistent with federal and state law and University policy, the University of New England is committed to the fundamental concept of equal opportunity for all of the members of the University community. The University prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination in employment, the provision of academic services or in any other area of University life based on race, color, sex, physical or mental disability, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, ethnicity, genetic information, HIV status, or status as a veteran. Prohibited bias factors will not be permitted to have an adverse influence upon decisions regarding students, employees, applicants for admission, applicants for employment, contractors, volunteers or participants in and/or users of institutional programs, services, and activities.

    COVID Vaccination Statement (PLEASE NOTE)

    In order to protect the health and safety of the UNE community, UNE requires all students enrolled in classes on our campuses and all on-campus employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the start of employment. The University allows for religious and medical exemptions to the policy. If you believe you are eligible for a medical or religious exemption to the vaccine policy you may seek the exemption through Human Resources after receiving this conditional offer of employment. Please note that no person to whom the policy applies will be finally employed or permitted to work if they are not fully vaccinated unless they request an exemption and are granted one.

    Posting Detail Information

    Posting Number 2022F0009P

    Open Date Close Date Open Until Filled Yes

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