Assistant/Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy

East Tennessee State University

United States

November 11, 2021


Posting Details Job Title Assistant/Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy

Department Rehabilitative Sciences - 21755 Pay Grade Job Category Faculty Job Summary

The Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program in the Department of Rehabilitative Health Sciences is seeking one new faculty member for a 9-month clinical or tenure-track appointment beginning August 15, 2022, to teach in the OTD program.

The successful candidate is expected to participate as a full member of the faculty with all relevant duties, responsibilities, and benefits. The faculty member in this position is responsible for teaching in the area of content expertise (pediatrics, human development, and foundational practice courses) to assist occupational therapy students with knowledge acquisition and knowledge application necessary for entry-level practice in accordance with the accreditation standards and curriculum. The faculty member engages in service, scholarly activity, and supports the mission and vision of the university, department, and program.

The Department of Rehabilitative Sciences is a growing multidisciplinary department with over 22 faculty and staff offering undergraduate and graduate programs in Nutrition and Dietetics, an undergraduate program in Rehabilitative Health Sciences, and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. The Department recently added programs including a Graduate Certificate in Sport Nutrition, Undergraduate Minor in Nutrition, and a Master of Science in Orthotics and Prosthetics (starts 2023).

The department is located within the College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences, which includes numerous programs including Speech and Language Pathology, Audiology, Social Work, and Allied Health Sciences. The College is part of the University's Academic Health Sciences Division, which also houses the James H. Quillen College of Medicine, the Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy, the College of Public Health, and the College of Nursing. The new faculty will join a dynamic and growing department focused on interprofessional education and training for the next generation of scholar- practitioners.

ETSU is a comprehensive teaching and research university with an enrollment of approximately 15,000 students. It is set in the scenic foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and the rich history of the region is woven into the area's recreation, community, and lifestyle, giving the area the feeling of a home away from home.

ETSU is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all of our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. Successful candidates should have a demonstrated commitment and contribution to fostering and advancing equity, diversity and inclusion. East Tennessee State University (ETSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Candidates considered for a tenure-track position must possess a terminal academic doctoral degree by the start date and demonstrate the potential for research productivity. Faculty rank commensurate with education and experience. Some appointments may be eligible for tenure. Clinical track appointments may be convertible to tenure-track no later than the end of year three of the appointment.

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Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctoral degree from an accredited institution (i.e., post- professional clinical doctorate, PhD, EdD, ScD)
  • Strong commitment to graduate interprofessional education
  • Licensed or eligible for licensure as an occupational therapist in Tennessee
  • Knowledge of current trends and evidence-based practice in OT practices
  • Content expertise in pediatrics and human development
  • Knowledge of instructional strategies to include online teaching experience
  • Skills in the use of computers, software applications, and internet resources
  • Demonstrate effective verbal and written communication
  • Minimum three years full-time clinical experience
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Possess extensive teaching, clinical, and research experience in occupational therapy
  • Terminal academic degree (EdD, PhD, ScD)
  • Proven track record in scholarly activity
  • Knowledge of ACOTE education standards
  • Experience in delivering online education
  • Advanced clinical and teaching expertise in pediatrics
  • Salary

    Posting Number F00459P

    Is this position subject to a criminal background check? Yes Is any part of the funding for this posting coming from a grant or outside funding source? No Open Date 10/11/2021 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

    Faculty positions are only required to be posted for a minimum of fourteen (14) calendar days. The closing date for this posting is subject to change without notice to applicants. All positions at East Tennessee State University are contingent upon sufficient funding.

    Copies and/or unofficial transcripts will be acceptable for application purposes only. Candidate chosen will be required to provide official transcripts upon hire.

    Supplemental Questions

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    Documents Needed To Apply

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Optional Documents

  • Transcripts
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