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Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy

The Division of Occupational Therapy at Western New England University announces an exciting opportunity to join the faculty team in the Entry-Level Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) Program. With our first cohort of students scheduled to graduate in August, 2020, the OTD Program invites applications for an academic faculty appointment. This is a 12-month position that is currently available. The start date for this position is negotiable.

The ideal candidate for the Assistant/Associate Professor (tenure track) appointment will have a vision for health care education that is grounded in population health and interprofessional education perspectives, and the principles of transformative knowledge to foster change. Interested applicants with academic experience are preferred. Identified experience in 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 including the dissemination of findings to advance knowledge, is favorable.

Our search committee is currently interviewing candidates for this position. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references.

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: adult & aging practice (acute/chronic physical disabilities or mental health); infants, children & youth practice (medical conditions/chronic disabilities or mental health and learning/developmental disabilities); or population-based community health, wellness and prevention.

Applicants must be initially certified by NBCOT, hold current AOTA Membership, and be licensed or licensure eligible in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS: • 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.