University of Alabama at Birmingham — Faculty Position, Department of Occupational Therapy

Faculty Position, Department of Occupational Therapy
School of Health Professions
The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Nominations and applications are invited for a full-time, twelve-month faculty position within the Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Health Professions, the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Faculty rank and tenure status are commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Department of Occupational Therapy offers graduate programs for both entry level and post professional students, and co-sponsors an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Science with the Department of Physical Therapy. A vibrant faculty offers research expertise in several areas and the Department’s Low Vision Therapy Program is a unique national resource. The UAB community, UAB Centers and the UAB/Lakeshore Foundation Research Collaborative offers excellent research opportunities for faculty and students. Plans are underway to transition to an entry-level clinical doctorate degree in occupational therapy by fall of 2021. Our entry-level Occupational Therapy program is currently ranked 25th by U.S. News & World Report.

Organizationally, the Department of Occupational Therapy is one of five departments in the School of Health Professions (SHP). SHP is one of the nation’s largest and most diverse schools of its type with over twenty programs at the baccalaureate, masters and doctoral levels. The UAB School of Health Professions is one of six health-centered schools in a thriving academic medical center and large academic campus. UAB is among the highest tier of US research institutions, with total funding of approximately $510 million per year and SHP is consistently ranked among the top in NIH funding for similar schools.

For this position, primary responsibilities will include teaching within the occupational therapy curriculum, student advising (including within the new capstone requirement of the ACOTE standards for entry-level OTD programs), pursuit of independent scholarship, and participation in department, school, community and national service activities.

Candidates should have an earned research Doctorate (e.g., Ph.D., EdD, DSc, ScD) or a clinical Doctorate (e.g., OTD) from an accredited university. Note: applicants with a clinical Doctorate will need to discuss and understand implications for tenure at a research-intensive university.

Qualified candidates must have a minimum of five years clinical experience and a degree in Occupational Therapy from a program accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) or by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists and be eligible for occupational therapy licensure in the state of Alabama. Teaching or clinical practice experience in the area of adult rehabilitation or older adult rehabilitation or population based service delivery is preferred. An active research program or demonstrated potential for scholarship, which includes pursuit of external funding, and publication is required. Additionally, candidates should possess excellent work traits including interpersonal, written and oral communication, organization and time management skills. The successful candidate should demonstrate an ability to present a positive and professional attitude when dealing with students, clinical staff and clients, the local community, and the national professional community.

Applications accepted until the position is filled. Interested and qualified individuals should apply at:

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans. A pre-employment background check investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.