University of Alabama at Birmingham — Faculty Positions, Department of Occupational Therapy (2 available)

Nominations and applications are now being accepted for two full-time, twelve-month faculty positions within the Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Health Professions, at 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 many areas and the Department’s Low Vision Rehabilitation Program is a unique national resource. Additional faculty are required to support the continuing growth of the department and the planned transition to an entry level Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) in 2021.

The UAB community, University-Wide Interdisciplinary Research Centers and the UAB/Lakeshore Research Collaborative offer 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 and World Report.

For this position, primary responsibilities will include teaching within the occupational therapy curriculum, student advising, pursuit of independent scholarship, and participation in department, school, community and national service activities.

Candidates should have an earned research doctorate (e.g., PhD, DSc, ScD) from an accredited university. In addition, candidates should have 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 (WFOT) and be eligible for, or will secure, occupational therapy licensure in the state of Alabama.

The department is seeking candidates with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations of students and experience with a variety of teaching methods and/or curricular perspectives. The department is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

An active research program or demonstrated potential for scholarship is preferred, which includes pursuit of external funding and a track record of publications. The successful candidate should be committed to excellence in teaching and mentoring our diverse student population and to working

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.

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