University of Alabama at Birmingham — Assistant or Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy

Job Description

Nominations and applications are now being accepted for a full-time, twelve-month core faculty position with corresponding administrative responsibilities as the Doctoral Capstone Coordinator (entry-level OTD program), 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. Plans are underway to transition to an entry-level clinical doctorate degree in occupational therapy in the summer of 2021

A vibrant faculty offers research expertise in many areas and the Department’s Low Vision Therapy Program is a unique national resource. The UAB community, University-Wide Interdisciplinary Research Centers and the UAB/Lakeshore Research Collaborative offer excellent research opportunities for faculty and students. 

For this position, primary responsibilities will include working with the Academic Fieldwork Coordinator to:

  • ensure that the doctoral capstone reflects the sequence and scope of the content in the curriculum design and allows for the development of in-depth knowledge in one of the specified areas
  • maintain compliance with all corresponding ACOTE standards
  • teach graduate courses in the occupational therapy programs, both on-campus and online
  • advise and mentor students, and 
  • participate in program, department, school, university service and the pursuit of independent scholarship. 

Candidates must hold a doctoral degree awarded by an institution that is accredited by a USDE-recognized regional accrediting body and a minimum of three years teaching in higher education. Candidates will be considered if they can demonstrate completion of their doctoral degree prior to April 2020. 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 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, which includes pursuit of external funding, and publication is preferred.  The successful candidate should be committed to excellence in teaching and mentoring our diverse student population and to working effectively with faculty, staff and clinical partners across a wide range of disciplines and settings.

EEO Statement

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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Interested candidates should apply here: by submitting an online application to include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references.  Evaluation of applications will occur as they are received and will continue until all available positions are filled.

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