Western University of Health Sciences — Faculty, Occupational Therapy Education

Faculty Positions
Western University of Health Sciences Oregon Campus

The Department of Occupational Therapy Education at Western University of Health Sciences in Lebanon, Oregon invites applications from individuals interested in joining our founding faculty as a tenure or non-tenure, full-time 12-month faculty members at all levels. Faculty responsibilities include curriculum development, teaching, scholarship, mentorship of capstone projects, advising students, and service. Positions open now, to prepare for our inaugural class, starting in the July 2022.

Candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Possess an OT degree from an accredited university.
  • Doctorate degree from accredited university, preference given to post-professional doctorate.
  • Eligibility for licensure in the state of Oregon.
  • Shown evidence of interest and aptitude in clinical or didactic teaching.

Preference will be given to candidates with one or more of the following qualifications:

  • Curriculum development experience in an ACOTE -accredited occupational therapy program.
  • Professional association membership with evidence of advocacy for the occupational therapy profession.
  • Evidence of scholarly activity, publications, and presentations.

Salary and rank will be based upon documented relevant experience and qualifications.

Western University of Health Sciences is a non-profit, independent, graduate health professions/sciences university whose mission is to educate compassionate, competent, health care professionals. Our Lebanon, Oregon campus is located in the heart of the beautiful Willamette Valley. At WesternU-Oregon we are constructing a state-of-the-art building that will be home to our developing occupational therapy program. In the humanistic tradition of WesternU, students will be prepared to deliver collaborative person-centered care with respect, empathy, and trust. We are creating a curriculum that incorporates hands-on in-class active learning that emphasizes problem-solving and evidence-based practice, experiential learning, and community-based service-learning opportunities, with a focus on holistic care.

The mission of the Occupational Therapy program at WesternU is to provide students with innovative learning opportunities to prepare them to serve on interprofessional teams as a humanistic direct care provider, educator, leader, researcher, and advocate for the profession, in diverse local and global communities.

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a curriculum vitae and teaching philosophy statement as soon as possible. Other application materials to be submitted upon request.

For further inquiries contact: Rick Daigle, Chair of the OTD Search Committee: rdaigle@westernu.edu

Further information about the university, department, and faculty is available on the Western University of Health Sciences Web Site at www.westernu.edu.