Wayne State University — Assistant / Associate / Full Professor, Occupational Therapy Program

Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Wayne State University
Department of Health Care Sciences, Occupational Therapy
Tenure/Tenure Track Faculty Position
Open Rank: Assistant, Associate, Professor

The Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Wayne State University (WSU) in Detroit, Michigan seeks applications for a full-time, 12-month tenure/tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Professor in the Occupational Therapy (OT) Program, Department of Health Care Sciences. The appointment is set to start in August of 2022.

Wayne State University (WSU) is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit. The 200-acre traditional and high-tech campus is in the heart of Midtown, offering unparalleled access to cultural experiences, community involvement, and corporate career opportunities. Wayne State University is the third largest institution of higher learning in Michigan and the most diverse campus in the state, with nearly 27,000 students from every U.S. state and nearly 80 countries. Wayne State is home to 13 colleges offering over 350 degree programs. Wayne State also houses one of the largest medical schools in the nation. Additional information about the university can be found at: wayne.edu. Wayne State University is one of the nation’s pre-eminent public research universities in an urban setting, is a nationally recognized Carnegie Level-I Carnegie Research University and designated as a Carnegie Community Engagement university. Annual research expenditures are nearly $260 million.

The Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is located on the WSU Medical School campus. In close proximity are the Detroit Medical Center, Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, Karmanos Cancer Institute and other teaching hospitals providing numerous opportunities for collaboration. Wayne State also is also home to the Institute of Gerontology, which fosters research, education, outreach and community partnerships relevant to aging and urban health. The Detroit/Southeast Michigan area offers a vast array of world-class restaurants, theaters and museums. The WSU campus is located in the heart of Midtown at the center of the vibrant Detroit cultural district. Detroit is a border city with Canada, which is less than a 20-minute drive from the campus.

The Occupational Therapy Program is housed in the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in a state-of the art building on the Detroit Medical Center campus. The Occupational Therapy program was established in 1944 and is a program in the Department of Health Care Sciences that includes Nurse Anesthesia, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies, Radiation Therapy Technology, Radiologic Technology, and Radiology Assistant. The Occupational Therapy Program offers an entry level Master’s of Occupational Therapy (MOT) program with a class size of approximately 34 students. Curricular content centers around evidence-based practice, community engagement and research.

Qualifications: All applicants (by hiring date) must hold a Ph.D. or an equivalent degree (e.g. Ed.D.) in a relevant field, be eligible for occupational therapy licensure in Michigan, and show commitment to clinical teaching and student mentoring. Teaching experience at the graduate level is also preferred. Applicants at the Assistant rank should have a record of quality research program and potential for external funding is preferred. Applicants at the Associate and Full Professor rank should have a record of an established research program and demonstrated evidence of external funding.

Responsibilities: New faculty members are expected to teach courses and engage in scholarly publications and research related activities commensurate with their education, training, and expertise. Participation in academic advisement, student assessment, and service responsibilities will be consistent with the requirements of a tenure/tenure-track position.

Job duties:
• Establishing a research program in an OT relevant field
• Publishing peer review articles on par with tenure/rank requirement each year
• Seeking and obtaining funding to conduct research
• Teaching courses on par with tenure/rank requirement each year
• Mentoring and advising OT students
• Providing service within the department, college, and university as well as locally and nationally/internationally to the profession.

Please visit the Occupational Therapy (OT) Program website: http://cphs.wayne.edu/ot/
Detroit and Wayne State University: http://wayne.edu/exploredetroit/index.php

Wayne State University offers competitive compensations and benefits. Applications must be submitted using the Wayne State University’s Online Hiring System at: https://jobs.wayne.edu (Posting #: 045399) and must include: (1) a cover letter explaining interest in a position, (2) a current CV, (3) a list of three references, and (4) a copy of an article/writing sample. Evidence for successful teaching (e.g. syllabus; lecture slide(s)) is preferred. Application review will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries should be addressed to:

Wassim Tarraf, PhD
Chair, Faculty Search Committee
Email: wassim.tarraf@wayne.edu

Wayne State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Wayne State University is an equal opportunity employer. No person will be discriminated against or harassed in employment because of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, familial status, marital status, arrest record, height, weight, sexual orientation, qualified Vietnam era veterans, qualified special disabled veterans, recently separated veterans and other protected veterans, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal or state law.

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