Research Assistant Professor

Mar 08, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Classification Title:

Research Assistant Professor

Job Description:

The Department of Occupational Therapy, College of Public Health and Health Professions at the University of Florida, invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month non-tenure track Research Assistant Professor. The Research Assistant Professor will engage in research with a focus on driving rehabilitation and may be assigned to teach. The teaching assignment would be in the graduate entry-level occupational therapy program that includes mentoring students and providing class activities in areas of clinical expertise.

The Department of Occupational Therapy ( ) is a national leader in occupational therapy education and research. The department has active research programs in the areas of driving rehabilitation and community mobility, and learning disabilities, as well as outstanding academic and training programs that include an entry level Masters in Occupational Therapy program and a Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Science program. The department is a leader in the NIH-funded K12 Rehabilitation Research Career Development consortium and is home to the Florida Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation; Institute for Mobility, Activity and Participation; and the Center for Research on Telehealth and Assistive Technology.

The University of Florida is a comprehensive doctoral research-extensive university that includes a full range of academic departments and programs ( It has a long history of established programs in international education, research and service and is one of only 17 public, land-grant universities that belong to the Association of American Universities. The College of Public Health and Health Professions is part of the University's Health Science Center, which includes the Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Dentistry, and Veterinary Medicine, and provides a wealth of opportunities for research collaborations.

Advertised Salary:

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Minimum Requirements: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Science or a closely related field and must be licensed/license-eligible as an occupational therapist in the state of Florida. Preferred Qualifications:

Teaching and research experience is essential.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Interested applicants must submit an application packet, which includes a CV, letter of interest, and list of three references. 

Final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire.  A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD). Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

Applications must be submitted by 11:55 pm EST of the closing date.

Health Assessment Required: No

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