Clinical Ast/Aso/Full Professor

Mar 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Classification Title:

Clin Ast/Aso/Full Prof

Job Description:

Applications are being sought for a Clinical Assistant/Associate/Full Professor position in the Department of Occupational Therapy. This position will serve as Program Director for the occupational therapy degree. Applicants must have an entry-level occupational therapy degree and be eligible for Florida Licensure. Candidates must have a PhD in OT or a relevant, related discipline. Duties include leading, managing and administration of the occupational therapy degree program, research in the area of expertise, pursuit of external funding, teaching and mentoring of students, and service to the department. The successful candidate will have demonstrated evidence of skills and capacity to manage all aspects of the occupational therapy entry level program. These functions include but are not limited to: programmatic issues, such as marketing, curriculum development, evaluation, and quality control; student issues such as recruitment, admissions, progression, accommodations, appeals, and ensuring successful student experiences and outcomes; and faculty development, such as peer reviews, mentoring and supervision. Moreover, the Program Director will: be effective in collaboration and communication with the chair, faculty, staff and students; execute leaderships in program development/marketing and evaluation consistent with the mission of the Department; ensure the program is complying with the regional and national regulatory standards; and ensure high visibility of the program on a local, national, and international level. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month position, expected to start in summer of 2017.  

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 an entry-level occupational therapy degree and be eligible for Florida licensure as an occupational therapist in the state of Florida. Candidates must have a PhD in OT or a relevant, related discipline.  Preferred Qualifications:

Teaching and research experience is essential. Prior program coordination experience is preferred.

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

Application review will begin on March 27, 2017 and will continue until a suitable pool has been established.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

Health Assessment Required: No


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