Special Instructor/Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy

Hempstead, New York
Jul 10, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Hofstra University

School of Health Professions and Human Services

Department of Health Professions

Special Instructor/Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy


The Hofstra University School of Health Professions and Human Services, Department of Health Professions, is seeking applications for a full-time faculty position for the 2017-2018 academic year to teach courses in the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program. The Hofstra University entry-level Master of Science in Occupational Therapy Program is the newest program to join the Department of Health Professions, which includes professional preparation programs in Public Health, Health Administration, Sport Science, Athletic Training, Exercise Science and Health Science. The candidate for this faculty position would serve full-time as a Special Instructor/Assistant Professor for our Occupational Therapy Program beginning September 1 2017. 

Faculty report directly to the Occupational Therapy Program Director, and this position is assigned on a full-time basis.

Hofstra University is the largest, private, liberal arts institution on Long Island, NY.  It is located 25 miles east of Manhattan and includes the following schools: Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Frank G. Zarb School of Business; Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering & Applied Science; Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine; Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies; The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication; School of Education; School of Health Professions and Human Services; Maurice A. Deane School of Law; and Honors College.  There are about 500 full-time faculty members, approximately 6,900 full-time and part-time undergraduates, 2,900 graduate students, 800 law students, and 350 medical students.  For more information about the University please visit http://www.hofstra.edu/home/index.html.


  • Occupational Therapist with earned doctoral degree; (PhD, EdD, OTD or ScD) is preferred, but candidates with master’s degree and documented OT related administrative experience will be strongly considered.
  • Certified by the NBCOT and eligibility for licensure in the State of New York.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in occupational therapy practice.
  • Experience working in an academic setting is preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and computer skills are necessary.
  • Documented expertise in one’s area(s) of teaching and knowledge of the content delivery method.
  • Strong clinical background in one of the following practice areas: pediatrics, adults, geriatrics, physical disabilities, mental health, assistive technology or community health & wellness.
  • Evidence of scholarly activity, as scholarship of application or research is preferred.


  • Develop, teach and maintain curriculum in areas of expertise as determined by the Program Director.
  • Assist with admissions.
  • Advisement and mentoring of students.
  • Participate in the review process for ACOTE.
  • Participate in scheduled faculty and other departmental/school/university meetings and committees.
  • Maintain classroom and laboratory space in safe and efficient manner.
  • Maintain departmental outcomes and reports.
  • Participate in scholarly activities.
  • Additional responsibilities may be assigned by supervisor.


Please send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, transcripts and three letters of recommendation from references that can speak about administrative performance, teaching, and professional accomplishments via email to:

Gioia Ciani, OTD, OTR/L


Assistant Professor

Occupational Therapy Program

School of Health Professions and Human Services

Hofstra University

Hofstra Dome

Room 112

Phone: 516-463-5817

Fax: 516-463-6275

Preference will be given to applications received by August 1, 2017. Please note that we will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.

Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.



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