Full-Time Lecturer - Occupational Therapy

Medford, MA
Aug 30, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Full-time Lecturer (non-tenure-track)

The Department of Occupational Therapy at Tufts University has an opening for a full-time, non-tenure-track lecturer to teach and advise occupational therapy graduate students, beginning July 1, 2018. The position requires expertise in occupational therapy practice, and clinical and evidence-based reasoning. The candidate should have at least one clear area of expertise and be able to direct their expertise toward the promotion of activity and participation of individuals with disabilities, or at risk for disability, and among diverse populations across settings and the life span.

The Department of Occupational Therapy is a graduate department in the School of Arts and Sciences at Tufts University. Tufts is a teaching and research 1 institution with a rigorous intellectual culture and established ties to the surrounding communities. The school offers students and faculty alike in-depth educational and service learning experiences and opportunities to explore interdisciplinary approaches to teaching, learning and scholarship.

The new faculty member will be part of the exciting development and implementation of an entry-level Occupational Therapy Doctoral (OTD) program, and will mentor students in their area of professional/clinical practice and scholarship.

Qualifications. Applicants must have a research or post-professional clinical doctorate (e.g., PhD, EdD, ScD, OTD), have national certification as an occupational therapist, and qualify for Massachusetts state licensure. Additionally, applicants should have 5 or more years of clinical experience and demonstrated clinical and/or academic teaching experience in his or her area of expertise.

Application instructions. All application materials must be submitted via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/43935. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, a Teaching Statement highlighting experience, interests and philosophy, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendations should be addressed to Professor Gary Bedell, Chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy, and be submitted directly to Interfolio by the recommenders.

For questions about the position, please contact Michelle Molle, Department Administrator, at Michelle.Molle@tufts.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Tufts University, founded in 1852, prioritizes quality teaching, highly competitive basic and applied research and a commitment to active citizenship locally, regionally and globally. Tufts University also prides itself on creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Current and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and continuously develop skill in, and disposition for, positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students.

Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff and fostering their success when hired. Members of underrepresented groups are welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. If you are an applicant with a disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please contact us by calling Johny Laine in the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at 617.627.3298 or at johny.laine@tufts.edu. Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at http://oeo.tufts.edu


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