Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy
University of Puget Sound
Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy
Job ID: 4047
Location: Occupational Therapy
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Appointment: Full-time, tenure track position; begins Fall 2018
We are seeking a doctorally-prepared occupational therapist to teach in our Masters of Science entry level occupational therapy program with plans to transition to the OTD in the near future. Teaching in our post-professional clinical doctorate program may be included, depending on the expertise of the successful candidate. Primary expertise desired in adult neurological intervention.
Primary expertise in neurological treatment sought, with preference given to those who also have expertise in the following:
- Upper extremity orthopedics
- OT fundamentals (occupation-based theory, history/philosophy, documentation, therapeutic use of self, interview, measurement, and testing)
- Research methodologies/Evidence in practice
- ADA, community access, wheelchairs, mobility, positioning, driving
- Experiential learning
Experience teaching in an OTD program would also be valued.
Standard teaching assignment is three units per semester and may include instruction in our student-led clinic. Other duties are continuation of professional development, advising students, supervision of graduate collaborative evidence projects, doctoral research projects, and participation in department and university governance.
PhD (or equivalent research doctorate), five or more years of professional clinical experience and a commitment to liberal arts education. Candidates who are near completion of a research doctorate will be considered. Candidates must have or qualify for a Washington State Occupational Therapist license. Teaching and research experience are desirable.
Compensation and Benefits:
Rank: Assistant Professor
Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package. For more information, visit: http://www.pugetsound.edu/about/offices--services/human-resources/overview-of-university-benefit/.
About Puget Sound: The University of Puget Sound is located in Tacoma, Washington, a vibrant, diverse mid-sized urban port city. Within, and near, Tacoma there is ready access to urban, rural, and natural areas as well as opportunities to participate in a wide variety of cultural activities.
- We acknowledge the richness of commonalities and differences we share as a university community; the intrinsic worth of all who work and study here; that education is enhanced by investigation of and reflection upon multiple perspectives.
- We aspire to create respect for and appreciation of all persons as a key characteristic of our campus community; to increase the diversity of all parts of our University community through commitment to diversity in our recruitment and retention efforts; to foster a spirit of openness to active engagement among all members of our campus community.
- We act to achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity; to ensure full educational opportunity for all who teach and learn here; to prepare effectively citizen-leaders for a pluralistic world.
Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. To learn more please visit: http://www.pugetsound.edu/about/diversity-at-puget-sound/
Application Deadline: Applications submitted by April 25, 2018 will be given preference, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled or a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified.
Applications submitted without the required attachments will not be considered.
- Curriculum vitae
- Letter of Interest
- Teaching statement
- Research statement
- Diversity Statement (see details below)
- Contact Information for 3 References. You will be prompted to enter the contact information for three (3) reference providers. The system will automatically email these reference providers to request a letter if/when candidates are included in final consideration phases.
Note: In the online application system, please submit curriculum vitae when prompted to submit resume. Additional documents can be attached within the application.Candidate's Diversity Statement. As a department and university, we are strongly committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, and working environment for all. In the candidate's diversity statement, applicants should comment on their ability to contribute meaningfully to our on-going commitment to be informed and competent with regard to issues of diversity, equity, and individual differences. We encourage applicants to reference the University of Puget Sound's current Diversity Strategic Plan (DSP) at http://www.pugetsound.edu/about/diversity-at-puget-sound/diversity-strategic-plan/ prior to writing this statement. While not an exhaustive list, the following are some ways candidates can express their qualification:
- Your lived experiences and/or identities that speak to the department and university's commitment to inclusion and diversity; Demonstration of your awareness of inequities for underrepresented student populations in education, research experience, and other opportunities; Brief insights on why diversity is important at institutions like the University of Puget Sound; Infusion of diversity and diversity-related issues into your research, pedagogy, and/or service; Previous and/or current activities involving mentoring underrepresented student populations; Creative ideas or strategies you could enact as a member of the University of Puget Sound campus community to support the university's DSP; Brief insights on how cultural competency increases one's effectiveness as an educator and department/university colleague.
All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry.
The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.
How to Apply
For complete job description and application instructions, visit: www.pugetsound.edu/employment
About Puget Sound
Puget Sound is a selective national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing 2,600 students from 48 states and 20 countries. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. A low student-faculty ratio provides Puget Sound students with personal attention from faculty who have a strong commitment to teaching and offer 1,200 courses each year in more than 40 traditional and interdisciplinary fields, including graduate programs in occupational and physical therapy and in education. Puget Sound is the only nationally ranked independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington, and one of just five independent colleges in the Pacific Northwest granted a charter by Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious academic honorary society. Visit "About Puget Sound" (http://www.pugetsound.edu/about) to learn more about the college.
As a strategic goal and through our core values, University of Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. EOE/AA