Assistant/Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy

Job description

Hofstra University’s School of Health Professions and Human Services, Department of Health Professions, invites applications for an anticipated faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the Master of Occupational Therapy program beginning in the Fall of 2019.

Hofstra University’s Master of Occupational Therapy program joins our list of growing programs which include:  Master of Public Health, Master of Health Administration, Master of Sport Science, Master of Health Informatics and undergraduate education in Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Community Health and Health Science.  This academic position integrates the roles of teacher, researcher and scholarly practitioner within the Occupational Therapy program and provides an opportunity for inter-professional collaboration across an array of health care professions.

Hofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, N.Y. that is the only school to ever host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and 2016). At Hofstra, students get the best of both worlds. Our campus is a leafy oasis just a quick train ride away from New York City and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities. We offer small classes and personal attention, with the resources, technology and facilities of a large university. Students can choose from more than 160 undergraduate program options and 165 graduate program options in the liberal arts and sciences, education, health professions and human services, the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Hofstra University is a dynamic community of more than 11,000 students from around the world who are dedicated to civic engagement, academic excellence and becoming leaders in their communities and their careers.

The ideal candidate will have experience as a teacher, researcher and practitioner in the field of Occupational Therapy.  Successful candidates will be expected to participate fully in the life of the University, activities of the Department of Health Professions, and continued development and accreditation of the Master of Occupational Therapy program.  Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated clinical or teaching experience in adult rehabilitation, mental/behavioral health, productive aging and/or pediatric rehabilitation. 

Position responsibilities:

  • Teach in various areas of the occupational therapy curriculum
  • Advise students for academic and professional success
  • Mentor students through the scholarly investigation process
  • Develop and maintain scholarly activities and professional involvement
  • Participate in University, department and community service activities
  • Collaborate in the preparation of academic reports and accreditation self-studies
  • Participate in evaluation of teaching methods and curriculum


  • Occupational Therapist with earned doctoral degree

(PhD, EdD, OTD or ScD) preferred

  • NBCOT Certification
  • Eligible for licensure in the State of New York
  • Minimum of 5 years of clinical practice experience
  • Demonstrated teaching experience at the collegiate level
  • Evidence of scholarly activity and research experience
  • Experience, or demonstrated potential, in advising and

mentoring students

To apply, send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, research sample, teaching evaluations (if applicable), and three letters of recommendations from references that can speak about teaching, research and service accomplishments via email to:

Corinne Kyriacou, Ph.D., Chair

Department of Health Professions

[email protected]

220 Hofstra University

101 Hofstra Dome

Hempstead, NY  11549

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled. The position is subject to financial availability

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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Job No: 897217
Posted: 12/4/2018
Application Due: 2/2/2019
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