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ASSOCIATE/FULL PROFESSOR & CHAIR OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

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The Department of Occupational Therapy invites applications for the position of Associate/Full Professor and Chair of the Department, which is one of four departments in the College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College at Boston University. This faculty appointment includes senior leadership responsibilities and opportunities, as well as significant collaboration with the Dean on strategic initiatives for the College.

This is a full-time, tenured position with a 9-month appointment plus the possibility of summer over-base pay; academic year requirements include teaching, research, and service. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and level of experience.

The Department of Occupational Therapy is housed on the main campus of Boston University in the College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College. The department offers an undergraduate degree in Behavior and Health; both entry-level and post-professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate programs; and participates in the interdisciplinary PhD program in Rehabilitation Sciences. The internationally recognized Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation is also affiliated with the department. Our program is ranked #1 by US News & World Report and our faculty are internationally known for their contributions to occupational therapy research and scholarship, as well as leadership in education and professional service. We have a highly collaborative environment that also includes faculty from diverse interest areas within Sargent as well as across the University. In addition, the Boston area includes many highly regarded health care and educational institutions and offers numerous opportunities for interdisciplinary work.

Each member of the department of Occupational Therapy believes that the diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is vitally important to the continuing excellence of our distinguished research and academic programs. We are looking for colleagues who support our ongoing commitment to ensuring that BU is inclusive, equitable, diverse, and a place where everyone is fully supported in pursuing their goals.

Boston University is an AAU institution with a long and distinguished tradition of dedication to inclusion and social justice. The College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College includes diversity as one of our strategic goals. We are especially committed to increasing the participation of underrepresented groups at BU and throughout our professional organizations.

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Applications should include a letter of interest explaining the applicant’s background and qualifications, curriculum vitae, and three current letters of recommendation. For more information about the position, please contact Prof. Jessica Kramer ([email protected]), Chair of the Search Committee. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications will be held in confidence until/unless an invitation for an interview is extended.

Application packets should be directed electronically to Morgan Whaley at [email protected] and addressed to:

Occupational Therapy Search Committee

BU College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

635 Commonwealth Avenue

Boston, MA 02215

Required Skills

Candidates should demonstrate a strong research background and a successful record of external support for research. Qualifications include: (a) earned doctoral degree (PhD or equivalent) with a funded research program in, or relevant to, occupational therapy; (b) experience teaching at the graduate level, preferably including entry-level professional students; (c) experience mentoring others in the development of their programs of research and scholarship; (d) and a record of professional engagement. A clinical background as an occupational therapist is strongly preferred.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job Location Boston, Massachusetts, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular




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Posted: 1/12/2019
Application Due: 8/12/2019
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