ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sar...

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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

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Boston University’s College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College seeks a dynamic and creative faculty member to join its internationally recognized Department of Occupational Therapy. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, tenure-track. Primary responsibilities will include teaching in the graduate programs in occupational therapy and doctoral program in rehabilitation sciences, as well as engaging in an active program of independent research.

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 and 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. For more information about the Department and Sargent College, visit

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.


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. Ellen Cohn ([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

Applicants must have completed a research doctoral degree, show strong evidence of productive scholarship through publication and research funding, and be committed to excellent graduate teaching and student mentorship. Completion of a post-doctoral fellowship or similar experience is highly desirable. We seek applicants whose research can expand and complement ongoing faculty work, which emphasizes intervention and outcomes that focus on activity, participation, and environmental influences. Clinical background as an occupational therapist is strongly preferred. This is a full-time, tenured position with a 9-month appointment. Academic year requirements include teaching, research, and service. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and level of experience.

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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