Clinical Assistant Professor in Occupational Therapy

Job description

Job Title
Clinical Assistant Professor in Occupational Therapy

Job ID

Occupational Therapy

Full/Part Time


Faculty Posting Details
Full-time, clinical line position to begin Fall 2019

We are seeking a doctorally-prepared occupational therapist to teach in a Masters of Science entry level occupational therapy program with plans to transition to the OTD in the near future. Teaching in a post-professional clinical doctorate program may be included, depending on the expertise of the successful candidate.

Primary expertise desired in adult neurological intervention.

Preference given to those with expertise in the following secondary topics:

  • 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 campus student clinic instruction. 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, equivalent research doctorate, or post-professional clinical doctoral degree, five or more years of professional and clinical experience and a commitment to liberal arts education. Candidates who are near completion of a 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: Clinical Assistant Professor

    Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

    Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package. For more information, visit:

    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.

    Puget Sound is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC), Greater Washington State

    Puget Sound also has a well-established Shared Faculty Appointments Policy. For more information, visit:

    Application Deadline: Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified.

    Diversity Statement
  • 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:

    Required Documents:

    Applications submitted without the required attachments will not be considered.

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of Interest
  • Teaching statement
  • Research statement
  • Diversity Statement (see details below)
  • Three (3) Letters of Reference. You will be asked to specify the email addresses of reference providers at the time of application and the system will email these providers on the next business day.

    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 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.

    To apply, visit:

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    Job No:
    Posted: 3/18/2019
    Application Due: 5/20/2019
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