Assistant Professor (Occupational Therapy)

Job description

Salary: Depends on Qualifications
Job_Type: Full Time
Job_Number: 01758
Closing: Continuous
Location: Main Campus
Division: AHS

General Summary

Eastern Michigan University's OT Program is seeking individuals to contribute to the growth of our program. We invite applications for two 8-month tenure track positions beginning in Winter 2019/Fall 2019.

EMU, a moderate-sized public institution located in southeast Lower Michigan, offers convenient access to abundant cultural, artistic, and entertainment opportunities. The University has a commitment to community collaborations and partnerships having received the Carnegie Foundation designation for community engagement since 2008.

Eastern Michigan University's Occupational Therapy program is well respected within the University and is acknowledged as a program of excellence. We are one of eight programs that comprise the School of Health Sciences, situated in the College of Health and Human Services. The College recognizes the importance of interprofessional education initiatives and research through the provision of internal awards and funding opportunities. EMU actively supports scholarly endeavors with multiple internal awards.

The OT faculty is composed of a committed group of educators with strong ties to the community and the OT profession. There are numerous opportunities for teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level in our integrated curriculum. Many of our courses are team-taught, offering both our faculty and students opportunities for collaborative learning experiences. Our MOT program produces graduates who are successful in the field, and we are in the beginning stages of developing our entry-level doctoral program, with opportunities for new members of our faculty to shape this program.

If you seek an academic environment where you can use your skills to teach in a highly integrated occupation-centered curriculum as well as to pursue your unique research interests, EMU may be a good fit for you.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Teach contractual load of undergraduate and graduate courses as assigned by the department or school.

Assign and submit grades in accordance with established University schedules.

Keep posted office hours during the week which are scheduled at times most beneficial to students.

Provide academic advising to students, if applicable.

Serve on search committees for hiring of new faculty members, departmental committees and other service committees across the university.

Participate in activities such as student registration, orientation, convocations and commencements.

Attend and participate in scheduled departmental meetings and functions.

Provide other support service to the department, college and/or university, if applicable.

Engage in pursuits that enable them to remain current in their respective disciplines.

Engage in pursuits that help to further organize and contribute to growth of the body of knowledge in their respective disciplines, and/or to explore interdisciplinary implications.

Perform related Departmental duties as required.

This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between EMU and the EMU Chapter of the American Association of University Professors, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.


Position Requirements: Teaching and advising students in the entry level MOT and developing entry level OTD program, conducting research, and providing program, departmental, University, and/or professional service.

Candidates must have an earned doctorate, or plan to complete their doctorate by the beginning of their employment, and a defined research agenda. Experience teaching at the college level is beneficial and a minimum of two years of clinical experience as an occupational therapist is required. All candidates must be eligible for Occupational Therapy licensure in the State of Michigan.

Supplemental Information

The process of reviewing applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Application materials should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy statement, research statement, and contact information for three references.

For additional information, please contact Trish Foster, PhD, OTRL, Search Committee Co-Chair at 734.487.7593 or [email protected]

If contacted, you will be asked to present official transcripts of your highest degree earned at the time of interview.


Eastern Michigan University offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package including health, dental and vision insurance; a TIAA-CREF retirement plan with employer contributions; an outstanding vacation and time off policy; a tuition waiver program and much more.

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Posted: 3/28/2019
Application Due: 5/15/2019
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