Assistant or Associate Professor - OT

Job description

The Department of Occupational Therapy at Eastern Washington University (Spokane campus) invites applicant candidates for a full-time, 9-month tenure-track faculty position. We are looking for individuals with experience working in geriatrics, mental health settings, or health and wellness. Current program emphasis is in rural practice.

This tenure-track position is for an assistant professor but associate professor rank may be negotiated dependent on qualifications. The successful applicant will have clinical expertise in one of the areas listed above and be expected to teach in one or more of these areas as well as several first year courses. The applicant will be expected to engage in scholarly activities, supervise MOT research or capstone projects, and engage in professional, university and departmental service.

The Department of Occupational Therapy at Eastern Washington University is accredited by the Accreditation Council on Occupational Therapy Education. We are situated within the new College of Health Sciences and Public Health (CHSPH) and operate in a new and well-equipped campus in the University District near downtown Spokane, Washington. The college includes five other health science programs: Physical Therapy, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Public Health, Dental Hygiene, Health Sciences Administration and pre-Nursing. Our campus is inter-collegiate and includes medical, nursing, pharmacy, and dentistry programs. CHSPH has well established community partnerships and a commitment to serving rural and under-represented populations. The Department works with school districts, an agency offering services to children with autism, a drop-in center for homeless women, a veteran's maker space, a parasports program, a day program for adults with developmental disabilities, a variety of mental health and substance abuse treatment programs, as well as with local hospitals, clinics, and private practices. We look forward to developing additional opportunities for community-engaged scholarship.

Spokane is located in the scenic Pacific Northwest close to the Rocky Mountains. Opportunities abound for outdoor recreation both within the city and close by - you'll find many great places for skiing, hiking, biking and boating. The cost of living is reasonable, and the pace of life relaxed. Spokane is a medical hub for the Inland Northwest region.

Review of applications will May 1, 2019. Position will remain open until filled. Preferred start date is August 1, 2019. Faculty rank and salary will be commensurate with experience and academic credentials. Please go to: to apply to this position. EWU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action educator and employer and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS: Eastern strives to satisfy all requests for special access needs for persons with disabilities. Requests for such accommodations are welcome and may be made by calling Human Resources at: (509) 359-2381.

About Eastern Washington University

Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to Eastern's Cheney campus, we also offer our Riverpoint campus in Spokane, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.

Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

Conditions of Employment

If the selected candidate is hired within the rank of Associate Professor, the candidate must go up for tenure in his/her third year.

This position, during the course of university employment will be involved in the receipt of, or accountability for, university fund or other items of value, as well as the unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults or children under the age of 16. Employment will be contingent upon successful completion and passing of a background check.

Required Qualifications:

Requirements include:

  • an earned PhD, post-professional OTD or other doctorate degree in a related field;
  • at least 3 years of clinical experience with at least 2 years in an area of expertise in occupational therapy;
  • eligibility for licensure as an occupational therapist in the state of Washington;
  • a record of success and at least 1 year in university teaching;
  • evidence of collaboration, collegiality and team building.
  • Candidate must demonstrate interest, ability and/or experience promoting cultural competency, universal accessibility and/or diversity.

Preferred Qualifications:

The preferred applicant will have:

  • 5 or more years of clinical experience;
  • a history of program management;
  • a record of success in grant writing, program development, or research;
  • experience with supervising student research or capstone projects;
  • more than 2 years of teaching experience in higher education;
  • experience in curriculum design, leadership and management, and/or instructing students in research methods.





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Posted: 4/1/2019
Application Due: 5/31/2019
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