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Job no: 96432-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Instructional, Research, Scientific

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Occupational Therapy Program Faculty

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Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 19, 2019



Advertised Salary:

Minimum $70,000 ACADEMIC (9 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and area of specialization:

Doctoral degree in Occupational Science, Rehabilitation Science or related field.
We seek a full range of candidates, including recent doctorates as well as individuals with professorial experience at any rank for a tenure track position. Publication and teaching records will be evaluated in light of previous experience.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

1. Evidence of established scholarship with the potential for contributions of national significance for candidates at the Assistant level.
2. Post-doctoral research experience (preferred).
3. Record of, or potential for, extramural research support.
4. Evidence of successful teaching experience at the university level (preferred).
5. Experience working as an occupational therapist (preferred).
6. Experience working with diverse settings (preferred).
7. Evidence of established scholarship of national significance for candidates at the Associate or Full rank.

License or Certificate:

National certification and eligibility for Wisconsin Licensure in Occupational Therapy required.

Position Summary:

The Department of Kinesiology's Occupational Therapy Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking outstanding candidates for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position. Desirable candidates should be able to (a) provide exemplary graduate student training, and (b) secure extramural funding to support distinguished research in an area of occupational therapy, occupational science and/or related fields, (c) teach in the Occupational Therapy Program, and (d) contribute to the leadership of the Occupational Therapy Program.

Additional Information:

University of Wisconsin-Madison OT Program research faculty has received millions of dollars in research grants from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, private foundations and intramural grants to fund research spanning the breadth and depth of contemporary occupational therapy. Our faculty affiliate with research centers and collaborators across campus and beyond according to their research interests. Current projects include the study of movement, sensory processing and feeding disorders among children; cognitive and mobility impairment affecting occupational performance among the elderly; and functional outcomes among children with disabilities and the well-being of their caregivers. Over the years, our faculty has received top honors for their outstanding work, including the Eleanor Clarke Slagle Lectureship, the A. Jean Ayres Award, the Virginia Scardina Award of Excellence as well as membership in the AOTF Academy of Research.

Our entry-level professional program is one of the oldest and most successful in the United States with a 100% pass rate on the NBCOT for the past 7 years. We are committed to the recruitment and retention of a highly qualified diverse group of students with our recently established Diverse-OT group winning awards for their educational and recruitment efforts. Our advanced graduate programs (PhD and OTD) are actively preparing the next generation of occupational therapy teachers, leaders and scholars. The success of our programs rests, in large part, on the outstanding faculty and staff that teach our classes and conduct research at the cutting edge of occupational therapy.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) is a major U.S. public doctoral degree granting university with prolific research activity, global reach, and reputation. As a land grant institution and Wisconsin's flagship teaching and research university, UW-Madison has a statewide, national and international mission, offering programs at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels in a wide range of fields, while engaging in extensive scholarly research, continuing adult education and public service. UW-Madison is one of the most comprehensive and productive research universities in the world. In 2016-17, UW-Madison spent $1.2 billion on total research and development efforts, ranking sixth nationally (fourth among public institutions). Nearly the entire UW-Madison research enterprise is located on one continuous campus with a globally recognized academic health center, 13 schools and colleges, 22,000 faculty and staff, 30,000 undergraduates, 9,200 graduate students and 2,400 professional students.


Dorothy Farrar Edwards
[email protected]
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to Applicants:

To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be received by no later than 11:55 p.m. CDT, February 9, 2019; however, applications will be accepted until position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically at http://jobs.wisc.edu.

Applicants should include the following uploaded documents: a) letter of application; b) curriculum vitae; c) research statement; d) teaching statement; and, e) two samples of scholarly writing as one document.
Applicants must also fill out the form included in the application with the names and contact information of three(3) references. References listed will receive an email to upload a reference letter.

Additional Link:Full Position Details The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Applications Open: Oct 26 2018 Central Daylight Time
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