Assistant Professor - Occupational Therapy

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San José State University - San José, California
Subject to Budgetary Approval

Specialization: Occupational Therapy
Job Opening ID (JOID): 25114
Rank: Assistant Professor

Occupational therapist with earned doctorate in Occupational Therapy, Occupational Science or related field with a minimum of at least two years of clinical experience. Applicants must be eligible for occupational therapy licensure in California and demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence, possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and exhibit a commitment to establish and interact effectively with community partnerships.

Preferred applicants should have at least two years of teaching experience and five years of clinical practice. Preferred applicants should have experience working in the field of pediatrics, mental health, physical disabilities, or gerontology across the continuum of care.

Applicants should demonstrate awareness of and sensitivity to educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience.

Duties include teaching, scholarship, and service to the university and profession. Primary responsibility will be to teach practice courses related to area of expertise, research related courses, courses related to current and emerging practice areas and adaptive technology in both didactic and clinical practice courses in the entry-level Master of Science program. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to program and curriculum development, including development of the Occupational Therapy Doctorate program.

Candidate must address the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation – through inclusive course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Starting Date: August 13, 2020
Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Application Procedure: For full consideration, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/ philosophy, research plans, and at least three original letters of reference with contact information by October 25, 2019 to

Please include Job Opening ID (JOID) on all correspondence. Position remains open until filled

Questions may be directed to:
Winifred Schultz-Krohn, Professor and Chair of Occupational Therapy, [email protected],
Telephone: 408-924-3070

San José State University enrolls over 33,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. As such, this position is for scholars interested in a career at a national leader in graduating URM students. SJSU is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution; 40% of our students are first-generation, and 38% are Pell-qualified. The university is currently ranked fifth nationally in increasing student upward mobility. The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students, and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.

San José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning. Located in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000) in the heart of Silicon Valley, SJSU is part of one of the most innovative regions in the world. As Silicon Valley’s public university, SJSU combines dynamic teaching, research, and university-industry experiences to prepare students to address the biggest problems facing society. SJSU is a member of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system.

San José State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to all San José State University students, faculty, and staff as well as University programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note that all San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.


A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.


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Job No: 25114
Posted: 8/21/2019
Application Due: 10/20/2019
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