Clinical Assistant Professor/Academic Fieldwork & Capstone Coordinator in Occupational Therapy

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Job Title: Clinical Assistant Professor/Academic Fieldwork & Capstone Coordinator in Occupational Therapy
Location: Occupational Therapy
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 5040
Faculty Posting Details

Appointment: Full-time, clinical line position to start Fall 2020


We are seeking a doctoraly-prepared occupational therapist to lead coordination of experiential learning for our program, including our doctoral capstone experiences and fieldwork level I and II. Other responsibilities include teaching content in an area of expertise in a Master of Science entry -level occupational therapy program with plans to transition to the OTD Fall 2020. Teaching in a post-professional clinical doctorate program may be included, depending on the expertise of the successful candidate.

Preference given to those with expertise in the following areas:

  • Administration
  • Supervision
  • Program Development
  • Fieldwork supervision
  • Clinical teaching
  • Building and maintaining relationships with clinical sites and community organizations

Prior experience teaching in an OTD program would also be valued.

Standard teaching assignment is three units per semester and will include administration, classroom teaching, and preparing community fieldwork educators and capstone collaborators. There will be some travel to fieldwork and capstone sites as part of this job. 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.


Candidates must meet the following qualifications, PhD, equivalent research doctorate, or post-professional clinical doctoral degree, five or more years of professional experience, have or qualify for a Washington State Occupational Therapist license, and have a commitment to liberal arts education. Candidates who are near completion of a doctorate (must be completed by Fall 2020) will be considered. Teaching and research experience are desirable.

Application Deadline: Interested individuals are encouraged to submit application materials no later than November 1, 2019 to ensure consideration.

Required Documents:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of Interest
  • Teaching statement
  • Research statement
  • Diversity statement (see prompt 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.

Applicant’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 applicant’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.

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 mission of the University of Puget Sound is to develop in its students the capacities for critical analysis, aesthetic appreciation, sound judgment, and apt expression that will sustain a lifetime of intellectual curiosity, active inquiry, and reasoned independence. Puget Sound is a 2,600-student, residential, national undergraduate liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing students from virtually every state and several countries. 65% of students live on the 97 acre campus and the remainder typically live within a mile in the surrounding neighborhood. A low student-faculty ratio provides students with personal attention from faculty members who have a strong commitment to teaching. The university offers 1,200 courses in more than 50 areas of study, numerous experiential learning opportunities, 23 D-III varsity sports, and extensive co-curricular and leadership opportunities. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. In 2012, Puget Sound was named as one of 40 schools in Colleges that Change Lives.

Puget Sound has a well-established Shared Faculty Appointments Policy,

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

University 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:

All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry.

The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.

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Posted: 9/14/2019
Application Due: 1/10/2020
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