Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy

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The Position

The Department of Occupational Therapy at Lewis University is seeking a full-time, tenure track faculty member to join the faculty of our Master’s degree (MSOT) program. We are looking for an individual who is passionate about clinical education and is interested in serving a diverse student population and community.  We invite applications from individuals that embody a commitment to diversity.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Teach courses in areas of documented expertise, as required by the program
  • Maintain expertise by participating in scholarship (e.g., scholarship of application, scholarship of teaching and learning) as defined by
  • Participate in program evaluation
  • Attend departmental meetings, graduation ceremonies, and other college meetings or events, as required
  • Foster an educational environment that is supportive of the Lasallian Mission
  • Act as a Preceptor for Level I Fieldwork
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Program Director of the program

Minimum Qualifications

An earned doctorate (OTD, DrOT, EdD, PhD) from an institution that is accredited by a USDE-recognized regional accrediting body; minimum of three years documented clinical practice as an occupational therapist with a demonstrated knowledge of current occupational therapy practice; a current and valid driver’s license and reliable personal transportation; superior written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills needed for working with diverse stakeholders on and off campus. Must be licensed or eligible for licensure as an occupational therapist in the State of Illinois and have initial NBCOT certification. Applicant should be proficient with computer technology and possess strong organization skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Research doctorate, prior university teaching experience, familiarity with adult learning theories, subject-centered philosophy.

Application Process

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Lewis University

Located 25 miles southwest of Chicago, Lewis University is an innovative and forward-thinking Catholic university offering market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,500 students. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University has been nationally recognized for preparing intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected and socially responsible graduates. In addition to our main campus in Romeoville, Illinois, we have a growing number of fully on-line programs and locations in Oak Brook, Tinley Park and Albuquerque, NM.

Salary is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience. Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. Lewis University provides tuition benefits, health plans and retirement benefits that add to your bottom line. For additional information on Lewis as an institution, please see our website at

Inspired by the University’s Mission values of Wisdom, Knowledge, Justice, Fidelity and Association, the Lewis Community declares that we are a Sanctified Zone where people are committed to working to end racism, bias and prejudice by valuing diversity in a safe and nurturing environment. Lewis University, sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, serves a diverse community and is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion on our campus as an equal opportunity employer.

We invite applications from individuals that embody a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status and other protected status as required by applicable law. We are fully dedicated to providing opportunities for development of the whole person. To demonstrate this commitment, Lewis University wishes to build a culturally diverse workforce which strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans.




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Job No:
Posted: 9/24/2019
Application Due: 11/23/2019
Work Type:
Salary: Competitive