Assistant Professor (Occupational Therapy)

Job description

Salary: Depends on Qualifications
Job_Type: Full Time
Job_Number: 02096
Closing: Continuous
Location: Main Campus
Division: AHS

General Summary

Eastern Michigan University's Occupational Therapy Program is seeking applications for a full-time tenure track assistant professor. The 8-month appointment will begin in August 2020.

The Occupational Therapy Program
Eastern Michigan University has a commitment to community collaborations and partnerships having received the Carnegie Foundation designation for community engagement since 2008.
Eastern Michigan University's Occupational Therapy program is well respected within the University and is acknowledged as a program of excellence. The program was named one of the best entry-level programs in the Midwest for 2018-2019 by The OT faculty is composed of a committed group of educators with strong ties to the community and the OT profession. There are numerous opportunities for teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level in our integrated curriculum. Many of our courses are team-taught, offering both our faculty and students opportunities for collaborative learning experiences. We are currently in the process of a major curriculum revision, with opportunities for a new member of our faculty to shape our program. We are one of eight programs that comprise the School of Health Sciences, within the College of Health and Human Services. The College recognizes the importance of inter-professional education initiatives and research through the provision of internal awards and funding opportunities. EMU actively supports scholarly endeavors with multiple internal awards.
If you seek an academic environment where you can use your skills to teach in a highly integrated occupation-centered curriculum as well as to pursue your unique research interests, EMU may be a good fit for you. To learn more about our program visit our web site at

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

As a teaching university there is a strong emphasis on teaching. In addition to teaching the faculty member will be responsible for (a) advising graduate students; (b) developing and maintaining collegial relationships in the department, university and the community; (c) providing service to the department, the university, community or profession; and (d) engaging in scholarly activity.

This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between EMU and the EMU Chapter of the American Association of University Professors, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.


Required Qualifications:

  • Certification as an occupational therapist and eligible for licensure in Michigan.
  • A minimum of two years of clinical experience as an occupational therapist.
  • An earned doctorate, or a plan to complete a doctorate by the beginning of employment.
  • A defined research agenda.
  • Teaching experience at the graduate level.

Supplemental Information

The process of reviewing applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Application materials should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy statement, research statement, and contact information for three references. For additional information, please contact Jayne Yatczak, PhD, OTRL, Search Committee Chair at [email protected].

Eastern Michigan University offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package including health, dental and vision insurance; a TIAA-CREF retirement plan with employer contributions; an outstanding vacation and time off policy; a tuition waiver program and much more.

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Posted: 10/18/2019
Application Due: 12/17/2019
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