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Open Rank Occupational Therapy Faculty

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School/College: School of Health Professions

Employment Status: Full-Time

Rank: Assistant or Associate Professor

Tenure Status: Tenure Track or Tenured

Payroll Status: Faculty 12

Job Description

Nominations and applications are now being accepted for a full-time, twelve-month faculty position within the Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Health Professions, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Faculty rank and tenure status are commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Department of Occupational Therapy offers graduate programs for both entry level and post professional students, and co-sponsors an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Science with the Department of Physical Therapy.

A vibrant faculty offers research expertise in many areas and the Department's Low Vision Therapy Program is a unique national resource. The UAB community, University-Wide Interdisciplinary Research Centers and the UAB/Lakeshore Research Collaborative offer excellent research opportunities for faculty and students.

For this position, primary responsibilities will include teaching within the occupational therapy curriculum, student advising, pursuit of independent scholarship, and participation in department, school, community and national service activities.


Candidates should have an earned research doctorate (e.eg. PhD, DSc, ScD) awarded by an institution that is accredited by a USDE-recognized regional accrediting body. Preference will be given to candidates who have completed postdoctoral training, who have a degree in Occupational Therapy; have a clear research agenda and can work to secure occupational therapy licensure in the state of Alabama.

The department is seeking candidates with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations of students and experience with a variety of online teaching methods and/or curricular perspectives. The department is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

An active research program or demonstrated potential for scholarship, which includes pursuit of external funding, and publication is preferred.  The successful candidate should be committed to excellence in teaching and mentoring our diverse student population and to working effectively with faculty, staff and clinical partners across a wide range of disciplines and settings.

Posting Number: F1252P

Open Date: 07/23/2020

Open Until Filled: Yes

EEO Statement

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.

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Posted: 7/28/2020
Application Due: 9/26/2020
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