Open Rank Full Time Faculty - Occupational Therapy

University of Scranton
Scranton, Pennsylvania
Oct 07, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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An exciting opportunity exists for a collaborative, team-oriented educator to join the University of Scranton’s fully accredited 5-year Master’s level Occupational Therapy program that is adding a new entry-level OTD program. This is a 9-month open rank faculty position beginning August 2021. The new faculty member will join a team of diverse, accomplished, and passionate educators. There is extensive administrative support for teaching, service and scholarship, a reasonable teaching load and class sizes, and extraordinary research labs with the latest in technology.


- Teaching

- Scholarship

- Service

- Other responsibilities outlined in the faculty contract and handbook

- Collaborative effort to support the rollout of the OTD program


- Earned non-clinical doctorate (e.g., PhD, EdD) or ABD in occupational therapy or related field

- Eligibility for licensure as an occupational therapist in Pennsylvania

- Qualified to teach pediatric courses

Preferred Qualifications:

Record of teaching effectiveness (experience in an OTD program a plus)

- Record of service

- Experience with quantitative research methods

- Skill in research and scholarly writing

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