Clinical Assistant Professor (77597)

University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

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Clinical Assistant Professor (77597)

Gainesville, FL
Open Date:
Jul 16, 2021

The Department of Occupational Therapy, College of Public Health and Health Professions at the University of Florida, invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month non-tenure track Clinical Assistant Professor. The successful applicant will serve as faculty for the Occupational Therapy Doctorate degree program and/or the Bachelor of Health Science program, with primary responsibilities in teaching, secondary responsibilities in research, and service activities as assigned.

The Department of Occupational Therapy ( ) is a top-ten ranked Department in the USA according to the 2020 U.S. News and World Report and a national leader in occupational therapy education and research. The Department offers an interprofessional U.S. Department of Education training grant for Doctor of Occupational Therapy students. The Department has active and federally funded research programs in the areas of driving rehabilitation and community mobility, learning disabilities, and aging. The Department offers outstanding academic and training programs that include a Doctor of Occupational Therapy program, a Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Science program, a BHS-OTD accelerated program and a post-professional certificate in Driver Rehabilitation Therapy.  The Department is a co-leader in the NIH-funded K12 Rehabilitation Research Career Development consortium and is home to the Institute for Mobility, Activity and Participation.

The University of Florida is a comprehensive doctoral research-extensive university that includes a full range of academic departments and programs ( It has a long history of established programs in international education, research and service and is one of only 17 public, land-grant universities that belong to the Association of American Universities. The College of Public Health and Health Professions ( is part of the University’s Health Science Center, which also includes the Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Dentistry, and Veterinary Medicine and provides a wealth of opportunities for research collaborations.  

Gainesville ( and is a mid-sized vibrant college town located in North Central Florida halfway between both coasts of Florida. Gainesville is a progressive university community with art/cultural institutions, small local businesses, multiple active spiritual communities, community policing models, and a diverse school district with K-12 Magnet programs. Natural areas surround the city, offering many opportunities for outdoor recreation.   


Minimum Requirements:  Applicants must have a relevant doctoral degree and be licensed/license-eligible as an occupational therapist in the state of Florida.

Preferred Qualifications:  Teaching experience is essential.

The University of Florida’s Department of Occupational Therapy seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Florida, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. The Department of Occupational Therapy is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching, research, and/or service.

Application Instructions:

To apply, submit an application packet including a CV, letter of interest, and list of three references or reference letters. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire.  A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible.  Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.


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