Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy

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Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor of Occupational TherapySchool/Division:School of Health Professions and Human ServicesOffice:Department of Allied Health and KinesiologyFull-Time or Part-Time:Full-TimeAbout HofstraHofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, N.Y. that is the only school to ever host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and 2016). At Hofstra, students get the best of both worlds. Our campus is a leafy oasis just a quick train ride away from New York City and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities. We offer small classes and personal attention, with the resources, technology and facilities of a large university. Students can choose from more than 160 undergraduate program options and 165 graduate program options in the liberal arts and sciences, education, health professions and human services, the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, the Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Hofstra University is a dynamic community of more than 11,000 students from around the world who are dedicated to civic engagement, academic excellence and becoming leaders in their communities and their careers.Description:Hofstra University’s School of Health Professions and Human Services, Department of Allied Health and Kinesiology, invites applications for an anticipated full-time Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor of Occupational Therapy. The Hofstra University entry-level Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program resides in the Department of Allied Health and Kinesiology alongside growing programs in Physical Therapy, Sport Science, Occupational Therapy, Exercise Physiology and Athletic Training. This faculty appointment begins on September 1, 2022. For more information about the program please visit our website:

The School of Health Professions and Human Services is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body. We especially encourage women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, veterans and people with disabilities to apply.Qualifications:Qualifications:
•Candidates must be certified by the NBCOT, eligible for licensure in the State of New York, and must have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in occupational therapy practice.
•Candidates must have an earned advanced degree (e.g., OTD, EdD, PhD, ScD).
•Demonstrated supervisory experience with fieldwork level I and Level II.
•Demonstrated clinical and teaching experience with expertise in home and community practice, physical disabilities and geriatrics preferred.
•A commitment to academic excellence and the ability to work effectively with faculty, students, colleagues, and community partners is expected, as well as fostering an educational environment that is conducive to learning, respect, integrity, teamwork and professionalism.

The successful candidate will be responsible for developing, teaching and maintaining the curriculum in areas of expertise as determined by the Program Director; serve as academic advisor for students; supervise fieldwork experiences; develop non-traditional emerging practice opportunities; engage in scholarly activities through research, presentations and /or publications, grants, and mentorship of student research; maintain currency in the academic discipline through continuing study, research, and/or participation in professional activities; and positively contribute to the program, department, university, and the profession through service, and other duties as assigned. Successful candidates will have demonstrated a commitment to promoting equity, diversity and inclusion in an educational environment.

This is a full-time, 12 month, non-tenure track Clinical Assistant or Associate professor position. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and academic credentials. This Clinical Faculty member will report directly to the Occupational Therapy Program Director.
Application Instructions:To apply, please email a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendations from references that can speak about fieldwork supervision, teaching, research and service and professional accomplishments, preferably in a single PDF file, with the words “Full-Time Assistant/Associate Professor of OT” in the subject heading, to:
Dr. Edward Coffield, PhD
Associate Professor and Associate Chair
Department of Allied Health and Kinesiology
Hofstra University
[email protected]
References may alternatively email their letters of recommendations directly to Dr. Coffield.
Voluntary Self-IdentificationAll applicants are invited to complete the three (3) voluntary self-identification formsDeadline:Open until filledDate Posted: 09/30/2021Posting Number: 243100


Working at Hofstra University

Hofstra University is a dynamic private university where students will benefit from large-university resources and thrive within a small college atmosphere.  At Hofstra, students can choose from 155 undergraduate and 170 graduate program options within the Frank G. Zarb School of Business; Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs; School of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts; School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics; the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Hofstra University and Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies at Hofstra University; Hofstra University Continuing Education; Honors College; Lawrence Herbert School of Communication; Maurice A. Deane School of Law; School of Education; School of Engineering and Applied Science; and School of Health Professions and Human Services. Students also benefit from small classes (student-to-faculty ratio of 13-to-1 and an average undergraduate class size of just 21 students), flexible schedules, and close proximity to the cultural and networking aspects of New York City.

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