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Assistant, Associate, Full Professor, OT, Dept. of Rehabilitation, Exercise and Nutrition Science

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You are invited to submit an application to be considered for a position with more than one opening. The number of positions varies depending on the needs of the department. Rank and compensation will be based on experience and academic credentials.

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Job Overview

The University of Cincinnati Department of Rehabilitation, Exercise, and Nutrition Sciences, Occupational Therapy Program is searching for a full-time tenure-track who will contribute to the department’s research, teaching and service missions. This is a 12-month with rank commensurate with education and experience. The ideal start date is January 2024 but a later date is possible.

The Department of Rehabilitation, Exercise & Nutrition Sciences

The Department of Rehabilitation, Exercise & Nutrition Sciences (RENS) is one of the academic units in the College of Allied Health Sciences. Our department offers graduate degrees in Master of Athletic Training, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Occupational Therapy, Master of Nutrition Sciences. Our undergraduate Health Sciences program offers the degree of BS in Health Science with an emphasis in the concentrations of Pre-AT, Pre-Med, Pre-OT, Pre-PA, Pre-Pharm, Pre-PT and online completer programs in pre-OT and Health Sciences. The department is housed in the brand-new Health Sciences Building located on the UC Medical Campus.

Essential Functions
  • This position is primarily responsible for advancing a personal research agenda, teaching in relevant content areas, and service to the Department of Rehabilitation, Exercise, and Nutrition Sciences and College of Allied Health Sciences. Research activity includes, but is not limited to, pursuit of funding, student mentorship, and dissemination of research findings.
  • Teaching and service responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, course development, primary instruction of didactic courses; participation in student recruitment, retention, and admissions activities; participation in program committee work including program evaluation, accreditation tasks, and other activities as assigned by Department Chair.
  • Teaching responsibilities will be primarily in the Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program.
  • While scholarship is central to this position, teaching and service activities are also required consistent with faculty evaluative criteria and the missions of the University, College, and Department.
  • Interest and ability to collaborate with an interdisciplinary team.Ability to assist with a variety of tasks as assigned by Department Chair or Program Director
Minimum Requirements
  • PhD; ABD candidates are welcome to apply, but must have degree completed prior to their start date.
  • Ohio Occupational Therapy license (or Ohio eligible).
  • Demonstration of teaching experience of at least two years at the college level or equivalent.
  • An equivalent of at least 2 years of relevant full-time work-related experience.
  • Evidence of work toward establishing a defined line of research.
  • Recent peer-reviewed publications and scholarly productivity.
  • Potential for future extramural grant funding.
  • Demonstrable plans for continued scholarly activity including the pursuit of external research funding.
  • Current knowledge and skill in the use of computer technology and educational learning management systems.
  • Demonstrated commitment to cultural diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Additional Qualifications Considered
  • Evidence of an active research program as primary investigator.
  • An equivalent of more than 4 years of relevant full-time work-related experience.
  • Evidence of strong organizational skills; strong interpersonal skills including communication, problem solving, counseling, conflict management, and follow-through.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Experience teaching evidence based practice and research.
  • Experience mentoring student projects (e.g. research, capstone).
  • Clinical or teaching experiences including OT evaluation and intervention for adults, hand and orthopedic conditions, administration and management, and/or mental health.
  • Active in professional activities at local, state, and/or national levels.
  • Experience in online teaching instruction.
Application ProcessApplicants should submit and online application and upload:

    Cover letter describing qualifications and interest in the position.Current CV.Statement of teaching philosophy.A list of at least three professional references with contact information.Please use the ‘Additional Documents’ option as needed for these documents.
Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

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