Occupational Therapy Faculty Positions (Full-time)
The Division of Occupational Therapy at Western New England University announces an exciting opportunity to participate in the development and implementation of our new Entry-Level Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) Program. The inaugural class of students will begin in August, 2017. The OTD Program invites applications for multiple, 12 month academic and clinical faculty appointments for positions starting in January, 2018. Applicants seeking to join our current faculty team should hold an earned doctoral degree (e.g. Ph.D, Ed.D., OTD, Sc.D.) from a regionally accredited institution or have demonstrated significant progress towards earning a doctoral degree. Applicants must possess a minimum of 3 years of documented clinical expertise as an occupational therapist with a strong clinical background in one of the following areas of practice: adult & aging physical disabilities; adult & aging mental health; infants, children & youth medical and chronic disabilities; infants, children & youth mental health and learning/developmental disabilities; or population/community health, wellness and prevention.
The ideal candidate for the Associate/Assistant Professor (tenure track) appointments will have a vision for health care education that is grounded in interprofessional education and practice knowledge, academic experience that includes course development and teaching, a track-record or demonstrated interest in research, and a professional development plan for the future that includes research or scholarly activities and the dissemination of findings to advance knowledge in the discipline or applied clinical practice.
Individuals seeking the Clinical Assistant Professor (renewable term) appointment, should be self-directed to develop collaborative relationships with local practice communities, experienced to deliver direct client care and supervise fieldwork students at an on-site location, and eager to creatively initiate interprofessional practice strategies in health care settings that serve as fieldwork sites. Academic and clinical supervisory experience with Level I or Level II fieldwork students is preferred.
Applicants must be initially certified by NBCOT, hold current AOTA Membership, and be licensed or licensure eligible in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references to Cathy A. Dow-Royer, Ed.D., OTR/L, Chair and Founding Program Director, Western New England University, Division of Occupational Therapy, 1215 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, MA 01119. Electronic submissions are encouraged and may be sent to email@example.com. Faculty appointments are for the Spring Semester, 2018 and Summer Session, 2018 (start date is negotiable).
Western New England University is a private, independent, coeducational institution founded in 1919. Located on an attractive 215 acre suburban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts. Western New England University serves 3,700 students including 2,550 full-time undergraduate students. Undergraduate, graduate and professional programs are offered through Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering and Pharmacy, and School of Law. More information about the University is available at www.wne.edu
Western New England University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome candidates whose background may contribute to the further diversification of our community.