We invite candidates to apply for a 12 month, tenure track (research) faculty position in the Occupational Therapy Department, College of Health Professions, at Virginia Commonwealth University. The Occupational Therapy department is seeking a colleague to lead and collaborate in research and teaching, to participate in service to the department and university, and to contribute to leadership in the profession.
Occupational Therapy is a highly regarded and nationally ranked department within the College of Health Professions. The College encompasses nine departments fostering multiple opportunities for collaborative research and interprofessional education. Research supports within the college include a statistician in residence and grant writer; these supports have helped the college to secure over $5 million in funding within the past fiscal year. Opportunities are also available for faculty to partner with VCU Medical Center, a comprehensive academic medical center encompassing the College of Health Professions, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Massey Cancer Center, and the VCU Health System.
VCU has a student body of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate and first professional students, including 45 percent of students of color and 1,170 international students from 101 countries. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of all ethnic groups underrepresented in higher education.
Application materials must be submitted through vcu.csod.com and must include the following documents: (1) a cover letter that addresses the applicant’s qualifications based upon the position announcement; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (see: https://provost.vcu.edu/faculty/prospective/); and (4) contact information for three professional references.
The College of Health Professions at Virginia Commonwealth University is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body and seeks to attract an active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber, skilled in the scholarship of teaching, discovery, application, and integration of knowledge. Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, Affirmative Action University providing access to education and employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, political affiliation, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or disability.
For Additional Information: Dr. Stacey Reynolds. Search Committee Chair at
Licensure or eligibility for licensure as an occupational therapist in Virginia
Junior faculty members will be required to have an established research agenda and a clear potential for external funding that complement and expand existing expertise in the department
Senior faculty members will be required to have a well-developed scholarly/research portfolio with evidence of multi-disciplinary applications and external funding appropriate to complement and expand existing expertise in the department
Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse environment for faculty, staff, and students and a commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU
Preferred qualifications are: (1) experience teaching at the graduate level, and (2) a record of external funding.
VCU is an urban, public institution enrolling over 31,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students, making it the fastest growing university in the Commonwealth of Virginia. VCU’s programs in Richmond are located on the Medical College of Virginia (MCV) Campus and the Monroe Park Campus. The MCV Campus, which includes the VCU Medical Center, is located in historic Court End, near the government and financial centers of Richmond. The total workforce of the university and medical center - faculty, physicians, nurses, and administrative and support staff - is more than 21,000, making VCU the largest employer in Richmond. VCU faculty attracts more than $262 million in sponsored research funding, placing it among the top 100 research institutions in the country. The VCU Medical Center is a comprehensive academic medical center with the College of Health Professions, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Massey Cancer Center, and the VCU Health System. The College of Health Professions is home to the Department of Occupational Therapy, ranked 15 in the nation, along with eight other academic units, five of which are ranked in the top 20 by US News and World Report.