Occupational Therapy Program Open Rank Faculty Position and Division Chief/Program Director Position
The University of New Mexico
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Type: Full Time
2 openings available.
Recent retirement of faculty members provides opportunities to join the Division of Occupational Therapy at the University of New Mexico. Applications are invited for one Open Rank Faculty position and one Division Chief/Program Director position. These full-time positions offer a competitive salary and a supportive environment. Rank and tenure status will be commensurate with educational background and experience.
The UNM Occupational Therapy Graduate Program is an R-1 Institution located in the vibrant and culturally rich city of Albuquerque, which lies in the high desert ecosystem of central New Mexico. In addition to the world-renowned Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, Albuquerque boasts easy access to skiing, golfing and countless hiking and biking trails. The program emphasizes cultural richness with a diverse student body seeking to serve the rural communities of our state. The UNM Health Sciences Center offers opportunities for inter-professional education and collaborations with centers such as the Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes), Memory and Aging Center, Clinical and Translational Sciences Center (CTSC), and the Brain and Behavioral Health Institute.
The Occupational Therapy Graduate Program is entering a new period of growth as approval was recently obtained to initiate a post professional occupational therapy doctorate degree in fall 2023. A 10-year re-accreditation was just received for the entry level MOT degree program through 2032/33.
Occupational Therapy Graduate Program Division Chief/Program Director Position
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Leadership and administration of the program including: curriculum development, budget and fiscal management, facilities/academic reports and records management,
Serving as professional liaison with the university and national/local communities,
Teaching courses at the MOT and ppOTD levels, graduate student thesis/project advising and research mentoring, committee work, and scholarly and service activity.
Recruitment and management of nine core faculty, two administrative staff, and a diverse student body (approximately 80 students total).
Minimum Qualifications:Doctoral degree, academic credentials for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, four years of full-time faculty experience, two years of occupational therapy clinical experience, eligibility for licensure as an occupational therapist in the state of New Mexico
Preferred Qualifications:Research doctoral degree, experience in program administration and management, evidence of teaching and/or curriculum development experience and effectiveness, evidence of scholarly activity, success in obtaining research and/or programmatic funding, evidence of organizational and/or professional leadership, a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities
Occupational Therapy Graduate Program Open Rank Faculty Position
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Teaching in the MOT and ppOTD programs, developing courses
Engaging in scholarly activity, grant writing, mentoring graduate students,
Serving on program and university committees
Minimum Qualifications:Doctoral degree conferred by hire date, one year of occupational therapy clinical experience, experience teaching at the university level, scholarly activity, eligibility for licensure as an occupational therapist in the state of New Mexico
Preferred Qualifications:Research doctoral degree, significant teaching experience, experience with mentorship of graduate students, curriculum development, scholarly activity with at least one peer reviewed article and/or presentation, success in obtaining research and/or programmatic funding, a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities
How to Apply: Interested applicants must apply for this position via the UNMJobs website https://unmjobs.unm.edu; search for a Division Chief (REQ25479) or Open Rank Faculty Position (REQ25478), or click on the links below.
Apply here for the Occupational Therapy Graduate Program Division Chief Position.
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For best consideration, applications must be received by June 30, 2023; however, the position will remain open until filled. A complete application must contain a cover letter and CV. Three professional references will be requested when contacted for an interview. For additional information, you may contact Dr. Trish Siegel at email@example.com or Heidi Sanders at firstname.lastname@example.org
This position is subject to criminal records screening in accordance with New Mexico law and clearance by the New Mexico Department of Health is required as a condition of employment. The University of New Mexico is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Educator. "UNM's confidentiality policy ("Recruitment and Hiring," Policy #3210), which includes information about public disclosure of documents submitted by applicants, is located at https://policy.unm.edu/."
The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. Our university is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.