Overview

The Occupational Therapy Program at University of Wisconsin – La Crosse invites qualified persons to apply for full-time, 9-month tenure track Assistant or Associate professor position available January 2018.

New or established educator in occupational therapy with teaching experience and scholarly agenda to complement the existing faculty is desired. University teaching experience is not required for assistant professor. Associate professor rank requires teaching experience and established research program.

Required Criteria: The successful candidate must:
1. Have current NBCOT certification
2. Licensed or eligible for license as an occupational therapist in Wisconsin
3. Have a terminal scholarly degree (PhD, DSc, EdD, or equivalent) by position start date
4. Evidence of teaching experience in higher education and a developed line of scholarly inquiry (associate professor)

Desired Criteria: The successful candidate should:
1. Have evidence of academic teaching experience in higher education (assistant professor)
2. Have clinical experience as an occupational therapist
3. Demonstrate ability to present a positive and professional attitude when dealing with students, clinical staff, patients, and local community and the national professional community
4. Possess excellent interpersonal skills, written and oral communication skills, organizational and time management skills
5. Have a developing line of scholarly inquiry (assistant professor)

The UWL Occupational Therapy Program supports and values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We seek a colleague who shares the Program’s commitment to diversity and who will be a dedicated teacher and effective mentor for students with diverse backgrounds, preparation, and career goals. We encourage applications from persons with varied backgrounds and perspectives.

This position will be open until filled. Please contact Angela Benfield, PhD OTR, Search & Screen Committee Chair, at abenfield@uwlax.edu, 608-785-6620 for more details about the position, education requirements, and questions prior to application.

Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this position and to apply, please visit https://employment.uwlax.edu/

Please contact Angie Benfield, Search and Screen Chair, if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW-La Crosse) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-La Crosse fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UW-La Crosse is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.

UW-La Crosse’s diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our adherence to Inclusive Excellence. We define Inclusive Excellence as “… our active, intentional and ongoing commitment to bridge differences with understanding and respect so all can thrive.” The goals of Inclusive Excellence are to increase the retention of diverse faculty, staff and students while encouraging a campus climate that is inviting and welcoming to all. UWLa Crosse strives to promote acceptance of all facets of diversity from racial/ethnic diversity to diversity of thought and experience. UW-La Crosse is a 2014 recipient of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. UW-La Crosse is proud to be one of only 83 recipients of this national honor recognizing our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

UW-La Crosse has appeared prominently on the U.S. News & World Report list of “America’s Best Colleges” for more than a decade and is ranked consistently as one of the top institutions in the Midwest. With a student population of roughly 10,500, the university offers 91 undergraduate programs in at least 30 disciplines and 26 graduate programs in three colleges: Liberal Studies, Science and Health, and Business Administration, including the School of Arts & Communication and the School of Education. There are 502 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 76 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 86 percent, graduation rate (degree within six years) of 70 percent, and is among only 12 institutions cited nationally by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for its success in linking campus culture and university leadership to outstanding graduation rates.

The UW-La Crosse campus is nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse (pop. 52,000) located in western Wisconsin. The area, known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for its exceptional natural beauty which includes the Mississippi River on one side, majestic bluffs on the other, and views of rolling farmland and forested valleys in between. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top ten “Best Places to Live” in 2009, La Crosse is one of the most scenic places in mid-America. Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain provide ample opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Only a couple of hours from Minneapolis or Madison, La Crosse enjoys the affordability and charm of small town living with larger city benefits. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, a restored nineteenth century downtown business district, and a number of galleries and art centers have made La Crosse a regional center for culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports and recreation.

UW-La Crosse is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool, and we encourage applications from persons with varied backgrounds and perspectives. In support of the Wisconsin Veteran Employment Initiative we encourage veterans and veterans with disabilities to explore employment opportunities at UW-La Crosse.

As a prospective UW-La Crosse employee, you have a right to obtain a copy of campus safety and security information (Clery Act) for this institution. You may review this information at http://www.uwlax.edu/Police/Annual-Security-Report/.

Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, UW-La Crosse does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.