Assistant Professor, Post-Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program
Gannon University’s Morosky College of Health Professions and Sciences Post-Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate (ppOTD) Program is seeking applications for a full-time, 12-month notice appointment or tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin July 2017. Major responsibilities of this appointment include developing and teaching online courses within the ppOTD program, serving as the capstone coordinator to support the online ppOTD program and entry-level Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) program located at the Ruskin, Florida campus, and participating in scholarship and service derived from experience in clinical practice. Release time will be available to fulfill the essential functions of this position.
Successful candidates must have a doctoral degree (Ph.D., Ed.D., D.H.S., D.Sc., O.T.D., etc.) and be licensed or eligible for licensure as an occupational therapist within the states of Pennsylvania and Florida. Expertise in the development and teaching of online courses and use of a learning management system is required. Preference will also be granted to candidates with broad expertise within the field of occupational therapy and/or demonstrated ability to teach diverse courses within an occupational therapy graduate program, a demonstrated commitment to research and service appropriate for appointment at the level of Assistant Professor, and strong written and verbal communication skills.
Qualified candidates for a tenure-track appointment will be expected to engage in scholarly activities in keeping with the Boyer Model of Scholarship as is appropriate to the application and receipt of tenure and promotion at Gannon. Candidates must be able to support the University’s inclusive Mission, its Catholic Identity, and its liberal arts and professional education traditions.
Gannon is a comprehensive Masters L institution committed to student-centered learning, with an emphasis on professional education integrated with liberal-learning student outcomes. Gannon University is recognized by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the “Great Colleges to Work For.” Candidates will be required to work with faculty and students at the Erie, Pennsylvania and Ruskin, Florida campuses. Travel to each campus will be necessary throughout the year. Erie is a major tourist destination boasting 11 beaches, a wide variety of seasonal activities, professional sports teams, a professional symphony, multiple venues for live theater and music, and many other entertainment options. Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Buffalo are within a two-hour drive. For more information about what Erie has to offer visit www.visiteriepa.com. Ruskin is located along the Gulf Coast of Florida in the Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg/Bradenton area. For more information visit: http://visitruskin.com/index.htm.
Application Procedures: Gannon University seeks excellence through inclusiveness and invites women and members of underrepresented groups to apply. Applicants should submit a cover letter, a C.V., evidence of effective teaching methods and scholarship in their respective field, and the names and contact information of three professional references to www.gannon.edu/employment. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Finalists will be required to submit an original transcript from the institution awarding their terminal degree. References will not be contacted without prior notification to the applicant. For more information about Gannon visit www.gannon.edu. Gannon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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