Overview

The Department of Occupational Therapy at Methodist University seeks applicants for a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track appointment to begin May 2018. The position includes teaching graduate level occupational therapy courses, with priority selection given to those applicants with expertise in multiple areas of adult or older adult occupational therapy practice. This faculty position has expectations for advising students, research and scholarship, clinical practice, performing professional and community service, and contributing to ongoing program evaluation and improvement.

The Methodist University Department of Occupational Therapy is housed within the School of Health Science in the Thomas R. McLean Health Sciences Building on the main campus. This a 38,800 square foot state-of-the-art facility has dedicated classroom space and research facilities that include a Gait and Motion Analysis Laboratory, Human Performance Laboratory, a Motor Control Lab, Full Apartment ADL Laboratory, and Mobility Courtyard to allow faculty to engage in their research agenda and direct student research projects. To learn more about our program, please visit the Department of Occupational Therapy Program website at https://www.methodist.edu/academics/programs/otd

Applications
To apply, please submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, graduate transcripts, and contact information for 3 references.

For inquiries, contact Meredith Gronski, OTD, OTR/L, OT Department Chair, 910-480-8594 or mgronski@methodist.edu.

Qualifications
Doctorate in occupational therapy or related field with evidence of scholarly activity (near completion of a doctoral program may be considered if completion is expected prior to August 2019). The ideal candidate will be able to work independently and coordinate work with colleagues and peers to develop, facilitate, assess, and document learning in doctoral level OT students. Appointment at the Assistant/Associate level is possible based upon qualifications (including completion of the doctoral degree).

Experience
The successful applicant will possess and maintain a thorough understanding and knowledge of evidence-based inquiry and application as it applies to the professional education of occupational therapists and contemporary clinical practice. Experience in accreditation through ACOTE is highly desirable. Candidates must be registered through NBCOT and be licensed (or eligible) through the State of North Carolina as an occupational therapist. Minimum of three years prior experience working full-time as an occupational therapist is also preferred.