Overview

The Department of Rehabilitative Sciences is seeking a new faculty member for a 12-month, clinical or tenure-track appointment beginning January 2020 to teach primarily in a recently launched undergraduate B.S. in Rehabilitative Health Sciences (B.S.-RHSC). The Department of Rehabilitative Sciences is a multidisciplinary department established in 2018-2019 offering long-standing programs in Nutrition and Dietetics and a new B.S.-RHSC with the development of additional graduate programs under consideration.

The department is located within the College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences, which includes numerous programs including physical therapy, speech and language pathology, audiology, social work, and allied health sciences. The college is part of the University’s Academic Health Sciences division, which also houses the James H. Quillen College of Medicine, the Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy, The College of Public Health, and the College of Nursing. This person will join a dynamic and growing department focused on interprofessional education and training.

The successful candidate is expected to participate as a full member of the faculty with all relevant duties, responsibilities, and benefits. The faculty member will be expected to teach a wide range of undergraduate courses in the rehabilitative health sciences curriculum, including interprofessional rehabilitative practice, culture and disability, and neurorehabilitation, as well as ethics, clinical reasoning, disabilities across the lifespan, administrative principles, psychosocial aspects, research, and/or technology and rehabilitation. The candidate also will support undergraduate research and student professional organizations and may have the opportunity to teach in graduate programs in the future.

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Required Qualifications

  • A terminal academic degree or ABD required (e.g., PhD, EdD).
  • Strong commitment to undergraduate interprofessional rehabilitation education is required. A minimum of five years of professional work experience in the field of rehabilitation is required. Candidates considered for a tenure-track position must possess a terminal academic degree by the start date and must have the potential for research productivity.
  • Professional license in occupational therapy is required. Eligibility and willingness to obtain Tennessee state licensure. Commitment to teaching, scholarship, and service that is consistent with the College’s priorities for the Department and the mission of the university.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Candidates with strong and diverse clinical and academic experience in occupational therapy
  • Proven record of teaching at the university level
  • Higher education administration and leadership
  • Experience in interprofessional education