Assistant Professor in the Masters of Occupational Therapy Program- Tenure-Track

Elmhurst University
Illinois, United States
Salary Not specified
Nov 18, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Occupational Therapy Program at Elmhurst University is seeking a full-time, twelve-month tenure-track assistant professor to teach and advise occupational therapy graduate students, beginning August 2021.

A core faculty member at Elmhurst University provides engaging clinically-focused learning opportunities for occupational therapy students, through face-to-face, and blended course delivery. The Master of Occupational Therapy program at Elmhurst University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). The occupational therapy program is located in a newer building on campus that includes newly renovated laboratory and clinical teaching spaces. In addition, the program is building strategic relationships with the College’s department of Nursing, including access to the 4,600-square-foot, state-of-the-art Elmhurst University Simulation Center located at nearby, newly constructed Elmhurst Memorial Hospital. In 2020, three of Elmhurst University’s graduate programs in health care ranked among the best in Illinois and the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s prestigious Best Graduate Schools list. The University’s programs in nursing, occupational therapy, and communication sciences and disorders were recognized, and all three graduate programs also ranked in the top eight in Illinois.

Applicants must have the following: research or post-professional doctorate (e.g., PhD, EdD, ScD, DHS, or OTD); experience in occupational therapy practice for 5 years or more (preferably with an expertise in the area of physical disabilities) and eligibility for an OT license in Illinois; current NBCOT certification; 3 years academic teaching experience; and teaching and research experience in an area relevant to OT practice.

Complete the faculty application, attach a cover letter describing your teaching and research interests and how you meet the preferred candidate qualifications, attach a curriculum vitae and the names and contact information for three references. A complete set of official transcripts will be required prior to appointment. Additional information about Elmhurst University may be accessed on our website: Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Preferred starting date is August 2021. Questions can be directed to search committee chair Daniel Rortvedt at

Elmhurst University offers more than 70 undergraduate majors, 15 graduate programs, degree-completion programs for busy adults, and the acclaimed Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy for young adults with developmental disabilities. Elmhurst University is one of the Top 10 Colleges in the Midwest, according to U.S. News & World Report; and U.S. News, Money and Forbes magazines consistently rank Elmhurst as one of the Midwest’s best values in higher education. Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce is a critical component of the University ’s mission, vision and core values. Our commitment stems from the belief that an institution of higher learning is enriched by the presence of diversity. Elmhurst University is an EO Employer. Elmhurst University prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.