Occupational Therapy Faculty

Alabama, United States
Salary Not specified
Jan 08, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

School/College: School of Health Professions


Employment Status: Full-Time


Rank: Assistant or Associate Professor


Tenure Status: Tenure Track or Tenured


Payroll Status: Faculty 12


Job Description

Nominations and applications are now being accepted for a full-time, twelve-month faculty position within the Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Health Professions, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Faculty rank and tenure status are commensurate with qualifications and experience.


The Department of Occupational Therapy offers graduate programs for both entry level and post professional students, and co-sponsors an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Science with the Department of Physical Therapy.


A vibrant faculty offers research expertise in many areas and the Department's Low Vision Therapy Program is a unique national resource. The UAB community, University-Wide Interdisciplinary Research Centers and the UAB/Lakeshore Research Collaborative offer excellent research opportunities for faculty and students.


For this position, primary responsibilities will include:

  • teaching within the occupational therapy curriculum
    • preference will be given to applicants with a background in population-based practice
  • student mentoring
  • pursuit of independent scholarship
    • preference will be given to applicants who will generate funded research
  • participation in department, school, community and national service activities.



Candidates must hold a doctoral degree awarded by an institution that is accredited by a USDE-recognized regional accrediting body. In addition, candidates should have a degree in Occupational Therapy from a program accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) and/or by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT); be eligible for occupational therapy licensure in the state of Alabama and have a clear research agenda.


The department is seeking candidates with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations of students and experience with a variety of online teaching methods and/or curricular perspectives. The department is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.


An active research program or demonstrated potential for scholarship, which includes pursuit of external funding, and publication is preferred.  The successful candidate should be committed to excellence in teaching and mentoring our diverse student population and to working effectively with faculty, staff and clinical partners across a wide range of disciplines and settings.


Posting Number: F1440P

Open Date: 01/05/2021


Interested candidates should apply here:  https://uab.peopleadmin.com/postings/8133


Open Until Filled: Yes


EEO Statement

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.


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