Assistant / Associate / Professor

Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jun 08, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

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Position Number F39910 Is this employee on a H1B Visa? Position Type Teaching and Research Faculty Rank Open Working Title Assistant / Associate / Professor School/Unit College of Health Professions Department Occupational Therapy Number of Months 12 Tenure Status Open Grant funded position? No
Mission or Goal of Unit

The mission of the Department of Occupational Therapy at VCU is to advance occupation-focused scholarship and practice through integrated education, research, and service.

We make this happen through:
• Preparing outstanding, evidence-based, client-centered occupational therapists to serve the state and nation.
• Developing innovative and influential leaders who change policy, practice, and systems.
• Responding to the occupational needs of the community
• Creating new knowledge and promoting translational applications
• Fostering cultural sensitivity, diversity, and inclusion of faculty, students, and staff

Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission or goal

The College of Health Professions invites candidates to apply for a faculty position in the Department of Occupational Therapy to conduct high-impact research, provide teaching, and engage in service. The primary responsibility of this role is teaching, but will have service and scholarship expectations as well. This position will help to grow a strong and diverse department by anticipating the changes in occupational therapy providing the tools needed to succeed in a dynamic environment. The primary mission of the Department of Occupational Therapy is the preparation of excellent, innovative, adaptable, and responsible occupational therapists as profession leaders for the state and the nation.

Both 12-month and 9-month positions are available for this role.

Position Responsibilities


• Teach courses in the entry-level OTD program consistent with areas of knowledge and skill and department need.

• Advise students and serve as Doctoral Capstone mentor.

• Demonstrate advanced skill and judgment as an active team member related to course design and development.

• Deliver course content and provide timely evaluation of students.


• Serve on department, school, and university committees and engage in other forms of university service.

• Provide professional and community service in area of expertise.


• Engage in scholarly activity to enhance knowledge in occupational therapy.

Required Qualifications

• Earned clinical ( OTD ) or research doctorate (ScD or PhD)

• Licensure or eligibility for licensure as an occupational therapist in Virginia

• Ability to complement and expand existing expertise in the Department:
– Assistant Professor candidates will have an established research agenda and a clear potential for external funding
– Associate and Full Professor candidates will have a developed scholarly/research portfolio with evidence of interdisciplinary applications and external funding

• Ability to teach occupation-based courses, with a focus on adult rehabilitation

• Strong written and interpersonal communication skills

• Experience or high potential for effectively and inclusively educating and mentoring students from under-represented minority and/or historically marginalized communities

• Demonstrated experience or high potential for fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU

Preferred Qualifications

• Prior teaching experience at the graduate OT education level

• Experience in adult physical rehabilitation

Date Posted 06/07/2021 Open Until Filled Yes Application Deadline Date 07/07/2021 Proposed Hire Date 08/10/2021 Type of Search National Application Process/Additional Information

Candidates who apply by the priority deadline of July 7, 2021 will be considered first.

Both 12-month and 9-month positions are available for this role.

If interested, please submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, diversity statement, and (under the “other documents” section) the names and contact information of three professional references via VCU eJobs at

Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Virginia Chu, Search Committee Chair, at

As a preeminent national, urban, public research university and academic health center, Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to organizational diversity, equity and inclusion – an environment where all can thrive in their pursuit of excellence.

Applicants are requested to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (typically between 150-300 words) providing your career aspirations and contributions toward promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through this statement, you can share how your lived experiences; and past, present, and future academic and professional activities have or will contribute to VCU’s mission of promoting equity and inclusion.

Note: Examples include working with others to further the goals of equity and inclusion; leading in any capacity that tangibly promotes an environment where diversity is welcomed, fostered, and celebrated; creative activity, research and scholarship that promotes equity and parity; teaching and mentoring students, and/or engaging with faculty and/or staff from traditionally underrepresented groups to create a positive and successful organizational experience.

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  3. Diversity Statement (Required for all Faculty)
Optional Documents

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