Job no: 236984-AS
Work type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support, Instructional, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The Clinical Assistant Professor is 12-month non-tenure track clinical faculty position. The position supports the Occupational Therapy Program through efforts in teaching, scholarship and service.

Principal Duties:


Serve as instructor for assigned courses for entry-level and post-professional occupational therapy education.
Develop materials and design learning activities for the Entry-Level Occupational Therapy Doctoral Program that are consistent with ACOTE standards and with the program mission, vision and curricular design as assigned.
Participate in assessment of student learning, grading and evaluation of course outcomes.
Engage in ongoing study and training to stay current in area of instructional expertise.
Develop curriculum and employ instructional techniques for clinical training in both didactic and lab based learning experiences. Coordinate with other instructors to meet overall learning outcomes of the OT program.
Practice continuous quality improvement of courses based on student and peer instructor feedback.
Maintain alignment of all course content with ACOTE standards as well as provide exemplars for regular reporting to accreditors.


Coordinate program admissions process.
Participate regularly in program meetings and lead or facilitate committees as assigned.
Mentor graduate students and serve as chair on individual Doctoral Capstone Projects.
Serve as academic advisor for assigned OTD students in collaboration with Research Faculty partner.
Supervise teaching assistants and student workers.
Chair and serve on OT Program committees that evaluate clinical curriculum development and learning outcomes.
Provide leadership in areas of clinical expertise to OT Program Director in meeting standards of excellence for the program as well as accreditation standards from ACOTE. This includes equipment needs, assessments, space management suggestions and updating curriculum to align with the most current evidence and literature.
Serve as peer mentors for all instructional staff, providing peer feedback as assigned.


Engage in scholarly activities that support the instructional and capstone project and experience responsibilities of the position and are consistent with the mission, curricular design and outcomes of the program including, but not limited to:
o Participate in campus, state, national and international opportunities for enhancing knowledge and skills in assigned instructional areas.
o Seek out opportunities to participate in Scholarship of Practice and dissemination opportunities.

Support overall OT program success as needed during transition to new entry level curriculum and for ongoing program needs.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Earned clinical or post-professional doctoral degree in Occupational Therapy or related field (OTD, DrOT, DSc, EdD, ScD, DrPH, PhD) awarded by an institution accredited by a USDE-recognized regional accrediting body.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Minimum of 5 years practice experience as an Occupational Therapist.
Demonstrate excellent communication and problem solving skills including engagement in inter-professional, collaborative and collegial interactions.
Minimum of 2 years experience in instruction and supervision of graduate students.

License or Certificate:

Occupational Therapist with NBCOT certification and eligible for licensure in Wisconsin.



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 50% - 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:


Anticipated Begin Date:

SEPTEMBER 01, 2021


Minimum $71,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please upload CV/Resume, cover letter, and a list of 3 references. For questions on the position contact: Dr. Sharon Gartland at sgartland@wisc.edu .

The deadline for ensuring full consideration is August 6, 2021, however, applications will be collected until the positions have been filled.


Sharon Gartland
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/ .

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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Applications Open: Jul 8 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close:

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