Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy (2 Positions)

Worcester State University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 22, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy
Employment Type
Full Time
About Worcester State University:

WORCESTER STATE UNIVERSITY is a liberal arts and sciences university with a long tradition of academic excellence dating back to 1874, as well as an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to reflect the diversity of its community. Our workforce is dedicated to academic quality, student-centered programming, engaged citizenship, open exchanges of ideas, diversity and inclusiveness, and civility and integrity. We are looking for job applicants who share these values and commitment to our students.

Worcester State is centrally located in Massachusetts, about an hour's drive from Boston, Springfield, and Providence, Rhode Island. Our 58-acre campus is nestled in the residential northwest side of Worcester--the second largest city in New England and home to 37,000 college students at more than a dozen colleges and universities. Over 6,000 of those students attend Worcester State--approximately 5,300 are undergraduates and 1,000 are graduate students. Learn more about us at .

Job Description:

The Occupational Therapy Department at Worcester State University invites applications for two tenure-track positions (9-month academic year) in an accredited Bachelor of Science in Occupational Studies/Master of Occupational Therapy Program beginning September 2022. Additional teaching may be available during the summer semesters.

Both of these positions include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, advising, research, scholarship and ongoing involvement in Department and University committees. Interprofessional classroom experiences and research projects with other academic departments are highly encouraged.


Required Qualifications:
  • a research-related terminal degree (Ph.D., Ed.D., Sc.D.), conferred by September 1, 2022;
  • certification by NBCOT;
  • at least 5 years of clinical experience as an occupational therapist; and
  • be eligible for licensure as an OTR in Massachusetts.
  • One position requires demonstration of clinical expertise and teaching in mental health in various contexts and across the lifespan; and
  • the other position requires demonstration of clinical expertise and teaching with a focus on older adults in various contexts
Previous teaching experience in higher education is preferred.

Additional Information:

Worcester State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. M/F/D/V. Members of historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

It is the policy of Worcester State University that all employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 before they begin employment. Proof of the COVID-19 vaccine is required of all individuals hired by WSU, to be verified after an offer of employment has been made, and as part of the background check process. Prospective employees may submit a request for exemption based on a religious and/or medical basis, to Human Resources.

Salary and rank commensurate with education and experience.

Review of applications will begin on or about October 15, and continue until the position is filled.

Application Instructions:

All applicants must apply online through Interview Exchange:

Please submit a cover letter, C.V., and the contact information for 3 professional references who will submit a letter of reference on your behalf. Licensure and degree requirements will be verified upon hire. Certifications, licensures, and degrees should be documented in the C.V..

Information which cannot be uploaded by the applicant may be faxed to 508-929-8163 or mailed to:

Executive Director, Chief Human Resources Officer

Worcester State University

486 Chandler Street

Worcester MA 01602-2597


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