Assistant/Associate Professor - Human Performance (Division of Occupational Therapy)

West Virginia University
West Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 23, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Occupational Therapy, Other Health & Medicine, Physical Therapy
Employment Type
Full Time


The West Virginia University Division of Occupational Therapy is seeking a full-time, tenure track, (12-month) faculty member to contribute to a well-established program with a tradition of excellence in teaching, scholarship, at the Assistant/Associate Professor rank. Salary and rank will commensurate with qualifications and experience. The candidate will contribute to the mission of WVU and the Occupational Therapy Program housed within the School of Medicine.
The Division includes an established entry-level MOT Program, a developing entry-level OTD Program with candidacy status that started its first full cohort of 20 students in May 2021, and an interdisciplinary faculty practice clinic. The successful candidate will have opportunities to participate in these programs, as well as various other funded and non-funded community initiatives.

Qualifications :

Minimum Qualifications:
• Post-professional research doctoral degree (i.e. PhD, EdD, ScD) awarded by an institution accredited by a United States Department of Education (USDE) recognized national and/or regional accrediting body
• Established research agenda with experience in collaborative, grant funded scholarly work
• For candidates who are occupational therapists, eligibility for an Occupational Therapist license in West Virginia

All qualifications must be met by the time of the appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Evidence of scholarly activity – professional presentations and publications
• Evidence of teaching excellence, student mentoring, and interdisciplinary collaboration
• Experience in student research mentorship
• Expertise in research methodology and at least one of the following areas: occupational health / industrial rehabilitation; assistive technology; public health
• At least two years (cumulative) of teaching occupational therapy students (classroom instruction, research mentorship, or clinical teaching)

Responsibilities: Instruction at both the undergraduate and graduate levels including mentorship and coordination of student research projects. Scholarship in the faculty member’s area of expertise, supportive of the Division’s Vision and Mission is required. In addition, service to the institution and profession is expected.

West Virginia University is a land grant Carnegie-designated Doctoral Research/Extensive institution, with approximately 32,500 students, including 27,000 undergraduate and 5,500 graduate/professional students. The WVU Health Sciences Center includes the Schools of Pharmacy, Medicine, Dentistry, Public Health and Nursing. Patient care facilities include a 575-bed teaching hospital, a Level I trauma center, and a 70-bed psychiatric hospital. The WVU Research Office supports research with resources for external grant seeking, internal grant programs, and guidance for various types of projects. Morgantown is within easy traveling distance of Washington, DC, to the east, Pittsburgh, PA, to the north, and Cleveland and Columbus, OH, to the northwest. Morgantown has 55,000 residents and is rated as one of the best small towns in the U.S., with affordable housing, excellent schools, a picturesque countryside and many outdoor activities.

First consideration will be given to applications received by August 31, 2021. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The expected start date for this position is January 1, 2022.

Applicants should apply at: with a cover letter of interest, current CV, and contact information, including e-mail addresses, for three professional references.

West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer, and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

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