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Assistant or Associate Professor (Open Rank), Occupational Therapy

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
Indiana, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Aug 18, 2021
The Department of Occupational Therapy in the School of Health & Human Sciences at IUPUI invites applications for a 10-month tenure-track faculty position beginning Fall 2022.  Salary will be commensurate with experience and academic credentials.  The successful applicant will demonstrate the ability to teach and mentor both entry-level and post-professional OTD students, will be responsible for developing an active research agenda in their area of expertise, generate external funding, engage in online and classroom teaching, and provide school and university service. Demonstrated expertise in adult rehabilitation is strongly preferred. 
Job Duties: 
40% Teaching 
50% Research 
10% Service/Engagement    Basic Qualifications: • An earned doctorate in a field relevant to occupational therapy such as but not limited to rehabilitation science, public health, behavioral health, or health sciences. 
• Potential for success in research as demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications and grant funding. 
• Evolving program of research aligned with or complementary to the School of Health & Human Sciences. 
• Teaching experience in graduate education. 
• Hold or be eligible for occupational therapy licensure in the State of Indiana. 
• Current certification with National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) 
• Experience working as a licensed occupational therapist with the adult population in a rehabilitation and/or acute care setting.   Additional Preferred Qualifications: • Post-doctoral training 
• Interdisciplinary, team science approach to research 
• Experience in mentoring graduate students
The Department of Occupational Therapy is part of a dynamic academic and research community that includes eight departments in the School of Health and Human Sciences (SHHS), 15 research labs and institutes, and over 400 clinical and community partnerships.

IUPUI is Indiana’s premier urban public research university and holds a Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement.  It is home to more than 30,000 students pursuing degrees across 17 distinct schools, including the Indiana University School of Medicine.  IUPUI’s innovative practices with respect to health and life science have earned national recognition and offer numerous opportunities for collaborative, interdisciplinary research efforts.

As the state’s premier urban research institution, IUPUI is committed to being a welcoming campus community that reflects and enacts the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We seek candidates who will not only enhance our representational diversity but whose research, teaching, and community engagement efforts contribute to diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. IUPUI condemns racism in all its forms and has taken an anti-racist stance that moves beyond mere statements to interrogating its policies, procedures, and practices. We hope to identify individuals who will assist in our mission to dismantle racism so that everyone has the opportunity to succeed at IUPUI. 
The School of Health & Human Sciences is looking for scholars who will contribute to our commitment to engage the city, state, nation, and beyond through teaching, research and service, in consideration of the rich diversity of our campus and city as we prepare our graduates to enter and lead in an increasingly complex world.  SHHS is committed to the development of an inclusive multicultural environment. We seek greater diversity in our faculty and staff to broaden students’ academic experience and to enrich our school and the university.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2021.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  The preferred start date for the position is August 1, 2022. Application materials should include:  a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and names/contact information for three references.

For more information on the position, please contact search committee chair, Dr. Victoria Wilburn (  Additional information on the Department of Occupational Therapy and the School of Health & Human Sciences can be found at   Indiana University pledges itself to continue its commitment to the achievement of equal opportunity within the university and throughout American society as a whole.  In this regard, Indiana University will recruit, hire, promote, educate, and provide services to persons based upon their individual qualifications.  Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.   Indiana University shall take affirmative action, positive and extraordinary, to overcome the discriminatory effects of traditional policies and procedures with regard to the disabled, minorities, women, and veterans.              

Individuals who require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the search process should notify the School’s HR Business Partner, Paige Hummel, at, in advance. 

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