Assistant Clinical Professor - Bachelor of Science in Behavior & Health (BSBH)

Sargent College Department of Occupational Therapy
Boston, Massachusetts
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Aug 10, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Occupational Therapy, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Student Affairs, Health Services
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Boston University’s College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College invites applications for a full-time Clinical Assistant Professor (non-tenure track) position to join the Department of Occupational Therapy. This Clinical Assistant Professor position will assume the administrative role of Program Director for the undergraduate program Bachelor in Science in Behavior and Health (BSBH) which is in Department of Occupational Therapy.

Boston University is an AAU institution with a long and distinguished tradition of dedication to inclusion and social justice. The College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College includes diversity as one of our strategic goals. We are especially committed to increasing the participation of underrepresented groups at BU and throughout our professional organizations. The Department of Occupational Therapy believes that the cultural and social diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is vitally important to the distinction and excellence of our academic programs and scholarship. We are looking for a colleague with undergraduate or graduate teaching experience to serve as Program Director (PD) for the BSBH program. The ideal candidate will also have a demonstrated track record of excellent interpersonal skills, organizational skills, scholarship, and leadership skills.

This is a full-time, renewable, 9-month, non-tenure track appointment that will begin in Summer 2023. The initial term is three years and is renewable based on performance and the continued availability of funding. The administrative Program Director position includes one month of summer salary coverage. The Program Director will teach, advise undergraduate students, participate in service, and undertake scholarship and administrative responsibilities. A successful candidate will have an established career in Occupational Therapy or a related field, and demonstrated skills in classroom instruction at the college/university level.

Specific responsibilities of the PD will include:

  1. In line with the load of a standard clinical faculty professor at Sargent College, teaching up to 10 credits per semester (minimum of 8 credits per semester), including courses such as Foundations of Health Promotion (HP 306) , Health Conditions Across the Life Course (HP 321), and Practicum and Seminar in Behavior and Health (HP 405) Ensuring teaching coverage for all BSBH courses, including identifying appropriate faculty in a timely manner in advance of each semester Reviewing BSBH course evaluations to ensure excellence in teaching; providing faculty coaching on teaching as needed when course evaluations are less than 4.0 on a scale from 1 to 5 (with 5 being the highest score) ; mentoring all adjunct and new teaching faculty closely including classroom observation and regular meetings with them to provide individualized feedback; oversight for advising and providing to support to faculty so that they can excel in advising. Conducting and reporting on the Program Learning Outcomes, making curriculum changes, ensuring that the program includes appropriate coursework to fulfill BU Hub requirements for majors, and other duties related to program administration

Qualifications include:

  • A clinical doctoral degree or a research doctoral degree (PhD, ScD, DrPH or equivalent) required
  • Teaching experience at the college/university level is required
  • Strong communication skills and an administrative skill set

The Department of Occupational Therapy is part of a vibrant Boston University academic and research community that includes 17 schools and colleges across the Charles River and Medical campuses, including the Boston University School of Medicine as well as many other highly regarded medical and educational institutions in the Boston area that allow for collaborative and interdisciplinary activities. We invite you to join our interdisciplinary faculty team and become involved with our network of collaborations within Boston University and the greater Boston community.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please electronically submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation from qualified individuals. In your cover letter, please include a statement of teaching and clinical experience along with a description of how, as a teacher, mentor, or community member, you would engage and sustain our institutional commitment to fostering a more inclusive university culture and climate.

Susan McGurk, PhD


Department of Occupational Therapy Boston University

College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

635 Commonwealth Avenue,

Boston, MA 02215

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Boston University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.


The Department of Occupational Therapy is housed on the main campus of Boston University in the College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College. The department offers an undergraduate degree in Behavior and Health; both entry-level and post-professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate programs; and participates in the interdisciplinary PhD program in Rehabilitation Sciences. The internationally recognized Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation is also affiliated with the department. Our graduate program is ranked #1 by US News & World Report and our faculty are internationally known for their contributions to occupational therapy research and scholarship and leadership in education and professional service. We have a highly collaborative environment that also includes faculty from diverse interest areas within Sargent as well as across the University. In addition, the Boston area includes many highly regarded health care and educational institutions and offers numerous opportunities for interdisciplinary work. For more information about the Department and Sargent College, visit


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