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Assistant/Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy

Governors State University
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 3, 2023

Position Details

Position Information

Position Type
Faculty, Tenure Track

Classification Title
Assistant/Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy

Position's Functional Title
Assistant/Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy

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Position End Date (if temporary)

Position Summary

Governors State University ( GSU ) invites applications from qualified candidates to fill a tenure-track, ten month appointment faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in Occupational Therapy Department beginning August 1, 2023.

We are seeking a faculty member to teach and advise graduate students in the ACOTE accredited entry level Master Occupational Therapy Program, conduct research, and contribute to service and community engagement goals of the department and university.

Faculty responsibilities include student advisement/mentoring, participation in department meetings, committee assignments at the department, college, and university levels. As a member of the faculty, the individual will work collaboratively with the program director, faculty, and staff to conduct program assessment, ensure student learning outcomes, and participate in efforts to meet accreditation standards.

Governors State University is the only regional, public, comprehensive university in Chicago’s south suburban area, serving approximately 7,750 students annually. GSU provides accessible, high value undergraduate and graduate education to culturally and economically diverse students. GSU offers accredited programs that have earned high praise from national accrediting agencies.

Students benefit from the university’s high academic quality, range of convenient class times, increasing hybrid and online offerings, and outstanding educational value.

The exceptionally beautiful campus is conveniently located within easy reach by road and rail to Chicago and surrounding communities that have a wealth of cultural and natural attractions. The highly diverse region GSU serves has a number of high performing schools and engaged communities as well as urban, suburban, and rural communities. GSU seeks to serve as a public square, working to foster educational opportunities for all populations.

Interested individuals are invited to complete an application, attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and include a list of a minimum of references with their contact information.

Minimum Qualifications

• Doctoral Degree in Occupational Therapy or related field; ABD will be considered if degree is in hand at the time of hire.
• At least 2 years of occupational therapy experience
• Current Illinois Occupational Therapy License or license eligible
• NBCOT certification
• Teaching/academic experience
• Evidence of scholarly activity

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge and demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following areas: neuro rehabilitation, community health, orthopedics, pediatrics, geriatrics, and mental health.

The successful candidate will have a record of teaching effectiveness, experience developing and teaching in-person and virtual (web-based) courses, an active research agenda or evidence of a line of research, the ability to facilitate faculty mentored student research and knowledge of ACOTE program standards.

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Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications and nominations are now being accepted. Review of materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a current Illinois Occupational Therapy License or are you license eligible?
    • Yes, I have a current Illinois Occupational Therapy License.
    • Yes, I am eligible to obtain an Illinois Occupational Therapy License.
    • No, I do not possess and I am not eligible to obtain an Illinois Occupational Therapy License.
  2. * Do you have a current NBCOT certification?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have experience teaching at the college/university level?
    • yes
    • no
  4. * Do you have an earned Doctorate?
    • Yes
    • No
Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Transcripts
  3. Certification/Professional License
  4. Letter of Recommendation
  5. List of Three Professional References
Optional Documents
  1. Other
  2. Other2
  3. Other3
  4. Other4

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