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Assistant/Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy

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Assistant/Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy


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Non-Tenure Track

Supervisor Title
Occupational Therapy Department Chair

Full-time Non-Tenure-Track Faculty

Tenure Track

Position Summary

The Department of Occupational Therapy in the School of Education and Health Sciences at North Central College invites applications for a non tenure-track position in Occupational Therapy, to begin January 2023. The successful candidate will join a team of faculty in the ACOTE accredited Masters in Occupational Therapy program and will assist in the development of the Occupational Therapy Doctoral program. An ongoing or developing scholarly agenda within the context of health care and occupational therapy, such as social determinants of health, health informatics, health equity, or scholarship of Occupational Therapy education is of particular interest. The graduate clinical degree programs in the of School of Education and Health Sciences provides interprofessional education opportunities with the Physician Assistant Studies, Athletic Training, and Physical Therapy program faculty and students in our state of the art health professions education facilities.

Doctoral degree (e.g., OTD, PhD, DSc, EdD, DHSc) required; current Illinois Occupational Therapist licensure or eligibility required; teaching at the collegiate level in a doctoral program preferred; experience teaching in an online or blended format preferred. Applicants must demonstrate commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring of students, and ongoing scholarship.
North Central College values diversity, equity and inclusion and strongly encourages candidates who would enrich the diversity of the campus community to apply. Experience working with diverse student populations and communities is highly desirable.

Founded in 1861, North Central College is a nationally recognized institution of about 3000 students, located in Naperville, IL, a thriving suburb just west of Chicago. The College is in a period of growth with the addition of a $60 million Science Center (2017), and a new Health Sciences and Engineering building (2020). North Central College is within walking distance of the Naperville Metra station and is next to downtown Naperville. The Naperville area is home to many excellent school districts and Naperville, IL has been ranked as one of the best places to live by Money magazine. For more information, please visit: North Central College is an EEO Employer.

Interested candidates should apply and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, copy of Illinois License and contact information for three professional references in an electronic format to

For further information, contact Michelle Sheperd, Chair, Occupational Therapy Department, at

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Employment Conditions

An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of the College’s background screening process.

If you are hired, in accordance with College policy and the State of Illinois Executive Order 2021-20 “and subsequent continuations”, we will require you to provide proof that you have received the COVID -19 vaccine or have a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated. Those who remain unvaccinated must participate in weekly COVID -19 testing as a condition of employment.

For more information about the College’s vaccine expectation along with other helpful information regarding the College’s current health and safety protocols—go to

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EEO Statement

North Central College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce. North Central College provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need reasonable accommodation, please notify the Office of Human Resource. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicant

Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply.

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  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Interest
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. State License - upload multiple licenses as 1 document
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Since 1861, North Central has been a place where new ideas lead to unlimited possibilities. We’re an independent college dedicated to the power of the liberal arts and sciences to transform students into leaders both in their careers and communities. Our nearly 3,000 students study across more than 65 undergraduate and graduate programs, with their education made richer by supportive faculty and staff, world-class facilities and countless opportunities to learn beyond the classroom.

A College on the move building on the foundation of more than 150 years of excellence, North Central continues to grow with numerous new facilities, programs and initiatives in the works.


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