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Open Rank Assistant/Associate/Professor Occupational Therapy Tenure-Track Faculty Position CoHP

Employer
University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley
Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 13, 2024

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Open Rank Assistant/Associate/Professor Occupational Therapy Tenure-Track Faculty Position CoHP 2024-2025

Job Class Code:
FLSA:
Posting Number: FRGV1550
Location: Rio Grande Valley
Division/Organization: Provost - Academic Affairs
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position:
Tenure Status: Tenure Track
FTE: 1.0

Scope of Job:
We seek applicants dedicated to serving The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley's diverse student body as an assistant or associate professor of the Occupational Therapy Department beginning in the 2024-2025 academic year.
About UTRGV: It is UTRGV's Vision “To be one of the nation's leaders in higher education, its premier Hispanic-serving institution, and a highly engaged bilingual university, with exceptional educational, research, and creative opportunities that serve as catalysts for transformation in the Rio Grande Valley and beyond.” As such, UTRGV is committed to building a diverse faculty and staff that can contribute to an enriching learning environment that strives for more equitable outcomes for student success.
UTRGV is a distributed campus, one university spanning four counties and multiple locations. Our purpose is to be a university for the entire Rio Grande Valley and beyond. Over 91% of the students enrolled at UTRGV identify as Hispanic, making UTRGV one of the top 3 universities with the highest percentage of Hispanic students. For additional information, please visit our website.

College Background Department:

The College of Health Professions will be the leading institution of excellence in health and human services, education, health care and research, producing highly skilled practitioners, educators, and researchers through high quality educational programs, meaningful experiential learning opportunities and the development of scientific and intellectual inquiry for the promotion of health equity in the Rio Grande Valley and beyond.

The Department of Occupational Therapy supports the mission of UTRGV by preparing graduate-level professionals capable of meeting the challenges of health care and community environments and the unique needs of a growing international and multicultural population of the South Texas region.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Doctorate degree in Occupational Therapy or a related field
  • ABD will be considered.
  • One year experience in a full-time academic appointment
  • Commitment to excellence in research and teaching
  • Occupational therapists must have a minimum of 3 years of clinical experience as an Occupational Therapist and a Texas License, or eligibility for a license in Texas as an Occupational Therapist


Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:
The desired individual should have a demonstrated foundation in one or more of the following areas - public health, population health, research, basic sciences, or occupational-based education and practice. (Occupational Therapists must have a Texas License as an Occupational Therapist)

Preferred Qualification:
· Research doctoral degree (e.g., PhD, DrPH, EdD)
· Experience supervising and mentoring graduate students.
· Evidence of submitting and obtaining external grant funding
· 3 years of full-time academic teaching at the university level
· Teaching experience in subjects related to research, population, leadership, or public health.
· Evidence of teaching excellence, scholarly productivity, and service

Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
License or Certification Required?: Yes
Number of Vacancies: 1
Desired Start Date: 09/01/2024

EEO Statement:
It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non-discrimination in its education programs and activities, including employment. We encourage women, minorities and differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of interest.

Open Date: 10/01/2023

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

Date of Birth
Social Security Number
Gender
Ethnicity/Race

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission.

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.

Security sensitive; All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). CBCs will be conducted for all candidates invited for an on-campus interview

Additional Information:
UTRGV is a distributed institution. As such and as assigned, the position may
require presence at multiple locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Work is
performed primarily in a general office environment. This position is security sensitive
and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code
§51.215. The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of
Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least
135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement
Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week
and at least 135 days in length.

Please Note:
Texas law requires faculty members whose primary language is not English to
demonstrate proficiency in English as determined by a satisfactory paper-based
test score of 500 (computer-based of 173 or internet-based of 61) on the Test of
English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a satisfactory test score of 6.0 on the
International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Incomplete applications will not be considered. All positions are subject to budget approval.

To apply, visit https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/42286 jeid-89fdf7130a7a1d45b1095b9b32b60dd5

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