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Assistant/Associate Professor Occupational Therapy - 3546

University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Pembroke, North Carolina (US)
Commensurate upon Education and Experience
Date posted
Apr 29, 2024

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Are you passionate about shaping the future of occupational therapy education? Are you eager to share your expertise and inspire the next generation of occupational therapists? If so, we invite you to join our dynamic team as a Faculty Member in our new Master of Science in Occupational Therapy Program.

At the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, we are dedicated to fostering excellence in education, research, and clinical practice. As a faculty member, you will have the opportunity to contribute to our mission by:

- Mentoring and guiding graduate students in their academic and professional development.
- Facilitating engaging and interactive classroom discussions.
- Sharing your real-world experience and expertise through innovative teaching methods.
- Collaborating with colleagues to enhance curriculum design and delivery.
- Contributing to the advancement of occupational therapy research and scholarship.

Additionally, as part of our vibrant academic community, you will have access to professional development opportunities, state-of-the-art facilities, and a supportive network of colleagues.

Join us in shaping the future of occupational therapy education and making a difference in the lives of our students and the communities we serve.

We look forward to welcoming you to our team!

The faculty of the Master of Science in Occupation Therapy program have primary responsibility for developing courses, teaching course content, and evaluating student learning outcomes. They are also responsible for identifying how the courses that they develop are consistent with the curriculum design and meet program and student learning objectives. Faculty members are valuable members of the Department of Occupational Therapy and serve multiple roles as teachers, mentors, colleagues, and scholars. Faculty are expected to excel in classroom instruction and to fulfill various responsibilities related to their assigned teaching duties.

Submission of Application:
Submit all the required documents listed below:

· A cover letter (must include UNCP Occupational Therapy Department course(s) you seek to teach

· A current curriculum vitae

· Unofficial transcripts of all college degrees completed

· A list of three professional references with contact information

· Teaching Philosophy

Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:  

• A doctoral degree in occupational therapy, or a master’s degree in occupational therapy with a doctoral degree in a related field. 

Note: Candidates who are close to completing a doctorate degree (ABD or all but capstone) or master’s degree will be considered for the position but with a different ranking.

• Minimum of 3 years of experience in clinical practice, including supervision of occupational therapy fieldwork students (will consider relevant part-time experience)

• Licensed or eligible for licensure within North Carolina.

Management Preferences:  A working knowledge of ACOTE Standards and expectations; graduate teaching experience; scholarship portfolio.

Licenses and Certifications:  

Current NBCOT Certification
Current AOTA Membership

Current North Carolina License to Practice Occupational Therapy (or eligibility)

Special Instructions to Applicants: This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable) and credit history check (if applicable). In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. New employees are paid only by direct deposit to the financial institution of their choice. Candidates claiming Veterans Preference must attach a copy of their DD-214 as a part of the online application process. 

UNC Pembroke is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibits discrimination against all individuals based on their age, race, color, genetic information, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and national origin. UNC Pembroke is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.

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