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This is a 12-mo faculty position at the NAU Phoenix Biomedical
Northern Arizona University’s entry-level Occupational Therapy (OT)
Program invites doctorly prepared candidates to apply for a
full-time, 12-month clinical faculty appointment at the downtown
Phoenix Biomedical Campus. The responsibilities of the successful
candidate will include teaching courses related to one or more of
the following topics: occupational therapy theory and practice
models, and the occupational therapy process as it relates to
adults and older adults. In addition, clinical faculty will engage
in student advisement, applied scholarly activities and
Primary Functions :
This faculty member will demonstrate excellence in student-related
activities of teaching, advising and scholarly mentoring, be
engaged in scholarly activities that develops and expands the
knowledge base of OT, and provide service to the department,
college, university, and profession.
Additional duties include :
- Engage in ongoing productive communication with faculty and
- Teach and co-teach courses ensuring adherence to program goals,
mission, vision and ACOTE standards
- Exemplify and promote the curriculum’s mission and learning
outcomes through the delivery of the curriculum.
- Adhere to professional and ethical standards of conduct.
- Maintain current professional certification and licensure
- Maintain professional practice knowledge base and clinical
expertise needed to help learners prepare for contemporary
occupational therapy practice.
- Use current research findings and scholarly works to improve OT
education and practice.
- Promote professionalism by modeling and encouraging
professional behaviors inside and outside the educational
- Complete all required faculty role functions in a timely manner
to meet NAU standards for teaching, scholarship and service.
- Complete other duties as assigned by the Department Chair.
Clinical faculty workload activities vary based on department needs
and annual performance goals for each faculty member. Workload
typically reflects 80% teaching and student related activities, 10%
scholarship and 10% service.
For the rank of Assistant Clinical Professor :
- 3 years or more of experience as an occupational therapist
- Eligible for OT licensure in Arizona
- An earned doctoral degree in OT or related field from an
institution regionally accredited by the USDE
- Evidence of developing a scholarship agenda
For the rank of Associate Clinical Professor : All of the above,
- Prior appointment as Associate Clinical Professor or similar
- 6 or more years full-time experience as a faculty in the
Assistant Clinical Professor role and documented experience that
aligns with NAU OT promotion criteria for Associate Clinical
- Current NBCOT Certification
- Clinical expertise in one or multiple of the following areas:
mental health, leadership, administration, and older adults
- Record of effective teaching and advising at the university
- Record of effective fieldwork supervision and/or student
- Record of sustained professional service and professional
- Experience with the Accreditation Council for Occupational
Therapy Education (ACOTE)
- Significant scholarly or creative work and/or professional
achievements in area of specialization
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and
equity-minded practices in teaching, scholarship, service
- Certified practice-related specialization as recognized by the
AOTA or other nationally recognized certification process
The Northern Arizona University (NAU) Occupational Therapy (OT)
Doctoral program is located on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus (PBC),
an expansive award-winning and progressive urban Phoenix campus.
Currently, 135 students are enrolled in this highly respected
program. In 2017, the program successfully obtained accreditation
status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy
The program’s graduates exemplify NAU OTD’s practice-scholar model,
with a combination of excellence in clinical practice coupled with
a track record of outstanding scholarship activities. It’s ten
full-time and numerous adjunct faculty are known for
student-centric education, and successful research, publication and
activism in the OT field. The OT department is recognized for its
high level of collaboration with the community and its extensive
outreach toward underrepresented populations.
This program joins NAU’s Physician Assistant Studies, Athletic
Training and Physical Therapy-Phoenix programs. This campus also
houses the University of Arizona (UA) College of Medicine –
Phoenix, the UA College of Pharmacy, the UA Eller MBA and the UA
Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. In addition, the
health programs for Arizona State University schools are nearby in
downtown affording excellent academic collaborations and
interprofessional educational opportunities.
Northern Arizona University is a 29,569-student institution with
its main campus in Flagstaff, a four-season community of about
70,000 at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks. NAU’s
emphasis on undergraduate education is enhanced by its graduate
programs and research as well as distance learning. All faculty
members are expected to promote student learning and help students
achieve academic outcomes.
The university is committed to a diverse and civil working and
For information about diversity, access, and equity at NAU, see the
Center for University Access and Inclusion
NAU affirms the importance and critical need for diversity, equity,
inclusion and justice (DEIJ) in higher education and we seek to
hire individuals with a strong commitment to DEIJ in their
professional endeavors. We are committed to our shared mission
vision, and values. We—faculty, staff, and administrators—thrive by
combining our efforts and working side by side to further NAU’s
culture of excellence. NAU is committed to enhancing campus
diversity and creating a more inclusive and diverse
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Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the
following: a criminal background investigation, an employment
history verification and a degree verification (in some cases)
prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a
fingerprint background check.
Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is
required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that
assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in
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Commensurate with experience.
This is a Faculty (FAC) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit
package including generous health, dental and vision insurance;
participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the
Optional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10
holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and
qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is
available at the NAU HR
Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to terms
of the Conditions of Faculty Service
. Employees offered a
position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's
BCBS Plan). Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enroll
in benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the first
day of the pay period following their completed enrollment.
If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System
(ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and the
long-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin on
the first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. New
employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan
(ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate on
the first day of employment. The long-term disability plan that
accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period
following 90 days of employment. More information about NAU
benefits is available at the NAU HR
NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship
for this position.
This vacancy will be open until filled or closed. Review of
applications will begin on January 22, 2022.
How to Apply
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, and then "Apply" at the bottom of the
Application must include: (1) a cover letter highlighting your
particular qualifications for this position; (2) a curriculum
vitae; (3) a 1-page statement demonstrating your commitment to DEIJ
initiatives; (4) a statement of research interests; and (5) names
and contact information for three references. Save all items as PDF
and/or Word documents.
If you need assistance completing your application there are
instructions available on the HR website
or in person in the Human Resources
Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner
of Beaver and DuPont Streets.
If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable
accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact
the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006
or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.
This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair
Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or
compensatory time for additional time worked.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities,
veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.
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