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Assistant or Associate Faculty, Occupational Therapy

The College of St. Scholastica
Minnesota, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jan 21, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Summary:

The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota, is seeking an assistant or associate professor to join our Master of Science Occupational Therapy Program that includes new academic curriculum, state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, engaging diverse perspectives in occupational therapy, and community partnerships through experientials and interprofessional education. The position is available immediately with an August 2022 targeted start date. This is a full-time, 11-month tenure-track core faculty position.

Key Results/Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include teaching within the occupational therapy curriculum; advising to meet diverse student needs; assisting in recruitment and admission activities; engaging in scholarly activity relevant to areas of interest and/or expertise that contributes to the Department scholarly agenda; and attending Department, School and College events and performing service through committee assignments at the Department, School and College level.  The successful candidate will contribute to work with diverse populations and will advance the Benedictine Values of the College.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum requirement is an entry-level occupational therapy doctorate degree or a Master’s degree in occupational therapy with a plan for completing a research/post-professional doctorate degree within the initial years of employment. Continued employment would be contingent upon progress toward the terminal, post-professional/research doctorate degree (e.g. PhD, ScD, EdD).  Terminal research doctoral degree (e.g. PhD, ScD, EdD) or a post-professional doctorate in occupational therapy is preferred.  (Academic degrees other than occupational therapy or occupational science and ABD candidates may be considered if they meet the minimum practice requirements.)
  • NBCOT certification
  • Eligible for OT licensure in Minnesota  


Preferred Qualifications:

A strong candidate would possess:
  • Experience working with rural and underserved populations or non-traditional/emerging settings of practice
  • Experience serving and interacting cultural humility in settings with diverse populations that reflects community, hospitality, and respect. 
  • Evidence of continuing education to support lived value of love of learning and professional occupational therapy practice
  • Prior teaching experience in occupational therapy or other adult education 
  • Service to the profession and/or community
  • Evidence of scholarship or evidence-based practice 
  • Demonstrated skills in use of technology and ability to adapt to new technologies
  • Minimum of three years of clinical experience with five years experience preferred

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Candidates with the following backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply: members of a group or community underrepresented in the occupational therapy profession and/or the Duluth-area community such as racial or ethnic minority, members of LGBTQI2SA+, males, military/veterans. 

  The cover letter (not to exceed 1-2 pages) could include the following elements:
  1. Briefly explain why you are interested in the job and institution
  2. Why are you qualified for this position 
  3. Summarize your teaching philosophy
  4. Summarize research or evidence-based experience
  5. Highlight any additional experience(s) relevant to the key responsibilities
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