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Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor - Occupational Therapy

Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 4, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Occupational Therapy, Other Health & Medicine, Physical Therapy
Employment Type
Full Time
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Mission or Goal of Unit:

The mission of the Department of Occupational Therapy at VCU is to advance occupation-focused scholarship and practice through integrated education, research, and service. This happens through:
  • Preparing outstanding, evidence-based, client-centered occupational therapists to serve the state and nation
  • Developing innovative and influential leaders who change policy, practice and systems
  • Responding to the occupational needs of the community
  • Creating new knowledge and promoting translational applications
  • Fostering cultural sensitivity, diversity and inclusion of faculty, students and staff
Chief Purpose of this position:

Virginia Commonwealth University seeks to create a work environment and organizational culture that reflect the diverse society and community in which it is located and a climate for the success of every employee by appreciating the uniqueness that each one brings to the workplace.

The College of Health Professions invites candidates to apply for a position as a core faculty member in the Department of Occupational Therapy. We are seeking two colleagues to lead and collaborate in scholarship, teaching, participate in service to the department, the university, and to contribute to leadership in the profession of occupational therapy.

Position Responsibilities:
  • Scholarship:
  • Faculty member will engage in scholarly activity to enhance knowledge in occupational therapy, including designing and conducting scholarly studies, which may include acquisition of grant funding and overseeing of research projects. They are also expected to disseminate research findings via scholarly writing and publication to advance the knowledge base of the profession of occupational therapy.
  • Teaching:
  • Faculty member will have teaching responsibilities in the OTD program consistent with areas of knowledge and skill and department need. Teaching responsibilities also include student advisement and research and/or capstone mentor.
  • Service:
  • Faculty member will serve on the departmental, college, and/or university committees as necessary, as well as in a professional capacity in their field, e.g., reviewer, conference organizer.
Required Qualifications:
  • Earned doctorate (PhD for those on a tenure line)
  • licensure or eligibility for licensure as an occupational therapist in Virginia
  • Junior faculty members will be required to have an established research agenda and a clear potential for external funding that complement and expand existing expertise in the department.
  • Senior faculty members will be required to have a well-developed scholarly/research portfolio with evidence of multi-disciplinary applications and external funding appropriate to complement and expand existing expertise in the department.
  • Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse environment for faculty, staff, and students and a commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Teaching experience at the graduate level.
  • Record of external funding.
  • Background and experience in research, clinical practice, and teaching in adult rehabilitation, older adults, cancer, psychosocial, theory, or occupational justice.
Position Type: Teaching & Research Faculty
Full time equivalent: 100
Tenure: Open
Rank: Open
Months: 12
Department: Occupational Therapy

ORP Eligibility: Yes

Salary: Commensurate

Contact Name: Virginia Chu
Contact Email:

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