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Assistant/Associate Professor - Occupational Therapy

Moravian University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Apr 1, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Occupational Therapy
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Full-time, tenure track, open rank faculty position. Primary teaching will occur in the Master of Science Occupational Therapy curriculum. There are some opportunities for teaching in the undergraduate Health Science curriculum. Other responsibilities included mentoring graduate research, maintaining a scholarship agenda, and contributing to departmental and college level service.

The Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program is one of five programs in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, which also includes the Master of Science in Athletic Training, Doctor of Athletic Training, Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology, and Doctor of Physical Therapy. The vision for the department is to develop collaborative, interprofessional programs within a single academic unit. Moravian University has new, state-of-the-art facilities to accommodate our growing health sciences programs. Our facilities house cutting-edge technology for student education including a clinical simulation center and virtual cadaver lab.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Position responsibilities include teaching in the professional MSOT program and undergraduate Health Science major, course development, curricular coordination in the individual's area of expertise, scholarship, and service to the Department, University, profession, and community.

Faculty members within Moravian University are expected to demonstrate and promote inclusive and equitable practices to support diverse learners and teachers in a manner that contributes to student success and promotes equity in opportunities for achievement.


  • Summarize technical information and interpret for students
  • Promote student problem solving
  • Develop learning activities and learning outcome measures
  • Provide feedback to students on learning performance
  • Communicate (speech, written) clearly with OT and Rehab Science Faculty and students


  • An earned academic doctoral degree (Ph.D., EdD, DSc, post-professional OTD)
  • Current license or eligible for PA licensure as an occupational therapist
  • Contemporary expertise in any of the following clinical areas: Adult Physical Rehabilitation, Geriatrics, Clinic Management, Primary Care, Hand Therapy, Ergonomics, and/or Interprofessional Education
  • An established scholarly agenda and teaching experience are preferred
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education

TO APPLY: Qualified candidates should attach the following to their online application by clicking "Apply Now": (1) a cover letter addressing the position of interest, qualifications, and experience; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a list of three professional references including name, current position, email, address, and phone number. Please attach documents as a single PDF file.

The deadline to apply is May 20, 2022.

Review of the applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

DEI STATEMENT: Moravian University aspires to be a welcoming community that embraces and values the diversity of all members of the campus community. Learn more about the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and the DEI Action Plan here:

Deep respect for others is fundamental to the Moravian University community. Moravian University does not discriminate against any employee, applicant for employment, student, or applicant for admission on the basis of actual or perceived race, ethnicity, color, sex, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, caste, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, pregnancy, familial status, marital status, citizenship status, veteran/military status, disability status, or any other protected category under applicable local, state, or federal laws.


Concerns regarding all forms of discrimination, including sexual harassment and/or sex discrimination in employment:

Leah M. Naso

Executive Director for Equity & Compliance (Title IX Coordinator)

210 Colonial Hall

Moravian University

1200 Main St.

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018

(610) 861-1529


Concerns regarding the application of Title IX:

U.S. Department of Education

Office of Civil Rights

100 Penn Square East, Suite 515

Philadelphia, PA 19107-3323

(215) 656-8541


Report sexual harassment/sex discrimination online anytime (can be anonymous) at Grievance procedures can be found in the institutional Equal Opportunity, Harassment, and Non-Discrimination Policy at


Please visit to review benefits offered at Moravian University.*


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this job.

The individual is routinely exposed to indoor conditions, minimum outdoor weather and temperature extremes, and moderate noise level.

Pursuant to the ADA, Moravian University will provide reasonable services and accommodation(s) to employees with qualified disabilities in order to perform the essential functions of their employment, except when doing so would be unduly disruptive and/or result in undue hardship to the University. Accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis through documentation review and an interactive interview process that includes the employee's supervisor. Requests for accommodation or questions about this process should be directed to Human Resources at or 610.861.1527. View the standard physical demands for positions at Moravian University. If this position requires additional or different demands, a Human Resources team member will notify you.


The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.


*Please visit this link to review the benefit eligibility status associated with this position.

Moravian University offers students a private education they will not find anywhere else: personal attention and preparation for life with a record of success longer than our nation's history. Located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and offering undergraduate and graduate degrees that blend liberal arts with professional programs, Moravian University has been preparing students for reflective lives, fulfilling careers, and transformative leadership in a world of change since 1742. Moravian University is a member of The New American Colleges and Universities (NAC&U), a national consortium of selective, small to mid-size independent colleges and universities dedicated to the purposeful integration of liberal education, professional studies, and civic engagement. Visit to learn more about how the Moravian University focus on education for all prepares its students for life-long success.  

Moravian University is an equal opportunity employer valuing diversity and encouraging individuals from under-represented populations to apply. EOE 

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