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Asst. or Assoc. Professor (Tenure-Track) - Occupational Therapy (22-23)

DePaul University
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Apr 21, 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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DePaul University Occupational Therapy Program invites applications for a 10-month tenure track faculty position to begin January, 2023. We seek an innovative and visionary occupational therapist who can contribute in meaningful ways to our program, anticipated to begin in the Fall of 2022. The program is located in the heart of Chicago at the Lincoln Park campus.

The successful candidate will be passionate about and eager to contribute to our community engaged and occupation focused curriculum. Responsibilities include teaching, student advising, research, and service to the department and university. Experience teaching and/or practicing in the areas with adults, youth, research, and/or management are preferred.

DePaul University seeks applicants that reflect the diversity of its student body and the city of Chicago. Applicants who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to an inclusive climate are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas. Members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

About the College

The College of Science and Health is the third largest college at DePaul, enrolling over 3000 students.  The college includes programs in mathematics, psychology, physics and astrophysics, environmental science and studies, chemistry and biochemistry, biology, neuroscience, health sciences and nursing.  The College of Science and Health provides high quality, personalized, accessible science and health education to a diverse student body, grounded in the values of St. Vincent de Paul. Our teaching and research advance knowledge and service to society.

About DePaul

With an overall enrollment of over 22,000 students, DePaul is the nation’s twelfth largest private non-profit university. While the university is large, the class size in the department typically does not exceed 40 students. We seek candidates with a demonstrated record of effectiveness as the instructor, a demonstrated commitment to continued development as an educator, and active engagement in high-quality research.

Core values that flow from our identity and shape our work as a university community at DePaul.

  • Excellence in Teaching
  • Access to Higher Education
  • Human Dignity and Vincentian Personalism
  • Care for Society’s Most Vulnerable
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Social and Environmental Justice
  • Public Service
  • Community and Collaboration



  • A degree in Occupational Therapy;
  • A research of clinical doctorate degree;
  • Licensure, or eligible for licensure, in Illinois.


  • Experience teaching or practicing with adults, youth, research, and/or management;
  • A minimum of 5 years of clinical experience in the field of occupational therapy;
  • College or graduate level teaching experience.

Individuals from underrepresented groups and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Applicants who have experience working with a diverse range of clients, staff, and students and who can contribute to an inclusive climate are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas.

Application Instructions


The full and complete application should contain the following information:

  • A letter of application indicating qualifications for the position;
  • A curriculum vitae;
  • Copy of transcripts;
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion philosophy statement;
  • Teaching philosophy statement;
  • Contact information for three professional references, who might be contacted later in the process to provide letters.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates will not be considered until all the above materials are received.  Applications submitted by July 15th, 2022, will receive priority consideration. Interviews will begin in September.

For further questions about this position, please contact Dr. Kate Barrett, search committee chair at


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, martical status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.

Safety and Security Statement - Clery Act:

A copy of DePaul University's Safety and Security Information Report and Fire Safety Report is available upon request.  The report includes statistics about crimes that occurred on campus and public property immediately adjacent to campus.  The report includes institutional policies concerning campus security, sexual assault and other matters.  It also includes fire statistics, fire safety practices and standards of the institution.  A copy of this report can be obtained by contacting the Crime Prevention Office at 773-325-7775 or by visiting the DePaul Public Safety website at

Title IX Statement:

Federal Title IX policy requires that all colleges and universities make known the contact information for the person responsible for coordinating its efforts to comply with Title IX responsibilities.  At DePaul University, the Title IX Coordinator is Kathryn Statz.  Her office is located in Lincoln Park on the 3rd floor of the Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield Avenue.  She can be reached at 312-362-8970, or

Required COVID-19 Vaccination:

Employment at DePaul University is contingent upon receiving all recommended doses of the COVID-19 vaccine or having a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated.  To request a medical or religious exemption, please email

Required Background Check:

Employment at DePaul University is contingent on passing a background check.  Only final candidates who are extended an offer of employment will undergo a background check.

Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse & Neglect:

Upon accepting an offer of employment with the university, you will also be required to sign an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status at the time of hire.  A mandated reporter is required to make a report to the Illinois DCFS Hotline whenever there is a reasonable cause to believe that a child known to them in their professional or official capacity may be abused or neglected.  For more information, please visit the following pages: 

Illinois Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS)

Illinois Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act


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