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Assistant/Associate Professor
Florida International University

  • Jan. 17, 2018
  • Assistant/Associate Professor
  • Occupational Therapy Department- Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Florida International University
    Miami, FL
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Occupational Therapy
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Florida International University is classified by Carnegie as a "R1: Doctoral Universities – Highest Research Activity" and recognized as a Carnegie Community Engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as business, engineering, computer science, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes almost $9 billion each year to the local economy and is ranked second in Florida in Forbes Magazine’s "America’s Best Employers" list. FIU graduates are consistently among the highest paid college graduates in Florida and are among the leaders of public and private organizations throughout South Florida. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission with multiple state-of-the-art research facilities including the Wall of Wind Research and Testing Facility, FIU’s Medina Aquarius Program and the Advanced Materials Engineering Research Institute. FIU has awarded more than 220,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, the Miami Beach Urban Studios, and Tianjin, China. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit

The Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences at FIU invites applications for a tenure earning position as an Assistant/Associate Professor in the Occupational Therapy Department. Academic rank and salary commensurate with experience. The desired candidate will have an earned doctoral degree in OT or related field with the potential to develop (or continue) a program of externally-funded research and/or demonstrated record of achievement in teaching, applied clinical research and service.

Strong support from the department, college, and the university in the form of release time, assigned graduate assistants, startup funding, mentorship, assistance in forming collaboration within FIU and local community are readily available. The college and the university also provide grant writing assistance, and strong pre-award and post-award support. The department is an exciting, forward thinking department that has established strong collaborative research partners. Our designated Academic Health Center is widely recognized and offers a setting rich in innovative resources, technology and teaching environments. A successful candidate will also have been certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy as an OT, and be eligible for licensure in the state of Florida.

The mission of the College is to: (a) prepare diverse healthcare professionals who are providers and leaders in the delivery of high quality, accessible, culturally-competent, and compassionate care within a highly technological and global environment; (b) to teach, conduct research and practice in service to the community through inter-professional collaboration; © to create, promote, expand and validate scientific knowledge and evidence-based practice through interdisciplinary research.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID: 512966 at and attach a curriculum vitae and a letter of interest. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three references who will be contacted as determined by the search and screen committee. Applications and required materials should be received by March 1, 2018 Application review will continue until position is filled. For questions or additional information, please contact Dr. Lynne Richard, Interim Chair of the Occupational Therapy Department at or ph. 305-348-2921.

  • FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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  • Dr. Lynne Richard
    Occupational Therapy Department- Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences
    Florida International University
    11200 S.W. 8th Street
    AHC-3 Room 443
    Miami, FL 33199
  • 305-348-2921


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