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Job ID: 119791

Assistant/Associate Professor
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Feb. 14, 2019
Title Assistant/Associate Professor
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Rehabilitation Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate Professor
    Assistant Professor
  • Occupational Therapy

Position Summary
Join Our Interdisciplinary Team: The selected candidate will join a multidisciplinary research cluster in the area of ‘Built Environment, Health Behavior, and Health Outcomes’ involving faculty in the Departments of Rehabilitation Science, Community Health & Health Behavior, Urban and Regional Planning, and Architecture.

This position carries a high expectation for productive scholarship, including procurement of extramural grant funding and peer-reviewed publications. We are particularly interested in applicants with expertise that supports one or more of UB’s related research strengths: universal design and accessibility of products and environments; assistive technology; home health and function; inequities in transportation, food, and global health affecting older adults and people with disabilities.

Experience with multidisciplinary collaborations in a research or clinical setting and ability to mentor students across disciplines will be viewed favorably. A joint appointment with a related department may be possible.

Department, School, and University
The Department of Rehabilitation Science has a long history of excellence with its clinical education programs in physical and occupational therapy, as well as its PhD program in Rehabilitation Science. For more information on the SPHHP Department of Rehabilitation Science, please visit:

UB SPHHP is one of the only schools in the country to include both public health and health professions, providing faculty and students with unique opportunities for collaboration. For more information on UB SPHHP, please visit:

The University at Buffalo is the State University of New York’s largest and most comprehensive research-intensive university and is its primary center for professional education and training. We are accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. UB provides a rich environment for collaborative interdisciplinary research with faculty within the SPHHP, as well as with faculty at other schools located in the Academic Health Center (Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Dental Medicine, Pharmacy and Nursing), and faculty outside of the Academic Health Center, such as Social Work, Law, Architecture and Planning, Engineering and Applied Sciences, and others.

Buffalo is the second-largest city in New York State and is located on the shores of Lake Erie, upriver of the majestic Niagara Falls. Buffalo – the City of Good Neighbors – is undergoing a renaissance with a rapidly growing economy, vital academic health sciences center, and affordable cost of living. The Western New York educational system is excellent. Buffalo-Niagara is a region of 1.2 million people, world-class art galleries and museums, a comprehensive city-wide system of parks and green space, a vibrant theater and music community, and major and minor league sports teams.

Minimum Qualifications
1) an earned research doctorate degree (PhD, EdD, ScD) in a related field; (2) a strong record of or potential for extramural research funding; (3) a strong publication record for rank; and (4) excellence or potential for excellence in teaching. Eligibility for OT licensure in New York State preferred, but is not required.

The successful candidate must contribute to the teaching, scholarship and service mission of the University.

Preferred Qualifications
Physical Demands
Type Full-Time
Campus South Campus
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must submit a CV, letter of interest, research statement, and teaching statement.

Reference letters will be collected for seriously considered candidates.

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