Tenured Senior Faculty and Chair Position
This faculty appointment includes senior leadership responsibilities and significant collaboration with the Dean on strategic initiatives for the College. Candidates should demonstrate a strong research background and a successful record of external support for research. Qualifications include: (a) earned doctoral degree (PhD or equivalent) with a funded research program in or relevant to occupational therapy; (b) experience teaching at the graduate level, preferably including entry-level professional students; © experience mentoring others in the development of their programs of research and scholarship; (d) a record of professional engagement; (e) clinical background as an occupational therapist strongly preferred. This is a full-time, tenured position with a 9-month appointment plus summer over-base pay; academic year requirements may include teaching, research, and service. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and level of experience.
Assistant Professor – Tenure Track
Primary responsibilities with this appointment include teaching in the graduate programs in occupational therapy and doctoral program in rehabilitation sciences, as well as engaging in an active program of independent research. Applicants must have completed a research doctoral degree, show strong evidence of productive scholarship through publication and research funding, and be committed to excellent graduate teaching and student mentorship. Completion of a post-doctoral fellowship or similar experience is highly desirable. We seek applicants whose research can expand and complement ongoing faculty work, which emphasizes intervention and outcomes that focus on activity, participation, and environmental influences. Clinical background as an occupational therapist is strongly preferred. This is a full-time position with a 9-month appointment; salary will be commensurate with qualifications and level of experience.
The Department of Occupational Therapy is housed on the main campus of Boston University in the College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College. The department offers an undergraduate degree in Behavior and Health; both entry-level and post-professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate programs; and participates in the interdisciplinary PhD program in Rehabilitation Sciences. The internationally recognized Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation is also affiliated with the department. Our program is ranked #1 by US News & World Report and our faculty are internationally known for their contributions to occupational therapy research and scholarship and leadership in education and professional service. We have a highly collaborative environment that also includes faculty from diverse interest areas within Sargent as well as across the University. In addition, the Boston area includes many highly regarded health care and educational institutions and offers numerous opportunities for interdisciplinary work. For more information about the Department and Sargent College, visit www.bu.edu/sargent/ot.
Each member of the department of Occupational Therapy believes that the diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is vitally important to the continuing excellence of our distinguished research and academic programs. We are looking for colleagues who support our ongoing commitment to ensuring that BU is inclusive, equitable, diverse, and a place where everyone is fully supported in pursuing their goals.
Boston University is an AAU institution with a long and distinguished tradition of dedication to inclusion and social justice. The College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College includes diversity as one of our strategic goals. We are especially committed to increasing the participation of underrepresented groups at BU and throughout our professional organizations.
For more information about the Department and Sargent College, visit www.bu.edu/sargent/ot.
Applications should include a letter of interest explaining the applicant’s background and qualifications, curriculum vitae, and three current letters of recommendation. For more information about these positions, please contact the respective Search Committee Chair: Tenured Faculty and Chair position: Prof. Ellen Cohn (firstname.lastname@example.org; Assistant Professor position, Prof. Simone Gill (email@example.com). Review of applications for both positions will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications will be held in confidence until/unless an invitation for an interview is extended.
Application packets should be directed electronically to Morgan Whaley at firstname.lastname@example.org and addressed to:
Occupational Therapy Search Committee
BU College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College
635 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215