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Open Rank Full Time Faculty – Occupational Therapy
University of Scranton

Date Posted Aug. 27, 2018
Title Open Rank Full Time Faculty – Occupational Therapy
University University of Scranton
Department Department of Occupational Therapy
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Scranton, PA
    United States
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Occupational Therapy

An exciting opportunity exists for a collaborative, team-oriented educator to join the University of Scranton’s fully accredited 5-year Master’s level Occupational Therapy program that is in transition to an OTD program. This is a 9-month open rank faculty position beginning January 2019. The new faculty member will join a team of diverse, accomplished, and passionate educators. There is extensive administrative support for teaching, service and scholarship, a reasonable teaching load and class sizes, and extraordinary research labs with the latest in technology.

Required Qualifications
•     Earned non-clinical doctorate (e.g., PhD, EdD) or ABD in occupational therapy or related field
•     Eligibility for licensure as an occupational therapist in Pennsylvania

Preferred Qualifications
•     Record of teaching effectiveness (experience in an OTD program a plus)
•     Record of service
•     Demonstrated area of clinical expertise
•     Ability to facilitate faculty mentored student research

Key Responsibilities
•     Teaching, Scholarship, Service
•     Collaborative effort to support transition to an OTD program

Occupational Therapy Department
The Occupational Therapy Department is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association and boasts a 97% one-year pass rate. Our faculty’s clinical, educational and research expertise represents a cross section of diverse practice areas across the developmental continuum in both traditional and contemporary practice areas. You can learn more about the department here:

The University of Scranton emphasizes active and experiential learning which takes place through their advanced facilities including an independent living apartment, a sensory motor-exploratory play environment, and lab facilities outfitted with materials such as expressive media and splint fabrication.

The Edward R. Leahy, Jr. Hall is a state-of-the-art center for rehabilitation education housing the Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Exercise Science programs. It features many opportunities for research and creative programming:
•     3 Pediatric Rehab labs with Snoezelen Room
•     ADL apartment with simulated environments
•     Hand Rehab lab
•     Low Vision and Developmental Visual labs
•     Opportunities to collaborate with Physical Therapy and Exercise Science specialized labs including Motion Analysis and Body Composition Analysis
•     On-site, pro-bono clinic

The University of Scranton
The University is a Catholic and Jesuit University animated by the spiritual vision and the tradition of excellence characteristic of the Society of Jesus and those who share in its way of proceeding. The University is a community dedicated to the freedom of inquiry and personal development fundamental to the growth in wisdom and integrity of all who share it its life.

As a Catholic and Jesuit institution of nearly 4,000 undergraduate and more than 1,500 graduate students. The University of Scranton delivers a meaningful education that challenges its students morally, spiritually, and intellectually.

Scranton’s 55-acre hillside campus is located in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Northeast region, an area rich in natural scenic beauty. The campus is located in the heart of Scranton, a community of 75,000 within a greater metropolitan area of 750,000 people.

The University is offering a generous compensation package and competitive benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, flexible spending accounts, attractive pension, and tuition remission. Future leadership opportunities are possible. There will be an opportunity for expedited tenure-track status for those demonstrating a record of scholarly achievement. The University also provides additional funds for faculty travel to conferences.

To Apply
Applicants must apply online at and include a letter of application summarizing qualifications, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Nondiscrimination Statement
The University of Scranton is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory employment and educational environment. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other status protected by law. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, athletic, or other programs or in the context of employment. The University of Scranton is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator. Veterans, minority persons, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Scranton is, by tradition and choice, a Catholic and Jesuit university. The successful candidate will have an understanding of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit education. The University’s mission statement may be found at The University is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success.

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