The Department of Rehabilitation Sciences in the School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP) is recruiting a state-funded, 10-month Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor in the Occupational Therapy Program. The successful candidate will contribute to the teaching, scholarship and service mission of the program. Duties may include teaching lecture and laboratory courses; overseeing service learning in the community; mentoring students in clinical research projects, advising students; and contributing to ongoing curriculum quality improvement.
Knowledge of higher education and contemporary clinical practice are essential along with research experience and excellent communication skills. Experience in physical disabilities, mental health, management and/or community-based practice are preferred.
Department, School, and University
The Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at UB has a longstanding history of excellence in clinical education in programs leading to the Doctor of Physical Therapy, the BS/MS in Occupational Therapy, and the PhD in Rehabilitation Science, with a post professional OTD program in development. The PT and OT entry-level programs have enjoyed continuous accreditation for more than 60 years. The OT program is highly competitive with a class-size of approximately 50 students, and received a full 10-year accreditation from ACOTE in 2017. For more information on the SPHHP Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, please visit: http://sphhp.buffalo.edu/rehabilitation-science.html.
UB SPHHP is one of the only schools in the country to include both public health and health professions, providing unique opportunities for collaboration amongst students and faculty. For more information on UB SPHHP, please visit: http://sphhp.buffalo.edu/.
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 Middle States Commission on Higher Education accredited and a member of the Association of American Universities. UB provides a rich environment for collaborative and transdisciplinary research with faculty within the SPHHP and at other schools located in the Academic Health Center (Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Dental Medicine, Pharmacy and Nursing).
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.
Annual salary commensurate with qualification and rank of appointment.
University at Buffalo is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
- Earned post-professional doctoral degree
- Current Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR)
- Eligible for New York Occupational Therapy licensure
- Knowledge of higher education and contemporary clinical are essential along with research experience and excellent communication skills.
Experience in physical disabilities, mental health, management and/or community-based practice are preferred