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Clinical Associate/Clinical Full Professor and Program Director
Boston University

Date Posted Oct. 2, 2019
Title Clinical Associate/Clinical Full Professor and Program Director
University Boston University
Boston, MA, United States
Department Occupational Therapy
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Sep. 1, 2020
  • Director/Manager
    Associate Professor
  • Occupational Therapy

The Department of Occupational Therapy at Boston University is seeking candidates for the position of Program Director for our top-ranked EL-OTD program. The Program Director provides strategic leadership and program administration, facilitates on-going program review and curriculum development, mentors clinical faculty and collaborates with the Department Chair in managing program resources. In addition, the Program Director has some teaching responsibilities in their area of expertise and is expected to maintain an active program of scholarship. The appointment will be at the rank of Clinical Associate or Clinical Professor, as appropriate.

The Department of Occupational Therapy is part of a vibrant academic and research community that includes the College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, other academic units of Boston University, and the metro Boston area. In addition to the EL-OTD program, we offer an undergraduate program in Behavior and Health, a post-professional OTD program via distance education, and we participate in the interdisciplinary PhD program in Rehabilitation Sciences. The Department has a strong tradition of excellence in professional education, active involvement in national and international professional activities, and development and dissemination of knowledge that contributes to the health and well-being of individuals and society.

Members of the department of Occupational Therapy believe 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.

Candidates must have an earned doctoral degree, current certification as an occupational therapist, and eligibility for Massachusetts licensure. The program director must have a minimum of 8 years of documented experience in the field of occupational therapy, which must include clinical practice as an occupational therapist, administrative experience including, but not limited to, program planning and implementation, personnel management, evaluation, and budgeting, and at least 3 years of experience in a full-time academic appointment with teaching responsibilities at the post-baccalaureate level. The appointment begins in Fall 2020, for a term of 3 years, renewable. This is a 9-month appointment with additional summer salary. For more information about the Department and Sargent College, visit

Interested candidates should email a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to Gael Orsmond, PhD, Chair of the Search Committee at

Review of applications will commence upon receipt and will continue until the position is filled.

  • We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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Contact Information

  • Gael Orsmond, Search Committee Chair
    Occupational Therapy
    Boston University
    635 Commonwealth Avenue
    Boston, MA 02215


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