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Clinical Assistant Professor
Boston University

Date Posted Oct. 2, 2019
Title Clinical Assistant Professor
University Boston University
Boston, MA, United States
Department Occupational Therapy
Application Deadline Jan. 15, 2020
Position Start Date Sep. 1, 2020
  • Assistant Professor
  • Occupational Therapy

The Department of Occupational Therapy at Boston University is seeking a dynamic clinical faculty member to teach and advise students in our programs. Primary responsibilities will include teaching theory and practice courses and advising in the entry-level graduate professional program (EL-OTD). Additional responsibilities may include mentoring post-professional doctor of occupational therapy (OTD) student doctoral projects and teaching in the undergraduate Behavior and Health (BSBH) program. Engagement in research and/or scholarship is required and supported.

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. A minimum of four years of experience in any area of occupational therapy is required. The ideal candidate will have experience with teaching either in an academic or practice setting and will have an established program of scholarship. For more information about the Department and Sargent College, visit

The appointment begins in Fall 2020, for a term of 3 years, renewable. This is a 9-month appointment at the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor, non-tenured. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references no later than January 15, 2020 to:

Anne Escher, OTD, OTR/L
Search Committee Chair,

  • 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

  • Anne Escher, Search Committee Chair
    Occupational Therapy
    Boston University
    635 Commonwealth Avenue
    Boston, MA 02215


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