Employment Type Faculty
Faculty Type Open Rank
Hiring Department Pediatrics Occupational Therapy (497I)
Academic Location School of Medicine
Benefits Eligible The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for more information.
Position Summary The University of New Mexico Occupational Therapy Graduate Program invites applications for a full-time open-rank faculty position. The position is an outstanding opportunity for early career faculty!
The University of New Mexico, a research intensive (R1) university, is located in the vibrant and culturally rich city of Albuquerque, which lies in the high desert ecosystem of central New Mexico. The city spans the Rio Grande River and is bordered by the Sandia Mountains on the East and a string of five inactive volcanoes on the West. A number of Native American communities exist near the city. In addition to the world renowned Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, Albuquerque boasts easy access to skiing, golfing and countless hiking and biking trails.
The UNM Occupational Therapy Graduate Program is entering a new period of growth, opportunity and transition. We recently moved into our new state-of-the-art teaching lab and initiated development of a new entry-level curriculum for an occupational therapy doctorate. We seek faculty who are excited and ready to be a part of our team in creating the new curriculum.
A focus on occupation will continue to be the foundation of the curriculum, which includes a strong problem-based learning (PBL) component. The Occupational Therapy Graduate Program is housed administratively in the UNM School of Medicine, within the Department of Pediatrics; however, we are interested in faculty with expertise in teaching in all practice areas across the lifespan. The UNM Health Sciences Center offers opportunities for inter-professional education and collaborations with centers such as the Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes), Memory and Aging Center, Clinical and Translational Sciences Center (CTSC), and the Brain and Behavioral Health Institute.
Responsibilities will involve collaboration with faculty in teaching and administering the entry-level Master’s program, developing courses, creating the curriculum for the new entry level OTD, engaging in scholarly activity, grant writing, mentoring graduate students, and serving on program and university committees. Rank and tenure status will be commensurate with educational background and experience.
This position is subject to criminal records screening in accordance with New Mexico law and clearance by the New Mexico Department of Health is required as a condition of employment.
Doctoral degree or doctoral degree conferred by hire date
At least one year of occupational therapy practice experience
Experience teaching at the university level
Evidence of scholarly activity
Eligibility for an OT License in New Mexico
Research doctoral degree
Evidence of teaching excellence, graduate student mentoring, and curriculum development
Evidence of scholarly activity with at least one peer reviewed article and or presentation
Evidence of obtaining grant funding
A complete application must contain a cover letter, CV and three (3) references with contact information.
For more job information, contact Dr. Patricia Siegel, (505) 272-5475, firstname.lastname@example.org
For best consideration, please apply by 9/21/2019. This position will remain open until filled.