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Assistant or Associate Professor-Occupational Therapy
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Date Posted Feb. 3, 2023
Title Assistant or Associate Professor-Occupational Therapy
University University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL, United States
Department Department of Occupational Therapy,
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Occupational Therapy

Assistant or Associate Professor-Occupational Therapy

Nominations and applications are now being accepted for a full-time, twelve-month faculty position within the Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Health Professions, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Faculty rank and tenure status are commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Department of Occupational Therapy offers graduate programs for both entry level and post professional students and co-sponsors an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Science with the Department of Physical Therapy. A vibrant faculty offers research expertise in many areas and the Department's Low Vision Therapy Program is a unique national resource.

For this position, the primary responsibilities will include:

  • Rehabilitation/habilitation related research and securing extramural research funding.

    • preference will be given to applicants who can develop a research/scholarship agenda and compete for extramural funding that aligns with the vision and mission of the department and school.

  • Teaching content focused on quantitative and qualitative research design and implementation relevant to occupational therapy practice across the department’s programs

    • This will include teaching in the on-campus, entry level Clinical Doctorate in Occupational Therapy and PhD in Rehabilitation Science, as well as teaching in the 100% online Post-Professional Clinical Doctorate in Occupational Therapy

  • Student Mentoring – including OTD (entry-level and post-professional), scholarly and capstone projects and PhD in Rehabilitation Science students.

  • Participation in department, school, community, and national service activities.

Organizationally, the Department of Occupational Therapy is one of five departments in the School of Health Professions (SHP). The department has 15 faculty, including 2 Professors, 3 Associate Professors and 10 Assistant Professors. The department has 4 staff who support specialized areas of the department’s functions – specifically fieldwork, admissions, grant writing/editing and grant management. The department has approximately 240 students enrolled across the different programs. The entry-level professional program is currently ranked #23 nationally and #4 in the southeast states.

The School of Health Professions is one of the nation’s largest and most diverse schools of its type with over twenty programs at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels. The school’s faculty have more NIH funding than any other school of health professions in the country. Total research funding is over $22M, which has placed it in the top two schools of health professions for five decades. SHP is one of six medical-focused schools in a thriving academic health center. UAB is among the highest tier of US research institutions and SHP is currently ranked in the top three for NIH funding for similar schools.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham is one of the nation’s premier research universities. It is currently ranked 15th (top four percent) in the nation among public universities and 31st overall (top four percent) in federally funded research expenditures. Its strengths in the health sciences are remarkable; schools of medicine, dentistry, optometry, nursing, and public health are co-located in downtown Birmingham. Schools of engineering, business, education, and arts and sciences offer further opportunity for collaboration.

Interested candidates should apply here:

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.

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