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

Date Posted Mar. 21, 2024
Title Assistant or Associate Professor-Occupational Therapy
University University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL, United States
Department School of Health Professions
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Occupational Therapy

School of Health Professions

Department of Occupational Therapy


School/College: School of Health Professions

Employment Status: Full-Time

Rank: Instructor, Assistant or Associate Professor or Professor

Tenure Status: Tenure or Non-Tenure Track

Payroll Status: Faculty 12

Job Description: 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. Rank, salary, and tenure status commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The UAB Department of Occupational Therapy is seeking a dynamic, innovative individual to join the faculty and contribute to the teaching, scholarship, program development clinical practice and service activities within the department.

For this position, primary responsibilities will include:

  • Teaching within the departments graduate and post-professional programs:

    • Outstanding candidates with expertise in Low Vision Rehabilitation and pediatric practice-based skills and experience will be considered.

    • Lead the development of low vision programming for national and international enrollees, with specific focus on visual impairment of pediatric and young persons.

    • Mentoring and advising of capstone projects and student advising.

  • Scholarship/Research

    • preference will be given to applicants who can develop an independent research/scholarship agenda at the intersection of occupational therapy and vision science and compete for extramural funding that aligns with the vision and mission of the department and school.

  • Clinical Practice

    • In collaboration with the UAB Center for Low Vision Rehabilitation, explore the development of a pediatric occupational therapy/low vision rehabilitation client base.

  • Service

    • 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 17 faculty, including 3 Professors, 3 Associate Professors and 11 Assistant Professors. The department has 5 staff who support specialized areas of the department’s functions – specifically fieldwork, admissions, grant writing/editing, research 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. 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.

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/or who are veterans.

Preferred Qualifications

Candidates should have a degree in Occupational Therapy from a program accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) or by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) and be eligible for, or will secure, occupational therapy licensure in the state of Alabama. Candidates will have an earned research doctorate (e.g., PhD, DSc, ScD) from an accredited university. Candidates will have additional education/training focused on low vision rehabilitation and pediatric occupational therapy practice.

The department is seeking candidates with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations of students and experience with a variety of teaching methods and/or curricular perspectives. The department is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. The successful candidate should be committed to excellence in teaching and mentoring our diverse student population and to working effectively with faculty, staff and clinical partners across a wide range of disciplines and settings.

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