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Faculty (Assistant/Associate Professor) Position
Thomas Jefferson University

Date Posted Mar. 29, 2022
Title Faculty (Assistant/Associate Professor) Position
University Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA, United States
Department Jefferson College of Rehabilitations Sciences Department of Occupational Therapy
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Jul. 1, 2022
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Occupational Therapy

Are you seeking the opportunity to prepare forward-thinking occupational therapists and conduct collaborative outcomes oriented research projects with occupational therapy doctorate (OTD) students?

Is making a difference in the lives of individuals and communities an important career goal?

Would you like to contribute to leading-edge occupational therapy education?

Consider joining our dynamic occupational therapy department and fully ACOTE accredited occupational therapy doctorate (OTD) entry-level program!

Jefferson is an established Occupational Therapy Department ranked #6 in the nation by US News & World Report.

This is a full-time, 12-month teaching position offered at the rank of assistant or associate professor (depending on experience), in an on campus and blended curriculum, with a start date of July 1, 2022. The position is located on Jefferson’s Center City Campus in Philadelphia, PA.

The successful candidate will function as an integral member of the Jefferson OT faculty team. Specific responsibilities will include:

Teaching content in an innovative on campus and blended OTD entry-level curriculum

Establishing and/or maintaining a faculty-centric scholarship agenda

Advising doctoral students and mentoring doctoral capstone candidates in ground breaking capstone experiences and projects

Participating in service and program development activities

Qualified applicants must be occupational therapists with a terminal doctorate degree (e.g. OTD, PhD, EdD or ScD). Candidates must have experience in teaching, scholarship and service. Candidate should demonstrate an interest in working in a highly collaborative and expansive academic environment, which emphasizes excellence, and innovation in occupational therapy education.

Interested candidates should submit an on-line application/CV and Cover Letter at; Job ID # 9267449

Please address questions to search committee chair: Lydia Navarro-Walker, OTD, OTR/L, CLA, Assistant Professor & Doctoral Capstone Coordinator, OTD Program. 215-503-9629

Additional questions can be addressed to Tina DeAngelis, EdD, MS, OTR/L, Professor, OTD Program Director to 215-503-7431.

For more information on Jefferson’s OTD program, please go to

Jefferson includes Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, a dynamic university and health system with broad reach across the Delaware Valley. Jefferson is the second largest employer in Philadelphia and the largest health system in Philadelphia based on total licensed beds.

Through the merger of Thomas Jefferson University and Philadelphia University in 2017, our University includes ten colleges and four schools. We are an NCAA Division II university and an R2 national doctoral university offering undergraduate and graduate-level programs that provide students with a forward-thinking education in architecture, business, design, engineering, fashion and textiles, health, medicine and social science.

Jefferson Health, the clinical arm of Thomas Jefferson University, has grown from a three-hospital academic health center in 2015, to an 18-hospital health system through mergers and combinations that include hospitals at Abington Health, Aria Health, Kennedy Health, Magee Rehabilitation and Einstein Healthcare Network. We have over 50 outpatient and urgent care centers; ten Magnet®-designated hospitals (recognized by the ANCC for nursing excellence); the NCI-designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (one of only 70 in the country and one of only two in the region); and one of the largest faculty-based telehealth networks in the country. In 2021, Jefferson Health became the sole owner of HealthPartners Plan, a not-for-profit health maintenance organization in Southeastern Pennsylvania. We are the first health system regionally to create an aligned payer-provider partnership.

Jefferson’s mission, vision and values create an organization that attracts the best and the brightest students, faculty, staff, and healthcare professionals, as well as the most visionary leaders to drive exceptional results.

OUR MISSION: We improve lives.

OUR VISION: Reimagining health, education and discovery to create unparalleled value

OUR VALUES: Put People First, Be Bold & Think Differently and Do the Right Thing

  • As an employer, Jefferson maintains a commitment to provide equal access to employment. Jefferson values diversity and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ individuals, disabled individuals, and veterans.

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Contact Information

  • Lydia Navarro-Walker
    Jefferson College of Rehabilitations Sciences Department of Occupational Therapy
    Thomas Jefferson University East Falls Campus
    Philadelphia, PA
  • 215-503-9629


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