The Northern Arizona University (NAU) Occupational Therapy Doctoral program is located on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus (PBC), an expansive award-winning and progressive urban Phoenix campus. 135 students are enrolled in this highly respected program as of fall of 2019. In 2017, the program successfully obtained accreditation status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). The program’s graduates exemplify NAU OTD’s practice-scholar model, with a combination of excellence in clinical practice coupled with a track record of outstanding scholarship activities. It’s ten full-time and numerous adjunct faculty are known for student-centric education and successful research, publication and activism in the Occupational Therapy field.
This program joins NAU’s Physician Assistant Studies, Athletic Training and Physical Therapy-Phoenix programs. This campus also houses the University of Arizona (UA) College of Medicine – Phoenix, the UA College of Pharmacy, the UA Eller MBA and the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. In addition, the health programs for Arizona State University schools are nearby in downtown affording excellent academic collaborations and inter-professional educational opportunities. The department is recognized for its high level of collaboration with the community and its extensive outreach toward underrepresented persons.
Northern Arizona University is a 31,073-student institution with its main campus in Flagstaff, a four-season community of about 70,000 at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks. NAU’s emphasis on undergraduate education is enhanced by its graduate programs and research as well as distance learning. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes. The university is committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment. For information about diversity, access, and equity at NAU, see the Center for University Access and Inclusion webpage.
Minimum qualifications for the rank of Associate Professor include the qualifications for the Assistant Professor (shown below) and: Prior appointment of associate professor or higher in a university setting At least 5 years teaching and student-related responsibilities at the University level Record of scholarly agenda and professional leadership
Minimum qualification for the rank of Assistant Professor: Eligibility for occupational therapy licensure in Arizona Current National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy certification An earned PhD or research doctorate in occupational therapy, rehabilitation sciences or a related field from an accredited institution (ABD may be considered, but the doctorate must be completed by the start date) Experience working with occupational therapy students in a classroom and/or fieldwork setting 5 years or more of experience as an occupational therapist in a clinical setting. Evidence of scholarship and research.
Preferred qualification for the rank of Associate Professor include the qualifications for the Assistant Professor (shown below) and: 6 years or more of successful teaching entry-level or post-professional occupational therapy students in the classroom or scholarly, practice-based setting An established, focused research agenda with a record of peer-reviewed publications A record of successful grant writing and funded projects A record of sustained leadership, and service to the OT profession and university community A record of successful mentorship of junior faculty in the area of research
Preferred qualification for the rank of Assistant Professor include: Clinical expertise in one or more of the following areas: mental health, leadership, administration, and health policy Additional certification(s) that indicates clinical area of expertise Record of scholarship Record of or potential for successful grant writing Record of successful university level teaching experience in occupational therapy Demonstrated commitment to work with people of diverse cultural backgrounds Record of professional leadership to the profession
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