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SHP Adjunct Instructor - ScD/Rehabilitation Sciences

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Job Location:
Occupational Therapy


HSC - Lubbock

Position Description

Performs professional level work at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center by conducting classes on a per-course or limited-term basis, without any guarantee of continuing employment. Responsibilities encompass the coordination and instruction of one or more courses within a prescribed curriculum. Teachers in this classification usually specialize in the academic subject, professional discipline or technical skill being taught at the time of employment. Work is performed under general supervision with evaluation based upon results obtained. May supervise subordinate employees assigned to area of responsibility. Contributes to the university's mission through teaching, research and service, some variation by academic unit.

Department: SHP Admin Lbk

Major/Essential Functions

The Department of Rehabilitation Sciences in the School of Health Professions at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center invites applications for the position of Adjunct Faculty in the Doctor of Science in Rehabilitation Sciences (ScD RS) program to begin January 2025. The primary role of the appointment is to coordinate courses and support students through their dissertation process.  Coordination responsibilities will include developing and maintaining course content, grading assignments and instruction, and coordinating contact sessions in Lubbock, Texas.
The adjunct faculty member may work collaboratively with faculty from the Master of Athletic Training (MAT), Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD), Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTDP), and Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Science (PhD) within the department as well as with other departments within the School and University.
The successful candidate will join one of the oldest programs of its kind.  It is a blended post-professional terminal degree program for licensed athletic trainers, occupational therapists, and physical therapists who seek advanced clinical knowledge and skills.  The Sc.D. is clinically focused instead of profession-focused.  This degree builds on shared knowledge and encourages new interprofessional paradigms.  
Duties and Responsibilities
The successful candidate will:

  • Teach courses in the Doctor of Science program and potentially in other programs in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences.  This will include potential responsibilities to travel to Lubbock, Texas, to provide face-to-face instruction and course coordination.   

  • Guide and advise students through the dissertation process

  • Demonstrate a commitment to building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment

  • Collaborate with program faculty and staff to continuously enhance the quality and effectiveness of the program curriculum and educational experience

Required Qualifications

A degree that is appropriate to the level of courses being taught.

  • Earned doctoral degree in Philosophy, Doctor of Science, or Doctor of Education.


Preferred Qualifications
  • A minimum of 5 years' clinical experience as an athletic trainer, occupational therapist, or physical therapist.
  • Broad record of teaching experience content specific to rehabilitation sciences.
Required Attachments
Resume / CV

Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan website.

EEO Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

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Pay Basis: Monthly

Pay Grade Minimum
Pay is commensurate to work being performed.

Pay Grade Maximum
Pay is commensurate to work being performed.

Schedule Details

Travel Required: None

Does this position work in a research laboratory?: No
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