Occupational Therapy Faculty
The Occupational Therapy Doctorate program in the Health Sciences department at Cedar Crest College seeks applicants for a 12-month position beginning July 2022. The new faculty member will be welcomed by a team of progressive, clinically-focused, and student-centered educators. The Occupational Therapy program is fully committed to assembling a diverse faculty team with a global perspective, focused on creating an inclusive and transformative learning environment to prepare students for today and tomorrow’s healthcare challenges.
The new faculty member must have expertise in adult rehabilitation and physical dysfunction practice areas and be committed to developing creative, challenging, evidence-based, and occupation-centered active learning opportunities. Experience in research and supervising doctoral student activities, including capstone projects, is beneficial. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with colleagues, support an inter-professional, transformative learning environment, advise students, and participate in service activities to support the College, community, and profession. Qualified candidates will engage in scholarly activities in keeping with the Boyer Model of Scholarship. This faculty position provides for clinical release time, which allows the educator to maintain clinical competency in their practice area.
Primary responsibilities of this position include:
- teaching graduate courses in an entry-level occupational therapy doctorate program
- maintaining an active, collaborative research agenda, and
- engaging in departmental, college, and professional service
Requirements: A doctorate (e.g., PhD, EdD, DSc, DrPH, OTD), NBCOT certification, and at least two years of clinical experience in OT. Experience in an academic setting and knowledge of OT curriculum and accreditation process is preferred. Candidates must also have active licensure in Pennsylvania or be license-eligible. Excellent communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills are essential in addition to strong organizational, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
Applicants for faculty positions are asked to submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of reference, and a diversity statement that describes planned contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We seek to recruit faculty prepared to teach our students, engage their curiosity, and inspire their persistence. The majority of Cedar Crest’s students – nearly ninety percent – are women. More than one-third are students of color, and almost forty percent are first-generation college students; they are diverse in gender, sexuality, ability, and religion. Our student population also includes learners from across the United States and abroad.
Cedar Crest College, founded in 1867, is a four-year, independent liberal arts college that emphasizes cross-disciplinary cooperation and excellence in teaching and research. Cedar Crest enrolls over 1400 students through our co-educational School for Adult and Graduate Education and our traditional programs for women. We offer an exceptional benefits package, work-life balance, and a smoke and tobacco-free campus! The College’s beautiful 84-acre campus, a registered national arboretum, is located in Allentown, Pennsylvania’s third-largest city. Allentown is nestled in lovely Lehigh Valley, which boasts gentle hills, charming countrysides, parks, trails, winter recreation, and top-rated public schools. The College is conveniently located one hour north of Philadelphia and 90 minutes west of New York City.
Interested candidates must submit the required documents to http://apply.interfolio.com/99423
Cedar Crest College is an equal opportunity employer fundamentally committed to diversity and inclusion. As such, the College encourages applications from individuals belonging to minoritized groups in higher education in support of our diverse student community. EOE