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Open Rank of Pediatrics - Occupational Therapy (req18548)

University of New Mexico
Job Location:
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Occupational Therapy
Posting Number

Employment Type: Faculty

Faculty Type
Open Rank

Hiring Department
Pediatrics Occupational Therapy (497I)

Academic Location
School of Medicine

Benefits Eligible
The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for more information.

Position Summary

The University of New Mexico Occupational Therapy Graduate Program invites applications for a full-time open-rank faculty position. This position is an outstanding opportunities for early, mid, or late career faculty!

The University of New Mexico, a research intensive (R1) university, is located in the vibrant and culturally rich city of Albuquerque, which lies in the high desert ecosystem of central New Mexico. The city spans the Rio Grande River and is bordered by the Sandia Mountains on the East and a string of five inactive volcanoes on the West. A number of Native American communities exist near the city. In addition to the world renowned Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, Albuquerque boasts easy access to skiing, golfing and countless hiking and biking trails.

The UNM Occupational Therapy Graduate Program is entering a new period of growth, opportunity and transition. We recently moved into our new state-of-the-art teaching lab and initiated the process to obtain approval for a post professional occupational therapy doctorate degree. We seek faculty who are excited and ready to be a part of our team.

A focus on occupation will continue to be the foundation of the curriculum, which includes a strong problem-based learning (PBL) component. The Occupational Therapy Graduate Program is housed administratively in the UNM School of Medicine, within the Department of Pediatrics; however, we are interested in faculty with expertise in teaching in all practice areas across the lifespan. The UNM Health Sciences Center offers opportunities for inter-professional education and collaborations with centers such as the Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes), Memory and Aging Center, Clinical and Translational Sciences Center (CTSC), and the Brain and Behavioral Health Institute.

Responsibilities will involve collaboration with faculty in teaching and administering the entry-level Master's program, developing courses, engaging in scholarly activity, grant writing, mentoring graduate students, and serving on program and university committees. Rank and tenure status will be commensurate with educational background and experience.

This position is subject to criminal records screening in accordance with New Mexico law and clearance by the New Mexico Department of Health is required as a condition of employment.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree conferred by hire date
  • At least one year of occupational therapy practice experience
  • Experience teaching at the university level
  • Evidence of scholarly activity
  • Eligible for an OT License in New Mexico

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Evidence of Clinical and/or research expertise in pediatric Occupational Therapy
  • Research doctoral degree
  • Evidence of teaching excellence, graduate student mentoring, and curriculum development
  • Evidence of scholarly activity with at least one peer reviewed article and/or presentation
  • Evidence of obtaining grant funding
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.
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A complete application must contain a cover letter and CV. References will be requested when contacted for an interview. For additional information, you may contact Dr. Timothy Dionne at (505) 925-0639 or by email at:

For Best Consideration
For best consideration, please apply by 2/5/2022. This position will remain open until filled.

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