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Assistant or Associate Professor - Occupational Therapy Program

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Job Location:
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Occupational Therapy


Department of Rehabilitation Sciences

Occupational Therapy Program

Faculty Position – OKC Campus

Title and Rank: Tenure Track or Consecutive Term Appointment, Assistant or Associate Professor, 12-month appointment

Required Qualifications:

  • Occupational Therapist with an earned post-professional doctoral degree (e.g., OTD, PhD, EdD, DSc, DrPH) or candidates that will earn their doctorate by May of 2023.
  • The candidate must be licensed in Oklahoma or meet all eligibility requirements for Oklahoma licensure.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Contemporary knowledge in the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework, occupational therapy theories, and practice models.
  • Educational, clinical, or research experience in adult neurorehabilitation, chronic conditions and/or geriatrics.
  • Evidence of research/scholarly contributions to the profession (i.e., publications and/or presentations at local, state, or national level).
  • Experience teaching in an academic setting and three years of clinical experience.
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills.
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office Suite programs and openness to new technology.

Responsibilities: Supports the development of the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences through teaching, research/scholarship, and service activities.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Job Description:

Research/Scholarship (if tenure-track):

  • a) Progress an organized, viable, and fundable research agenda using internal and external collaborations and resources; this includes leveraging the resources available through research centers of excellence on any of the OU campuses.
  • b) Seek, write and procure internal and external grant funding to support individual and/or team-based research projects.
  • c) Consistent and timely use of mentoring provided the department Director of Research, including the mandatory review of project specific aims and budget prior to grant submission.
  • d) Maintain a consistent record of research dissemination activities to include publications and presentations through local, national and international opportunities.
  • e) Mentor MOT, OTD and PhD students in research activities, including capstone projects.

(If consecutive track):

  • a) Participate and maintain a consistent record of scholarly activities related to interprofessional practice, occupational therapy, and/or education.
  • b) Mentor students in capstone, scholarly and community projects.


  • a) Active teaching within the interprofessional OT & PT professional and post-professional curricula.
  • b) Participate in the development of courses for the OTD curriculum, ongoing curriculum review and accreditation processes.
  • c) Advise and mentor students.
  • d) Support and promote a collaborative and positive learning environment for students.
  • e) Deliver innovative and evidence-based teaching strategies.


  • a) Contribute to University, College, Department, and Program committees.
  • b) Participate in and supervise clinical service activities that support the mission of the institution. 
  • c) Participate in the development of innovative and interprofessional outreach programs.
  • d) Active involvement in professional associations.

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The University of Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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