The University of Washington's Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Division of Occupational Therapy, invites applications for an ongoing full-time, 12-month Division Head faculty position at the Associate Professor or Professor (without tenure due to funding) level on or around July 1, 2020. Commensurate with experience and qualifications. Faculty appointed WOT do not hold tenure because all or part of their annual University-administered salary is derived from sources other than regularly appropriated state funds. Except for this distinction, WOT faculty members have the same rights, responsibilities, and obligations as tenure-track and tenured faculty members at those ranks.
The UW Division of Occupational Therapy is a highly-ranked program in the U.S and a recognized leader in education and research. The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, in which the OT Division resides, has an exceptional record of successful extramural research funding including major grants from NIH, NIDILRR, PCORI, CDC, and the Department of Defense. There are substantial opportunities for teaching, research and interdisciplinary collaboration within the Department, schools, and colleges within the University. Leading the transition to the occupational therapy doctorate will be a key aspect of this position.
The Head of the Division of Occupational Therapy will be responsible for the management and administration of the Division. The Head will serve as Program Director for the Master of Occupational Therapy Program and oversee the transition to the Doctorate of Occupational Therapy, and subsequently serve as Program Director for Doctorate of Occupational Therapy program. The Head of the Division reports directly to the Chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. Responsibilities include: planning, evaluation, budgeting, selection of faculty and staff, maintenance of accreditation, developing strategies for professional development, promoting research as related to the Division and the MOT Program. The Division Head also will teach in areas of expertise, conduct scholarly and research activities, engage in service activities, and serve as a liaison to University and occupational therapy community.
All applicants with demonstrated abilities in administration, research, and teaching in occupational therapy are encouraged to apply. The University of Washington, the Department and the Division of Occupational Therapy are committed to continually building an inclusive culture, and believe that diversity fosters excellence.
The ideal candidate must meet ACOTE requirements including 8 years of occupational therapy experience that includes clinical practice, teaching (with at least 3 years in an academic appointment) and administrative experience. Candidates should have established scholarship including a record of securing extramural funding. An academic doctoral degree (PhD or foreign equivalent) is required. Candidates must be eligible for licensure as an occupational therapist in the State of Washington.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. We will start reviewing applications on May 1, 2019, and review on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit curriculum vitae, a responsive cover letter that includes statements of teaching, leadership, and research, and four professional references.
For questions about the position, contact Dr. Ehde, Search Committee Chair, by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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