Northern Arizona University
June 25, 2019
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Northern Arizona University’s entry-level Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program invites applications for a full-time,12-month, tenure-track faculty appointment at the downtown Phoenix Biomedical Campus. The responsibilities of the successful candidate will include teaching courses related to area expertise and/or one or more of the following topics: mental health, research, administration, leadership, and health policy. In addition, academic faculty will conduct original research, apply for external grant funding, and disseminate scholarly products.  Other expectations include student advisement, applied scholarly activities, and service to the department, college, university, and profession.

Academic faculty workload activities vary based on department need and annual performance goals for each faculty member. Workload typically reflects 60% teaching, 30% scholarly activities and 10% service.


Minimum qualification for the rank of Assistant Professor:

  • Eligibility for occupational therapy licensure in Arizona
  • Current National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy certification
  • An earned Ph.D. or research doctorate in occupational therapy, rehabilitation sciences or a related field from an accredited institution (ABD may be considered, but the doctorate must be completed by the start date)
  • Experience working with occupational therapy students in a classroom and/or fieldwork setting
  • 5 years or more of experience as an occupational therapist in a clinical setting
  • Record of publications and/or grant writing

Minimum qualifications for the rank of Associate Professor include all of the above, and:

  • Prior appointment of assistant professor
  • At least 5 years teaching and student-related responsibilities at the University level
  • Record of publications, grant writing, and professional leadership

Preferred qualifications for the rank of Assistant Professor include:

  • Clinical expertise in one or more of the following areas: mental health, leadership, administration, and health policy
  • Additional certification(s) that indicates a clinical area of expertise
  • An extensive record of publications
  • Potential for mentoring and/or collaborating with novice researchers
  • Record of successful grant writing-funded projects
  • Record of successful university-level teaching experience in occupational therapy
  • Demonstrated commitment to work with people of diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Record of professional leadership to the profession

Preferred qualifications for the rank of Associate Professor include all of the above, and:

  • Prior appointment of associate professor or higher in a university setting
  • 6 years or more of successful teaching entry-level or post-professional occupational therapy students in the classroom or scholarly, practice-based setting
  • An established, focused research agenda with an extensive body of publications
  • Extensive record of successful grant writing and funded projects
  • Experience in mentoring and/or collaborating with faculty in scholarship
  • A record of sustained leadership, and service to the OT profession and university community
  • A record of successful mentorship of faculty in the area of research