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Assistant or Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy
Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon
 
 
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Date Posted September 13, 2018
Category
Faculty-Health-Physical & Occupational Therapy
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 

The School of Occupational Therapy at Pacific University invites applications for an 11-month, full-time tenure track faculty position in our entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) program. The position is available beginning in the 2018/2019 academic year. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Responsibilities: (a) The faculty member is primarily responsible for teaching graduate-level courses in pediatric evaluation and intervention, (b) Additional responsibilities include scholarship activities, (c) student advisement, student capstone project supervision, curriculum development, (d) service at all levels of the University, and to the profession. Specific assignments are dependent upon program needs. Candidates must be committed to transformational student-centered education and community practice, as well as working supportively with faculty and staff in the School, College, and University. 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
1. Occupational therapist with NBCOT certification
2. Licensed/eligibility for Oregon occupational therapy licensure
3. Must hold a doctoral degree awarded by an institution that is accredited by a USDE-recognized regional accrediting body. The doctoral degree is not limited to a doctorate in occupational therapy.
4. Minimum of 3 years clinical experience (>5 preferred) as an occupational therapist 
5. Demonstrated clinical and disciplinary expertise in content area of teaching
6. Excellent communication and problem-solving skills
7. Demonstrated leadership skills 
8. Successful completion of federal background check

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
· Previous teaching, research, and service experience at the graduate level in the following content areas of expertise:
· Pediatric evaluation and intervention to promote participation in daily life with younger children and adolescents with a focus on child biopsychosocial development, family-centered approaches and practices, 
· Basic principles of neuroscience, fundamentals of the development of the nervous system and the relationship to engagement in and performance of occupations, 
· Application of Assistive technology across the life span 
· Teaching concepts and application of quantitative evidence-based practices. 
· Supervision and advising of graduate students 
· Skilled in instructional technology

Application review and screening will commence immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

General Information: The School of Occupational Therapy at Pacific University offers education for entry into the profession. Pacific University is a comprehensive, independent university located 18 miles west of Portland, Oregon. The University is comprised of the Colleges of Health Professions, Optometry, Business, Education, and Arts and Sciences, serving approximately 2,000 graduate and 1,800 undergraduate students. The College of Health Professions consists of the Schools of Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Athletic Training, Physician Assistant Studies, Dental Hygiene Studies, Healthcare Administration and Leadership, Graduate Psychology, Pharmacy, and Audiology. Pacific University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Consideration will be given to candidate's contribution to the diversity of the faculty in the College's quest to promote equity.

Applications: To apply, submit via email a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names, addresses and phone numbers of three references to: sfoidel@pacificu.edu

Please contact with questions about the position: 

Gregory Wintz Ph.D. OTR/L 
Program Director & Associate Professor 
School of Occupational Therapy
College of Health Professions
Pacific University
190 SE 8th Ave., Suite 361
Hillsboro, OR 97123
ot@pacificu.edu


DISCOVER PACIFIC UNIVERSITY
Pacific University is a small but diverse community where students thrive in a personal academic environment. Tracing its roots back to 1849 when it began as a school for orphans of the Oregon Trail, Pacific has long been devoted to making a difference in people's lives. Nestled in the valley at the base of the coastal range and Mount Hood, the university is only a half hour to the Portland metro center. 

Today, students study in a noteworthy combination of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in the liberal arts and sciences, optometry, education, health professions, and business. Pacific University has campuses in Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Eugene, and Woodburn, Ore., as well as an office in Honolulu. In addition, a variety of Pacific University health and eye clinics throughout the Portland area serve patients and provide students with practical experience.

At Pacific University, students and faculty engage in discovery through close, nurturing relationships that provide meaningful learning experiences. International study, service learning, internships, and co-curricular activities have been integral parts of the education of nearly 25,000 alumni worldwide who share in the Boxer spirit.

NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY
It is the policy of Pacific University not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion or religious creed, disability or handicap, sex or gender, gender identity and/or expression (including a transgender identity), sexual orientation, military, veteran or Vietnam Era status in admission and access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, or any other classification protected under state or federal law, or city ordinance. Questions or complaints may be directed to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR 97116, provost@pacificu.edu

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