Opportunity Details

Occupational Therapy


Commensurate w/Experience

Faculty Clinician-track Educator Opportunity with the Program in Occupational Therapy at Washington University School of Medicine

The Program in Occupational Therapy at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is seeking to build its stellar research, education, and clinical missions. We invite nominations and applications for a 12-month faculty position at the Instructor or Assistant Professor level in the Program’s Education Division on the School of Medicine’s clinician track. We seek an innovative generalist educator who can teach a wide variety of courses within the Master’s and Clinical Doctoral curricula. Teaching activities must be guided by the University Mission, Program Mission, Curriculum Model and ACOTE standards. 


Additionally, successful candidates will be expected to commit to the development of a multicultural and multiracial environment within the program and the University. We seek greater diversity among our faculty to create an academic community that is rich with cultural, racial, social and intellectual diversity.  


Time allocations for this position are as follows:

  • 70% - Teaching responsibilities, including preparation, in-class instruction, grading, advising, mentoring and office hours.
  • 20% - Scholarly activity, including publications and presentations
  • 10% - Service to the Program and University on committees and special projects as requested.

  • Eligible for or holds occupational therapy licensure in the state of Missouri
  • Doctoral degree in occupational therapy or a related field
  • Minimum of one (1) year of full-time (or equivalent) experience teaching in higher education required, including associated teaching competencies and ability to relate to student learning needs.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of clinical experience in occupational therapy practice. Clinical expertise in any area of occupational therapy practice will be considered.
  • Developing ideas for scholarly research, in preparation for juried publications and presentations.
  • Ability to mentor students through directed clinical/community research or program development projects consistent with a developing line of scholarly work.
  • Ability to mentor and advise students.
  • Experience delivering curriculum through contemporary instructional technologies, which includes the virtual classroom.
  • Experience using learning management systems to support teaching role.
  • Active involvement and/or leadership in local, state or national professional organizations.
  • Must be committed to the University’s goal of inclusiveness and have a track-record of working effectively with persons of various races, ethnicities, nationalities, genders, gender identities, sexual orientations, disabilities, and religions. Candidates must be prepared to explain how they have been and/or will be involved in advancing this goal.
  • Embody our program core values: quality, integrity, caring and compassion, inclusion, and innovation in teaching, research and practice

Successful candidates will work to create an inclusive teaching, learning and working environment that engages and challenges diverse learners and fosters belonging and respect for diverse perspectives, experiences and abilities to enhance professional education into a transformative learning climate. For more information about the Program in Occupational Therapy and Washington University, visit our website at https://ot.wustl.edu

Applications will be reviewed as received with a closing date for receipt of March 1, 2021.  Additional applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Applications should include a cover letter, 1-2 page teaching philosophy statement, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references.  Materials must be submitted online at https://facultyopportunities.wustl.edu/.


Competitive start-up package commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and needs are available with this position.

Abigail King


314 286-1619


No end date


An Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer

Washington University seeks an exceptionally qualified and diverse faculty; women, minorities, protected veterans and candidates with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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