Opportunity Details

Program in Occupational Therapy


Commensurate w/Experience

Clinician-track Educator and Occupational Therapy Practitioner

This position is shared between the education and practice divisions within the Program in Occupational Therapy.  The position serves as a generalist educator, teaching a wide variety of courses within the entry level Master’s and Clinical Doctoral curricula with an emphasis on Human anatomy. Clinically, the position performs evaluations and delivers comprehensive clinical services for adults referred to Occupational Therapy primarily in the areas of oncology/rheumatology. This position reports to the Director, Division of Professional Education and to the Manager of Clinical Practice

Time Allocations: 

  • 35% Teaching Responsibilities, including preparation, in-class instruction, grading, advising, mentoring, and office hours.
  • 10% Scholarly Activity, including publications and presentations.
  • 5% Service to Program and University on committees and special projects as requested.
  • 40%  Clinical responsibilities including delivery of evidence based occupational therapy evaluation and treatment services.  Includes                             documentation and related billing activities.  Plans for 5-10 clinical visits per day.
  • 8% Clinical program development in the areas of oncology/rheumatology
  • 2% Clinical quality and performance improvement activities as needed
Instructor Functions:
  • Create an inclusive teaching, learning and working environment that engages and challenges diverse learners. Foster belonging and respect for diverse perspectives, experiences and abilities to enhance professional education into a transformative learning climate.
  • Facilitate the development of a multicultural and multiracial environment. We seek greater diversity among our faculty and staff to broaden the academic experience and to reflect the diversity within our learner community. We value the input of multiple viewpoints and perspectives; helps us to create an academic community that is rich with cultural, social and intellectual diversity.
  • Advocate for and participate in the University’s goal of diversity, equity and inclusiveness and have a demonstrated history of working effectively with persons of all races, ethnicities, nationalities, genders, gender identities, sexual orientations and religions.  Candidates must be prepared to explain how they have been and/or will be involved in advancing this goal.
  • Advise and mentor students to achieve their potential, and to transform into caring and  compassionate professionals.
  • Join a Program that is embedded in a research medical center and is committed to community engagement throughout the greater St. Louis region.
  • Serve on Program, University, or Community Consumer-Oriented committees. Teaching activities are guided by the University Mission, Program Mission, Curriculum Model and ACOTE standards.
  • Contribute to the national visibility of our Program through your scholarly and voluntary contributions to the profession.
Clinical Practice Responsibilities:
  1. Delivers direct care services to adults referred to Occupational Therapy, completes all aspects of clinical documentation including billing and other assigned documentation.  Confers with physicians, team members, family members and others as needed to deliver effective, quality care
  2. Works in collaboration with clinical team members to develop innovative programs including measures and interprofessional practices aimed at targeted populations 
  3. Participates in performance / quality improvement initiatives as assigned


  • Eligible for or holds occupational therapy licensure in the state of Missouri.
  • Doctoral degree in occupational therapy or a related field.
  • Minimum one (1) year of experience teaching in higher education required, including associated teaching competencies and ability to relate to student learning needs. 
  • Minimum of one (1) year of clinical experience in occupational therapy practice. Clinical expertise in adult/older adult rehabilitation required.
  • Developing scholarly research as demonstrated by juried publications and presentations
  • Experience delivering curriculum through contemporary instructional technologies, which includes the virtual classroom.
  • Experience using learning management systems to support teaching role.

    MINIMUM EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:  This position requires a degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited program. 

    REQUIRED LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION:  Must possess a current, unencumbered license to practice as an occupational therapist in the State of Missouri.  

    PREFERRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:  Doctoral or Post Professional Doctoral degree with 2-3 years of clinical experience preferred.

Lenin Grajo






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Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. It is the university’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran status, disability, or genetic information. 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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