Opportunity Details

Occupational Therapy


Commensurate w/Experience

Faculty, Clinician-Track Educator

The Program in Occupational Therapy at Washington University in St. Louis' School of Medicine seeks an occupational therapist for a faculty position on the clinician-educator track. The position reports to the Director, Division of Professional Education. 

Time Allocations:

70% Teaching Responsibilities, including preparation, 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.


  • Serve as a generalist educator, teaching 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
  • Apply teaching philosophy, theory, and learning objectives to the process of education and determine effectiveness.
  • Use knowledge to foster the development of student's capacity to employ an occupational performance perspective to OT services to improve participation, health and well-being of people, organizations and communities.
  • Link knowledge from the basic, social and occupational sciences to the understanding of occupation and evidence-based approaches to provide students with the skills for their practice that will affect persons, organizations, communities and populations.
  • Foster knowledge that has theoretical and clinical application for occupation-based education, and regularly disseminate that knowledge in juried presentations and publications.
  • Advise and mentor students to achieve their potential. A measure of effectiveness in this role is student feedback and indication that learning goals have been achieved. 
  • Work with Program, University and Professional leaders in education to enhance the learning experience through research, shared resources, and innovative models of interdisciplinary learning.
  • Collaborate with research and practice divisions to integrate knowledge into practice and education models that can be evaluated for effectiveness. Build effective long-term community-based interventions and learning models.
  • Serve on Program, University or Community Consumer-Oriented committees. 
  • Contribute to the development and evaluation of the curriculum and educational aspects of the Program and contribute to the mission of the Occupational Therapy Program.


  • Eligible for or holds occupational therapy licensure in the state of Missouri
  • Doctoral degree in occupational therapy or a related field
  • Minimum of five (5) years of full-time experience teaching in higher education required, including associated teaching competencies and ability to relate to student learning needs. 
  • Minimum of three (3) years of clinical experience in occupational therapy practice. Clinical expertise in any areas of occupational therapy practice will be considered.
  • An established line of scholarly research and the ability to mentor students through directed clinical/community research or program development projects consistent with a line of scholarly work.
  • Ability to mentor and advise students.
  • Experience using contemporary instructional technologies to deliver curricula
  • Active involvement and/or leadership in local, state, or national professional organizations.

Stacy Smallfield




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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