Opportunity Details

Occupational Therapy


Commensurate w/Experience

Faculty Research 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 Assistant, Associate, or Full professor level in the Program’s Research Division on the School of Medicine’s investigator track.  We seek innovative researchers who can contribute to the discovery, dissemination, and implementation of evidence in the broad field of rehabilitation and participation science.  The purpose of the current search is to review potential candidates with long-term planning of our faculty needs in mind.  Successful candidates will be expected to establish robust, extramurally funded research and educational programs that engage the broad range of research and clinical programs at Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.


We will consider potential candidates at any stage of their academic training. Occupational therapy licensure is preferred, but not required.

  • PhD or equivalent degree
  • Postdoctoral training or relevant research experience of at least two years
  • Research excellence as demonstrated by publications, extramural funding, and the desire and potential to participate in nationally/internationally recognized research
  • 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.
  • Demonstrates commitment to our core values: quality, integrity, caring and compassion, inclusion, and innovation

Teaching and service expectations will be appropriately balanced with research commitments with the primary expectation being commitment to research. Potential for collaboration and secondary appointment with other departments and schools is high.  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 research 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.

Lisa Tabor Connor, PhD, OTR/L




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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