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Program in Occupational Therapy


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Clinician-Track Educator in the Program in Occupational Therapy

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, 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.


  • Serve as a generalist educator, teaching a wide variety of courses within the Master's and Clinical Doctoral curricula with emphasis in older adult/ adult neuro-rehabilitation. Teaching activities must be guided by the University Mission, Program Mission, Curriculum Model and ACOTE standards.
  • Contribute to 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. 
  • Demonstrate our program values of inclusion, innovation, caring and compassion, integrity and quality for teaching, research and practice.
  • Commit to 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; our goal is to create an academic community that is rich with cultural, social and intellectual diversity. 
  • Commit to 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 compassionate professionals. 
  • Work with Program, University, and Professional leaders in education to enhance the learning experience through scholarship and regularly disseminate that knowledge in juried presentations and publications, regionally, nationally and globally.  
  • Collaborate with education, research and practice divisions in our OT program to translate knowledge into practice and education models.
  • Join a Program that is embedded in a research medical center and is committed to community engagement throughout the greater St. Louis region. 

  • Eligible for or holds occupational therapy licensure in the state of Missouri.
  • Doctoral degree in occupational therapy or a related field.
  • Minimum of three (3) years 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 three (3) years of clinical experience in occupational therapy practice. Clinical expertise in adult/older adult neurorehabilitation required.
  • Serve on Program, University or Community Consumer-Oriented committees.

  • An established line of scholarly research as demonstrated by juried publications and presentations
  • The ability to mentor students through directed clinical/community research or program development projects consistent with a line of scholarly work.
  • 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.

Lenin Grajo




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An Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer

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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