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Program in Occupational Therapy



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 applications for a 12-month faculty position at the Instructor or Assistant 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 field of stroke 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 beginning stages of their academic training. We prefer someone focused on using technology to understand occupational performance and/or participation. Occupational therapy licensure is preferred, but not required.

  • PhD or equivalent degree
  • Postdoctoral training or relevant research experience
  • Research excellence as demonstrated by publications and the desire and potential to participate in nationally/internationally recognized funded 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. 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 Connor





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