Opportunity Details

Occupational Therapy


Commensurate w/Experience

Clinician-Track Educator Faculty

  • 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 meet ACOTE standards.
  • Apply teaching philosophy and learning objectives to the process of education and determine their effectiveness.
  • Uses knowledge to foster the development of student’s capacity to employ occupational therapy services to improve the 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.  
  • Fosters knowledge that has theoretical and clinical application for occupation-based education, and regularly disseminates 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.
  • Collaborates with research and practice divisions to integrate knowledge into practice and education models that can be evaluated for effectiveness. Builds effective long-term community-based interventions and learning models.
  • Serves on Program, University or Community Consumer Oriented committees.
  • Contributes to the development and evaluation of the curriculum and educational aspects of the Program.


  • Eligible for or holds occupational therapy licensure in the state of Missouri.
  • Doctoral degree in occupational therapy.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of full-time experience teaching in higher education preferred; associated teaching competencies and ability to relate to students learning needs.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of clinical experience in occupational therapy practice preferred;
  • Clinical expertise in all areas of occupational therapy practice will be considered, though those with work experience in pediatrics or mental health conditions may be given preference.
  • Ability to mentor students through directed clinical/community research or program development projects consistent with a line of scholarly work; preference may be given to applicants with an established line of scholarly research.
  • Ability to mentor and advise students.
  • Experience using contemporary instructional technologies to deliver curricula.
  • Experience using learning management systems to support teaching role.
  • Active involvement and/or leadership in local, state, or national professional organizations is required.

Time Allocations:


60%     Teaching Responsibilities, including preparation, grading, advising, mentoring, and office hours.


30%     Scholarly Activity, including publications, presentations, and mentorship of student research projects.


10%     Service to Program and University on committees and special projects as requested.

Abigail King


314 286-1619



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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