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University of Utah Instructor / Assistant Professor (Lecturer) DOQ in Salt Lake City, Utah

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Position/Rank Instructor / Assistant Professor (Lecturer) DOQ

Department 00204 - Occupational/Recreational Therapy

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Non Tenure Track

New Position to Begin 01/16/2024 / negotiable


The Department of Occupational and Recreational Therapies at the University of Utah invites applications for a faculty position at the rank of Instructor/Assistant Professor (Lecturer) on the Lecturer Track. We will consider applicants with a doctorate (e.g., Ph.D., E.D., post-professional OTD ) in occupational therapy or related field. This faculty member must have expertise that will complement and expand our philosophy and mission of teaching, scholarship, and service to the university, community, and profession.

The applicant will join a group of dynamic occupational and recreational therapy faculty with diverse teaching/research interests and campus-wide interdisciplinary collaborations. The Life Skills Clinic offers evidence- and occupation-based occupational therapy services to individuals from birth to young adulthood. We have strong partnerships with many of the state’s healthcare and community agencies. The University is surrounded by four major medical centers that provide unique opportunities for practice, student placement, and research.

The Department offers an accredited Bachelor of Recreational Therapy, Master in Occupational Therapy, Master in Recreational Therapy, and has candidacy status for an entry-level Occupational Therapy Doctoral degree. Faculty also participate in the Rehabilitation Science Doctoral program to prepare the next generation of rehabilitation scientists, with Ph.D. students from both the occupational therapy and recreational therapy professions. The Department has a strong history of community engagement offering the first occupational therapy fieldwork program with the refugee/immigrant population in the nation. These programs have a national reputation for successfully preparing future educators and practitioners to work in traditional, non-traditional, and emerging practice areas.

The University of Utah is the state’s oldest and largest institution of higher education, offering over 100 undergraduate and more than 90 graduate degree programs to over 32,000 students. The University of Utah is dedicated to both its teaching and research missions and is ranked as one of the top public research universities in the nation. The area is a haven for all those who love the great outdoors. Enjoy recreation and the wonders of nature in five national parks, seven national monuments, two national recreation areas, one national historic site, and six national forests, all located within a day’s drive of campus. Skiing and other winter sports are available at eight world-class resorts, as well as year-round hiking, camping, climbing, biking, fishing, rafting, and other pleasures in the mountains and canyons of numerous forests and wilderness areas. Our location affords easy access to professional ballet, modern dance, opera, symphony, theater, and art galleries. You will also enjoy a wide diversity of restaurants and cafes, bars, live music venues, nightlife, shopping, and other such services. Opportunities to enjoy professional and collegiate sports, including basketball, football, baseball, hockey, gymnastics, and soccer are abundant.

Position Available : Instructor/Assistant Professor (Lecturer), Lecturer Track, in the College of Health, Department of Occupational and Recreational Therapies. The position is a full-time 9-month position starting January 1, 2024.

Qualifications : The applicant must have an earned post-professional doctorate. This could be in Occupational Therapy or related field from an accredited institution. The applicant must have NBCOT certification and must be eligible for a State of Utah occupational therapy license. Candidates should demonstrate a record of at least 3 years of occupational therapy practice in any setting. Experience in teaching entry-level occupational therapy students is preferred.

Responsibilities : Engage in curriculum development for the occupational therapy programs; teach innovative MOT and/or entry-level OTD curricula; engage in scholarly activity in occupational therapy; provide university and professional service.

To apply for this position, please visit:

Please attach a CV, a list of three references with contact information, all references must be outside of the University of Utah and its affiliates, and a copy of the last awarded degree or diploma as a pdf file under the “Applicant Document – Other” category.

Additional questions may be addressed to Dr. Beth Cardell, Search Committee Chair, at .

The University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient-focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.

EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

All qualified individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA). More information, including the Director/Title IX Coordinator’s office address, electronic mail address, and telephone number can be located at:

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The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“ URS ”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations. This report includes statistics about criminal offenses, hate crimes, arrests and referrals for disciplinary action, and Violence Against Women Act offenses. They also provide information about safety and security-related services offered by the University of Utah. A paper copy can be obtained by request at the Department of Public Safety located at 1658 East 500 South.

Special Instructions for Candidates

To apply for this position, please visit:

Please attach a CV, a list of three references with contact information, all references must be outside of the University of Utah and its affiliates, and a copy of the last awarded degree or diploma as a pdf file under the “Applicant Document – Other” category.

Additional questions may be addressed to Dr. Beth Cardell, Search Committee Chair, at .

Open Date 11/13/2023

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN03417F

Type Faculty