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

Position Information

Position/Rank Instructor/Assistant Professor (Lecturer)

Department 00204 - Occupational/Recreational Therapy

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Non Tenure Track

New Position to Begin 07/01/2022

Details

The Department of Occupational and Recreational Therapies at the University of Utah invites applications for a Lecturer Track (non-tenure) occupational therapy faculty position at the rank of Instructor/ Assistant Professor level to serve as the Capstone Coordinator for our developing entry level Occupational Therapy Doctoral program. We are seeking a faculty member with an earned post-professional doctoral degree, at least 3 years of practice in occupational therapy, including experience teaching entry level occupational therapy students as a fieldwork educator or classroom teacher, competency in scholarly writing, and excellent organizational skills. Responsibilities of this position include developing the policies and procedures for completing the OTD capstone, setting up the MOUs/contracts with capstone experiential sites, teaching and/or monitoring all capstone preparation courses, and monitoring students’ progress through the capstone. Teaching additional courses may also be required, depending on the size of the capstone workload.

The successful applicant will join a group of dynamic occupational and recreational therapy faculty with varied teaching and research interests, including numerous interdisciplinary collaborations across the University of Utah campus. We have strong partnerships with many of the state’s health care and community agencies and our Life Skills Clinic provides opportunities for practice, service learning, and research in the Salt Lake Area. The university is surrounded by four major medical centers that provides unique opportunities for practice, student placement, and research.

The Department offers an accredited Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy and is developing an entry level Occupational Therapy Doctoral degree. Faculty also participate in the Rehabilitation Science Doctoral program in order to prepare the next generation of rehabilitation scientists, with Ph.D. students from various rehabilitation professions. 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 34,000 students. The University of Utah is dedicated to both its teaching and research missions, is ranked as one of the top public research universities in the nation, and is situated in a haven for 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 nearby mountains and canyons. 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. The close proximity of the newly renovated and expanded Salt Lake City Airport provides an easy gateway to distant destinations.

The area is a haven for all those who love the great outdoors. 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, are all located within a day’s drive of campus. Skiing and other winter sports are available at eight world-class resorts, and year-round hiking, camping, climbing, biking, fishing, rafting, and other pleasures in the mountains and canyons of numerous forests and wilderness areas are available nearby.

Salt Lake City affords easy access to a variety of cultural activities including professional ballet, modern dance, opera, symphony, theater, museums, and art galleries. The area includes 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 also abundant.

Position Available: Instructor/Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in the College of Health, Department of Occupational and Recreational Therapies. The position is a full-time, Lecturer (non-tenure) track, 9-month position starting the 2022-2023 academic year.

Qualifications: The applicant must have an earned post-professional doctorate degree, competency in scholarly writing, at 3 years of practice as an occupational therapist, and experience as a fieldwork educator (clinical supervision of student interns) or classroom teaching of entry-level occupational therapy students. The applicant must have NBCOT certification and must be eligible for a State of Utah occupational therapy license. Experience in capstone coordination and/or in developing community relationships is preferred.

Responsibilities: Teach in innovative MOT and OTD curricula; engage in curriculum development related to the OTD capstone; provide university and professional service; engage in scholarly activity in occupational therapy.

The ideal candidate will contribute to the advancement of the Occupational Therapy degree programs with expertise that complements and expands our philosophy and mission of teaching, scholarship and service to the university, community, and profession. The candidate will also demonstrate a personal commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in healthcare and health related professions with an understanding of how personal backgrounds and identities contribute to that effort within the context of an academic position. Expectations of this candidate include the ability to provide quality educational programming that demonstrates this commitment in all aspects of the job responsibilities.

To apply for this position, please visit:

https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/131621

and submit:

1. Current CV

2. Personal statement outlining qualifications (Cover Letter)

3. The names and contact information for three professional references. All references must be outside the University of Utah and/or its affiliates and not be retired.

Initial review of applications will begin after May 1, 2022 and will continue until the position has been filled.

Additional questions may be addressed to: Search Committee Chair, Beth Cardell at beth.cardell@hsc.utah.edu

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

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students, staff, faculty and patients from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education, employment opportunities, and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented groups.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are 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:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112

801-581-8365

oeo@utah.edu

Online reports may be submitted at oeo.utah.edu

For more information: https://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/

To inquire about this posting, email:employment@utah.edu (%20employment@utah.edu) or call 801-581-2300.

Notice

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.

Special Instructions for Candidates

To apply for this position, please visit:

https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/131621

and submit:

1. Current CV

2. Personal statement outlining qualifications (Cover Letter)

3. The names and contact information for three professional references. All references must be outside the University of Utah and/or its affiliates and not be retired.

Initial review of applications will begin after May 1, 2022 and will continue until the position has been filled.

Additional questions may be addressed to: Search Committee Chair, Beth Cardell at beth.cardell@hsc.utah.edu .

Open Date 04/22/2022

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN02971F

Type Faculty