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

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Position/Rank Instructor/Assistant/Associate Professor (Lecturer) DOQ

Department 00204 - Occupational/Recreational Therapy

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Track Dependent on Qualifications

New Position to Begin


The Department of Occupational and Recreational Therapies at the University of Utah invites applications for a careerline (non-tenure) occupational therapy faculty position at the Instructor/ Assistant / Associate Professor level. We are seeking a faculty member with an earned post-professional doctoral degree and a professional background in mental health occupational therapy. We will consider applicants with a master’s or entry-level occupational therapy doctorate degree in occupational therapy who can obtain a post-professional doctoral degree by Fall 2021. This faculty member will contribute to the advancement of the Occupational Therapy degree program with expertise that will complement and expand our philosophy and mission of teaching, scholarship and service to the university, community, and profession.

The applicant would join a group of dynamic occupational therapy and recreational faculty with diverse teaching and research interests and numerous teaching and research 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. The department also currently offers a post-professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate program. Faculty also participate in the Rehabilitation Science Doctoral program in order to prepare the next generation of rehabilitation scientists, with Ph.D. students from both the occupational therapy and recreational therapy 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 28,000 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 / Associate Professor (lecturer) in the College of Health, Department of Occupational and Recreational Therapies. The position is a full-time, careerline (non-tenure) track, 9-month position starting the 2019-2020 academic year.

Qualifications: The applicant must have an earned Masters or entry-level Occupational Therapy Doctorate degree with ability to earn post-professional doctorate by Fall 2021 from an accredited institution. The applicant must haveNBCOTcertification and must be eligible for a State of Utah occupational therapy license. Candidates should demonstrate a record of practice in mental health occupational therapy. Experience in teaching entry-level occupational therapy students and an earned post-professional doctorate with an entry-level degree in occupational therapy from an accredited institution is preferred.

Responsibilities: Teach in an innovativeMOTcurricula; engage in curriculum development for an entry-level Occupational Therapy Doctorate program; engage in scholarly activity in occupational therapy; provide university and professional service. Clinical duties may be negotiated, if desired.

To apply for this position, please visit:

Additional questions may be addressed to: Search Committee Chair, Jeanette Koski at, 801-585-3133.

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.

The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator. Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans receive preference. Reasonable accommodations provided. For additional information: The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

EEO/Diversity Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. 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. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

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


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with priorURSservice, may elect to enroll inURSif 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 fromURSare 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

Open Date 02/25/2019

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN02205F

Type Faculty

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