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University of Arkansas

The Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy (R0002861_Fayetteville)





Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States

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Type of Position:Faculty - Tenure/Tenure Track

Workstudy Position:

Job Type:Regular
Work Shift:Day Shift (United States of America)

Sponsorship Available:

Institution Name: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation’s top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations.

The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation’s strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

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Department:OTD | Department of Occupational Therapy

Department's Website:
Summary of Job Duties:The Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy will teach graduate courses; conduct research that results in refereed publications and professional presentations; pursue external funding through grant proposal submissions; direct students’ independent research and capstone projects, advise graduate students, chair/serve on doctoral committees, participate in public/professional service, and engage in service activities at the program, department, college, and university levels. Additionally, this position may help to establish a research-centered practice for the purpose of serving members of the community, training students, and collaboration with other disciplines.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree from a nationally recognized and accredited institution conferred by start of appointment

  • Demonstrated commitment to an active research agenda as evidenced by publications, presentations, and funding activity

  • At least three years of clinical experience OR at least one year of clinical experience with post-doctoral training

  • At least two years teaching in a higher education setting

  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills and the ability and willingness to work in a team setting and collaborate to integrate course content

  • Demonstrated ability to promotes professionalism by modeling such behaviors inside and outside the classroom settings

Required License:

  • Health professionals must be licensed/eligible for Arkansas professional license

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated significant diversity-related contributions to teaching, research, and service

  • At least five years of clinical experience

  • At least three years of experience as a full-time graduate faculty with teaching responsibilities

  • Expertise in anatomy, neuroscience, mental health, occupational science, evidence-based practice, SoTL, health policy, research, occupational therapy intervention

  • Experience in innovative or community-based practice research

  • Grant funding of scholarly work experience

Salary Information:

Commensurate with education and experience

Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae, Diversity Statement, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Statement of Research Philosophy, Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Optional Documents:

Proof of Veteran Status

Recruitment Contact Information:

Jeanne Eicher, Assistant Professor,

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site [Register to View]

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.

Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Constant Physical Activity:Talking
Frequent Physical Activity:N/A
Occasional Physical Activity:N/A
Benefits Eligible:Yes