Assistant Professor in Occupational Therapy

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
05 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
03 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

Colorado State University is a Carnegie I research institution. The Occupational Therapy Department’s mission is to optimize human performance and participation in everyday occupations and contexts across the life span. The Department currently offers two entry-level degree options, the M.OT and MS, and will transition to an OTD over the next few years. U.S. News & World Report ranks the entry-level program among the top-ten in the U.S. and Colorado State University designates the Department as a Program of Research and Scholarly Excellence. The Department’s PhD in Occupation and Rehabilitation Science began in the fall of 2013 and has just graduated its first students. Consistent with CSU’s culture of excellence, faculty in the Department have an established record of innovative education, research and community-based practice and engagement. In addition to the academic unit, the Department comprises two outreach and research arms: the Assistive Technology Resource Center and the Center for Community Partnerships.

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Position Summary

Nine-month, tenure-track regular full-time faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor to: implement and disseminate research; teach and mentor MOT, MS, and PhD students; and provide service within the department, college and university.

Conditions of Employment

Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

Required Job Qualifications

  • Entry-level degree in occupational therapy
  • Eligible for approval by ACOTE
  • Earned doctorate in occupational therapy or a related field
  • Demonstrated scholarship in an area related to human performance and/or participation in everyday occupations
  • Refereed publications in a focused area of research
  • Demonstrated potential for graduate-level teaching
  • Evidence of commitment to diversity and multicultural perspectives

Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Recent experience as an occupational therapy practitioner
  • Experience developing and submitting funding requests to support scholarship
  • Record of mentoring research students
  • Record of teaching innovation
  • Experience collaborating as a team member to advance education, research, and/or occupational therapy practice
  • Post-doctoral training

Special Instructions to Applicants

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter which addresses how professional experiences align with identified required and preferred qualifications of the position, a current curriculum vitae, and the names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three (3) professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Diversity Statement

Ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities.

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Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Research Duty/Responsibility

Conduct original research, write and submit grants, disseminate discovery through publication.

Percentage Of Time 40 Job Duty Category Teaching Duty/Responsibility

Teach assigned courses; advise and mentor entry-level occupational therapy students and graduate research assistants.

Percentage Of Time 50 Job Duty Category Service/Outreach Duty/Responsibility

Provide service/outreach to the unit, college, university and community.