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The Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy

Company: University of Arkansas
Location: Fayetteville
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

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Type of Position:

Faculty - Tenure/Tenure Track

Workstudy Position:

No

Job Type:

Regular

Work Shift:

Day Shift (United States of America)

Sponsorship Available:

Yes

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.

Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions, you should review before applying for the opening.

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Department:

OTD | Department of Occupational Therapy

Department's Website:

https://occupationaltherapy.uark.edu/

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.

Qualifications:

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, jeichler@uark.edu

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Additional Information:

Special Instructions:

Completed applications received by 05/06/2021 will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position. To be considered, applicants will need to submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter/letter of application, diversity statement, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research philosophy, and a list of three professional references (name, title, email address and contact number).

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

Criminal Background Check, Motor Vehicle Reports Check, Sex Offender Registry

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas seeks to attract, develop and retain high quality faculty, staff and administrators that consistently display practices and behaviors to advance a culture and climate that embeds inclusion, diversity, equity, and access. For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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

Keywords: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville , The Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy, Other , Fayetteville, North Carolina

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