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Full-Time Tenure-Track Faculty: Occupational Therapy

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Type: Full-time
Campus: North Haven - North Haven, CT
Categories: Faculty



Quinnipiac University's School of Health Sciences invites applications for a full-time tenure track faculty member at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to teach foundational sciences and theory in occupational therapy and occupational science; mentor capstone theses; and facilitate departmental and University partnerships with community agencies/health organizations vital to fieldwork, service, and scholarly and service-learning endeavors of the department.

This is a 12-month, tenure track appointment with a start date of July 2020.

About the School/Program:

The Department of Occupational Therapy is part of the School of Health Sciences. The Quinnipiac University School of Health Sciences offers a comprehensive spectrum of health science programs designed to address the evolving health needs of a diverse society. Building upon a solid foundation in the basic sciences and liberal arts and using innovative teaching and hands-on experience, the School of Health Sciences seeks to integrate theory, research, and practice to best prepare health care practitioners and biomedical scientists who can demonstrate leadership in their disciplines and in the global community. The School of Health Sciences offers a student-centered learning environment with inter professional collaboration within and across the schools and colleges of the University.

About Quinnipiac:

Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 7,000 full-time undergraduate and 3,000 graduate and part-time students in 100 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing and College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac consistently ranks among the top regional universities in the North in U.S. News & World Report’s America’s “Best Colleges” issue. Quinnipiac also is recognized in Princeton Review’s “The Best 380 Colleges.” Quinnipiac has been named a “Great College to Work For” as determined by a comprehensive industry survey. For more information, please visit An education at Quinnipiac embodies the University’s commitment to preparing graduates for 21st century careers and citizenship, creating an inclusive, excellence-driven community, nurturing and positively impacting internal, local and global communities and fostering lifelong connections and success. The University believes in educating a diverse student body to become valued and contributing members of their communities through vital and purposeful educational programs. Students engage with real-world issues through practice and considering different perspectives. The University’s innovative curriculum further prepares undergraduate and graduate students to understand their roles and responsibilities as members of the Quinnipiac community as well as the larger national and global communities.


• Teaching scientific and theoretical occupational therapy foundations in occupation, as well as neuroscience and/or biomechanics
• Engaging in service at the departmental, school, and University levels including advising of students, participation in committees, and engaging in community partnership and program development development activities
• Engaging in scholarship and program development expected of rank
• Mentoring Capstone research/projects
• Maintaining requirements for accreditation and excellence per departmental, school, and University guidelines

Education Requirements:

  • Earned or near-completion of post-professional doctoral degree (research-based doctorate is preferred - i.e., PhD, ScD, etc)


  • Minimum of 7 years of documented field experience as an occupational therapist
  • Evidence of clinical practice with emphasis on psychosocial or mental health
  • 2 years of teaching experience in an academic or clinical setting (full-time preferred)
  • Record of service leadership or community-based program development
  • Evidence of scholarship or scholarly potential that aligns with the University’s mission and department’s agenda
  • Be licensed (eligible for licensure in CT)
  • Hold current OTR certification by NBCOT
  • Be an AOTA member in good standing
  • Record of service leadership or community-based program development
  • Evidence of scholarship
  • Commitment to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community

Special Instructions to Applicants:


Applications must be submitted electronically and include a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references on the application form.

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusion throughout the University community and welcomes candidates who enhance that diversity.

Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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