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Associate or Full Professor (Program Director, Division of Occupational Therapy) - Rehabilitation Medicine

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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Rehabilitation Medicine

Title: Associate or Full Professor (Program Director, Division of Occupational Therapy) - Rehabilitation Medicine

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The University of Washington's School of Medicine invites applications for the position of Program Director, Division of Occupational Therapy, and Associate Chair, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. This position is a full-time (12-month) tenured faculty position at the Associate Professor or Professor rank, dependent on experience and qualifications.  The ideal start date for the position will be July 1, 2020.  

We are seeking an innovative, visionary occupational therapist to lead our dynamic Division of Occupational Therapy. Our Master of Occupational Therapy program is currently ranked 14th nationally by US News & World Report with the OT Division faculty recognized leaders in education and research.  The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine is nationally recognized for excellence in education, research, and clinical care.  The Department’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), Master of Prosthetics and Orthotics (MPO), and PhD in Rehabilitation Science programs provide rich opportunities for interdisciplinary research, teaching, and learning. The Department has an exceptional record of successful extramural research funding and interprofessional collaboration.  

The Program Director/Associate Chair will be responsible for the management and administration of the Division of Occupational Therapy. The successful candidate will oversee accreditation, administration, personnel, planning, faculty development, and evaluation.  In addition to administrative responsibilities, this person will be expected to maintain active scholarship, participate in service for the University and occupational therapy profession, and promote a diverse and inclusive community of faculty, staff, and students. All UW faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. There are multiple opportunities to teach in areas of expertise, mentor PhD students and post-graduate fellows, engage in research, and develop new degree programs. 

The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, ranked #5 in US News & World Report, is a complex academic and clinical department in the University of Washington School of Medicine and Affiliated Hospitals, which include the UW Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, VA Hospitals, Northwest Hospital, and Seattle Children’s Hospital. The Department has Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Prosthetics & Orthotics, Neuropsychology, and Vocational Rehabilitation units, as well as graduate degree programs. The department holds $19 million in grants from federal and foundation funding sources. 

The successful applicant will engage in teaching, scholarship, and administration in occupational therapy. The University of Washington, the Department, and the Division of Occupational Therapy are committed to continually building an inclusive culture and believe that diversity fosters excellence.  


Candidates must meet all ACOTE requirements for OT Program Directors, including eight years of occupational therapy experience that includes clinical practice, teaching (with at least three years in an academic appointment) and administrative experience.  An academic doctoral degree (PhD or foreign equivalent) is required.  Candidates must be eligible for licensure as an occupational therapist in the State of Washington.    


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. We will start reviewing applications immediately and on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit curriculum vitae, a responsive cover letter that includes statements of teaching, leadership, and research, and four professional references.  

For questions about the position, contact Dr. Ehde, Search Committee Chair, by email:

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