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Assistant Professor (WOT), Division of Occupational Therapy, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine


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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Rehabilitation Medicine

Title: Assistant Professor (WOT), Division of Occupational Therapy, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine


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Position Description

The University of Washington's Department of Rehabilitation Medicine is offering an outstanding opportunity for a full-time faculty position in our Division of Occupational Therapy. This position has an annual service period of 12 months (July 1 – June 30) and will be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor (without tenure due to source of funding, which is typical of ranked faculty appointments within the department). Except for distinctions related to funding sources, WOT faculty members have the same rights, responsibilities, and obligations as tenure-track and tenured faculty members. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2022, but other dates may be considered.

The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine offers a collaborative and multidisciplinary academic environment. Opportunities will be available for building an academic career that includes teaching, research opportunities, and program development.

The Assistant Professor will be expected to fulfill requirements for advancement along the Clinician-Scientist pathway of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Job duties include teaching required courses in the Master of Occupational Therapy Program (MOT), mentoring and advising students in our MOT and PhD in Rehabilitation Science programs; engaging in curriculum evaluation and development and other teaching administration activities; and participating in continuous and periodic self-study activities to maintain program accreditation. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and lead their own portfolio of externally funded research projects, and opportunities to collaborate with other faculty on existing research projects may be available.

All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. 

The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine is nationally recognized for excellence in education, research, and clinical care.  The Department’s various research programs, led by world-renowned leaders in Rehabilitation Science, as well as academic programs including the  Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT), 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 University of Washington enrolls approximately 60,000 students each year across its three campuses (Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell) and thrives as a center for groundbreaking research in a variety of fields. Located on the Seattle campus, the UW MOT Program enrolls approximately 24 students per year and collaborates with other medical and research centers within and beyond the University.

Ranked #5 in US News & World Report, the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine is a dynamic academic and clinical department in the University of Washington School of Medicine and Affiliated Hospitals, which include the UW Medical Centers, Harborview Medical Center, Veterans Administration Puget Sound Health Care System, and Seattle Children’s Hospital. The department currently holds $19 million in grants from federal and foundation funding sources.      

The University of Washington, the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, and the Occupational Therapy Division are committed to continually building an inclusive culture and believe that diversity fosters excellence.   

Seattle is one of the most scenic and livable cities in the United States. 

Qualifications

  • An academic doctoral degree (e.g., PhD, EdD, ScD or foreign equivalent) in a relevant field and an Occupational Therapy degree.
  • Must hold or be eligible for occupational therapy licensure in the state of Washington
  • At least three (3) years of occupational therapy experience that includes clinical practice and teaching in an OT or related program 
  • An established research agenda that includes publications in peer-reviewed journals and evidence of success in funding their research or strong potential for grantsmanship

In order to be eligible for University sponsorship for an H-1B visa, graduates of foreign (non-U.S.) medical schools must show successful completion of all three steps of the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE), or foreign equivalent as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. 

Instructions

Please upload the following required documents via this link:

  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • Research statement that describes your interests and accomplishments
  • Diversity statement that reflects your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as evidenced broadly in such areas as course content, hiring practice involvement, community service, etc.
  • Names and addresses of four (4) professional references who may be contacted by the committee for inquiries 

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of completed applications will begin immediately and continue on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. 

For questions about the position, contact email ahrrehab@uw.edu, Attention: OT Assistant Professor - RMI 20210701-07

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The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint (http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/). Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (https://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html#2432).

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