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Assistant Teaching Professor, Division of Occupational Therapy, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Rehabilitation Medicine

Title: Assistant Teaching Professor, Division of Occupational Therapy, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

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Position Description

The University of Washington's Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Division of Occupational Therapy, invites applications for up to two full-time Assistant Teaching Professor positions to join our faculty. These positions are not tenure-eligible and have an annual service period of 12 months (July 1 – June 30). Initial appointments may range from 1 to 5 years, with the possibility of renewal. Start date may be as early as Summer 2022, but later 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 Teaching Professors will teach required courses in the Master of Occupational Therapy Program (MOT) on topics such as pediatrics, physical disabilities, and/or assistive technology. Additional duties will include graduate project and general student advising, as well as engagement in scholarship, curriculum evaluation and development and other teaching administration activities. There may also be an opportunity to assist with fieldwork coordination activities.

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  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, as well as its various research programs, led by world-renowned leaders in Rehabilitation Science -- provide rich opportunities for interdisciplinary teaching, learning, and research. 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. 


  • Master’s degree (or foreign equivalent) in a relevant field
  • Initial National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) certification
  • Must hold or be eligible for occupational therapy licensure in the state of Washington
  • At least three years of experience in occupational therapy practice
  • Demonstrated expertise in a clinical area of occupational therapy including, but not limited to, adult physical disabilities practice, pediatrics, and/or assistive technology

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. 


Please upload the following required documents via this link:

  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • 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, Attention: MOT Assistant Teaching Professor - RMIs 20210701-05a & 20210701-05b

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