Assistant Professor - School of Occupational Therapy

  • Pacific University
  • Forest Grove, OR
  • Apr 23, 2021
Full time Health Sciences/OT/PT/Kinesiology

Job Description


The School of Occupational Therapy at Pacific University invites applications for an 11-month, full-time, extended-term track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in our entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) program. The position is available beginning in the 2021/2022 academic year. Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Occupational Therapy Program is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community through their teaching, scholarship, and service. Applicants should include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.

Academic Fieldwork Coordinators supervise, mentor, advise, and teach in the School of Occupational Therapy. Academic Fieldwork Coordinators are full participants in the success of the entry-level Occupational Therapy doctorate program and the fulfillment of the mission of the School of Occupational Therapy. Preferred candidates should have experience in design and coordination of level I and level II fieldwork rotations, oversight of fieldwork relations and activities, oversight of fieldwork site selection and facility contracts, and data management.


(a) act as primary coordinator for level I fieldwork experiences, (b) support coordination of level II fieldwork experiences, (c) develop and implement new fieldwork sites, (d) supervise and mentor graduate students enrolled in the School of Occupational Therapy, (e) participate in growth and development of the fieldwork program, (f) serve as a student academic and capstone advisor, and (g) teach students academic and clinical coursework. Additional responsibilities include scholarship activities, service at all levels of the University, and service to the profession. Specific assignments are dependent upon program needs.


  1. Occupational therapist with NBCOT certification
  2. Eligibility for licensure in Oregon
  3. Doctorate degree in occupational therapy or a related field (PhD, EdD, post-professional OTD)
  4. Minimum of 3 years fieldwork (level I and/or level II) experience (>5 preferred) as an Occupational Therapist in clinical practice
  5. Demonstrated clinical and disciplinary expertise
  6. Excellent communication and problem-solving skills
  7. Experience in leadership and inter-professional collaboration
  8. Successful completion of federal background check


  1. Minimum of 2 years teaching experience as a full-time faculty member
  2. Demonstrated knowledge and skills in instructional technology
  3. Health care administration/management education and/or experience
  4. International focus/experience
  5. Previous teaching experience is preferred


To apply, please submit your application material using the online portal. Please upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names, addresses and phone numbers of three references.

Application review and screening will commence immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


The School of Occupational Therapy at Pacific University offers education for entry into the profession. Pacific University is a comprehensive, independent university located 18 miles west of Portland, Oregon. The University is comprised of the Colleges of Health Professions, Optometry, Business, Education, and Arts and Sciences, serving approximately 2,000 graduate and 1,800 undergraduate students. The College of Health Professions consists of the Schools of Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Athletic Training, Physician Assistant Studies, Dental Hygiene Studies, Healthcare Administration and Leadership, Graduate Psychology, Pharmacy, and Audiology. Pacific University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Consideration will be given to candidate's contribution to the diversity of the faculty in the College's quest to promote equity.

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