The Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Science, Occupational Therapy (OTD) Program at the University of Vermont (UVM) is currently searching for two full time, 9-month clinical faculty positions at the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor to begin in August, 2023.
Successful candidates must be an occupational therapist with at least 2 years of clinical practice experience as an occupational therapist, be licensed or eligible for licensure in the State of Vermont, and hold a doctoral degree awarded by an institution that is accredited by a USDE- recognized institutional accrediting agency. An academic doctorate (Ph.D., Ed.D, D.Sc) is strongly preferred as well as candidates with curriculum development experience and teaching experience at the college level. The ideal candidate will have clinical experience and advanced certifications in the area of adult rehabilitation, neuro-rehabilitation, or mental health, although other clinical practice areas will be considered. The UVM entry-level OTD program is a developing program; thus, we are seeking candidates with flexible and creative thinking who can help grow our program.
Preference will be given to candidates who have a record of
Successful teaching at the college level and/or related field experience
Experience with the ACOTE accreditation process
Building successful partnerships with community agencies
Promoting and engaging in practices that support student engagement and active learning
Collaborating with university faculty and the community of practice.
Responsibilities for these positions include teaching, developing scholarship, assisting with the accreditation process, and performing service and clinical practice to support and advance the missions of the department, college, and university.
The UVM Entry-Level Doctorate in Occupational Therapy program is currently in the candidacy phase of accreditation. It is designed with a strong experiential learning component that blends the art and science of the occupational therapy profession. It is an integral component of the Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Science in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. The successful candidate will join a department with tenure track faculty, clinical faculty, lecturers and staff that are dedicated to educating undergraduate and graduate students across eight programs.
Established in 1791, the University of Vermont is consistently ranked as one of the top public universities in the United States. Our academic programs combine faculty-student relationships most commonly found in a small liberal arts college with the resources of a major research institution. UVM’s tradition of equity and social justice extends not only to faculty, staff, and students, but also is reflected in a commitment to environmentally sound and sustainable practices.
The college is home to more approximately 1200 students in eight different health professions comprising seven undergraduate and six graduate degree programs including an interdisciplinary PhD. The College is committed to inter-professional education and practice and educational innovation. We are part of an academic health sciences center including Vermont’s tertiary care hospital, the Larner College of Medicine and a state of the art interdisciplinary clinical simulation laboratory, within proximity to the University campus. The College priorities focus on striving for excellence in research, teaching, and learning and interprofessional education while promoting practice collaborations within a stimulating Academic Medical Center environment.
UVM is located in Burlington, Vermont, which is rated as one of the best small cities in the country. The greater Burlington area has an increasingly diverse population of about 125,000 and enjoys a panoramic setting on the shore of Lake Champlain, between the Green Mountains of Vermont and the Adirondack Mountains of New York State. The surrounding area provides an environment rich in cultural, civic and recreational activities. Vermont has a deep history of social activism and political participation. It offers many opportunities for collaborative partnerships in community and state-wide human service and social change organizations in multiple fields of practice, including state agencies.
For more detailed information about us, visit our web pages for the Occupational Therapy program https://www.uvm.edu/cnhs/rms/entry-level-occupational-therapy-doctorate-otd; the Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Sciences https://www.uvm.edu/cnhs/rms; the College of Nursing and Health Sciences www.uvm.edu/cnhs; and the University of Vermont www.uvm.edu.
The University of Vermont is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of the academic community through their teaching, service and research, scholarship or creative arts. We are an educationally purposeful community seeking to prepare students to be accountable leaders in a diverse and changing world. Members of the University of Vermont community embrace and advance the values of Our Common Grounds: Respect, Integrity, Innovation, Openness, Justice and Responsibility. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to the ideals of accessibility, inclusiveness, and academic excellence as reflected in the tenets of Our Common Ground.
The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply, please go to through the UVM job application portal: www.uvmjobs.com and search for the position using the department name “Rehabilitation & Movement Science.” Submit, through the portal: 1) a letter of interest detailing qualifications, teaching philosophy, clinical expertise, 2) a separate statement on how you will contribute to advancing diversity and inclusive excellence at the University of Vermont, 3) a current CV, and 4) contact information for three professional references.
Questions may be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee: Dr. Victoria Priganc, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Payment can be made by Purchase Order and Check sent to:
Vermont Occupational Therapy Association, PO Box 925, Richmond, Vermont 05477
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