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Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy

University of Arkansas - Fayetteville Fayetteville, AR
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**Posting Number** F465P



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**Working Title** Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy



**Department** Occupational Therapy



**About the University**

Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation's top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,600 students with 200+ academic programs. U of A students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent all 50 states and 120 countries.



The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation's strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life. Arkansas is a natural wonder of forests, mountains and lakes framed by picturesque rivers and streams. Some of the best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are a short drive from campus.



As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.



**About the College/Department**

The University of Arkansas- Fayetteville (UAF) and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) have partnered to develop this clinicalOTD. The program will prepare graduates:



+ To challenge the boundaries of current occupational therapy practice through purposeful exploration of new models of care

+ To be innovative practitioners, identifying needs in their clinics and communities, and designing interventions and programs to meet those needs

+ Who are prepared to work at the top of their license in integrated interprofessional teams to best meet societies' needs

+ To be active global citizens and advocates for occupational justice and improved quality of life for all people

+ To promote health, wellness, and participation through the intentional use of occupation



Twenty four students will be admitted to the program in the 2019-2020 academic year, and the program will grow to 32 students per three-year cohort by 2024. There will be learning spaces on both campus (1 mile apart) and in an OT House.



OurOTDprogram is grounded in occupation and innovation with a vision to preserve and nurture an occupational justice perspective of health and well-being.



**Department Home Page** https://hhpr.uark.edu/ot/index.php



**Job Type** Faculty



**Faculty Status** Tenure Track



**Appointment Percent** 100



**Benefits Eligible** Yes



**Salary** Commensurate with education and/or experience



**Campus, Office Location** Fayetteville Campus



**Summary of Job Duties**

Our department seeks an Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy who is an engaged steward of the profession and is committed to fostering innovative, collaborative, occupation-centered learning environments for our students and colleagues. This is a rare opportunity for a forward-thinking individual to have a semester to collaborate with faculty, build or further your scholarship agenda, and/or engage in faculty practice.



The Assistant Professor will work with the program director and occupational therapy faculty in this developingOTDprogram to develop course content and lab activities, and establish relationships with community partners. This is a 12 month faculty position with responsibilities in teaching graduate courses; conducting research that results in refereed publications and professional presentations; pursuing external funding through grant proposal submissions; directing students' independent research and capstone projects, advising graduate students and chairing/serving on doctoral committees; participating in public service and professional organizations; and engaging in service activities at the program, department, college, and university levels.



All faculty in this program will be expected to engage with community partners and/or participate in practice and in the supervision of students in the clinic or the community. All faculty will participate in the fieldwork process and may do site visits. Travel may be required for this position.



Students will begin classes in January 2020, so this is a rare opportunity for a forward-thinking individual to have dedicated time to collaborate with a core group of faculty to create anOTDprogram grounded in occupation and innovation, to build or further a scholarship agenda, and engage in faculty practice.



**Minimum Qualifications: Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.**



+ Doctoral degree from a nationally recognized and accredited institution conferred by time of appointment

+ Demonstrated commitment to an active research agenda as evidenced by publications, presentations, and funding activity

+ At least three years of clinical experience OR one at least year of clinical experience with post-doctoral training

+ At least three years in a higher education setting

+ Excellent communication skills and ability to work in a team setting

+ Promotes professionalism by modeling such behaviors inside and outside the classroom settings

+ Health professionals must be licensed/eligible for Arkansas professional license



**Preferred Qualifications**



+ At least five years of clinical experience

+ At least three years of experience as a full-time faculty with teaching responsibilities

+ Expertise in anatomy, neurology, and/or rehabilitation

+ Experience in innovative or community-based practice research

+ Grant funding of scholarly work



**Physical activities associated with this position**

The following physical activities are associated with the position and will be performed with or without an accommodation. All individuals are encouraged to apply.



_Occasionally_



+ Balancing

+ Crawling

+ Crouching

+ Driving

+ Kneeling

+ Lifting

+ Pulling

+ Pushing

+ Sharps

+ Stooping



_Frequently_



+ Feeling

+ Grasping

+ Reaching

+ Sitting

+ Standing

+ Walking



_Constantly_



+ Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding

+ Hearing

+ Repetitive motion

+ Talking



_Employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes._



**Types of Background Checks Required** Criminal felony and misdemeanor and national registered sex offender check, Motor Vehicle Registry Check



**Pre-employment Screening Requirements**

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.



Posting Detail Information



**Future Open Date**



**Close Date**



**Open Until Filled** No



**Anticipated Start Date** 07/01/2019



**Anticipated End Date**



**Recruitment Contact Information**

Sherry Muir, PhD,OTR/L

Program Director,OTD

muir@uark.edu



_All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A's employment system at jobs.uark.edu. Please do not send to listed recruitment contact._



**Special Instructions Summary**

Application Procedures: In your application materials, please explicitly describe and provide examples of ways in which your philosophy of teaching and learning enable the development of an occupational perspective of health and well-being. Include one example of a creative learning assignment with grading rubric. All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A's employment system: http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/30881. For questions about this position, please contact Dr. Sherry Muir, Search Committee Chair at muir@uark.edu



Completed applications received by January 13th, 2019 will receive full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position.



**Hiring Location** 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.



**EEO Statement**

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.



**Internal Posting** No



**Work Location** Fayetteville, AR



**Supplemental Questions**



Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).



**Documents Needed to Apply**



**Required Documents**



1. Curriculum Vitae

2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application

3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy

4. Statement of Research Philosophy

5. Syllabi of classes taught

6. List of three Professional References (name, title, email address and contact number)



**Optional Documents**



1. Proof of Veterans Status



The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

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