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Occupational Therapy Faculty Position at the University of Puget Sound

Occupational Therapy Faculty Position at the University of Puget Sound

The University of Puget Sound’s Occupational Therapy Program is one of the top-ranked programs in Washington state, having earned recognition for its superior teaching and role as a leader in occupational therapy research and scholarship.

The OTD program is designed to develop entry-level therapists and leaders that will be successful in modern practice settings. Through systematic, research-based teaching methods, students learn how to apply their theoretical understandings and practical abilities in practice settings.

At the School of Occupational Therapy, faculty are dedicated to using an active-learning philosophy in both their classrooms and clinical practice. They encourage their students to learn through reading, listening, thinking, discussing, modeling, exploring and doing in a supportive and motivating atmosphere.

They emphasize the value of learning from others and encouraging creative thought about the world around them. Their classes equip their students with a solid foundation of professional values and ethical guidelines as well as technical expertise needed for successful practice in various occupational therapy settings.

This program requires 15 units of coursework, six months of fieldwork experience and a 14-week capstone project where students conduct an extensive scholarly investigation and write their thesis or dissertation. Additionally, there is mandatory internship that involves supervised clinical work in various health, educational or other community settings.

Candidates are strongly encouraged to pursue a doctoral degree with an emphasis in their fields of interest. The ideal candidate will possess an impressive record of research and an ambitious plan for scholarly activities. Furthermore, they should be willing to collaborate across disciplinary boundaries and contribute towards developing the OT program’s research curriculum.

The Occupational Therapy Department at the University of Puget Sound is seeking an entry-level faculty member to join our dual-track MSOT and OTD programs. The faculty member will primarily be responsible for teaching in both programs. Additional responsibilities include mentoring student projects, curriculum development and program administration.

To be considered for this position, applicants must submit their resume, academic letter of interest, work and education resume, research portfolio, statement of purpose, graduate transcript and two professional references either electronically or by mail. After reviewing all applications, the position will be offered to the most qualified individual.

Applications will be evaluated by an academic search committee led by Julie Filizetti, Professor of Occupational Therapy and Director of Graduate Programs at the University of Puget Sound. After reviewing all applications, the committee will make a recommendation for hire to the provost and president of the university.

The University of Puget Sound is a nationally-recognized liberal arts college located in Tacoma, Washington with 2,600 undergraduate students from 48 states and 20 countries. As an exclusive school with a low student-faculty ratio, its 97 acre campus lies in residential North End Tacoma and it’s renowned for its distinctiveness in higher education; offering 1,200 courses across more than 40 traditional and interdisciplinary fields.

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