Clinical Assistant Professor in Occupational Therapy - University of Puget Sound in Tacoma Washington

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University of Puget Sound

Tacoma, Washington 98416

United States


Detailed Job Description

University of Puget Sound

Clinical Assistant Professor in Occupational Therapy

Job ID: 2983


Occupational Therapy

Full/Part Time




Faculty Posting Details

Appointment: Full-time, ongoing clinical faculty position; begins Fall term 2016


We are seeking a doctorally-prepared occupational therapist to teach graduate level courses and provide administration/supervision and teaching within our onsite occupational therapy clinic for adults, in collaboration with the faculty member that oversees the pediatric side of the clinic. This position is in the entry-level Masters of Science Program Occupational Therapy Program. Additionally, teaching the Post Professional Clinical Doctorate Program may be included depending on the expertise of the successful candidate.

Primary expertise desired in ADA, community access, wheelchair mobility and positioning and/or driving/CarFit. Preferred expertise is sought in providing physical rehabilitation, work, and/or health/wellness to adult populations. Additionally, the ability to participate in teaching modules of any of the following would be valued: orthotics and prosthetics, hand therapy, and/or work and vocational rehabilitation health systems and health policy.

Standard teaching assignment is three units per semester that includes the onsite clinic administration. Other duties include continuation of professional development, advising students, supervision of graduate research and evidence-based practice projects, doctoral research projects, and participation in departmental and university governance.


PhD (or equivalent research doctorate) or post-professional clinical doctorate (or equivalent clinical doctorate), 5 or more years of clinical experience, supervisory experience, and a commitment to liberal arts values in an occupational therapy program. Candidates close to completion of a doctorate will be considered. Candidates must have or qualify for a Washington State Occupational Therapist license. Teaching and research experience desirable.

Compensation and Benefits:

Rank: Clinical Assistant Professor

Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package. For more information, visit:

About Puget Sound: The University of Puget Sound is located in Tacoma, Washington, a vibrant, diverse mid-sized urban port city. Within, and near, Tacoma there is ready access to urban, rural, and natural areas as well as opportunities to participate in a wide variety of cultural activities.

Application Deadline: Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified. Please submit application materials by May 23, 2016 to ensure consideration.

Required Documents:

Please submit curriculum vitae (CV) when prompted to submit resume. Additional documents can be attached within the application before submission. Applications submitted without the required attachments will not be considered.

Curriculum vitae

Letter of Interest

Diversity statement

Teaching statement

Research statement

Three (3) Letters of Reference. You will be asked to specify the email addresses of reference providers at the time of application and the system will email these providers on the next business day.

All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry.

How to Apply

For complete job description and application instructions, visit:

About Puget Sound

Puget Sound is a selective national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing 2,600 students from 48 states and 20 countries. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. A low student-faculty ratio provides Puget Sound students with personal attention from faculty who have a strong commitment to teaching and offer 1,200 courses each year in more than 40 traditional and interdisciplinary fields, including graduate programs in occupational and physical therapy and in education. Puget Sound is the only nationally ranked independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington, and one of just five independent colleges in the Pacific Northwest granted a charter by Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious academic honorary society. Visit "About Puget Sound" ( to learn more about the college.

As a strategic goal and through our core values, University of Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. EOE/AA


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Keyword Phrases

  • Occupational
  • Therapy
  • Human Resources
  • Physical & Occupational Therapy
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: At least 5 years
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume