Assistant Professor - Division of Occupational Therapy
West Virginia University

Morgantown, West Virginia

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The West Virginia University Division of Occupational Therapy is seeking a full-time, non-tenure track, (12-month) faculty member to contribute to a well-established program with a tradition of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service at the Assistant Professor rank.  The candidate will contribute to the mission of WVU and the Occupational Therapy Program housed within the School of Medicine. 

The Division includes an established entry-level MOT Program, a developing entry-level OTD Program with candidacy status that started its first full cohort of 20 students in May 2021, and an interdisciplinary faculty practice clinic. The successful candidate will have opportunities to participate in these programs, as well as various other funded and non-funded community initiatives.

Minimum Qualifications: 
•    Post-professional doctoral degree awarded by an institution accredited by a United States Department of Education (USDE) recognized national and/or regional accrediting body. Candidates who are currently enrolled in a doctoral degree program with an established completion timeline may also be considered.
•    At least two years of teaching students (classroom instruction or clinical teaching)
•    At least three years of Occupational Therapy practice experience
•    Eligibility for an Occupational Therapist license in West Virginia

All qualifications must be met by the time of the appointment.

In addition to the required qualifications listed above, candidates with the following qualifications are strongly encouraged to apply. NOTE:  for purposes of sponsoring for permanent residency, these qualifications must be met by the candidate:

Preferred Qualifications: 
•    Evidence of scholarly activity
•    Evidence of teaching excellence, student mentoring, and curriculum development
•    Expertise in at least two of the following areas: orthopedic rehabilitation; research; community-based practice, geriatrics, and assistive technology. 
•    Research doctoral degree

Responsibilities: Instruction at both the undergraduate and graduate levels including mentorship and coordination of student research projects. Scholarship in the faculty member’s area of expertise, supportive of the Division’s Vision and Mission is required. In addition, service to the institution and profession is expected. 



West Virginia University is a land grant Carnegie-designated Doctoral Research/Extensive institution, with approximately 32,500 students, including 27,000 undergraduate and 5,500 graduate/professional students. The WVU Health Sciences Center includes the Schools of Pharmacy, Medicine, Dentistry, Public Health and Nursing. Patient care facilities include a 575-bed teaching hospital, a Level I trauma center, and a 70-bed psychiatric hospital. Morgantown is within easy traveling distance of Washington, DC, to the east, Pittsburgh, PA, to the north, and Cleveland and Columbus, OH, to the northwest. Morgantown has 55,000 residents and is rated as one of the best small towns in the U.S., with affordable housing, excellent schools, a picturesque countryside and many outdoor activities.

First consideration will be given to applications received by October 15, 2022. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The appointment date is negotiable, but the goal is to have the position filled no later than May 1, 2023.

Due to the nature of this position, the successful candidate may be required to verify that they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

Applicants should apply at: with a cover letter of interest, current CV, and contact information, including e-mail addresses, for three professional references.

About WVU

At West Virginia University, we leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia's land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests.

From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley - the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or position.

Service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation are the core values that unite Mountaineers, inspiring one another to work tirelessly and support others as they seek to reach new heights. After all, when you're a Mountaineer, impossible is just another mountain to climb.

Creating an inclusive, engaged, and dynamic learning environment is core to WVU's academic mission. We welcome candidates who can contribute a range of ideas, approaches and experiences.

To learn more about West Virginia University, visit View current career opportunities at

West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

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