The Department of Occupational Therapy at Emory & Henry College invites applications to fill two tenure/tenure-track positions in its developing Occupational Therapy Program. These positions are full-time, 12-month appointments with a start date no later than July 1, 2016. The department is specifically looking for applicants with experience in mental health, geriatrics, neurodevelopment treatment, research, and/or pediatrics.
Founded in 1836, Emory & Henry College is a small, prestigious, nationally-ranked liberal arts college in Emory, Virginia. With a collegial, interdisciplinary faculty, strong community ties, and a nationally recognized commitment to civic engagement, Emory & Henry has long been known as one of 44 schools in Loren Pope's Colleges That Change Lives and has a two-time Forbes ranking among the top 25 faculties in the nation.
The E&H School of Health Sciences was established in 2014 with the goal of preparing highly qualified health care professionals, with a focus on meeting the health care needs of the citizens within the underserved region of Southwest Virginia. The School is located in Marion, Virginia, which is 20 miles north of the main E&H campus. The 12-acre Health Sciences campus includes a 14,000 square foot, newly renovated building that currently houses the developing DPT program. This facility includes classrooms, skills laboratories, a state-of-the art cadaver laboratory, and faculty offices. Renovation of the main Health Sciences building is scheduled for completion in 2016. This facility is designed to promote interprofessional education and will house the School's occupational therapy and physician assistant programs, as well as other planned allied health education programs.
The OT Program is currently seeking Candidacy Status from ACOTE with plans to admit their first cohort of students in August 2016.
These faculty members will be responsible for the following as they relate to the developing academic OT Program:
• Teach courses related to areas of expertise
• Advise students
• Develop a research line and be active in community projects with students
• Be active clinically in community or free clinic with students
• Assist Program Director in program improvement and achieving accreditation status
• Serve on departmental, school and college committees as needed.
Applicants must possess an earned doctorate degree from a regionally accredited institution (OTD, PhD, EdD) and be licensed in Virginia (or eligible for licensure) as an occupational therapist. Will consider applicants for an Instructor position with an earned master's degree from a regionally accredited institution and licensure in Virginia (or eligible for licensure) as an occupational therapist. Applicants must also have a minimum of 2 years of clinical practice as an occupational therapist. Previous college/university teaching experience in an accredited occupational therapy program is preferred.
Applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three references. Application materials should be submitted to . Review of applications will begin October 15, 2015 and continue until the positions are filled.