Nominations and applications are invited for a full-time, twelve-month faculty position with corresponding administrative responsibilities as Chair, Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Health Professions, the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Faculty rank and tenure status are commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Department of Occupational Therapy offers graduate programs for both entry level and post professional students and is currently seeking final approval for its interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Sciences. A vibrant faculty offers research expertise in several areas and the Department’s Low Vision Therapy Program is a unique national resource. A recent agreement establishing the UAB/Lakeshore Foundation Research Collaboration offers incredible research opportunities for faculty and students. The entry-level program is currently ranked 17th by U.S. News and World Report. We are seeking a dynamic leader for a progressive and energetic faculty.
Organizationally, the Department of Occupational Therapy is one of five departments in the School of Health Professions (SHP). SHP is one of the nation’s largest and most diverse schools of its type with twenty-two programs at the baccalaureate, masters and doctoral levels. SHP is one of six health center schools in a thriving academic health center.UAB is among the highest tier of US research institutions, with total funding of approximately $400 million per year and SHP is currently ranked in the top three for NIH funding for similar schools.
Responsibilities include academic leadership and participation in teaching, service, and scholarly activities. Desired qualifications include experience in academic administration, teaching, and research. Certification as an Occupational Therapist, eligibility for state licensure, and a doctoral degree are required.