Temple University’s College of Public Health is leading a new movement to reimagine the future of public health. Through transdisciplinary research and interprofessional education, our students, staff and faculty embrace public health as a catalyst for individual and community change in pursuit of the common good. We invite applications for a non-tenure track instructional faculty member to be Program Director of Occupational Therapy beginning in Summer or Fall Semester 2019.
Position and Qualifications. The Program Director will manage the current programs in Occupational Therapy, which include the M.O.T. and O.T.D. and collaborate on the transition to an entry-level doctoral program. The current program enrolls more than 120 students in the MOT and OTD programs and are highly competitive for admission. Applicants must be certified by NBCOT and eligible for licensure as an occupational therapist in Pennsylvania with at least 3 years of practice experience, have a doctorate, and have five or more years of teaching experience. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with credentials and experience. Rank is open at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor dependent on qualifications. We value diversity and seek individuals committed to inclusive practices in education.
The Program and Department. Occupational Therapy at Temple is nationally recognized for its educational programs and research, based on the philosophy that humans are occupational beings able to maximize their health and quality of life when engaged in meaningful activity. Our faculty are recognized for leading scholarship in the areas of arts accessibility and inclusion, person-environment interactions, assistive technology, and trauma informed care. There are 120 students in the M.O.T. and O.T.D. programs with 8 full-time faculty. On July 1, 2019, OT will join Athletic Training (M.S.A.T. and D.A.T.), Physical Therapy (D.P.T.), Recreational Therapy (B.S. and M.S.), Neuromotor Science interdisciplinary programs (M.S. and Ph.D.), and the B.S. in Health Professions, which enrolls over 1,000 students planning to attend graduate school in a clinical discipline, in a newly formed Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. The new department with 40 faculty and nearly 1,600 students will produce practitioners and researchers prepared and acculturated to improve health and lived experiences. This realignment of existing disciplines and programs into a single unit creates an opportunity to define professional practice and educational endeavors in concert with the College’s public health programs, making the College uniquely grounded in improving the health of individuals, families and populations. Key elements of the department include a vertical integration and balance of programs across undergraduate, professional and doctoral levels; continued advancement of the science, education and practice of individual professions; fostering all faculty and students as leaders in individual disciplines and also as interprofessional educators and practitioners; and establishment of partnerships in education, research and service between clinical and public health practitioners.
The College. Devoted to an interprofessional environment for academic programming and research, the College of Public Health, a CEPH-accredited school of public health, is a constellation of academic units of public health, social work and health profession disciplines, enrolling 4,300 students. The College’s research focuses on social, behavioral, and environmental inquiries, medical/health interventions, and basic science and is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, and other major funders. The College has recently launched a new Center focused on Community Engaged Research and Practice.
The University. Temple is an urban, research-intensive Carnegie R1 university located in historic and culturally rich Philadelphia, the nation’s 6th largest city. The city was ranked 3rd by the New York Times as a world tourist destination. The National Science Foundation ranks Temple among the top 100 universities in the country for research expenditures. Temple is the 6th largest provider of professional education in the nation and includes Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Podiatry, Law, and Dentistry and research centers including CPH’s Center for Obesity Research and Education.
To Apply. Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, cover letter detailing their teaching and leadership interests, and the names, telephone numbers and email addresses of 3-5 references. All material should be submitted via email to Brenda Browning, Assistant Director of Administration, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For questions, contact Dr. Kimberly Gargin, search committee chair, at email@example.com.
Temple University is an equal opportunity, equal access affirmative action employer committed to achieving a diverse community.
About Temple University College of Public Health
The College of Public Health, a constellation of 9 academic units of public health, health profession and social work disciplines, enrolls nearly 5,000 students in 8 undergraduate and 28 graduate degree programs. The College has seen remarkable growth and organizational expansion in configuration of programs, research profile, increase in rankings, and interdisciplinary collaboration. The College’s research focuses on medical interventions, social, behavioral, and environmental inquiries, and basic science and is sponsored by NIH, NSF, and other major funders. Collaborations include Fox Chase Cancer Center, the Center for Obesity Research and Education, Temple’s University Health System, other health systems, community health centers, and the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. Temple is an urban, research-intensive university located in Philadelphia. The University is moving up quickly in rankings. Temple is ranked by the National Science Foundation as among the top 100 universities in the country for research expenditures. Temple is the 6th largest provider of professional education in the U.S. and includes Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Podiatry, Law, and Dentistry. Temple... is located in historic and culturally rich Philadelphia, the nation’s 5th largest city. The city was ranked 3rd by the New York Times as a world tourist destination.