The esteemed Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at Eastern Kentucky University is pleased to announce an opportunity to join our faculty! We are now accepting applications for two 9-month, tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to start in August 2020. Faculty may be eligible to teach in any of our programs. We offer a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Science, and are currently transitioning to an entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD). In addition, we have an online post-professional OTD program, and a Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Health Sciences in collaboration with the University of Kentucky.
The opportunity: This is a good mid-career growth position for an experienced faculty member looking to expand their research and teaching skills to the doctoral level. This position is also appropriate for a novice faculty member seeking to gain new skills in a respected institution. This is a fantastic time to join our department as we transition to the entry-level OTD!
An innovative curriculum design with a focus on occupation, critical thinking, practice, communication, and leadership
Best-practice pedagogy, with frequent opportunities for learning, support, and mentorship in teaching
A wide range of collaborative research opportunities, including community-based, clinical, and scholarship of teaching and learning
Influential service opportunities at the state, regional, and local levels
Mentorship for all levels of experience provided by veteran academicians
A research or clinical doctorate in OT or related field is required (ABD considered). Degree must be from a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution. Must be eligible for OT licensure in Kentucky and have initial NBCOT certification.
Position Title: Assistant/Associate Professor
Posting Number: F00113P
Internal Number: 10836
About Eastern Kentucky University
Eastern Kentucky University is a regional, coeducational, public institution of higher education offering general and liberal arts programs, pre-professional and professional training in education and various other fields at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located in Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, Eastern has a distinguished record of more than a century of educational service to the Commonwealth. Situated near the heart of the Bluegrass, Richmond is served by a network of major highways that make Eastern easily accessible from all parts of Kentucky and surrounding states. Richmond is 26 miles southeast of Lexington, Kentucky. Interstate Highways I-75 (north-south) and I-64 (east-west) make the metropolitan areas of Cincinnati, 112 miles to the north, and Louisville, 110 miles to the west, within convenient distance by automobile. Richmond is also served by U.S. Route 25 from Southeastern Kentucky and Kentucky Route 52 from the east and west. The Bluegrass, Mountain, Daniel Boone, and Cumberland Parkways provide even greater accessibility by automobile since the city is located near the convergence of these arterial highways into the interstate system. Richmond, ...the county seat of Madison County, is one of the Commonwealth's fastest-growing cities, with about 33,000 residents. The community provides an excellent environment for the university student and boasts a regional shopping mall, theaters, live entertainment, fine dining, cultural events and activities, as well as many areas of historic and scenic interest. Fort Boonesborough State Park, birthplace of Kentucky, is located 12 miles to the north. Many other historical sites are within easy driving distance. Scenic and recreational areas surround this section of the state .