Clinical Assistant Professor

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The Department of Occupational Therapy, College of Public Health and Health Professions at the University of Florida, invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month non-tenure track Clinical Assistant Professor. The successful applicant will serve as faculty for the Occupational Therapy Doctorate degree program and/or the Bachelor of Health Science program, with primary responsibilities in teaching, secondary responsibilities in research, and service activities as assigned.

Applicants must have a relevant doctoral degree and be licensed/license-eligible as an occupational therapist in the state of Florida. Teaching experience is essential. The University of Florida’s Department of Occupational Therapy seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Florida, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. The Department of Occupational Therapy is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching, research, and/or service.

The Department of Occupational Therapy is a top-ten ranked Department in the USA according to the 2020 U.S. News and World Report and a national leader in occupational therapy education and research. The Department offers an interprofessional U.S. Department of Education training grant for Doctor of Occupational Therapy students. The Department has active and federally funded research programs in the areas of driving rehabilitation and community mobility, learning disabilities, and aging. The Department offers outstanding academic and training programs that include a Doctor of Occupational Therapy program, a Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Science program, a BHS-OTD accelerated program and a post-professional certificate in Driver Rehabilitation Therapy. The Department is a co-leader in the NIH-funded K12 Rehabilitation Research Career Development consortium and is home to the Institute for Mobility, Activity and Participation.

The University of Florida is a comprehensive doctoral research-extensive university that includes a full range of academic departments and programs. It has a long history of established programs in international education, research and service and is one of only 17 public, land-grant universities that belong to the Association of American Universities. The College of Public Health and Health Professions is part of the University’s Health Science Center, which also includes the Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Dentistry, and Veterinary Medicine and provides a wealth of opportunities for research collaborations.

Gainesville ( and is a mid-sized city located in North Central Florida halfway between both coasts of Florida. The Gainesville community offers a broad range of cultural and arts activities including world class museums, performing arts, and live music. Natural areas surround the city, offering many opportunities for outdoor recreation.

View the job posting online and submit an application packet, which includes a CV, letter of interest, and list of references. Application review will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable applicant pool has been established. Job# 77597.

The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

The University of Florida is an Equal Employment Opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. If an accommodation is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’s Sunshine Law.