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Assistant/Associate Professor - Occupational Science & Therapy - Research Coord

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Position type: FAC - Tenure Track Faculty
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Categories: College of Health Professions

Position Title:  Assistant/Associate Professor- Occupational Science & Therapy

Summary: Grand Valley State University (GVSU) in Grand Rapids, Michigan is accepting applications for a full-time, tenure track position in the Occupational Science & Therapy Department, which is a part of GVSU’s Health Campus. This is a 12-month position with a primary focus on teaching with additional time allotted for advising, scholarship, service, and guiding research in graduate students.

Required Qualifications and Education:

  • Master’s degree in occupational therapy, or related field of study
  • Earned doctoral degree, or enrollment in a doctorate program
  • Minimum of five years of clinical experience as an occupational therapist
  • Current OT license in the state of Michigan, or eligibility to become licensed

Preferred Qualifications and Education:

  • Previous academic experience as a full-time educator or adjunct instructor
  • Peer-reviewed scholarly outcomes, either publication(s) or presentation(s)

 Responsibilities – Essential Functions:

  • Teaching 24 credits over 12 months within the Department of Occupational Science & Therapy
  • Serving as the MSOT program Research Coordinator
  • Academic advising for students in the traditional and hybrid MSOT programs
  • Mentoring student research groups
  • Unit, college, university, and professional service
  • Active scholarship agenda

 Responsibilities – Non-Essential Functions:

  • Provide leadership in advancing the profession’s knowledge base
  • Model advocacy to meet the occupational & social justice vision of the profession

Salary:  Commensurate with experience

Department/Division:  Occupational Science & Therapy, College of Health Professions

Campus: Health Campus

How To Apply: Apply online at and select "Apply now".  Please include a cover letter and up to date CV. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail address for three professional references. Applicants selected for interviews will be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview. If you need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.

Inquiries related to the position and OST Department can be directed to Scott Truskowski at (616) 331-3128 or  

Application Deadline:  Consideration of applications will begin immediately and the posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University.

Allendale, Michigan 49401 - (616) 331-5000

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To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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