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Job Title: Professor of Occupational Therapy
Company Name: Lenoir-Rhyne University
Location: Hickory, NC
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 06/06/2024
Expire Date: 07/06/2024
Job Categories: Education, Healthcare, Other, Human Resources, Information Technology, Collegiate Faculty, Staff, Administration, Medical
Job Description
Professor of Occupational Therapy

Location: Hickory, North Carolina

The College of Health Sciences seeks applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track position in the School of Occupational Therapy on the Hickory campus of Lenoir-Rhyne University. This appointment is designed as a nine-month contract, to serve as an occupational therapy educator in the classroom for the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program. This appointment will begin in the Fall of 2024.

This position will teach graduate occupational therapy courses and carry a 24-hour teaching load each year. Service to the university, scholarly and professional engagement and campus citizenship is also required. A terminal degree in occupational therapy is preferred. Evidence of exemplary college teaching experience is strongly preferred. Familiarity with and willingness to develop and deliver courses utilizing campus learning platforms, face-to-face teaching and laboratory environments is required.

Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to collaborate closely with LR’s School of Occupational Therapy and the graduate admissions office to maintain enrollments and sustain strong partnerships with clinical fieldwork placement sites. Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment and capacity for teaching excellence, student mentorship, scholarly and professional engagement and campus citizenship.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Diversity, equity and inclusion are integral to the university’s commitment to excellence in engagement and education. We are particularly interested in candidates who have demonstrated experience engaging with diversity and equity through activities such as fostering an inclusive environment, working with faculty and/or students from diverse backgrounds, and/or incorporating diverse perspectives in their current or previous positions.

About Lenoir-Rhyne University

Lenoir-Rhyne University is a co-educational, private masters comprehensive liberal arts institution founded in 1891, with its traditional campus located in Hickory, North Carolina, a town of more than 40,000. The university has additional off-campus instructional sites in Asheville, NC, and Columbia, SC, which include the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary (LTSS). Situated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Lenoir-Rhyne is less than an hour drive from Charlotte, and the Hickory–Lenoir–Morganton Metropolitan Statistical Area has a population of about 365,000. The university now offers more than 50 undergraduate and 30 graduate degree programs to approximately 2400 students. Lenoir-Rhyne University seeks to liberate mind and spirit, clarify personal faith, foster physical wholeness, build a sense of community, and promote responsible leadership for service in the world. Affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), Lenoir-Rhyne promotes diverse campuses open to people from all religious and non-religious backgrounds. Please visit our About page to learn more about the university.

Application Process

To ensure full review, completed applications must be submitted by May 31, 2024, and the search will continue until the position is filled. Application materials include:

  • Letter of application specifically addressing your qualifications and experience for this position  

  • A current curriculum vitae or resume

  • A statement of teaching philosophy

  • A list of three professional references including name, current position, email, address and phone number


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