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Tenure Track Faculty Position Available - Apply Today!!!

Tenure Track Faculty Position Flyer

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 a 9-month, tenure-track position 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!

We offer:

  • 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.

Preferred candidate will have at least three years clinical and/or teaching experience, a research/ scholarship agenda, and experience supervising student research. However, new faculty will be considered and mentorship is available.

Interested applicants should be able to work well with students of diverse backgrounds and learning styles and value collaborative teaching practices, research, and service.

Published on September 13, 2019

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