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Assistant/ Associate Professor
Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science
College of Health Professions
Fall 2013

The Department of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science at Towson University, established in 1975, is currently recruiting a tenure-track faculty member with experience in teaching research and with graduate programs. Current programs include a Combined BS/MS degree, professional and post-professional master’s degree programs, and a doctoral degree program in occupational science.

Position Responsibilities:
• Teaching and advising
• Conducting scholarship in a research line consistent with the mission of the Department, College, 

  and University
• Developing and obtaining external grant funding to support research line
• Contributing to service mission of the Department, College, and University

Applicant must be licensed or eligible for licensure as an occupational therapist in the State of Maryland, have a minimum of three years of occupational therapy practice experience, have an earned doctoral degree with a research component (i.e., PhD, ScD, EdD), and a commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. Prior academic teaching experience is required, on-going involvement in professional activities, and evidence of scholarship outcomes with external funding are preferred. Candidates for the rank of Associate Professor must have six years at the rank of assistant professor and a well-established line of research.

General Information:
Founded in 1866, today Towson University is recognized by U.S. News & World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Towson is nationally recognized for its programs in the liberal arts and sciences, business, education, communications, health sciences, and the fine and performing arts. The University places a strong emphasis on service learning and civic engagement through such activities as internships, practical, clinical placements, course assignments and student events. As the Baltimore area’s largest university and Maryland’s Metropolitan University, Towson articulates its research and scholarship mission through partnerships that link the University to the economic, educational and cultural life of the state of Maryland and the mid-Atlantic region. Towson enrolls more than 21,000 students and offers more than 100 bachelors, masters, and doctoral programs in the liberal arts and sciences, and applied professional fields. Located on a rolling 328 acres, the striking campus is eight miles north of downtown Baltimore and 45 miles from Washington, D.C. The campus and its surrounding cities provide an excellent environment for teaching and supporting the academic pursuits of the 830 full-time faculty who work here. For additional information, visit http://www.towson.edu.

Application Process:
Applications will be reviewed beginning on October 29, 2012 and should include a letter of application; curriculum vitae; transcript(s) from degree granting institutions; evidence of initial certification as an OTR; and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of four references to:

Sonia Lawson, PhD, OTR/L
Search Committee Chair, Department of Occupational Therapy & Occupational Science
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001

Upon submitting your Curriculum Vitae to indicate that you are an applicant for this position, please be sure to visit http://www.towson.edu/odeo/applicantdata.asp to complete a voluntary online applicant date form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical purposes only and shall not be used to illegally discriminate for or against anyone.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.





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