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Assistant/Associate Professor
Department of Occupational Therapy & Occupational Science
College of Health Professions

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 content and with graduate programs. Current programs include a Combined BS/MS degree, professional master’s degree, and a doctoral degree in occupational science.

Responsibilities include 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 and contributing to service mission of the Department, College, and

Applicant must be licensed or eligible for licensure as an occupational therapist in the State of Maryland; have a minimum of three years academic teaching experience in occupational therapy or occupational science; clear evidence of expertise via completed research using quantitative methodologies. Preference will be given to those with experience in new research technologies; have an earned doctoral degree with a research component (i.e., PhD, ScD, EdD); and a commitment to excellence in teaching, advising, 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 who wish to be considered 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, Towson University is recognized by U.S. News & World Report's 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, practica, 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 undergraduate and graduate students in more than 100 undergraduate majors, master’s programs and doctoral programs. 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.

Application Process:
Review of applicants will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. Applications include a letter of application; curriculum vitae; transcript(s) from degree granting institutions; evidence of initial certification as an OTR; and names, email addresses and telephone number of four  references to:

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

Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until filled.

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 data 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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