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Assistant Professor
Department of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science
College of Health Professions

The College of Health Professions invites applications for a tenure-track, 10-month Assistant Professor position in the College of Health Professions to begin August 2014.

Commitment to excellence in teaching, advising, scholarship, and service. Licensed or eligible for licensure as an occupational therapist in the State of Maryland; earned doctoral degree with a research component (i.e., PhD, ScD, EdD), clinical experience practicing occupational therapy and teaching experience in occupational therapy or occupational science. Scholarship outcomes with external funding, a minimum of two years clinical experience in occupational therapy, a minimum of two years of teaching experience in occupational therapy or occupational science and on-going involvement in occupational therapy or occupational science professional activities are preferred. Graduate work (MS or research doctorate) in occupational therapy and/or occupational science is preferred.

Teach graduate level students in foundational classes as well as direct research in occupational therapy and occupational science at both the MS and doctoral levels. Teaching/learning experiences and advising, conducting research consistent with the mission of the department, college and university seeking external funding to support research and contributing to the service mission of the department, college and university. Faculty assigned a reduced instructional workload of six (6) course units per academic year for the first year. Beginning the second year the workload reverts back to the standard instructional workload of seven to eight (7-8) course units.

Towson University:
Towson University ( was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls almost 18,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process:
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, please send 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, including at least one who can speak directly to successful teaching experience, to:

M. Beth Merryman, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Chair, Search Committee
Department of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

Please be sure to visit to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose. Please note that the search number for which you have applied is: CHP-N-2807.

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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