Assistant/Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy

This is an exciting time for the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences and the College of Public Health at
Temple University. We are experiencing unprecedented growth in enrollment and research led by highly
acclaimed faculty. Over the next four years, the College will expand its footprint with a new building and add
50 faculty members across the 9 public health and health-related professions departments. In 2014, Dean
Laura A. Siminoff joined the College and is leading a realignment of interdisciplinary research and academic
programming within Public Health. We are seeking two outstanding educators and scholars to teach in our
Occupational Therapy program beginning Fall 2015.
Temple University’s Occupational Therapy Program was ranked #31 in the 2012 U.S. News and World Report
rankings and had a nearly 100% NBCOT pass rate for our 2013 MOT graduates. The program is in a unique
interdisciplinary Department of Rehabilitation Sciences that includes nationally recognized academic programs
in Therapeutic Recreation (B.S. and M.S.) and Occupational Therapy (M.O.T and D.O.T. degrees), as well as the
Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities
(, an internationally known research and training center.
Duties will include teaching in our Occupational Therapy program at the Master’s and Doctoral levels in
traditional and on-line venues as well as other academic duties. For the first position, we seek candidates with
expertise in the field of accessibility and assistive technology. For the second position, we seek candidates
who are qualified in the areas of mental health, and children and youth, and have experience in community
based practices. A Ph.D. degree or foreign equivalent in Occupational Therapy, Health Sciences or a related
field and at least, 3 years clinical experience in Occupational Therapy is desired, along with National Board
Certification in Occupational Therapy and eligibility for an Occupational Therapist License in PA.
Temple University is an urban, research-intensive university located in Philadelphia. Temple is the 6th-largest
provider of professional education in the country and includes Schools of Law, Medicine, Pharmacy, Podiatry,
and Dentistry in addition to research centers including the NCI-designated Fox Chase Cancer Center. The
College of Public Health enrolls 4,600 students across our departments with a faculty of 155.
Appointment for this non-tenure track faculty position may be made at the rank of Instructor, Assistant,
Associate or Full Professor, dependent on qualifications. Salary and benefits are competitive and will
commensurate with credentials and experience. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue
until the position is filled.
Interested applicants should send their curriculum vitae, cover letter specifying the position they are applying
for, and statement of teaching and research interests, along with the names, telephone numbers and email
addresses of 3-5 professional references to Roger Ideishi, JD, OT/L, FAOTA, OT, Program Director, at
[email protected]
Temple University is an equal opportunity, equal access,
affirmative action employer committed to achieving a diverse community.