Alvernia University’s College of Professional Programs invites applicants for a full-time tenure-track Occupational Therapy Faculty appointment beginning August 2021. 


Required Qualifications:  Candidates must hold a doctorate (practice or research focused) and current Occupational Therapist License with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Candidates will demonstrate the ability to teach using multiple pedagogical approaches, interest in supporting fieldwork education, have a defined area of scholarly interest, and five years clinical experience.


Successful candidates will show evidence of excellence in student-centered teaching; Commitment to engaging in high-impact practices such as service-learning and experiential learning, and use of innovative pedagogy.


Alvernia has a bold approach to becoming a 21st century, modern regional university. This includes the rapid expansion of enrollment through new academic majors in engineering, health care and more. We seek professionals who are thoughtful leaders, creative and nimble in the complex environment of private higher education.


All Alvernia University employees promote Franciscan ideals and adherence to the Mission of the University as demonstrated by the University Ideal Characteristics.  As we are an equal opportunity employer committed to Franciscan values, all employees share responsibility for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the performance of their roles while demonstrating: service orientation, respect for all, intellectual curiosity, solution focus and innovation, and mutual accountability.  Alvernia University strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.


How to Apply:  Candidates should send a letter of application with current curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy statement, research statement, official transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to the Alvernia University Human Resource Office email at  Review of applications will continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled.


Contact:            Human Resources

Posting Date:    March 23, 2021

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