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Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy

Muskingum University invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy.  The primary role of faculty within the Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) Program is teaching, which includes delivery of content, assessment of student learning, and management of the learning environment, whether face-to-face or online.  Faculty are expected to use creative, evidence-based approaches in order to engage and challenge students toward the objective of student success.


  • Develop course syllabi in accordance with policies and procedures of the program and University
  • Present course material in a creative and effective manner
  • Assess student learning using a variety of approaches
  • Effectively manage the classroom (face-to-face and online)
  • Complete professional development to optimize knowledge and maintain currency in areas of teaching responsibilities
  • Adhere to ACOTE standards
  • Serve as an academic advisor to Muskingum University students including those who are completing prerequisite courses and those accepted into the MOT major, as assigned
  • Assist with program recruitment and retention efforts
  • Participate in the student selection process, advising, curriculum design, program evaluation, and serve on committees as assigned
  • Maintain a written professional development plan with goals to enhance ability to areas of teaching responsibilities and teaching effectiveness to serve the needs of the students and support the program’s strategic goals.
  • Assist the Academic Fieldwork Coordinator with fieldwork management tasks as assigned

The above statements reflect the general duties and responsibilities necessary to describe the major functions of the position and should not be considered a complete description of the essential functions of the position.  This Job Description is not intended to be all inclusive.  The employee will be assigned by the immediate supervisor to perform other duties as needed or to perform other reasonable related duties, including special projects.


  • Doctorate degree preferred but master's degree with appropriate experience will be considered
  • Minimum 3 years documented experience in field of OT
  • Hold or be eligible to hold a license to practice occupational therapy in Ohio (Standard A.2.6)
  • Must have documented expertise in their area(s) of assigned teaching responsibility (Standard A.2.3)
  • Knowledge of and experience with a variety of content delivery methods, with experience in a hybrid format preferred
  • Experience in curriculum design, content delivery, student advising, and program evaluation (Standard A.2.3)
  • Proven record of productive relationships with others
  • Knowledgeable and supportive of the mission of Muskingum University and the MOT Program.


  • Clinical and/or teaching experience related to the pediatric population
  • Valid certification in CPR
  • Current NBCOT certification
  • Active membership in AOTA and OOTA


Applications must include a letter of interest and a current resume.  If not included, references may be requested.  Application materials should be sent by email to or faxed to 740-826-6131.  Please include the position title in the subject line of your correspondence.  This position will remain open until filled, with review of applications to begin immediately. 

Muskingum University actively seeks out and welcomes administrators and staff who are committed to excellence in student learning, consider the engagement of diverse communities in the University’s educational programs and activities, and are committed to full inclusivity at the University.  As an equal opportunity employer, Muskingum welcomes applications from individuals from populations, which have been historically underrepresented in higher education and/or have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.

Muskingum University does not discriminate in its employment or educational programs or activities.  Please visit to review the university’s official non-discrimination statement.


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