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Assistant and Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy - (267)

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Assistant and Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy
Doctorate degree
SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901 US (Primary)
Career Level
Tenure-track Professor
Higher Education/Professor
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Position Summary
Dominican University of California is seeking dynamic candidates for two 9-month, full-time tenure-track faculty positions beginning in August 2014.  Candidates should have 3-5 years of clinical and academic experience, an earned post-professional doctoral degree, and potential for scholarly and research endeavors. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in their area of expertise and across the curriculum, advise students, mentor capstone projects, maintain an active scholarly agenda, and engage in department and university service. We are also seeking candidates with leadership and administrative experience for an assistant director position.

The occupational therapy department offers two academic tracks: a five-year BS/MS track and a three-year entry-level master’s track. Our curriculum design emphasizes psychosocial aspects of occupation, community-focused practice, and wellness and health promotion. We are seeking individuals who are committed to promoting innovative, community-focused occupational therapy practice in a friendly, team-oriented department.  In summer of 2015, the occupational therapy program will move into a newly renovated health science center in the historic Meadowlands Building, which will have three state of the art occupational therapy skills labs, a research lab, and other innovative instructional spaces.


  • Teach undergraduate and graduate OT classes across the curriculum
  • Participate in curriculum development and departmental governance
  • Contribute to the department through research, publication and service
  • Maintain an active agenda of scholarship and research
  • Contribute to the university through participation on faculty committees and attending university functions
Job Requirements


  • Post-professional doctoral degree in occupational therapy or related field
  • Prefer candidate with research and scholarship in the area of children and youth
  • Prior college level teaching experience preferred
  • Leadership and administrative experience (for Associate Professor position only)

Additional Position Information

  • Positions open until filled
  • Must be eligible for and obtain a California occupational therapy license
  • Must be willing to consent to a background check

Dominican University of California is an independent, international, learner-centered university of Catholic heritage, offering both undergraduate and graduate programs. The University is located 12 miles north of San Francisco nestled in the foothills Marin County. Over 75% of our faculty members hold a PhD or the highest degree in their field of expertise, mirroring the percentage of doctorates at research universities. Dominican has a 1:11 teacher-to-student ratio, an average class size of 15 with a small-town feeling in a park-like campus. We blend interdisciplinary core courses, real-world studies, and small classes with close and supportive academic advising and mentoring.

For More Information Contact:
Dr. Kitsum Li, Assistant Professor
Search Committee Chair
Department of Occupational Therapy
Dominican University of California
50 Acacia Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901

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Dominican University of California is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through diversity, and takes pride in its multicultural environment.

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Li, Kitsum
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