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Tenure Track Faculty - Open Rank, Occupational Therapy

Bradley University

Bradley University

Peoria, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2024

The Department of Occupational Therapy at Bradley University invites applications for a tenure-track position at open rank for faculty members. This appointment is for a 9-month contract beginning August 2025.

Candidates will work at a university engaged in providing quality higher education. This is a faculty position with teaching, scholarship, and service responsibilities. The faculty member is primarily responsible for advising, mentoring, course development and instruction, course assessment, and other duties the OT Program Director assigns. This position requires significant contact with students, outside constituents, professional consortiums, and other OTD faculty, so interdisciplinary collaboration is expected and required. Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to cultural diversity and the ability to work with individuals or groups from diverse backgrounds. In addition to strong academic qualifications and excellence in teaching, the University highly values experience working in a diverse and inclusive environment. Applicants must also be willing to engage in on-line instruction.


  • A terminal academic degree (PhD, EdD, DSc, OTD, DrOT)
  • A minimum of 3 years of clinical experience as an Occupational Therapist
  • Licensed as an Occupational Therapist or eligible for licensure in the state of Illinois.
  • Documented content expertise in their area(s) of practice and potential teaching responsibilities.


  • Curriculum design
  • Mentoring students and/or co-workers
  • Principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice concepts
  • Content delivery (e.g., in-person, distance learning, academic adjunct teaching, continuing education course(s), etc.)
  • While priority is given to candidates with expertise in research methodology, pediatrics, orthopedic hand therapy, assistive technology, neurology, and/or mental health, all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.


  • Course development and management
  • Advisement
  • Scholarship
  • Service
  • Capstone Education Program Mentoring
  • Research Implementation Mentoring
  • Pro bono clinic participation
  • Other duties and responsibilities

The Department of Occupational Therapy comprises a dynamic and collaborative faculty actively engaged in a student-centered learning environment.

All candidates must submit a letter of interest addressing the qualifications and preferred experiences for the position, a current curriculum vitae, a teaching philosophy statement, a research interests/agenda statement, and complete contact information for a minimum of three professional references. Please submit all materials at the time of initial application.

Applications will be reviewed immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment with Bradley University is contingent upon successfully completing a criminal background check.

Bradley University is a top-ranked, private university in Peoria, Illinois, offering nearly 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students’ opportunities, choices, and resources to build their futures. Innovation, action, and collaboration drive Bradley students to generate ideas and create solutions that remake the world around them. Our comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate academic programs includes business, communications, education, engineering, fine arts, health sciences, liberal arts and sciences, and technology.

Bradley University offers a competitive benefits package including health, dental, vision, life and disability coverages, FSA, HSA, and retirement plan options. Bradley also offers significant higher education cost savings for employees and dependents through the Tuition Remission program.

Bradley University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The administration, faculty and staff are committed to attracting qualified candidates from underrepresented groups.