Clinical Assistant Professor in the Occupational Therapy Program

  • Allied Health
  • Faculty
  • Waco, Texas

Website Baylor University

Position Description:

Baylor University and faculty in the Occupational Therapy Program seek a dynamic occupational therapy educator dedicated to teaching and its related scholarly work to fill this Clinical Assistant Professor position.


The primary responsibilities of this position include,

  • Teaching: provides student-centered learning through best practice teaching activities in a hybrid program.
  • Scholarship: actively engages in scholarship to advance knowledge.
  • Service: supports shared governance and promoting the occupational therapy profession.
  • Professionalism: adheres to the Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics and is committed to building a more inclusive profession that is strengthened by the diversity and engagement of its practitioners and is equipped to address the needs of clients of all backgrounds and identities.

This is a faculty position with teaching, scholarship activities, advisement, and service responsibilities.  The position requires significant contact with students, outside constituents, professional consortium, and faculty. Residence in Waco is not a requirement, but travel is an expectation and requirement of this position including teaching responsibilities during on-site lab immersions.

Salary and Review Date: Salary is commensurate with professional experience and qualifications. Applicants whose philosophy is compatible with the stated mission of the University to be a world-class research institution dedicated to Christian principles and ideals will be considered. Review of applications will begin immediately until the position is filled. To be fully considered, all application materials must be submitted by August 19, 2022.

About Baylor University: Located in Waco, Texas, Baylor University is one of the top universities in the nation, having just been named an R1 institution by the Carnegie Classification in 2022. Baylor is also on the honor roll of the “Great Colleges to Work For” from The Chronicle of Higher Education; and offers outstanding benefits including generous retirement contributions, tuition remission, and affordable high-quality medical plans. You can learn more about the benefits here: Our strategic plan, Illuminate, guides the University as we continue to live up to Baylor’s mission of educating men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community. Because the OTD-hybrid program upholds the values of integrating the University’s Christian heritage with academic excellence, graduates from diverse backgrounds and under-served geographic areas are prepared to serve their community as ethical OT practitioners and lifelong learners who utilize clinically meaningful research in the implementation of best practice to meet the changing demands of the Occupational Therapy profession. The Department of Occupational Therapy places a high priority on inclusion, collaboration, and advocacy. We celebrate differences among individuals, families, and communities, and believe understanding context, culture, and diversity is central to our mission.

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Qualifications: Occupational therapy license or eligible for licensure in Texas and current NBCOT Certification. Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree (OTD) awarded by an accredited USDE-recognized regional accrediting body. Minimum of 2 years’ experience as an Occupational Therapy practitioner and 1-year experience in a full-time academic appointment. Commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship.

Preferred Qualifications: All the above plus terminal academic doctorate (PhD, EdD, ScD, Post-professional OTD); 3 years of experience in a full-time academic appointment with teaching responsibilities at the post-secondary level; evidence of expertise in teaching assignments including scholarship; 2 years documented teaching in online and hybrid education environments; documented record of scholarly activity.

Application Instructions:

Your application should include a formal letter specifically addressing how you, the applicant, meet the listed qualifications and how your set of gifts, abilities, and experiences might contribute to mentoring students consistent with Baylor’s Christian mission. Include a research statement and teaching statement that highlight your philosophy, goals, accomplishments, and plans for professional development. In addition, include a curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio, research statement, official transcripts, and contact information for three professional references. Electronic (PDF) copies of all application materials are required.

Application Deadline: August 19, 2022

If you have questions regarding this position, please contact Kelly Layne OTD, MOT, ORT (, Search Committee Chair.

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