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Dept. Chair & Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy

Springfield College

City:  SPRINGFIELD  |   State:  MA  |   Country:  USA  |   ZIP Code:  01109
Job ID Number:  JB033264  |   Posted:  11/03/2017


Job Summary:


Department Chair and Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy

Springfield College

Springfield, MA

Springfield College invites applications and nominations for the position of Department Chair and Associate or full Professor in the Occupational Therapy Department, beginning August 2018. This position will provide leadership for, and oversee the management, and administration of the OT program. The OT program has been accredited by ACOTE since 1991, and has eight full-time faculty. The department currently offers a well-established five-year combined baccalaureate and master’s program and an entry-level master’s degree program. Plans are underway to transition to a doctoral-level degree in occupational therapy over the next three years.



  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills and demonstrated leadership skills, with an earned doctoral degree, initial certification as an occupational therapist, and eligibility for licensure as an occupational therapist in Massachusetts. 
  • Candidates should have at least 8 years’ experience in the field of occupational therapy. That experience should include clinical practice, administrative/supervisory experience, a record of scholarly accomplishments, and at least 3 years in a full-time academic appointment with teaching experience.   
  • The department values candidates who demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively, who have knowledge of and experience with ACOTE accreditation standards, and who have knowledge of the use of technology for teaching and administration. 
  • Applicants with expertise and interest in support of the college’s commitment to a diverse campus are of particular interest.

The mission of the Occupational Therapy Department is to prepare professionals for leadership in the use of human occupation to promote people’s participation in meaningful life roles and activities. The program blends classroom and experiential learning consistent with the College’s renowned commitment to service learning.


To Apply:

Please visit our career site at A letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three professional references are required to complete the online application process.


Application screening will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 


Founded in 1885, Springfield College is a private, coeducational institution serving more than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students.  Its mission - the education of the whole person in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to others reflects its distinctive Humanics philosophy.  For more information please visit the College’s homepage at


Springfield College is committed to enhancing diversity and equality in education and employment.