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The Flint Occupational Therapy Department is seeking applications for a 12-month facutly position as an Assistant Professor to teach in the newly designed Occupational Therapy Doctoral Program. The proposed start date for the OTD program is Fall 2019.

To be considered for this position, interested candidates must attach  a resume which includes a cover letter along with their work and education history. Complete the online application and upload the curriculum vitae. Since this is a faculty position, also mail copies of transcripts to UM-Flint, College of Health Sciences, 3180 William S. White Building, 303 E. Kearsley St., Flint, MI 48502, Attention: Dr. Nancy Vandewiele Milligan.

For additional information contact:

Melissa Richardson, HR Administrator-College of Health Sciences, 303 E. Kearsley St. 3180 William S. White Building, Flint, MI 48502-1950; (810) 424-5574,

Job Summary

Flint Occupational Therapy Department Mission:

The faculty and staff of the Occupational Therapy Department at the University of Michigan-Flint strive to be recognized dedicated leaders, scholars, and practitioners who are committed to learning, teaching, scholarship and service, to educate and mentor culturally competent, doctoral prepared evidence-based practitioners to be visionaries and leaders in the profession of Occupational Therapy in local and global communities.



Responsibilities include but are not limited to:


  • Teaching on-campus, off-campus and on-line courses
  • Lecturing in classrooms
  • Instruction in laboratory courses
  • Supervising student scholarly activities
  • Serving on capstone, theses and dissertation committees
  • Supervising independent studies
  • Supervising and/or involvement in students' clinical/practicum or internship education where the focus and location of the education is in the clinical or applied setting
  • Acting in an advisory capacity to the off-campus clinical educator
  • Advising and mentoring of students
  • Supporting student organizations


  • Maintains personal scholarship according to the College of Health Sciences scholarship requirements for Tenure-Track Faculty


  • All CHS faculty members are expected to provide service to the University, college, department, profession and the community. Consistent with the mission of CHS and the University, professional service contributions to the Flint and regional community are valued as well as national and international contributions. Engagement in service activities at multiple levels is required. The quality and impact of service contributions is more important than the number of different service activities.

Required Qualifications*

  • Ph.D. or equivalent academic doctoral degree in Occupational Therapy of health related field that has been awarded by an institution that is accredited by a USDE recognized regional accrediting body.
  • 2 years minimum clinical experience in an assigned teaching area
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching and student assessment
  • Experience and demonstrates a track record in research and scholarly activity
  • Commitment to community engagement
  • Values and participates in interdisciplinary work
  • Licensed OT in Michigan or in a U.S. jurisdiction or is eligible for licensure in Michigan

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.