Regular Rank Faculty Position Associate or Full Professor
Duke University School of Medicine
January 20, 2018
Durham, North Carolina
Full Time - Experienced
In order to meet the health and rehabilitation needs of a changing local, national and global population, Duke University’s School of Medicine and the Department of Orthopedic Surgery have launched a search for the founding Program Director of an Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) program. Duke University School of Medicine (SoM) has a long history of health professional education, which currently include doctorate programs in medicine and physical therapy, and master’s programs in physician’s assistant and biomedical sciences. The predominant pedagogy across all health professions at Duke is Team Based Learning (TBL), and there is an emerging strategic focus on developing meaningful interprofessional education (IPE) initiatives across all disciplines.
This position is best suited for a mid to senior level academic occupational therapist trained at the PhD level (or equivalently trained ScD, DSc or DrPH), who has a trajectory of progressive academic leadership and scholarship. The founding OTD Program Director will lead the development of the program, hire the necessary faculty and staff, and develop sophisticated programmatic evaluation matrices. This appointment is uniquely positioned to promote collaboration between the academic and clinical entities within the Duke University Health System (DUHS). Moreover, important opportunities to engage in occupational science and occupational therapy research in DUHS’ Department of Physical and Occupational Therapy exists across the large network of hospitals and clinics.
Licensed occupational therapist, or license eligible, in the state of North Carolina;
A PhD, DSc, ScD or DrPH degree in a related field;
Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
Exceptional organization and program planning skills and experience;
A history of progressive academic leadership, alongside curriculum and program development;
A minimum of 8 years of documented experience in the field of occupational therapy (including combined clinical practice and administrative experience);
At least 3 years of experience in a full-time academic appointment with teaching responsibilities at the post-baccalaureate level;
Knowledge and experience with ACOTE guidelines and accreditation standards.
Lead the overall development and implementation, including the ACOTE accreditation process, of an occupational therapy doctorate program;
Develop and implement a process of hiring faculty, and establishing programmatic policies and procedures,
Develop a modern and integrated OTD curriculum that meetings the needs of modern health professional learners.
Cultivating the long-term professional relationship between the academic and clinical occupational therapy programs within the Duke University Health System (DUHS).
Duke University and School of Medicine is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, and learners without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We consider diversity and inclusion a critical core value of the institution. We welcome nominations of and applications from anyone who would bring additional dimensions to the University and Department of Orthopaedic Surgery’s research, teaching and clinical mission
Interested candidates selected for an interview will be asked to present their research portfolio. All interested candidates should send (in confidence) a cover letter and curriculum vitae by April 1st, 2018 including contact information for three references by email to:
Michel D. Landry BScPT, PhD
Chair, Search Committee
Duke University School of Medicine
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
DUMC Box 104002, Durham, NC, 27708
About Duke University School of Medicine
Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation’s top medical schools. Ranked seventh among its peers, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where traditional barriers are low, interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced, and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve human health locally and around the globe.
Comprised of 2,200 faculty physicians and researchers, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing and Duke University Health System create Duke Health. Duke Health is a world-class health care network. Founded in 1998 to provide efficient, responsive care, the health system offers a full network of health services and encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Private Diagnostic Clinic, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations.