Assistant/Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy

Duluth, Minnesota, United States
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The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN invites candidates for a new faculty position in our Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program. Program growth has provided the opportunity for a full-time, tenure-track, 10 month faculty position with a January 2018 targeted start date. This position is open until filled.

For this teaching position, primary responsibilities include teaching various topics within the occupational therapy curriculum, OT student advising, pursuit of independent scholarship, and participation in department, college, and community service activities. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to inclusive excellence as an expression of the Benedictine Values of the College.

Candidates must have a post-professional doctoral degree (PhD, ScD, EdD, or OTD), be NBCOT certified, and eligible for OT licensure in Minnesota. Clinical and/or teaching experience in practice areas including adult rehabilitation, work and industry, administration/supervision and community/home health is preferred. Additional experience or training in the application of kinesiological concepts is desirable. Evidence of cultural competence and success in settings with diverse populations is essential. Applicants who have made significant progress towards doctoral completion may be considered.

THE COLLEGE OF ST. SCHOLASTICA: AN OVERVIEW
CSS was founded in 1912 under the sponsorship of the Benedictine Sisters, with a mission of providing intellectual and moral preparation for responsible living and meaningful work within the context of Catholic Benedictine values. The founding Benedictine Sisters offered courses to a class of six women students on the stately and beautiful Duluth campus. Today CSS programs are offered to more than 4,400 undergraduate and graduate students on the main campus in Duluth, as well as an online campus and satellite campuses in Brainerd, Cloquet, Hibbing, Grand Rapids, Inver Grove Heights, Rochester, Austin, St. Cloud, and St. Paul. The guiding principles of the Benedictines run deep in the roots of life at CSS. The College’s mission is to develop thoughtful and engaged leaders, sharpened and sensitized by their educational experience who are prepared and committed to serving and transforming the world. The values at the heart of the College mission—community, hospitality, respect, stewardship, and love of learning—animate the college community experience.

DULUTH, MINNESOTA
Duluth is a beautiful and vibrant city of 86,000 set on the shore of Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake by surface area in the world. For outdoor enthusiasts, Duluth offers four seasons of first-rate opportunities: beaches, bike paths, jogging trails, ski resorts, cross-country skiing trails, boating and fishing sites, and rinks for skating, curling, and hockey. The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is an easy drive. Outside magazine has recently named Duluth as the number one “Outside City” in the US. The magazine also named Duluth as a runner-up for the “best adventure hub” in a worldwide survey of destinations for outdoor activities. The College was also pleased to learn that the nonprofit American Institute for Economics ranked Duluth as one of America’s best small metropolitan areas for college students. Similarly, the travel site DreamPlanGo named Duluth in the Top Ten of America’s Most Scenic College Towns. Duluth’s public schools are Minnesota’s most highly ranked, the cost of living is considered reasonable, and the city has more acres of municipal public parks than any other city in the country. The arts scene is booming with galleries, music venues, and a lively theater and dance community.

How to apply

For more information and to apply, visit www.css.edu.

The College of St. Scholastica is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an educational and work environment that is rich in diversity, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty and staff. Individuals from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. While there is no religious requirement, we are interested in individuals who value and support the rich Catholic Benedictine heritage of the College of St. Scholastica.

The College of St. Scholastica is a Catholic Benedictine institution and the only independent private college in northeastern Minnesota. The College was founded in 1912 by a group of pioneering Benedictine Sisters who offered college courses to six young women. Today St. Scholastica educates more than 4,000 men and women and has graduated more than 18,500 living alumni.