Instructor of Occupational Therapy



Job description

Hickory NC

The School of Occupational Therapy at Lenoir-Rhyne University seeks applications for a full-time position in Occupational Therapy, beginning January, 2019. This position requires teaching graduate courses in the Occupational Therapy program (27 month curriculum) including nine credit hours per semester (total of 18) each year. This position will be based on the University’s Columbia, SC campus. Candidates who possess a doctoral degree in Occupational Therapy or related area by the time of the appointment will begin with rank of Assistant Professor on a tenure-track line. Otherwise, the position will begin at the rank of Instructor on a term appointment. Candidates must be licensed or eligible for licensure in South Carolina and North Carolina, be certified nationally as an Occupational Therapist, and have a minimum of 3 years of clinical experience. Teaching experience is strongly preferred. Familiarity with and willingness for course, lab and fieldwork involvement is required. Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment and capacity for teaching excellence, student mentorship, scholarly and professional engagement, and campus citizenship.

Lenoir-Rhyne University is a co-educational, private comprehensive liberal arts institution founded in 1891, with its traditional campus located in Hickory, North Carolina, a town of over 40,000, and additional campuses in Asheville and Columbia, SC. Situated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Lenoir-Rhyne is about an hour drive from Charlotte, Winston-Salem, and/or Asheville. By combining the liberal arts with professional studies, the University joins a rich foundation in the arts, humanities, social sciences, languages, religion, and natural sciences with over 50 undergraduate majors and over 30 master’s degree programs. With record enrollments each of the last eight years, the institution now enrolls over 2700 students at its three locales, and it anticipates continued managed enrollment growth over the coming years as it expands upon its mission. In pursuit of the development of the whole person, Lenoir-Rhyne University seeks to liberate mind and spirit, clarify personal faith, foster physical wholeness, build a sense of community, and promote responsible leadership for service in the world. Affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), Lenoir-Rhyne promotes a diverse campus open to people from all religious backgrounds.

It is an EOE/AA employer under all applicable civil rights laws. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

How to apply

To complete the online application process (required), candidates are directed to:

While completing the application process, candidates will be prompted to submit a Letter of Application, a Curriculum Vitae (including the names and addresses of three references), and a Statement of Teaching Philosophy. The application letter should discuss specifically how one’s professional experiences and perspectives relate to the needs of the position and of Lenoir-Rhyne University. (The University’s mission, vision, and values statements may be reviewed at: To ensure full review, completed applications must be submitted by November 20th, 2018, and the search will continue until the position is filled. Any questions regarding the position or the search process should be submitted electronically to Dr. Toni Oakes, Search Committee Chair, at