F2100115 – Assistant/Associate Professor 10M – Rehabilitation Sciences



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Job description

Buffalo, NY

Rehabilitation Sciences

Posting Number: F2100115

Faculty Appointment Term

Position Type: UUP Faculty

Fiscal Year

Position Summary

The Department of Rehabilitation Sciences in the School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP) is recruiting a state-funded, tenure-track 10-month Assistant/Associate Professor in the Occupational Therapy Program. This position carries a high expectation of scholarship, including procurement of extramural grant funding and peer-reviewed publications. The successful candidate will also understand higher education and contemporary clinical practice and possess excellent teaching and communication skills. Advisement and research mentoring of Occupational Therapy students is expected.

Department, School, and University
The Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at UB has a longstanding history of excellence in clinical education in programs leading to the Doctor of Physical Therapy, the BS/MS in Occupational Therapy, and the PhD in Rehabilitation Science, with entry-level and post-professional OTD program in development, and an online Certificate in Assistive and Rehabilitation Technologies. The OT and PT entry-level programs have enjoyed continuous accreditation for more than 60 years. The OT program is highly competitive with a class-size of approximately 50 students, is ranked 3rd in  NY State and first among SUNY schools by US News and World Reports, and received a full 10-year accreditation from ACOTE in 2017.  Our department highly values diversity among our faculty and students.  For more information on the SPHHP Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, please visit: http://sphhp.buffalo.edu/rehabilitation-science.html.

UB SPHHP is one of the only schools in the country to include both public health and health professions, providing unique opportunities for collaboration amongst students and faculty. For more information on UB SPHHP, please visit: http://sphhp.buffalo.edu/.

The University at Buffalo is the State University of New York’s largest and most comprehensive research-intensive university and is its primary center for professional education and training. We are Middle States Commission on Higher Education accredited and a member of the Association of American Universities. UB provides a rich environment for collaborative and transdisciplinary research with faculty within the SPHHP and at other schools located in the Academic Health Center (Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Dental Medicine, Pharmacy and Nursing).

Buffalo is the second-largest city in New York State and is located on the shores of Lake Erie, upriver of the majestic Niagara Falls. Buffalo – the City of Good Neighbors – is undergoing a renaissance with a rapidly growing economy, vital academic health sciences center, and affordable cost of living. The Western New York educational system is excellent. Buffalo-Niagara is a region of 1.2 million people, world-class art galleries and museums, a comprehensive city-wide system of parks and green space, a vibrant theater and music community, and major and minor league sports teams.

Annual salary commensurate with qualification and rank of appointment.
University at Buffalo is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Minimum Qualifications

  •   PhD or research equivalent doctorate
  •   Current Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR)
  •   Eligible for New York Occupational Therapy licensure
  •   Knowledge of higher education and contemporary clinical experience are essential
  •   Research experience
  •   excellent communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  •   Evidence of involvement in extramural funded research
  •     Experience teaching research design and data analysis
  •     Experience in geriatrics or related field preferred


How to apply

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Additional Information

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at [email protected].

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Contact’s Name: Janice Tona

Contact’s Title: Clinical Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy Program Director

Contact’s Email: [email protected]

Contact’s Phone: (716) 829-6741

Deadline for Applicants: Open Until Filled

Number of References Required
The University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and in keeping with our commitment, encourages women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans to apply.

UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our thinking, research, creative activity and people positively impact the world.