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Full Professor and Head-Department of Occupational Therapy

Company: University of Illinois Chicago, College of Applied
Location: Chicago
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Department Head (Tenured Position) Tenured Full Professor and Head of the Department of Occupational Therapy The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Applied Health Science (AHS) and Department of Occupational Therapy invites applications for the position of Tenured Full Professor and Head of the Department of Occupational Therapy. The UIC Department of Occupational Therapy Since 1943, the department has taken great pride to integrate research, education and clinical practice towards one vision: Creating Tomorrow's Practice. Our dynamic clinical and tenure system faculty collaborate to deliver word-class education and research in OT. Faculty are award winning scholars and educators with diverse scholarly interests and a shared commitment to the Scholarship of Practice model that emphasizes a strong, reciprocal relationship between practice, evidence and stakeholders in the communities. Consistent with the mission of the university, the department prioritizes creating an inclusive environment to support its diverse student body. Strengths of the department include the following:

  • No.3 ranked entry-level (MS) program by US News & World Report.
  • Two interdisciplinary PhD Programs in Disability Studies and Rehabilitation Sciences.
  • OT doctorate program has been granted Candidacy Status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE).
  • Internationally recognized research & scholarship generated by faculty-directed labs and groups including the Model of Human Occupation Clearinghouse, the ADA Participation Action Research Consortium and the Children s Participation in Environment Research Lab, etc.
  • Vibrant faculty practices in the areas of early intervention and adult chronic disease self-management.
  • Long-standing international and university-level partnerships: faculty/student exchanges with institutions in Sweden, Japan, Peru, Israel, etc., interdisciplinary university-level collaborations with disciplines including internal medicine, nursing, psychology, public health, disability studies, social work, and urban planning. The University of Illinois at Chicago Located in one of the world s greatest cities, the University of Illinois Chicago is Chicago s largest university and only public research institution. Its 16 academic colleges serve nearly 34,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UIC is recognized as one of the most ethnically rich and culturally diverse campuses in the nation, a leader in providing access to underrepresented students. UIC serves over 34,000 students, comprising one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation and is designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Around 80% of undergraduates receive financial assistance. With one of the largest colleges of medicine in the nation, and colleges of dentistry, pharmacy, public health, nursing, social work, and applied health sciences, UIC is the state s principal educator of health professionals and a major health care provider to underserved communities. UIC students become professionals in fields ranging from business and engineering to education, liberal arts and sciences, urban planning, law and social work, as well as architecture, design and the arts. UIC is an integral part of the educational, technological, and cultural fabric of Chicago. UIC is among the nation s preeminent urban public research universities, a Carnegie RU/VH research institution, and the largest university in Chicago. Recent Best Colleges rankings published by U.S. News & World Report, found UIC climbed up in its rankings among top public schools in the nation and among all national universities. The UIC campus is located just west of Chicago s loop, integrated into historic residential neighborhoods and the urban environment. UIC s mission and strategic priorities ( ) are reflected by the ongoing accomplishments of faculty and staff within the department. Clinical and Community Connections The University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System is UIC s academic medical center and the state s major public hospital. Located in the heart of the Illinois Medical District, UI Health includes a 462-bed hospital, Children s Hospital University of Illinois, 26 outpatient clinics, and 14 Mile Square Health Centers located in neighborhoods throughout Chicago. The Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) bridges the academic and clinical enterprise by offering a wide range of support for accelerating and sustaining clinical research. The department s close affiliation with UI Health and CCTS creates opportunities for innovative approaches for research, clinical education and faculty practice initiatives through sustained inter-organizational collaboration with a range of external medical systems and practice sites within the Illinois Medical District and in the broader Chicago Metropolitan area.

Keywords: University of Illinois Chicago, College of Applied, Chicago , Full Professor and Head-Department of Occupational Therapy, Education / Teaching , Chicago, Illinois

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