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Assistant Professor (12 MO), Occupational Therapy Program

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Local Title: Assistant Professor (12 MO), Occupational Therapy Program
Budget Title: Assistant Professor (12 month)
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Categories: Faculty - Clinical



Are you looking to take your career to new heights with a leader in healthcare? SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is one of the nation's leading metropolitan medical centers. As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, we serve a large population that is among the most diverse in the world. We are also highly-ranked by Castle Connolly Medical, a healthcare rating company for consumers, among the top 5 leading U.S. medical schools for training doctors.


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Job Summary:

The Occupational Therapy (OT) Program at the State University of New York (SUNY) Health Sciences University  is seeking candidates for the position of Assistant Professor.

SUNY Downstate is one of the nation's leading urban medical centers located in Brooklyn, New York and is a strong academic environment that endorses interprofessional collaboration within the University and beyond.

The successful candidate must demonstrate  high skills in teaching, research, clinical experience, and service to the profession. The individual must be committed to the concepts of interdisciplinary teamwork and increasing he diversity  of the program's faculty and student body.

This position reports directly to the OT Program Chair.

Qualifications Eligible for or holds occupational therapy licensure in the State of New York

•   Doctoral degree (PhD, EdD, DPS, OTD, SeD.)

•   National Certification

•   Experience teaching In higher education

•   Several years of clinical experience in occupational therapy practice

•    Clinical expertise in any areas of occupational therapy practice will be considered

•   Ability to mentor students through directed clinical/community research  or program development projects consistent  with a line of scholarly work

•    Experience using contemporary instructional technologies, a.g., distance learning modalities

•    Experience using learning management systems to support teaching

•    Involvement  in local, state or national professional organization(s)

•    Excellent verbal and written communications skills

Preferred Qualifications:

Minimum of one (2) years of full-time experience or a part-time equivalent  teaching in higher

education preferred

Work Schedule:

Days Variable; Hours Variable

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Salary Range:

Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Executive Order:

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

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact Human Resources at 718-270-3025.


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