Associate Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy

Position ID: 29117
Augusta University
College of Allied Health Sciences
Occupational Therapy
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Job ID: 9801

Position: 00000247

The College of Allied Health Sciences at the Georgia Regents University (GRU) invites applications for an Occupational Therapy faculty member (1.0 FTE) with doctoral degree in occupational therapy or related health professioanl field.  There is one academic appointment (Tenure Track and non-Tenure Track) available in the Department of Occupational Therapy.  Established or developing research agenda preferred.  Track record in NIH funded research is an advantage. Start-up package for funded researchers is available.  GRU’s Occupational Therapy Program offers a graduate level professional degree.  Faculty practice and research partnerships are possible within the medical university campus.  Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Teaching assignments include course design, administration and instruction, mentoring and supervision of graduate students on research projects.  Involvement in research and scholarly activities in the Department of Occupational Therapy, in the CAHS, and in the university.  Composing and collaborating on research and scholarly articles for the purpose of publication and presentation at conferences and symposiums. Participation in continuing education studies for the purpose of increasing research skill or research credentials. Involvement in committees and task groups at Department, College and University - wide levels.  Clinical participation in the CAHS Faculty Practice Plan.


Department Marketing Statement

The University

Georgia Regents University (GRU) is a major academic health center and health sciences research university committed to improving health and reducing the burden of illness in society by discovering, disseminating and applying knowledge of human health and disease.  GRU has more than 10,000 students in nine Colleges and schools: Allied Health Sciences, Dental Medicine, Graduate Studies, Medical College, Nursing, Arts, Humanities, and Social Studies, Business, Education, Science and Mathematics.  In an effort to synergize inter-disciplinary clinical and translational research across all nine colleges, GRU is committed to using innovative research tools and information technologies to promote research collaborations across the wide spectrum of basic and clinical science disciplines represented by our departments, centers and institutes.

The College

The College of Allied Health Sciences is composed of seven departments: Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Clinical and Digital Health Sciences, Dental Hygiene, Medical Illustration, Physician Assistant and Medical Laboratory, Imaging & Radiologic Sciences.  The College has over 500 students, more than 70 full- and part-time faculty, and grants degrees in both undergraduate and graduate programs.  For further details, please visit our website (

The Community

Nestled along the banks of the Savannah River, Augusta is the second largest city in Georgia.  It is renowned internationally for its annual Master Golf Tournament.  Known as the ‘Garden City’, Augusta features picturesque and friendly neighborhoods, low cost of living and plenty of cultural and recreational opportunities.  Augusta has many diverse entities including The Augusta Opera Association, the Augusta Ballet, the Fort Gordon Dinner Theater, the Augusta Players, the Augusta Symphony, The Morris Museum of Art and the Augusta Museum of History to name a few. Major metropolitan areas such as Atlanta, Georgia and Columbia, South Carolina are within a short driving distance, as are many scenic destinations, including the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Atlantic coast and historic locations, including Savannah, Georgia and Charleston, South Carolina.

Minimum Requirements

Doctoral degree in Occupational Therapy or related field.

How To Apply

Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae online at:
(requisition reference #9801)

Further information can be obtained by contacting the Search Committee Chair, Sharon Cosper, Occupational Therapy, 987 St. Sebastian Way, EC2304, 706-446-0001,

To be considered an applicant for this faculty position, please be sure to also apply online via our online application by uploading your CV.

Conditions of Employment

All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review.  For specific positions, the final candidate may be subject to a (pre-employment) physical, drug screen, and/or credit check.

The final candidate will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree in the form of an original transcript.  Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.

Other Information

This position is also responsible for promoting a customer friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees.  "Georgia Regents University of Augusta is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner everyday with patients and families for success."

Georgia Regents University of Augusta is a tobacco free environment and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Regents University of Augusta is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. Also, GRU is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans. It is the policy of the University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.

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University System of Georgia
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The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822


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Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

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