Job Description

Open Rank of Occupational Therapy

Posting Numberreq10098
Employment TypeFaculty
Faculty TypeOpen Rank
Hiring DepartmentPediatrics Occupational Therapy (497I)
Academic LocationSchool of Medicine
Benefits EligibleThe University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for more information.
Position SummaryThe University of New Mexico Occupational Therapy Graduate Program invites applications for a full-time open-rank faculty positions. These positions are outstanding opportunities for early career faculty!

The University of New Mexico, a research intensive (R1) university, is located in the vibrant and culturally rich city of Albuquerque, which lies in the high desert ecosystem of central New Mexico. The city spans the Rio Grande River and is bordered by the Sandia Mountains on the East and a string of five inactive volcanoes on the West. A number of Native American communities exist near the city. In addition to the world renowned Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, Albuquerque boasts easy access to skiing, golfing and countless hiking and biking trails.

The UNM Occupational Therapy Graduate Program is entering a new period of growth, opportunity and transition. We recently moved into our new state-of-the-art teaching lab and initiated development of a new entry-level curriculum for an occupational therapy doctorate. We seek faculty who are excited and ready to be a part of our team in creating the new curriculum.

A focus on occupation will continue to be the foundation of the curriculum, which includes a strong problem-based learning (PBL) component. The Occupational Therapy Graduate Program is housed administratively in the UNM School of Medicine, within the Department of Pediatrics; however, we are interested in faculty with expertise in teaching in all practice areas across the lifespan. The UNM Health Sciences Center offers opportunities for inter-professional education and collaborations with centers such as the Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes), Memory and Aging Center, Clinical and Translational Sciences Center (CTSC), and the Brain and Behavioral Health Institute.

Responsibilities will involve collaboration with faculty in teaching and administering the entry-level Master’s program, developing courses, creating the curriculum for the new entry level OTD, engaging in scholarly activity, grant writing, mentoring graduate students, and serving on program and university committees. Rank and tenure status will be commensurate with educational background and experience.

Thisposition is subject to criminal records screening in accordance with New Mexicolaw and clearance by the New Mexico Department of Health is required as acondition of employment.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree or doctoral degree conferred by hire date
  • At least one year of occupational therapy practice experience
  • Experience teaching at the university level
  • Evidence of scholarly activity
  • Eligibility for an OT License in New Mexico

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Research doctoral degree
  • Evidence of teaching excellence, graduate student mentoring, and curriculum development
  • Evidence of scholarly activity with at least one peer reviewed article and or presentation
  • Evidence of obtaining grant funding
Application Instructions

A complete application must contain a cover letter, CV and three (3) references with contact information.
For more job information, contact Dr. Patricia Siegel, (505) 272-2111,

For Best ConsiderationFor best consideration, please apply by 9/21/2019. This position will remain open until filled.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.


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