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Tennessee Wesleyan University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce that celebrates the all-encompassing diversity of its student body. TWU is committed to sustaining a welcoming and inclusive environment for the campus community that includes a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences. TWU faculty and staff have a passion and desire to prepare students from a broad spectrum of disciplines, cultures and academic backgrounds towards personal and professional success. TWU encourages applications from candidates without regard to ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.


Department: Occupational Therapy
Location: Knoxville, TN

The MOT Dept. Part-time (10 hours/week) Clinical Faculty Position is aimed to support the academic program in its fieldwork-related courses. These courses include the FW Orientation Seminar, Level-I FW, and Level-II FW rotations. Under the supervision of the Academic Fieldwork Coordinator and the Program Director, clinical faculty will ensure compliance with all 2018 ACOTE Standards, provide direct supervision of Level-I and Level-II FW students, assist with training Fieldwork Clinical Educators (at various sites), and other duties as assigned by the AFWC or PD.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vita, copy of all transcripts, and names and contact information for three references to 

Department Title: Occupational Therapy
Program Title: Occupational Therapy
Degree Level: Doctorate
City/State: Knoxville, TN

Position Description:
Tennessee Wesleyan University seeks a Full-time Assistant or Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy with appropriate qualifications in Pediatric OT. This core faculty member will contribute to the MOT program team and facilitate the development of the pediatric courses and other courses as per education, work experience, and areas of expertise. This Assistant/Associate Professor will assist with the development of sophisticated programmatic and course evaluation matrices, assist with the collaboration between the healthcare academic and clinical program offerings of TWU and the Covenant Health System, and surrounding educational affiliation opportunities in the surroundings areas of Knoxville, Tennessee, and serve on committees to further facilitate the development of the new MOT Program towards its initial accreditation through ACOTE. A commitment to the values of TWU and the MOT Program of Inquiry, Community, Diversity, Excellence, Engagement, Sustainability, and Service is required.

Responsibilities of the Full-time Pediatric Occupational Therapist and Assistant/Associate Professor will be to perform education duties within the MOT Program, including planning, development, delivery, evaluation, and the selection and refinement of course content and lessons specific to his or her area(s) of expertise. Service on committees, such as the Admissions Committee, Thesis Committees, and others is required.

All graduate faculty members are expected to be active participants in the professional and community life of the University.  They advise and mentor graduate/adult students and contribute to a vibrant and growing academic program through participation in professional/scholarly activities, curriculum planning and development.

Minimum Education:

- Conferred Doctorate Degree awarded from an institution that is accredited by a United States

- Department of Education recognized regional accrediting body

- PhD, OTD, or other Doctorate Degree in a closely-related field.

Minimum Work Experience:

- A minimum of 2 years of full-time work as an

- Occupational Therapist in a pediatric setting is required.

Minimum Licensure/Certification Qualifications:

- Licensed Occupational Therapist in the state of Tennessee.

- Initially certified by the National Board for Certification for Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)

Leadership / Other Qualifications

- Provides leadership to faculty through committee work, administrative staff through collaborative efforts, and students within the program; Demonstrates an understanding of university and department policies and procedures; Demonstrates an understanding and commitment to the program’s and institution’s Mission, Vision, and Values.

- Excellent verbal and written communication skills;

- Exceptional organization and course facilitation, planning skills, and experience with teaching at a post-secondary level preferred;

- A history educating occupational therapy students (i.e., in the classroom setting, in Lab, or on fieldwork).

- Progressive track record of scholarship

- Willingness to take on new challenges related to program opportunities, involvement, and development.


If interested, please contact Dr. Robert J. Mullaney at To apply, please send cover letter, CV, unofficial transcripts, and references to