Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy Non-Tenure Track Clinician Educator Faculty Position

220847 Requisition #

Non-Tenure Track Clinician Educator Faculty Position

Occupational Therapy

Omaha, Nebraska

Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions has an immediate opening for a full-time (12-month) clinician educator, non-tenure track faculty position. The Department is nationally recognized for its leadership and innovation in occupational therapy doctoral education. This faculty position is dedicated to expanding the scope of occupational therapy practice and education and challenging our students to actively reflect the University’s Ignatian values. The faculty member would join a progressive and dynamic environment of active, creative, and engaged 30-member faculty.

Minimal Qualifications:

  • Terminal doctoral degree in occupational therapy, or related area of study; PhD, EdD, DSc, ScD, or OTD.
  • Occupational therapist with active Nebraska license or eligibility for Nebraska licensure.
  • Three years of clinical experience as an occupational therapist; Physical rehabilitation experience preferred.
  • Experience in academia including teaching in distance and/or hybrid programs preferred.
  • Evidence of excellent communication and teamwork.
  • Experience in service and scholarship.


  • Engage in teaching, scholarship, and service to the Department of Occupational Therapy and the University.
  • Primary teaching responsibilities in physical rehabilitation and/or other courses in the Doctor of Occupational Therapy Programs.
  • Manage coursework and teach proficiently to provide excellent education in face-to-face, hybrid, and/or online learning environments. 
  • Maintain current knowledge of occupational therapy literature, reimbursement, and ACOTE standards to maintain program adherence and integrity.
  • Provide student support and advisement. Experience working with diverse populations and students with accommodations preferred.
  • Provide mentorship for capstone projects and/or research.

The Department of Occupational Therapy is seeking a self-motivated and productive individual who is looking to advance their career and become part of a vibrant and transformational program. The doctoral-prepared faculty member will have an exceptional opportunity to influence the future of occupational therapy doctoral education through a number of successful initiatives including our entry-level campus-based pathway with our three hybrid programs in Anchorage, Denver, and Phoenix, our international Master of Science in Occupational Therapy and Master of Science in Rehabilitation, and the post-professional doctoral program.

Omaha is a friendly Midwestern city in the heart of a metropolitan area of over 1 million. It is a wonderful place to live, where unemployment is low, cost of living is below the national average, educational attainment is high, and a variety of cultural and recreational attractions exist. For more information please visit:

Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Expressions of initial interest will be treated in strict confidence. To learn more about this position and to apply, please visit: Creighton University Careers. To learn more about the university, school, and program, please visit: Upon completion of the application process, please attach a curriculum vitae and a cover letter explaining your interest in the position as well as a summary of your qualifications. Questions regarding this position should be directed to:

Angela Patterson OTD, OTR/L, FNAP

Chair - Search Committee

Department of Occupational Therapy

School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

Creighton University

2500 California Plaza

Omaha, NE  68178

Phone: (402) 280-5980



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Disclosure Statement 

This description describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Regular, reliable attendance is an essential function and all employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor. Employees may also be required to work in excess of normal working hours as workloads and seasonal activities necessitate. A complete description is available in the Human Resource office located at 3006 Webster Street Omaha, NE. Creighton University reserves the right to modify duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice. 



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