Faculty, Occupational Therapy, Hickory

College of Health Sciences
School of Occupational Therapy
Faculty Position:
Occupational Therapy Faculty; Hickory Campus

The School of Occupational Therapy at Lenoir-Rhyne University seeks applications for a full-time 9-month Faculty position in Occupational Therapy, beginning August 2022.

Candidates who possess a doctoral degree in Occupational Therapy or related area by the time of the appointment will begin with rank of Assistant Professor on a tenure-track line. Otherwise, the position will begin at the rank of Instructor on a term appointment.  Candidates must be licensed or eligible for licensure in South Carolina and North Carolina, certified nationally as an Occupational Therapist, and have a minimum of 3 years of clinical experience. Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment and capacity for teaching excellence, student mentorship, scholarly and professional engagement, and campus citizenship.

In pursuit of the development of the whole person, Lenoir-Rhyne University seeks to liberate mind and spirit, clarify personal faith, foster physical wholeness, build a sense of community, and promote responsible leadership for service in the world. Affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), Lenoir-Rhyne promotes a diverse campus open to people from all religious backgrounds. It is an EOE/AA employer under all applicable civil rights laws. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply

Lenoir-Rhyne University and the College of Health Sciences are committed to providing an environment for learning, working and living that promotes equal opportunity, inclusion, and non-discrimination for its faculty, staff, students, contractors, and visitors.

In our work, all are welcome regardless of race/ethnicity, gender identities, gender expressions, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, disabilities, health status, religion, regional background, Veteran status, citizenship status, nationality and other diverse identities that we each bring.

The success of an inclusive environment relies on the participation, support, and understanding of all. We encourage diverse views, and understand that we expect all to engage respectfully and with regard to the dignity of all others.

To complete the online application, candidates are directed to www.lr.edu/work-at-lr.

While completing the application, candidates will be prompted to submit

1. Letter of Application

  • The application letter should discuss specifically how one’s professional experiences and perspectives relate to the needs of the position and of Lenoir-Rhyne University

2. Curriculum Vitae

  • including the names and addresses of three references

3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy and Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Any questions regarding the position or the search process should be submitted electronically to Dr. Michael McGee, Dean-College of Health Sciences, at michael.mcgee@lr.edu.

Lenoir-Rhyne University is a co-educational, private comprehensive liberal arts institution founded in 1891, with its traditional campus located in Hickory, North Carolina, a town of over 40,000, and additional campuses in Asheville and Columbia, SC. Situated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Lenoir-Rhyne is about an hour drive from Charlotte, Winston-Salem, and/or Asheville. By combining the liberal arts with professional studies, the University joins a rich foundation in the arts, humanities, social sciences, languages, religion, and natural sciences with over 50 undergraduate majors and nearly 30 master’s degree programs. With record enrollments each of the last nine years, the institution now enrolls nearly 2600 students at its three locales, and it anticipates continued managed enrollment growth over the coming years as it expands upon its mission.

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