Assistant/Associate/Professor of Occupational Therapy


Emory & Henry College Department of Occupational Therapy invites applications for the position of Assistant/Associate/Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy. The position is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track or clinical (non-tenure-track) position with a preferred start date of July 1, 2021.


Founded in 1836, Emory & Henry College is a small, prestigious, nationally-ranked liberal arts college in Emory, Virginia. With a collegial, interdisciplinary faculty, strong community ties, and a nationally recognized commitment to civic engagement, Emory & Henry has long been known as one of 44 schools in Loren Pope’s Colleges That Change Lives and has a two-time Forbes ranking among the top 25 faculties in the nation.


The E&H School of Health Sciences was established in 2014 with the goal of preparing highly qualified health care professionals, with a focus on meeting the health care needs of the citizens within the underserved region of Southwest Virginia. The School is located on the former campus of the Smyth County Community Hospital in Marion, Virginia, which is 20 miles north of the main E&H campus. The 15-acre Health Sciences campus is designed to promote interprofessional education and includes programs in occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, and clinical mental health counseling.


The Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) program is fully accredited by ACOTE and is transitioning to an entry-level doctorate (OTD). The OTD program has received Candidacy and the first cohort started in August of 2020. The program currently has eight full-time OT faculty and several other associated faculty. 



The Assistant/Associate/Professor will be responsible for the following as they relate to the School of Health Sciences and the Department of Occupational Therapy:

  • Collaborating with experienced faculty in a new entry-level OTD program

  • Assist in ACOTE accreditation process for the OTD program

  • Teach content in the program according to expertise areas (general rehab for adults/older adults and kinesiology preferred)

  • Mentor student research groups

  • Advise students

  • Serve as expert for capstone students

  • Serve on departmental, school and college committees as needed.


Applicants must possess an earned doctorate degree from a regionally accredited institution (OTD or academic doctorate). Applicants must be licensed in Virginia (or eligible for licensure) as an occupational therapist.  Applicants must also have a minimum of 2 years of clinical practice as an occupational therapist. Previous college/university teaching experience in an accredited occupational therapy program is preferred. Information about the College and the OT Program can be found at www.ehc.edu and  http://www.ehc.edu/ot


Emory & Henry College is being assisted by the partners of Hyatt-Fennell. Application materials should be submitted to ehc@Hyatt-Fennell.com, please specify the search in the subject line. Applications include a letter of interest, a current curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, contact information for five professional references, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a research statement summarizing the candidates’ scholarship. All applications and nominations will be considered highly confidential. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and continue until the position is filled.  

Cheryl Hyatt



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