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Assistant Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy - Instructional

Occupational Therapy Los Angeles, California

The Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the University of Southern California invites applicants for one full-time fixed-term faculty position. The successful candidate will work closely with the Chan Division’s Associate Dean and Chair to launch a strategic planning initiative to develop the Division’s vision and goals for the next five-year period. This will include: (1) leading an environmental assessment of internal and external trends for occupational science and occupational therapy in three primary mission areas – teaching, clinical practice, and research; (2) analyzing data and creating reports; (3) co-planning committee agendas, taking notes of discussion and action items, and facilitating team process and schedules; (4) coordinating faculty focus groups and interviews; (5) serving as co-liaison to consultant group, along with the Strategic Planning Project Leader, to ensure timely completion of project tasks.

Administrative tasks associated with this position will include calendar management, scheduling appointments, and correspondence with internal and external stakeholders.

This position will also involve project management on new projects related to autism research, which may include developing grant proposals to federal agencies, preparing human subjects protocol, collecting and analyzing data, development of new measures, as well as writing of scientific papers or manuals.

Qualifications include: an earned terminal degree (O.T.D., or Ph.D.) in occupational therapy or occupational science; current license to practice occupational therapy in California; excellent written and verbal communication skills; outstanding time management skills; experience in project management, team organization/leadership; experience in autism research including grant development, data collection, and scientific writing for publication and presentations.

This position is available January 1, 2018 and is a six-month, fixed term appointment.

REQ20053772 Posted Date: 12/05/2017

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