Mount Mary University
  • Milwaukee, WI, USA
  • Full Time

Position Summary: The Occupational Therapy Department was founded in 1941, with a mission of providing a professional education resulting in skilled hands-on practitioners who are client-centered and occupation-centered in their approach to practice. The department offers a professional-entry M.S. and OTD programs, as well as a post-professional M.S. program. This position will provide graduate-level teaching, service, and scholarship in the Occupational Therapy Department. Position includes on-campus and online teaching, service to the Department and University, and scholarly activities, such as presentation and/or publication.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Teaching classes offered on campus and online using skills of communication, engagement, and adaptability.
  • Provide service to the department, university, and community that demonstrates a commitment to the mission, vision, and values of Mount Mary University.
  • Supervise students
  • Advise students
  • Engage in scholarly activities that support and advance the profession, including publication and/or presentation.
  • Perform other duties, responsibilities, or special projects as assigned.

Skills and Experience:

  • Previous higher education teaching experience.
  • Documented occupational therapy expertise in the area(s) of teaching responsibility and knowledge of the content delivery method provided
  • Occupational therapy clinical practice experience. Adult physical disabilities experience is a priority.
  • Experience in distance education and learning management systems desired.
  • Strong working knowledge and understanding of established professional codes of ethics and best practices for faculty in higher education required
  • Demonstrated commitment to promoting inclusiveness and cultural competence; experience working with underrepresented students and students from at-risk backgrounds
  • Experience and understanding of current issues and developments in higher education
  • Outstanding verbal, writing, and presentation skills; must be able to communicate and interact effectively with Mount Mary students, employees, and alumnae
  • Exceptional ability to multitask and prioritize projects
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to work with diverse groups, facilitate group processes and foster collaborative decision making
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office Suite programs.


  • Current occupational therapy clinical practice experience of at least three years.
  • Previous higher education teaching experience, but will consider other relevant teaching experience.
  • Occupational therapist with an earned post-professional doctoral degree. Research-based doctorate desired.
  • Wisconsin state licensure in occupational therapy or eligibility for Wisconsin licensure.

Physical Demands:

  • May be required to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Must reach, bend, stoop, and lift.
  • Must sit and/or stand throughout the workday, sometimes for prolonged periods.
  • Some repetitive motion may be required.
  • Must listen carefully and speak clearly to others in person, via video conferencing, and on the telephone.
  • Extended hours in front of a computer screen may be required.

Working Conditions:

  • Office and classrooms environments with varying levels of noise throughout the day.
  • Varying workflow; sometimes stressful, with high workload during peak times of the year.
  • Complete work required within a limited space.
  • Complete work required within a limited time.

Mount Mary University encourages applications from all qualified candidates and is vitally committed to all aspects of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We welcome and encourage applications from qualified candidates, and all will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, ethnicity, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, or any other groups protected by law. Mount Mary seeks to hire and retain personnel who will make a positive contribution to its mission, vision, and values.

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