Open Rank Faculty Member of Masters of Occupational Therapy (Start Date August, 2019)

November 29, 2018
Priority Deadline to Apply:
January 14, 2019
North Central College

Position Description

North Central College, in partnership with the national search firm Scott Healy & Associatesis seeking applications and nominations for a faculty member to teach in the Masters of Occupational Therapy program in the Department of Kinesiology in the School of Education and Health Sciences.  This position is a non-tenure track, ongoing, 12-month open rank role (rank will be determined based on experience) with a start date of August 2019. The successful candidate is responsible for teaching, research, collaborating in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the Master of Occupational Therapy Program with primary course assignments in the areas of mental health and adult rehabilitation and treatment. Participation in recruitment, retention and admission activities and program committee work, program accreditation, and other tasks as assigned by the Program Director is also expected.


• Doctoral degree (e.g., PhD, DSc, EdD, DHS, OTD);

• Current Illinois licensure or eligibility;

• Clinical experience in occupational therapy;

• Demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence, mentoring of students, and ongoing scholarship/creative work.

About The Institution

About The School of Education and Health Sciences:

The School builds connections between the College’s liberal arts-based foundation and academic majors. All undergraduate and graduate programs in the School prepare students to contend with a constantly evolving professional environment by developing skills in critical thinking, communication and problem solving through experiential and applied learning.  All students are expected to develop competency in intercultural effectiveness, research skills and the implementation of evidence-based best practices. Thus, each program features a unique blend of theory and hands-on learning in supervised field experiences such as internships, clinical rotations and practicums, and student teaching. Faculty members bring diverse experiential backgrounds to the classroom daily and, as active scholars, they encourage undergraduate research and a spirit of inquiry. The intentional integration of the liberal arts and professional and pre-professional studies is a hallmark of a North Central education.

About North Central College:

Founded in 1861, North Central College is a selective, comprehensive liberal arts institution of about 3000 students, located 28 miles west of Chicago in Naperville. The college is within walking distance of the Naperville Metra station and is next to downtown Naperville. The Naperville area is home to many excellent school districts and Naperville, IL has been ranked as one of the best places to live by Money magazine. For more information, please visit:

Though affiliated with the United Methodist Church, we welcome and encourage students and staff of all faiths. We are thoughtfully expanding our academic programs to respond to the needs of our ever-changing world, recently adding Middle Eastern and North African Studies, along with Arabic. The College is in a period of growth with the addition of a $60 million Science Center opened in March 2017.

Application Process

North Central College is partnering with the national search firm Scott Healy & Associates for this search.  All applications and nominations are to be directed electronically to the College’s recruitment consultant:

Mr. Christopher S. Healy
Vice President
Scott Healy & Associates

Complete applications will include the following:

1. Cover Letter outlining your interest and qualifications for the position
2. Updated CV
3. List of five (5) professional references including name, title, contact information and relationship to you

Applications received by January 14, 2019 will receive priority consideration.  The position will remain open until filled.

North Central College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce. North Central College provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need reasonable accommodation, please notify the Office of Human Resource. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.