Faculty of the Masters of Occupational Therapy Program

April 23, 2019
Priority Deadline to Apply:
May 24, 2019
Messiah College

Position Description

The School of Graduate Studies at Messiah College, in partnership with the national search firm Scott Healy & Associates, invites applications for Faculty of the Masters of Occupational Therapy Program. Rank will be based on qualifications. The faculty member will teach courses in research, administration and management, as well as courses in their area of expertise This is a 12-month position which includes teaching responsibility in Fall, Spring & Summer. 

Responsibilities: Teach graduate courses in the candidate’s area of expertise in our ACOTE accredited residential program. Teaching assignments will be determined based upon departmental need and the candidate’s expertise and interests. Faculty members are also expected to maintain an active scholarly agenda, advise graduate students, and engage in institutional service.

Starting Date for Position: Fall 2019


Terminal degree required (Ph.D. or Ed.D. preferred). Previous college teaching experience preferred. Preference given to candidates with a robust research agenda and experience teaching or mentoring research projects.

The successful applicant will have clinical experience and have a license (or be eligible for licensure) as a registered occupational therapist in the state of Pennsylvania.

About The Institution

The Program: The mission of the occupational therapy program is to prepare compassionate, ethical and competent occupational therapy practitioners, equipped to serve and lead as agents of change in a global society. The ACOTE accredited MOT program is a full time 80-credit hour program. The Occupational Therapy Program at Messiah College is housed in a 36,000 square foot facility with spacious teaching-learning spaces including state of the art Anatomy Lab, Pediatric Lab and an apartment with universal design /ADL Lab, as well as many other exceptional teaching labs.

The School: Advancing the mission of Messiah College, the School of Graduate Studies educates students for a lifetime of intellectual exploration, ethical leadership and exceptional professional practice within a complex world. Our programs include eight master’s degrees, two doctoral degrees, and numerous graduate certificates and post-master’s certificates. The coursework for most of our graduate programs is conducted primarily online, with some programs being fully online and others being fully residential. Messiah College is a nationally ranked, accredited college that successfully integrates top-tier academics and Christian faith.

Application Process

Application materials will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled. Please provide a current curriculum vitae as well as a letter of interest that clearly explains how your Christian faith represents a strong fit with the mission of Messiah College, which is “to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society." Paper applications will not be accepted.

Curriculum Vitae must include: (1) education, (2) previous employment history, (3) scholarly and professional accomplishments (e.g., papers, publication, recitals, showings), (4) membership in scholarly, professional, or honor societies, and (5) awards and honors received.

All correspondence relating to the Faculty of the Master of Occupational Therapy Program (MOT) search at Messiah College should be directed in confidence to the College’s executive recruitment consultant:

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

Messiah College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color,  sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, or veteran’s status in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, or the operation of any of its programs. Consistent with our nondiscrimination statement, the College does not tolerate abuse or harassment of employees, students or other individuals associated with the College. This includes, but is not limited to, vendors, contractors, and guests on the basis of, but not limited to, any of the above categories.