Midwestern University Assistant Professor - IL - Occupational Therapy in Downers Grove, Illinois


The Occupational Therapy Program has immediate opportunities to join an established occupational therapy professional master’s degree program. The Program is currently in the Candidacy phase of the transition process from a M.O.T. to an O.T.D. Program.

The spacious 105-acre, wooded, Downers Grove, IL campus is located just 45 minutes west of downtown Chicago. Midwestern University is an independent institution of higher education committed to the education of health care professionals. The Occupational Therapy Program, along with the Physical Therapy, Speech Language Pathology, Physician Assistant, Clinical Psychology, and Biomedical Sciences programs comprise the College of Health Sciences. The College serves approximately 800 full-time students in master and doctoral level programs each year.

Applications are invited for full-time (1.0 FTE) tenure track faculty positions as an Assistant Professor. Successful applicants must possess 1) an earned doctorate in occupational therapy or a related field; 2) licensure as an occupational therapist in Illinois; 3) at least 5 years of clinical experience; and 4) instructional experience in a college or university academic program. Experience in pediatrics, adult rehabilitation or program development/administration is preferred. A record of scholarly productivity or potential to develop an active research program and professional service will enhance the candidate’s application. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience in an academic program, and whose background, experience and interests complement those of current faculty members and contributes to our Program.

The salary and benefits are competitive. Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience. Interested applicants should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three professional references with the application. Additional questions may be directed to:

Mark Kovic, OTD, OTR/L. FAOTA

Chair, OT Program Search Committee, Occupational Therapy Program

555 31st Street,

Downers Grove, IL 60515


Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or veterans status, in accord with 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a).

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities



Doctorate or better



Previous instructional experience in a college or university academic program.

5 years of clinical experience.

Licenses & Certifications



Posted: June 10, 2016