Faculty and Staff

The Ohio State University Division of Occupational Therapy invites applications from dynamic and motivated candidates for a full-time, twelve-month, tenure track position. Join an innovative, highly productive and collaborative faculty, and contribute to the continued growth of the Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD) program and the PhD in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. The Division seeks to hire one tenure track faculty member at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor.  

The Division of Occupational Therapy in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS) is located in a large, energetic academic medical center and research extensive university, offering an array of collaboration and innovation opportunities. The successful candidate will join a community of scholars committed to excellence in research, teaching and professional leadership in one of the country’s most established OT programs. The Division of Occupational Therapy offers an entry-level occupational therapy doctorate, a dual-degree OTD – PhD track, and an online certificate in Assistive and Rehabilitative Technology. Faculty also teach and advise students in the SHRS interdisciplinary PhD in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.

The successful candidate will be immersed in a culture of scientific discovery and innovation across a broad range of focus areas. Faculty research is supported by multiple federal and state grants and contracts and represents a broad range of populations and methodologies. Faculty possess expertise in pediatric, adult, and older adult populations, randomized controlled trials, virtual and assistive technologies, implementation science, and prevention and rehabilitation. In addition, The Ohio State University OTD program highly values teaching excellence and professional leadership. Ohio State OT is ranked 13th nationally, boasts 100% NBCOT pass rate success in 2018, 2019, and 2020, offers a multitude of simulation, didactic and clinical experiences to our students; as well as multiple opportunities for specialization in research, rehabilitation engineering, and pediatrics. 


  • Earned research doctorate
  • Licensure or eligibility for licensure in Ohio
  • Focused scholarly agenda with evidence of ability to obtain extramural funding
  • Post-doctoral training is preferred, but not required
  • Evidence of teaching and/or graduate student mentoring 


  • Conducting research in alignment with the missions of the Division, School, and University
  • Teaching and advising graduate students at the OTD and PhD levels
  • Service and community engagement in alignment with the candidate’s interests and those of the division, school and university

Application and Required Materials 

Required application materials include a teaching statementscholarship statementdiversity statement, and curriculum vitae. Application link coming soon. These required materials should be submitted with your application using the link below.



Questions should be addressed to:

  • Dr. Nick Funderburg, Search Committee Chair, Nicholas.funderburg@osumc.edu
  • School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The Ohio State University, 453 West 10th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210

To build a diverse workforce, The Ohio State University encourages applications from all individuals. Ohio State is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.