Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis invites applications and nominations for the position of Elias Michael Director, Program in Occupational Therapy (Program Director). The Program Director will be charged with leading the educational, clinical and research endeavors for one of the most distinguished occupational therapy programs in the United States. The Program Director is responsible for overseeing all activities that support the program’s commitment to education, evidence-based clinical and community practice, and innovative research while maintaining and ensuring quality and integrity in compliance with accreditation, university and professional standards. The Program Director fosters a culture of diversity, inclusion and innovation among students, faculty and staff. The Program Director functions as the key representative and ambassador for the Program to the Executive Faculty of Washington University School of Medicine and on sub-committees of the Executive Faculty. The Program Director also serves as the face of the Program at local, national and international levels.
About the Program
Washington University School of Medicine’s Program in Occupational Therapy has advanced knowledge, cultivated leaders, empowered lives and engaged communities in the field of occupational therapy for 100 years and is ranked as the number one occupational therapy program in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Educational programs include master and doctoral programs, joint degree programs and a PhD in Rehabilitation and Participation Science. Program faculty engage in innovative, world-class research that enhances individual and population health. The Program’s community practice provides occupational therapy services to individuals who have limited function in performing activities that are central to maintaining health or engaging in family, work, and community life.
Qualifications, desired skills and traits
The successful candidate will be an occupational therapist or a rehabilitation, public health or social scientist with expertise that focuses on improving the everyday lives of people with developmental disabilities, neurological injuries, mental illness, chronic health conditions or disabilities. We are seeking a visionary and strategic leader with an earned doctorate and a deep knowledge of the field of occupational therapy and how it relates to emerging population health trends, the health care system and the future of medicine. Candidates should have significant leadership experience in research and/or education, as well as a deep commitment to promoting scholarship/research opportunities for students and faculty members. Those with 10 or more years of progressive professional experience ideally in an academic setting and those with strong management and leadership skills in areas of strategic planning, financial management, policy development, effective communication and marketing will be most competitive. The ability to recruit, develop, mentor and manage professional faculty and staff across the clinical, research and education missions is essential.
Candidates may apply online at https://facultyopportunities.wustl.edu/Posting/Detail/1010346; or email a CV/resume and cover letter with statement of interest to:
Nancy J. Donohoo Senior Consultant, University Executive Recruitment Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Internal Number: 1010346
About Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine has achieved international prominence as a leader in improving human health throughout the world. As noted leaders in patient care, research and education, the faculty has contributed countless discoveries and innovations to the field of science since the founding of the School of Medicine in 1891. The Medical School ranked 7th in the country by U.S. News and World Report; programs in occupational therapy and physical therapy are each ranked 1st, and its programs in audiology and communication sciences are each ranked 3rd.
The School of Medicine operating revenues totaled $2.16 billion in FY2017. Its robust research enterprise generated $554.5 million in research funding in FY2017, representing approximately three-quarters of the University’s total research dollars. Clinical faculty provide a wide array of outstanding inpatient and outpatient care, along with clinical trials, which offer patients the opportunity to participate in the evaluation of innovative treatments and prevention strategies