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Medical University of South Carolina UNIV- Open Rank OT Faculty - Department of Rehabilitation Sciences in Charleston, South Carolina

Job summary: The Division of Occupational Therapy at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) seeks to fill two 12-month faculty positions, rank commensurate with experience. The faculty members will have primary responsibilities teaching in the Occupational Therapy Doctoral (OTD) Entry-Level and Post-Professional programs and will be in the academic educator or research track. The candidates also will have the opportunity to work with enthusiastic faculty colleagues on scholarship and research.

The Division of Occupational Therapy is housed in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Health Professions. The College consists of four departments and twelve health professions programs and is housed within an academic health science center known for excellence in education, clinical care, and research. The College is a national leader in education, scholarship, and research with several externally funded research centers. Start-up resources are available to support research development.

The MUSC Division of Occupational Therapy is among the nation's finest, ranked in the top 10 percent (#13) by US News and World Report. The program offers an Entry-Level OTD curriculum which culminates with an individualized capstone experience and project. The curriculum is full-time, year-round, and takes 3 years to complete.

The MUSC Division of Occupational Therapy also offers a Post-Professional OTD designed for experienced occupational therapists who desire to advance their careers. The program is currently part-time, completed online with three in-person sessions during the program, and takes 5 semesters to complete.

Duties of the Faculty Members

  • Teach courses in the Entry-Level and Post-Professional OTD programs. Content expertise in musculoskeletal conditions, psychosocial/behavioral health, and/or pediatrics preferred.

  • Develop and maintain a program of scholarship/research within and/or outside of the Division, Department, College, and the MUSC enterprise.

  • Engage in service activities to the Division, Department, College, MUSC enterprise, and the profession of occupational therapy.

  • Opportunities for clinical practice are available.

Medical University of South Carolina

Founded in 1824 in Charleston, MUSC is the oldest medical school in the South, as well as the state’s only integrated, academic health sciences center with a unique charge to serve the state through education, research, and patient care. Each year, MUSC educates and trains more than 3,000 students and 700 residents in six colleges: Dental Medicine, Graduate Studies, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy. The state’s leader in obtaining biomedical research funds, in fiscal year the 2020, MUSC brought in more than $271 million. For information on academic programs, visit .

As the clinical health system of the Medical University of South Carolina, MUSC Health is dedicated to delivering the highest quality patient care available, while training generations of competent, compassionate health care providers to serve the people of South Carolina and beyond. Comprising some 1,600 beds, more than 100 outreach sites, the MUSC College of Medicine, the physicians’ practice plan, and nearly 275 telehealth locations, MUSC Health owns and operates eight hospitals situated in Charleston, Chester, Florence, Lancaster, and Marion counties. In 2020, for the sixth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report named MUSC Health the No. 1 hospital in South Carolina. To learn more about clinical patient services, visit .

MUSC and its affiliates have collective annual budgets of $3 billion. The more than 17,000 MUSC team members include world-class faculty, physicians, specialty providers, and scientists who deliver groundbreaking education, research, technology, and patient care.

MUSC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, supporting workplace diversity.


Charleston, SC seamlessly blends historic charm with modern conveniences and coastal living. Charleston has consecutively been voted the “best city” in the U.S. from both Conde’ Nast Travelers Magazine and Travel + Leisure. Whether you are interested in architecture, history, arts & culture, premiere dining, outdoor recreation, or beautiful beaches, Charleston has it all.


Qualified applicants may apply until June 31, 2021, or until successful candidates are selected. Applications must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and a list of 3 professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. All inquiries will be confidential. For more specific information related to the duties and responsibilities in this posting, please contact D’Andra Roper-Shine at or Dr. Hazel L. Breland, Search Committee Chair at

Payscale Salary Range: UNIV-Band 0: Commensurate with experience.

FLSA: Salaried

Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:

Qualified applicants for these full-time faculty positions must have:

  • Terminal doctoral academic degree (e.g., OTD, PhD, EdD, DSc).

  • Experience in academic occupational therapy education.

  • At least 3 years of clinical practice experience.

  • History of research/scholarly activity relevant to occupational therapy practice, rehabilitation science, health services, or education.

  • Active licensure as an OT with the potential to transfer a license to SC.

Physical Requirements: TBA