Career Opportunities

Assistant or Associate Professor, OTD Program Coordinator

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Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Dominguez Hills
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Temporary, Full Time, Faculty - Health Sciences, On-site (work in-person at business location)
Position Description

Assistant or Associate Professor, OTD Program Coordinator

Department of Occupational Therapy

College of Health, Human Services, & Nursing


Position Description

The Department of  Occupational Therapy at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) invites applications for a Tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor (12-month) with the appointment starting in Fall 2024.


At CSUDH, we celebrate and respect diversity in all forms that include every race, religion, gender, ethnicity, veterans, people with varied abilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. CSUDH is seeking applications from candidates who can demonstrate experience in teaching and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and contribute to the University’s mission, vision, and core values.

For more information: Mission, Vision, and Core Values.


The Position

This is for one 12-month tenure-track position in the Department of Occupational Therapy with a rank of Assistant or Associate Professor that holds the responsibility of overseeing the Entry-level Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) Program as the OTD Program Coordinator.


This 12-month tenure-track position comes with the following responsibilities:

  • Administration and management of the Entry-level OTD Program, including program planning and evaluation, and commitment to promoting student success.
  • Ensure the program’s compliance with the requirements of the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) Section B Content Standards.
  • Teaching and advising.
  • Conducting scholarship in line with the mission of the department, college, and university.
  • Contributing to service for the department, college, and university.
  • Contributing to curriculum and program development.


Required Qualifications

  • An earned post-professional doctoral degree (e.g. PhD, EdD, OTD).
  • Eight (8) years of clinical practice in occupational therapy.
  • Three (3) years of teaching experience at the postbaccalaureate level.
  • Eligible for occupational therapy (OT) licensure in California.
  • Experience in working with students from diverse age, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds.
  • Qualified to teach at both the entry-level and advanced clinical level courses.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to teaching and mentoring with ongoing or potential research projects that can foster student involvement and career opportunities.
  • Demonstrate a record of professional presentations and/or a sound research trajectory/agenda for publications.

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least 3 years of experience in a full-time academic appointment.
  • Experience in OTD curriculum and course development.
  • Experience in supervision of students’ capstone projects and/or residency programs, including development of Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with residency sites.
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas of practice or teaching:
    • Physical disabilities, acute care
    • Mental health, wellness, and/or healthy lifestyle interventions
    • Assistive technology and/or artificial intelligence (AI) in rehabilitation.
    • Population health, service-learning, and/or processes of reimbursement.
    • Advocacy, leadership, and/or OT management.
    • Community outreach and/or program development.


How to Apply

A completed on-line application must be received by electronic submission to be considered. To apply, please visit CSUDH career-opportunities.

 Application Deadline Date:

The position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin in March 11, 2024. For full consideration, please submit your completed application with the required materials no later than June 30, 2024:

  • Current Curriculum Vitae with contact information
  • Cover letter
  • Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (2 pages maximum)*
  • List of 3 references with contact information**
  • Unofficial transcripts (an official transcript will be required for the finalist)***
  • A Statement on Teaching (2 pages maximum)
  • A Statement on Research (2 pages maximum)
  • Sample Publications or Evidence of Creative/Scholarly Activity
  • Teaching Evaluations (if available)


*Given CSUDH’s commitment to diversity and inclusion for all students, faculty, staff, and administrators, describe your individual commitment and experiences in advancing diversity and inclusion and how they relate to your future teaching and research.

 **This position requires three letters of recommendation (LORs). Please do not upload your LORs with your application. Your list of references will be notified at the appropriate time during the search process. They will receive a request via email along with information on uploading the LOR. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUDH by logging back into your applicant portal.

***For finalist with International transcripts, a United States Equivalency certification will be required.

 A United States (US) Equivalency certification is required for earned/awarded/conferred foreign terminal degrees, which is from a foreign Academic Institution for foreign studies. The US Equivalency certification is used to validate foreign studies from an academic credential evaluation agency and is evaluated on foreign studies and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from the United States. The certification must translate the information in English, and confirm that your highest terminal degree is US Equivalent to a US terminal degree (i.e., Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate’s, Doctor’s of Philosophy). The certification can be emailed to or mailed directly to the office of Faculty Affairs and Development, 1000 East Victoria Street, WH-368, Carson, CA 90747.


If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:

Tracy Becerra-Culqui, PhD, MPH, OT/L

Pronouns: she, her

Search Committee Chair

Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy

Welch Hall, 3rd Floor, WH A-320-H

Office phone number: 310-243-2703

California State University, Dominguez Hills

1000 East Victoria Street, (WHA 320)

Carson, CA  90747


Department of Occupational Therapy

The Department of Occupational Therapy offers two programs: the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) Program and the Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) Program.

We are very proud of our curricula for both Entry-level MSOT and OTD Programs. Through team effort, the OT Department faculty, students, and staff strive for the highest level of achievements. Together, we are quite enthusiastic in educating and preparing students on best practice, scholarship, research, advocacy and innovation to address the complex human needs of health, wellness, restoration and adaptation for optimal life engagement throughout the lifespan. In line with the University’s Mission Statement, the curricula aspire to promote population health and anti-racist education and practices.

For more information:


Additional Information

The anticipated salary range for this position is $6,190 to $15,145.  Please see anticipated salary ranges for the specific classifications below:

The Assistant Professor (12-month) classification salary range is $6,190 to $13,797 per month (12 monthly payments per academic year); The anticipated hiring salary is $8,243 to $8,610 per month.

The Associate Professor (12-month) classification salary range is $7,102 to $15,145 per month (12 monthly payments per academic year); The anticipated hiring salary is $9,450 to $10,325 per month.

This position will be commensurate with experience and current CSUDH faculty salaries in the academic department/discipline. Faculty salaries are subject to budgetary authorization and any California State University System faculty contract increases. Summer research grants, moving expenses, start‐up funds, and a reduced teaching load may be available.

An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available that includes: health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner and dependent fee‐waiver; access to campus child‐care; and a defined‐benefit retirement through the state system along with optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, please visit:


Background Check

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment.  CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

 CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

The California State University (CSU) is committed to safeguarding the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the communities we serve, as well as maintaining higher education access and attainment for our students, as such, we embrace a comprehensive strategy designed to reduce the likelihood of transmission of the COVID-19 virus.  The CSU strongly recommends that all individuals who access any in-person program or activity (on- or off-campus) operated or controlled by the University follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications and comply with other safety measures established by each campus. The systemwide policy can be found at CSU Vaccination Policy and any questions you have may be submitted to

Mandated Reporter Per CANRA

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.

Closing Statement

CSUDH is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

For more information: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources’ Office (310) 243-3771.

Clery Act crime statistics for CSUDH are available at Campus Security Report (Clery), or by calling University Police at (310) 243-3639.

Upon appointment, all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

The California State University is Smoke and Tobacco Free.  Smoking, Vaping and other Tobacco use are Not Permitted anywhere on University property.  Education Code 42356, CCR Title 5, Article 9.

For more information see: Smoke & Tobacco-Free


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