Sutter Health SMU-Instructor-Occupational Therapy (Oakland Campus) in Oakland, California

Position Overview:

Job Summary:

Samuel Merritt University is a private allied health university known for high quality programs since 1909.We are located in Oakland, California in the San Francisco Bay Area, and only a few hours away from Napa Valley and Lake Tahoe.

The Department of Occupational Therapy at Samuel Merritt University is seeking either a benefited part time faculty member or adjunct faculty to teach in the Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program. The position(s) will start the fall of 2018.

Teaching opportunities are available in our adult clinic lab (supervising students with clinical treatments), our theory and practice of physical disabilities course, a research course, and other course sections to be determined. The candidate will provide didactic and lab instruction in his or her area of expertise and participate in departmental activities.


Education and/or Experience:

  • Previous teaching experience is preferred and highly desirable

  • A post-professional doctorate is highly desirable

  • A degree in Occupational Therapy is required

  • Preferred clinical experience in physical disabilities

  • Candidates must have a minimum of five years of clinical practice and be licensed or eligible for licensure in California

  • Prior experience in course & program development desirable

The University has an institution-wide commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We strive to build a welcoming and supportive campus environment, and acknowledge that diversity is an educational imperative to achieve excellence.

Organization: Samuel Merritt University

Employee Status: Regular

Employee Referral Bonus: No

Benefits: Yes

Position Status: Exempt

Union: No

Job Shift: Day

Shift Hours: 6 Hour Shift

Days of the Week Scheduled: Monday-Friday

Weekend Requirements: Other

Schedule: Part Time

Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: 20 hours (flexible)

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.