The Program in Occupational Therapy at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is ranked as a top three occupational therapy program in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Located in the heart of the Midwest, the Program offers the finest in occupational therapy education and evidence-based patient care, all built upon a strong foundation of innovative research. Faculty and staff maintain a focus on advancing human health by enhancing people’s participation in everyday life activities and work together to bridge biomedical and sociocultural health at the person, community and population levels. The Program shares the University’s commitment to equal access, consistent with its academic mission and standards, and strives to achieve excellence through the advancement of diversity, equity and inclusion. We value a structure and culture that supports all members of our community.

Home to one of the top medical schools in the nation, Washington University is also ranked among the best places to work in St. Louis. Essential to every aspect of the University's mission, faculty and staff enrich students' learning experiences, discover and build knowledge, advance health, save lives, and support excellence every day. Employees at the School of Medicine reflect the diversity of the surrounding community and enjoy an inclusive work environment that encourages independence, boldness and originality of thought. Washington University recognizes the value in each individual, and great emphasis is put on hiring, training and retention of its diverse workforce.

The Program is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the advancement of inclusive excellence. Candidates who can contribute to these goals are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths and/or experiences in these areas in both their application materials and during the interview process. 

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Current Openings

Clinician-Track Educator Faculty – Pediatric Expertise

The Program in Occupational Therapy at Washington University is currently seeking candidates for a full-time faculty position beginning in the 2023-2024 academic year. This is a non-tenured, 12-month position on the clinician track. As a generalist educator, the selected candidate will teach a wide variety of courses within the master’s and clinical doctoral curricula with an emphasis on assessment and intervention for children and youth. The position reports to the director of the Division of Professional Education and will contribute to an inclusive teaching, learning and working environment that engages and challenges diverse learners.

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Occupational Therapist

The Program in Occupational Therapy at Washington University is currently seeking candidates for an occupational therapist for OT Services. The position is responsible for performing evaluations, establishing goals and planning occupational therapy treatment programs for children/youth/adults referred to occupational therapy by the physician or community partners. Position may also assist with clinical program development, evaluation and related performance improvement activities as assigned by Clinical Practice manager. Position is 100% clinical.

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An Equal Opportunity Employer

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Ranked as the Number Three OT Program in the Nation

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Current, future and accepted applicants are encouraged to visit us in person or virtually. We also welcome people who are exploring career options and considering occupational therapy. Faculty member Dr. Kathy Kniepmann, opens our virtual visit sessions with an informal presentation and discussion,  followed by a chat with a current student. In person visit sessions are by request only; please contact Dr. Kniepmann to schedule.

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Call Dr. Kniepmann at (314) 286-1610 or Mikayla Williams at (314) 286-1655.