The Program in Occupational Therapy at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is ranked as the number one 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.

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 a rewarding and 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 employees.

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Executive Director

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis invites applications and nominations for the position of Executive Director, Program in Occupational Therapy. The Executive 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 Executive 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 Executive Director fosters a culture of diversity, inclusion and innovation among students, faculty and staff. The Executive 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 Executive Director also serves as the face of the Program at local, national and international levels.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate

The Program in Occupational Therapy at Washington University in St. Louis is currently seeking candidates for an NIH-funded Postdoctoral Research Associate position to investigate the effectiveness of an occupational therapy program to facilitate community participation for stroke survivors transitioning home from inpatient rehabilitation. An interdisciplinary research team includes occupational therapy, neurology, physical therapy and biostatistics. This is a unique opportunity to work on a community-based phase II trial.

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Current, future, and accepted applicants are encouraged to visit. We also welcome people who are exploring career options and considering occupational therapy. Dr. Kathy Kniepmann, one of our faculty members, opens our visit sessions with an informal presentation and discussion, followed by a tour that’s led by one of our current occupational therapy students.

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