Capstone Coordinator and Open-Rank Clinical Faculty, Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, IL

Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2022

The Department of Occupational Therapy at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) is seeking a dynamic, clinically-focused faculty member to join our interdisciplinary department as a Capstone Coordinator and clinical faculty member. This is a 12-month, full-time appointment starting in the spring of 2023. The Capstone Coordinator will lead the capstone component of the entry-level OTD curriculum and will work closely with faculty, students, and capstone mentors to creatively envision and implement capstone projects and experiences in traditional and emerging practice settings. The Capstone Coordinator will also have teaching duties, which will be negotiated based on areas of expertise and will include mentoring entry-level and post-professional occupational therapy students.

The members of our department strive to be change agents who transform the health and quality of life of individuals and communities through our research, education, and service. We actively support synergies across these three areas to enable our faculty and students to "Create Tomorrow's Practice." This mission, our dynamic scholarly environment, and our excellent infrastructure offer many opportunities for the clinically-focused candidate to excel. Involvement in applied scholarship is encouraged among clinical faculty members and is supported by the department.

UIC is an acclaimed research institution with a strong focus on social justice and serving local urban and under-served communities throughout the Chicagoland area. Our deep commitment to social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion strongly informs the department’s teaching, scholarship, and service agendas. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Our faculty is innovative and productive. Our entry-level program has been consistently ranked among the top five programs in the United States.  For more information about our scholarship, teaching, and service, visit our website.


Required (at time of hire):

  • Completed doctoral degree from an accredited institution (e.g., OTD, PhD, EdD)
  • Licensed or eligible for licensure as an occupational therapist in the State of Illinois
  • Three years of clinical experience as a registered occupational therapist
  • Experience teaching or mentoring students in an academic or practice setting
  • Evidence of strong collaborative, networking, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Evidence of strong organizational and administrative skills
  • Evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion


  • Evidence of managerial or supervisory experience
  • Previous experience as a fieldwork educator or capstone mentor
  • Experience of curriculum development, implementation, and program evaluation
  • Record of community and/or professional service
  • Record of applied scholarship

Salary and benefits: Salary and rank is negotiable and commensurate with qualifications and experience. UIC offers a generous benefits package including a tuition waiver for qualified employees. More information about our benefits can be found here.

Application: Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names of three professional references via the UIC Job Board

Applications received by December 30, 2022 will receive fullest consideration. Questions regarding this position can be directed to Mary Berta, [email protected], Occupational Therapy Department human resources representative.

The University of Illinois Chicago entry-level doctoral program was launched in August of 2022 and is currently in the candidacy phase with the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education.  For more information, visit

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