Postdoctoral Associate

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Work type: Post Doc
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Health Profession
Department:33030000 - HP-OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Classification Title:

Postdoctoral Associate

Job Description:

The Department of Occupational Therapy, College of Public Health and Health Professions at the University of Florida, invites applications for a full-time 12-month postdoctoral associate position. The postdoctoral associate will engage in multidisciplinary research with a focus on driving rehabilitation science in medically at risk populations through the lifespan. This position will provide intensive training and mentoring. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Science or a closely related field and are preferably licensed/license-eligible as an occupational therapist in the state of Florida.

The Department of Occupational Therapy ( is a national leader in occupational therapy education and research. The department has active research programs in the areas of driving rehabilitation and community mobility, and learning disabilities, as well as outstanding academic and training programs that include an entry level Masters in Occupational Therapy program and a Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Science program. The department is a leader in the NIH-funded K12 Rehabilitation Research Career Development consortium and is home to the Florida Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation; Institute for Mobility, Activity and Participation; and the Center for Research on Telehealth and Assistive Technology.

The University of Florida is a comprehensive doctoral research-extensive university that includes a full range of academic departments and programs ( It has a long history of established programs in international education, research and service and is one of only 17 public, land-grant universities that belong to the Association of American Universities. The College of Public Health and Health Professions is part of the University's Health Science Center, which includes the Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Dentistry, and Veterinary Medicine, and provides a wealth of opportunities for research collaborations.

Advertised Salary:

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Minimum Requirements:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Science or a closely related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

Applicants are preferably licensed/license-eligible as an occupational therapist in the state of Florida.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Interested applicants must submit an application packet, which includes a CV, letter of interest, and list of three references.  

Final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

Applications will be accepted until a suitable pool has been established.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

Health Assessment Required: No


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