Sr. Researcher - Tenure-Eligible. Full Professor or Promotion-Eligible, 12-month appointment

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Oklahoma City, OK
Closing date
Dec 4, 2023

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Sr. Researcher - Tenure-Eligible. Full Professor or Promotion-Eligible, 12-month appointment

Tulsa, OK
Open Date:
Oct 20, 2023

Direct Supervisor: Department Chair
FTE: 100%
Appointment Type: Tenure-Eligible. Full Professor or Promotion-Eligible, 12-month appointment
Title/Rank: Full Professor or Promotion Eligible
Primary Location: OU Health Science Center in Tulsa, OK


Responsibilities: Supports the strategic plan of the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, the College of Allied Health, and OU Health Sciences Center through mentoring, teaching, research/scholarship, and service activities

  • Maintain an organized, viable, and fundable research agenda using internal and external collaborations and resources.
  • Procure internal and external grant funding to support individual and/or team-based research projects.
  • Maintain a consistent record of research dissemination activities to include publications and presentations through local, national and international opportunities.
  • Mentor professional and post-professional students in research activities.

  • Primary teaching responsibilities within post-professional and graduate programs (Doctor of Science, PhD)
  • Participate in the curriculum design, delivery, and accreditation processes for post-professional and graduate programs
  • Advise and mentor students in post-professional and graduate programs.
  • Deliver courses with innovative and evidence-based teaching methods.

  • Participate as a leader in University, College, Department, and Program committees.
  • Participate in grant review groups and/or active roles in professional associations at national level.



  • Physical Therapist (PT) or Occupational Therapist (OT) with an earned academic doctoral degree with a research focus that prepares the candidate for independent research and mentoring. Individuals who are not PT or OT, but with a degree that strongly complements rehabilitation sciences (such as Public Health, other healthcare degrees, bioengineering, etc.), and has evidence of related teaching, practice or research experience, may be considered.
  • Established research program with current/recent funding that aligns with department, college and university research priorities and strategic plans.

Preferences (Not Required)
  • Experience with teaching in graduate programs.
  • Evidence of successful mentoring of PhD students, MS students, and/or post-doctoral scholars.
  • Experience with course and curriculum design.

Application Instructions:

Applicants are required to provide a CV and Cover Letter to

If there are any questions pertaining to this position, please call Deborah Martin at (405) 271-2288, ext. 43419 or email at

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