Assistant/Associate Professor OR Assistant/Associate Professor of Professional Practice; and Doctoral Capstone Coordinator-Occupational Therapy

Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences

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Assistant/Associate Professor OR Assistant/Associate Professor of Professional Practice; and Doctoral Capstone Coordinator-Occupational Therapy

  • 499179
  • Faculty
  • Full-time
  • Opening at: Dec 4 2023 at 17:00 CST
  • Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences

Application Deadline:

Open Until filled

Position Details:

This full-time faculty position is on-campus and in-person.

The Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences invites applications for one 12-month faculty position as either a Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor rank; OR Assistant/Associate Professor of Professional Practice to serve as Doctoral Capstone Coordinator (DCC) for the developing entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) Program at Texas Christian University (TCU).

The responsibilities for the Doctoral Capstone Coordinator (DCC) include developing, organizing and managing the Capstone Experience and Project components of the OTD curriculum; teaching within area of expertise; supervising professional occupational therapy capstone students and participation in departmental and other institutional service activities supporting the academic missions of the University. Prior experience as a Doctoral Capstone Coordinator with post-baccalaureate teaching responsibilities preferred.

Tenure-Track Faculty Qualifications: Successful applicants will have strong written and interpersonal communication skills, the ability to maintain an active research/scholarship agenda and teaching proficiency within their area of expertise supporting the developing entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) Program at Texas Christian University (TCU).

Professional Practice Track Faculty Qualifications: Successful applicants will have strong written and interpersonal communication skills and teaching proficiency within their area of expertise in support of the developing entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) Program at Texas Christian University (TCU).

Applicants must be licensed or eligible for licensure as an occupational therapist in the State of Texas and have earned a Doctoral degree (OTD, PhD, EdD or equivalent). Prior experience supervising Doctoral Capstone Experiences and Projects is preferred. Salary and rank will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the candidate. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Applications not submitted online will not be considered. Questions about the position can be directed via email ( to: Michael D. Justiss, PhD, OTR, Director, Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) Program.

Department Details:

The candidate selected for this position will join a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. The colleague we are seeking should embrace both the longstanding emphasis on community-oriented ethical teaching and learning arising from TCU's heritage along with its progressive history as, for instance, the first post-secondary institution in Texas to embrace co­ education. For a recent faculty explanation of the "C" in Texas Christian University, we invite you to read an essay by Drs. Darren J. N. Middleton and Elizabeth H. Flowers, available here:
TCU is committed to providing a positive learning and working environment free from discrimination and harassment.

School/College Description:

The Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences consists of programs that prepare future health care and human services professionals. The academic units within Harris College – Communication Sciences & Disorders, Kinesiology, Nurse Anesthesia, Nursing and Social Work – are home to more than 1,750 students who are supported by committed and talented faculty and staff. Harris College supports the mission, vision, and values of TCU; we prepare global citizens to think and practice as ethical leaders in health care and educational settings.

Harris College offers 18 degree pathways in our health-related disciplines. Students benefit from learning experiences in campus laboratories and hospitals, clinics, schools, fitness facilities, and community service agencies throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Area. On campus, the Miller Speech & Hearing Clinic provides services for more than 300 families each year and serves as a professional practice site for students majoring in speech pathology and habilitation of the deaf. TCU Nursing and the School of Nurse Anesthesia provide innovative learning experiences in their state-of-the-art simulation centers.

The faculty and students in Harris College actively engage in research for the purpose of improving health and well-being. Undergraduate and graduate students have opportunities to form mentoring relationships with internationally recognized faculty as they conduct studies in such areas as pharmacogenetics, carbohydrate metabolism, exercise physiology, health disparities, heart disease, aging, Parkinson’s disease, caregiving, language development in children with hearing loss, and forgiveness among others. Our graduates are competent, compassionate and in demand in the workforce.

University & Fort Worth Description:


Founded in 1873, Texas Christian University sits on 302 acres nestled in a primarily residential part of Fort Worth, just minutes away from downtown. The University includes seven schools and colleges, in addition to the John V. Roach Honors College and the Burnett School of Medicine.

Currently, TCU enrolls more than 10,200 undergraduates and 1,700 graduate students. Twenty-eight percent of students self-identify as a member of a minority group, five percent are international students, and forty-five percent are from out-of-state. Our students are supported by more than 2,200 faculty and staff. The University has more than 700 full-time faculty members and is a top 100 National University as classified by US News and World Report and has a Carnegie Classification of R2: Doctoral Universities – High Research Activity.

At TCU, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are an educational imperative directly tied to the University mission, vision, and strategic plan. Fulfilling TCU’s mission to develop ethical leaders and critical thinkers in a global community depends on the University’s ability to attract and retain students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. A diverse and inclusive campus leads to innovation, broadened perspective, and understanding—values that are foundational aspects of higher education. For the fourth consecutive year, TCU has earned the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, which highlights ongoing commitment to build a comprehensive DEI strategy that aligns with core values and creates a campus culture where everyone is respected and included.


Like TCU, Fort Worth has the approachable, friendly charm of a smaller town, but offers the amenities, cultural activities, diversity and unique personality of a much larger city. Fort Worth, Texas, is the 13th largest city in the United States with an ever-growing population nearing 1 million. Fort Worth and TCU have grown together in a nearly 150-year relationship. You’ll find that many Horned Frogs remain here after graduation, thanks to the region’s thriving job market. Fort Worth is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, the fourth largest metropolitan area in the United States, and the number 1 tourist destination in Texas. In 2018, ranked Fort Worth the 7th most affordable city to live and work in the United States and U.S. News and World Report named Fort Worth one of the Best Places to Live. Fort Worth, Dallas and Arlington all rank among the top 25 most diverse cities in the country.

Fort Worth is known for its vast array of cultural, educational and entertainment opportunities. The city boasts three world class art museums—the Kimbell Art Museum, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The Bass Performance Hall is one of the premier performance venues in the country. Concerts, film festivals and other events are held regularly at Sundance Square, Panther Island and Near Southside venues.

Required Application Materials & Application Instructions:

To apply, submit Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, a Diversity Statement and contact information for three references online at (select "Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences" to locate the position announcement). References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. For the diversity statement, describe what it means for you to have a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness, and how you have demonstrated that commitment in your teaching and scholarship.

All questions regarding the application process should be directed to Human Resources at

AA/EEO Statement:

As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

TCU Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report Notice of Availability

Texas Christian University is committed to assisting all members of the campus community in providing for their own safety and security. TCU’s Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report is published in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and the Higher Education Opportunity Act. This report includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by the University, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The statements of policy contained within this report address institutional policies, procedures, and programs concerning campus security, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, emergency notifications and timely warning of crimes, sexual and interpersonal violence, and personal safety at TCU. Additionally, this report outlines fire safety systems, policies and procedures for on-campus housing facilities, as well as residence hall fire statistics. 

The Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report can be found on the TCU Police Department website at, or a paper copy of the report may be obtained by contacting the TCU Police Department at 817-257-7930, or via email at

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