Director, School of Occupational Therapy

Job #1108

Pacific University, an outstanding private, comprehensive university located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, seeks an accomplished leader to serve as Director of its School of Occupational Therapy. The school, founded in 1984, is one of eight schools comprising Pacific’s College of Health Professions. Located on a contemporary campus in Hillsboro, Oregon, the School offers a three-year curriculum leading to the Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) Degree. It maintains an enrollment of approximately 90 students and is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education.

The Director provides academic, administrative, and fiscal leadership to the School. The role requires a record of successful administrative leadership, resource development, and financial management as well as an understanding of current issues in occupational therapy education and health care. S/he will value student-centered, interprofessional, and inquiry-based learning models, and promote collaboration within the School, across the College and University, and in relevant partnerships with external entities. Experience with fostering diversity and inclusivity is essential. An earned doctorate or equivalent terminal degree is required. The position reports to Pacific’s Vice Provost and Executive Dean of the College of Health Professions.

This search has begun and materials received by January 15, 2015 will receive full consideration, but materials will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Requests for a detailed Position Specification, confidential inquiries, nominations, and applications (including a cover letter and curriculum vitae) should be submitted electronically to our search Committee Chair, Dr. Laura Dimmler, at:

Laura Dimmler, MPA, PhD | Director and Professor

School of Healthcare Administration and Leadership
College of Health Professions

Pacific University
222 SE 8th Avenue
Hillsboro, OR 97123

Application materials will be screened and interview candidates will be selected and notified. The hiring process normally consists of several interviews and can last several weeks depending on the position. Employment is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States and successful completion of a background check. If the position is posted on our online job board it is an available position and you may apply. No phone calls please.

Pacific University is a small but diverse community, where students thrive in a personal academic environment. Tracing its roots back to 1849, when it began as a school for orphans of the Oregon Trail, Pacific has long been devoted to making a difference in people’s lives.

Today, students study in a unique combination of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in the liberal arts and sciences, optometry, education, health professions and business. Pacific University has campuses in Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Eugene and Woodburn, Ore., as well as an office in Honolulu. In addition, a variety of Pacific University health and eye clinics throughout the Portland area serve patients and provide students with practical experience.

At Pacific University, students and faculty engage in discovery through close, nurturing relationships that provide extraordinary learning experiences. International study, service learning, internships and co-curricular activities have been integral parts of the education of nearly 25,000 alumni worldwide who share in the Boxer spirit.

Notice of Nondiscrimination Policy | It is the policy of Pacific University not to discriminate on the basis of sex, physical or mental disability, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, age, religious preference or disabled veteran or Vietnam Era status in admission and access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, or any other classification protected under state or federal law, or city ordinance. Questions or complaints may be directed to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR 97116,