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Assistant/Associate Professor of OTD

Position Description

Rocky Mountain College, Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, clinical/administrative track faculty position to begin in May or August of 2021. Rank will be commensurate with academic credentials, experience in graduate education, and overall preparation for an academic faculty role. 


The faculty member is primarily responsible for teaching graduate-level courses, advising and mentoring students for research and doctoral experience; facilitating experiential/community-based components of the OTD curriculum; participating in program and institutional committees and other service activities that support the mission of the college. Faculty members are encouraged to engage in clinical practice, if applicable, and must develop an agenda relative to research and/or scholarly activity. 

The faculty member will teach 50% of the time and serve as Assistant Director of Fieldwork and Capstone the remaining 40% of the time. Ten percent of work time will be dedicated to scholarship and service. The distribution of work responsibilities is negotiable upon hire.

Skills / Requirements

  • All full-time faculty teaching in the program must hold a doctoral degree awarded by an institution that is accredited by a USDE-recognized regional accrediting body. The doctoral degree is not limited to a doctorate in occupational therapy.
  • Possess documented expertise in the content area he or she teaches  
  • Licensed/eligible for Montana OT licensure, if an occupational therapist
  • Knowledge/experience in OT education, scholarship, and research, strongly desired
  • Clinical experience in mental health or pediatrics is preferred
  • Previous experience as a full-time faculty with teaching responsibilities at the post-baccalaureate level is desired
  • Interest in fieldwork and/or capstone management is preferred


Important Notes

Rocky Mountain College OTD Program is a 100% face to face program. Applicants who are interested in distance teaching will not be considered for this position.


Benefits package includes medical insurance, voluntary dental and vision, life insurance, additional voluntary life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment, short-term disability, long-term disability, retirement plan, tuition remission and vacation and sick leave accrual.

To Apply

To apply, submit a letter of interest, résumé, a list of three (3) references, and the Rocky Mountain College application. Submit required documents via email to or mail to:

Human Resources
Rocky Mountain College
1511 Poly Drive
Billings, Montana 59102-1796


Position is open until filled.


As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, we encourage applications from individuals with disabilities, veterans, minorities, and women.

About Billings

Bound on the north and east by the 400-foot sandstone cliffs known as the Rimrocks, Billings boasts a climate that is mild year-round. The population is estimated at just over 140,000, which is large enough to offer plentiful entertainment, cultural, and employment options and small enough to maintain the safe, friendly, small-town feel that is its trademark. There are plenty of nearby towns and attractions that are well worth the drive:

  • Red Lodge is a 50-minute drive from Billings and is known for its great skiing and downtown shopping
  • World-famous Yellowstone National Park is a 2 hour and 35-minute drive
  • The Beartooth and Pryor Mountains are both within an hour's drive and are perfect for hiking, fishing, and camping
  • Big Sky Ski Resort and Moonlight Basin are both 3 hours from Billings
  • Bridger Bowl Ski Resort is 2 hours from Billings


For more information about Rocky Mountain College and the OTD program, please feel free to contact the Program Director at or visit our website and marketing video (below):