University of Alberta

Assistant/Associate Professor

REHAB Occupational Therapy

Competition No.  -    A109333139
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

Applications are invited for a full-time, tenure-track position at the University of Alberta (UofA), Department of Occupational Therapy (

The Department of Occupational Therapy at the UofA is poised for continued growth. Newly allocated funding has resulted in increased enrolment and the expansion of the program to include a satellite campus in Calgary, Alberta. As part of the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, the only free standing Faculty of Rehabilitation in Canada, the department offers an MSc degree in Occupational Therapy and participates fully in interdisciplinary MSc and PhD degree programs in Rehabilitation Science. The department currently consists of 20 full-time faculty members.

The University of Alberta is home to more than 39,000 students and 15,000 faculty and staff on five campuses - including one rural and one francophone campus.  Located less than four hours east of the Rockies in the heart of Canada's most prosperous province of "sunny Alberta" the UofA and its faculty are recognized for their transformative research and discovery! With an annual budget of $1.84 billion and attracting nearly $450 million in sponsored research revenue, the university promotes interdisciplinary efforts in an innovative environment. It offers close to 400 undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in 18 faculties. Edmonton, Canada's Festival City, and surrounding area is home to more than a million people and boasts a river valley with North America's largest urban parkland of biking and hiking trails.

The successful candidate will possess a doctoral degree in health sciences, social sciences or related discipline.  In addition, the candidate requires a strong background in research with a demonstrated potential to establish an independent research program, and a demonstrated collaborative and team building ethos.  Those with a background in occupational therapy will be given preference in hiring; successful occupational therapist candidates will be required to register with the Alberta College of Occupational Therapists.  Candidates that have completed or are within one year of completion of a PhD degree are invited to apply.

Responsibilities for this position include teaching in both the entry-level and thesis programs, and maintaining an active research profile. 

Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications at the assistant professor level; however, an associate professor appointment will be considered for an outstanding candidate.  The position is available to commence July 2018. Review of applications commences immediately and continues until the positions are filled. 

Interested applicants are invited to apply online by submitting a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a brief (1-2 page) five year research plan, a record of teaching excellence, three published papers that best exemplify their research productivity and the names and contact information of three referees to:

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3) (e)), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application.

Questions can be directed to:

Dr. Lili Liu
Professor & Chair

How to Apply

Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.