Assistant/Associate Professor

Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine

Competition No.  -    A108843360
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Alberta, located in Edmonton, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position.

The University of Alberta in Edmonton is one of Canada’s top teaching and research universities, with an international reputation for excellence across the health sciences, sciences, business, engineering, humanities, and creative arts.

The University of Alberta’s Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine is research-intensive, renowned for excellence in education, and committed to addressing the Truth and Reconciliation’s Calls to Action. The Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine offers innovative entry to practice graduate degree programs in Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Speech-Language Pathology; as well as Masters of Science and Doctoral degree programs in Rehabilitation Sciences. Many Faculty members hold membership in one or more of the University of Alberta’s cross-disciplinary institutes, including the Women and Children’s Health Research Institute, Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute, and Kule Institute for Advanced Study, fostering innovative research and teaching collaborations with partners across the Faculty, the University, and Indigenous communities and organizations.

The Faculty seeks an individual with demonstrated research expertise in the Rehabilitation Sciences. The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences or a related field (e.g., health sciences, social sciences, neurosciences, biomedical engineering, psychology, etc.) with a record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals. Postdoctoral training is required. Experience as an independent investigator and demonstration of prior grant funding would be advantageous. The candidate will be expected to establish and maintain an independent, externally funded research program that complements and extends one or more of the Faculty’s areas of research excellence in Child Health and Wellness, Neuroscience and Mental Health, or Prevention and Management of Chronic Conditions. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in the entry to practice Masters of Science programs, commensurate with their expertise, and supervise Masters and Doctoral students pursuing theses. Individuals holding qualifications as an Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist or Speech-Language Pathologist, and are eligible for registration with the appropriate professional College within 2 years from the date of hire, are encouraged to apply. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications at the assistant or associate professor level.

Interested applicants are invited to apply online by submitting a cover letter and curriculum vitae, a brief five-year research plan (3 page maximum), statement of three most significant research contributions (1 page maximum), three published papers that best exemplify the quality of research from the past 5 years, a diversity statement that encompasses research and teaching activities (1 page maximum), statement of teaching areas or courses in which you could participate (1 page maximum), statement of teaching philosophy (1 page maximum), and names and contact information of three referees.

Review of applications and selection of short-listed candidates will begin February 28, 2021; however, the competition will remain open until the position is filled.

We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Questions can be directed to:

Dr. John Misiaszek

Vice Dean, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine

University of Alberta

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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.