Assistant/Associate Professor

Department of Occupational Therapy

Competition No.  -    A109343062
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 in the Department of Occupational Therapy (OT).

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

The University of Alberta’s Department of Occupational Therapy, one of three departments in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, is among the largest occupational therapy education programs in Canada with 10 faculty members and 12 full and part-time teaching and support staff. The faculty comprise a diversity of research profiles in areas such as childhood, family and disability, healthy ageing, mental health, social justice, health equity, neurophysiology, chronic pain, bariatric care, sleep, assistive technology, sexuality and disability and, health professions education. Faculty members also actively supervise and mentor MSc and Ph.D students from the thesis-based programs in Rehabilitation Science, offered through the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine. The Department of Occupational Therapy offers a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MScOT), a 26-month program designed to develop leaders in occupational therapy through excellence in research, education and citizenship. Using state of the art technology, the Department operates a satellite site in Calgary, delivering the MScOT program through a combination of video conference and face to face instruction. Approximately 125 students are admitted each year, 100 in the Edmonton cohort and 25 in the Calgary cohort.

The vision of the Department of Occupational Therapy is to advance the science and practice of occupational therapy through excellence in scholarship, teaching and service. The Department recognizes that participation in occupations contributes to health and well-being. The Department of Occupational Therapy is looking for a candidate that will contribute to the Department's goal to enhance occupation centred teaching and research.

The successful candidate will possess a doctoral degree in health sciences, social sciences or related discipline and will have completed or be near completion of a successful post-doctoral research period. Also, the candidate requires a strong background in research with demonstrated potential to maintain or establish an independent research program that fits within the priorities of the Department and the Faculty. Ideally, they will have a defined research program in occupational science or occupational therapy focused on participation in life roles.  Applicants must demonstrate a collaborative and respectful team building ethos. A background in occupational therapy with eligibility for registration with the Alberta College of Occupational Therapists is considered an asset.

Responsibilities for this position include maintaining an active research profile, contributing to the scholarship and teaching efforts in both the MScOT and rehabilitation sciences thesis programs, and participating in service activities to the University, the profession, and the community. 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.

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

Review of applications and selection of short-listed candidates will begin November 16, 2020; 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:

Executive Assistant to the Chair and Associate Chair,
Department of Occupational Therapy

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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.