Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor

REHAB Occupational Therapy

Competition No.  -    A109351865
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

While this position welcomes applications from individuals external to the university, current Academic Teaching Staff are first notified of available positions and will receive first consideration in accordance with the terms of Schedule D of the Academic Collective Agreement prior to considering external candidates. Please indicate your internal status using the "Advertisement" drop down menu when applying.

This is a full time career status appointment under the Academic Teaching Staff (ATS) agreement and comes with a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed at: Faculty & Staff Benefits.

Salary will be commensurate with experience in accordance with the Academic Teaching Staff (ATS) agreement.

Application and Starting Date: Applications will begin being reviewed on September 30, 2023, with a proposed start date of December 1, 2023.

LocationThis role is in-person. University of Alberta, Corbett Hall, 8205-114 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2G4.

For additional details or inquiries, please contact Shaniff Esmail, Chair, Department of Occupational Therapy, at or 780 492-0397.

Working for the University of Alberta

The University of Alberta acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, and respects the histories, languages and cultures of First Nations, Métis, Inuit and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant community.

The University of Alberta is teeming with change makers, community builders, and world shapers who lead with purpose each and every day. We are home to more than 40,000 students in 200+ undergraduate and 500+ graduate programs, over 13,000 faculty and staff, 260,000 alumni worldwide and have been recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for over a decade.

Your work will have a meaningful influence on a fascinating cross section of people—from our students and stakeholders, to our renowned researchers and innovators who are quite literally curing diseases, making discoveries and generating solutions that make the world healthier, safer, stronger, and more just.

Working for the Department/Faculty 

As one of Canada's largest Occupational Therapy departments, we offer students a wide variety of academic and clinical experiences supported by an extensive network of dedicated educators and preceptors, both in Edmonton and at our Calgary Satellite. We are implementing our occupation centered, inquiry driven curriculum, 'Education for Capability,' in the fall of 2024, as well as expanding to a second satellite site in Camrose. Importantly, we maintain valued relationships with Indigenous communities and organizations that support unhoused individuals and those with unmet mental, physical, and spiritual needs.


The Department of Occupational Therapy in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Alberta is seeking applicants for a full-time Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor position. Depending on the candidate's strengths and expertise, the role will focus on academic instruction, integrating teaching with some clinical education coordination. Alternatively, it could primarily focus on coordinating clinical education (fieldwork) for the MScOT program, supplemented by teaching responsibilities. Regardless of the primary emphasis, the successful candidate will be expected to participate in research, promote scholarship initiatives, and contribute to service within the department and the broader academic and clinical community.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 5-10 years of occupational therapy experience in a variety of practice settings and including leadership roles;
  • experience teaching in an academic setting and a demonstrated history of, or commitment to, continuous quality improvement / engagement in teaching development activities;
  • experience in clinical education coordination or student mentorship;
  • capability to oversee research or scholarly capstone projects;
  • strong interpersonal communication skills including conflict management skills.

Teaching, research, scholarship, or clinical education coordination responsibilities will be adapted to the candidate's strengths and the department's requirements. The successful candidate should anticipate a dynamic, team-focused setting and be open to a variety of professional development opportunities, including in the scholarship of teaching and learning.

  • Registration with the Alberta College of Occupational Therapists (ACOT) is required by the start date.

Preferred Qualifications 

Although preference will be given to applicants with a PhD/Clinical Doctorate or post-professional Master’s degree, those with a Master’s degree, a strong clinical background and a passion for teaching are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Apply Online

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

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.