University of Alberta

Assistant/Associate Professor

Department of Occupational Therapy

Competition No.  -    A109339164
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Alberta invites applications for two full-time, tenure-track positions 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. Home to more than 38,000 students and 15,000 faculty and staff, the university has an annual budget of $1.9 billion and annually attracts more than $500 million in sponsored research revenue.

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 15 faculty members and 19 full and part time teaching and support staff.  The faculty comprises a diversity of research profiles in areas such as childhood disability, healthy ageing, mental health, human rights, health equity, neurophysiology, chronic pain, bariatric care, sleep and sexuality and disability. Faculty members also actively supervise and mentor MSc and PhD students from the thesis-based programs in Rehabilitation Science, offered through the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine. The OT Department 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 program in Calgary delivering the MScOT program through a combination of videoconference and face to face instruction. Approximately 120 students are admitted each year, 96 in Edmonton and 24 in Calgary.

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 that fits within the priorities of the Department/Faculty. Applicants must demonstrate a collaborative, team building ethos.  Those with a background in occupational therapy will be given preference in hiring and successful occupational therapist candidates must be eligible for registration with the Alberta College of Occupational Therapists.  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.  Candidates who have completed a successful post-doctoral research period will be given hiring preference.

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.

This competition will remain open until the position is filled.  Review and selection of short-listed candidates will begin September 15, 2019.

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.