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Professor / Associate Professor Canada,
Toronto
Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Full Time
Professor

Assistant Professor, Tenure Stream. The Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto, invites applications for one tenure stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. The anticipated start date will be August 1, 2018. We are seeking candidates with scholarship in occupational science or occupational therapy with a focus on enabling community integration of adults experiencing issues affecting cognition and resiliency as they age. The successful candidate’s scholarship will situate occupation as a key determinant of health and well-being across their program of research and creative professional activities. Research on effective practices, cost effective services, and new models of occupational therapy service delivery are of particular interest.

The Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto, invites applications for one tenure stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. The anticipated start date will be August 1, 2018.

We are seeking candidates with scholarship in occupational science or occupational therapy with a focus on enabling community integration of adults experiencing issues affecting cognition and resiliency as they age. The successful candidate’s scholarship will situate occupation as a key determinant of health and well-being across their program of research and creative professional activities. Research on effective practices, cost effective services, and new models of occupational therapy service delivery are of particular interest.

The successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of excellence in research, innovative scholarship and a commitment to excellence in teaching. Evidence of excellence in research will be demonstrated by publications in international, top-tier and discipline related refereed journals, or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, and an emerging productive research program supported by external funding, or the demonstrated commitment to pursue grants and initiate and secure a self-funded research program aligned with cognition and resiliency across diagnostic groups. Strong endorsements by referees of high standing are expected. Evidence of commitment in teaching can be demonstrated by the teaching dossier and statement of teaching philosophy submitted as part of the application. This evidence can include performance as a teaching assistant, experience leading successful workshops or seminars, student mentorship, or excellent conference presentations or posters. Experience in doctoral and entry-level professional student teaching will be an asset.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in occupational science, occupational therapy, rehabilitation science, or related discipline, will have completed a post-doctoral fellowship or equivalent (e.g. a junior scientist appointment), and will have demonstrated successful community partnership building and commitment to leadership in their field of study. All other scholarship being equal, an occupational therapist is preferred. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), and a statement outlining current and future research interests. If you have questions about this position, please contact ot.chair@utoronto.ca. All application materials should be submitted online.

Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

Applicants should also ask at least three referees to send letters (signed and on letterhead) directly to the department via email to ot.chair@utoronto.ca by the closing date May 22, 2018.

For more information about the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, please visit our home page, http://ot.utoronto.ca.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.