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Assistant/Associate Professor - Community and Global Mental Health

The Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the field of community and global mental health. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor and will commence on July 1, 2023, or shortly thereafter.

The successful candidate will have a program of research and teaching experiences focused on community and global health with a particular focus on mental health and health promotion across the lifespan. 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.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in occupational science, occupational therapy, rehabilitation science or a related field and will have completed a minimum of one year of post-doctoral experience in the form of a fellowship or equivalent. In addition, a degree in occupational therapy from a World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) approved educational program is required. Applicants with a degree in occupational therapy will be required to register with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in an innovative, independent and competitively funded program of research.

The successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of excellence in research, innovative scholarship and teaching. A full description of the position, including evidence of excellence in research, scholarship and teaching is provided in these links for rank of Assistant Professor and for rank of Associate Professor.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The latest Times Higher Education ranks the University of Toronto among the top 5 universities in the world for health sciences. Spanning the basic, clinical, and rehabilitation sciences, the Temerty Faculty of Medicine and its affiliated hospitals and research institutes form one of the largest research enterprises in North America. The Toronto Academic Health Science Network (TAHSN) is one of the top five clusters of academic medicine in North America.

The University of Toronto provides the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world. The University is fully affiliated with nine teaching hospitals and is affiliated with 28 community hospitals, research institutes and health care institutions, and enjoys partnerships with many cognate departments and community organizations. For more information about the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, please visit our website http://ot.utoronto.ca.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online: Assistant Professor; Associate Professor. Applications must include a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; a research statement outlining current and future research interests related to the description above; one recent article-length publication; and a teaching dossier, including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi or other teaching materials, and teaching evaluations. All application materials must be submitted online.

Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three references. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each once an application is submitted (this happens overnight). Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters, on letterhead, dated, signed, and addressed to Department Chair Dr. Mary Forhan by the closing date.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by 11:59pm EST on November 30, 2022. Incomplete applications will not be processed. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. If you have questions about this position, please contact ot.chair@utoronto.ca.

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

Diversity Statement 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, LGBTQ2S+ 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.

Accessibility Statement The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact uoft.careers@utoronto.ca.