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Associate Professor - Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy

The Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto invites applications for one full-time tenure stream appointment in the area of occupational performance with musculoskeletal or neurological conditions. The appointment will be at the rank of Associate Professor. The start date is July 1, 2019, or shortly thereafter.


We are seeking exceptional candidates with scholarship in occupational science or occupational therapy focused on musculoskeletal or neurological conditions affecting children and youth, older adults, or populations across the lifespan. Scholarly work focusing on enabling occupational engagement and inclusion of people at risk for, or living with musculoskeletal or neurological conditions is required. 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 new models of service delivery, measurement, and effective practices will complement our existing departmental strengths.

Applicants must have a PhD in occupational science or occupational therapy, rehabilitation, social or health science, or a related field at the time of appointment; will have completed a post-doctoral fellowship or equivalent, such as a scientist role at a university or research institute, for a minimum of one year; and will be registered or eligible to register with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario. The successful candidate will have an international reputation for their independent, innovative program of research and will be expected to sustain and lead an outstanding, competitive and externally funded research program at the highest international level.

The successful candidate will demonstrate an exceptional record of excellence in research, innovative scholarship and teaching. Excellence in research will be demonstrated through a record of sustained, high-impact publications in leading international and discipline-related refereed journals as first and senior responsible author; competitive, national grants as principal investigator; the current and projected program of research; invited presentations at significant conferences; distinguished awards and accolades and other noteworthy activities that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline; as well as strong endorsements by referees of high standing. Excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments in an entry-level Master of Occupational Therapy program; doctoral research supervision; the teaching dossier, including a strong teaching statement, sample syllabi or other teaching materials, and teaching evaluations; and strong letters of reference.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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 affiliated with nine fully affiliated hospitals and research institutes and 27 affiliated community hospitals and health care sites and 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 persons are invited to apply by clicking on the link below.

Applications should include a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; a research statement outlining the current and planned program of research; one recent article-length publication; and a teaching dossier, including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi or other teaching materials, and teaching evaluations. All application materials must be submitted online.

Applicants must arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the referee via email (on letterhead and signed) to ot.chair@utoronto.ca by the closing date.

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. If you have questions about this position, please contact ot.chair@utoronto.ca.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by April 4, 2019.

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

Link to apply can be found on the University of Toronto Career Site.