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06/08/2017-

Professor / Associate Professor and Head of the Department  
Department of Occupational Therapy
Position #23410 – OTS01
College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences 
University of Manitoba

The Department of Occupational Therapy in the College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba is seeking applications for a full-time tenure or tenure-track position at the rank of Professor / Associate Professor and Head of the Department. The anticipated start date is January 2, 2018 or as soon thereafter as possible. The appointment will be at a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Head of the Department is an integral part of the College’s leadership team that includes the College dean, heads of department of occupational therapy, physiotherapy, and respiratory therapy; chair of the Master of Science in Rehabilitation Sciences program, research lead, and office manager. The Head is the academic and business leader of the Occupational Therapy Program and provides a leadership role provincially, nationally, and internationally.

The Department of Occupational Therapy offers the entry-level Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) program to 50 students in each of two years. In addition, the Department is a participating unit in Master of Science: Rehabilitation Sciences and Applied Health Sciences PhD programs.

As the successful candidate you will possess, or be nearing completion of a PhD or equivalent. You will be eligible for licensure with the College of Occupational Therapists of Manitoba and have a record of scholarly activity in a chosen field. You will be a progressive thinker and innovator who is not afraid to take calculated risks. You will demonstrate a history of collaborative leadership, mentorship, strong interpersonal skills, and skills in building relationships. 

The Department of Occupational Therapy has a strong faculty dedicated to the mission of the College, which is “to create, disseminate and preserve knowledge in health, quality of life and participation through research, education and service to and in consultation with the community.” As part of our outreach services, the Department of Occupational Therapy is developing relationships with Indigenous communities and is participating in primary care through family medicine teaching clinics. The department is renowned for its exemplary and student centred curriculum, research strengths on qualitative and participatory methods, strong connections and relationship with professional community, and its commitment to Interprofessional education. For more information on the College and to view the strategic plan, see http://umanitoba.ca/rehabsciences


The Department of Occupational Therapy is a part of the College of Rehabilitation Sciences, located adjacent to the Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg that is a major teaching and research hospital serving Manitoba, Northwestern Ontario, and Nunavut. The College of Rehabilitation Sciences along with the Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, and Nursing make up the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba. This is a dynamic health sciences campus that provides opportunities for Interprofessional collaboration in research and education with other health disciplines.

The University of Manitoba’s Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, is a major center of health education and research linked to sister institutions throughout Canada and the world. The University offers a full range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs educating basic life sciences, as well as a vast array of health and social science programs.

Winnipeg is the capital of the province of Manitoba. It has a long history in social and human rights, which is showcased most prominently in Canada’s only national museum outside of the nation’s capital – the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.  The city is known nationally and internationally for its rich cultural environment including ballet, opera, theatre, visual arts and festivals. It boasts many professional sports teams in hockey, football, and baseball and offers opportunities for recreation in all seasons.  The Winnipeg housing market is one of the most favourable in Canada. To learn more about Winnipeg visit:  http://www.tourismwinnipeg.com.

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders and other who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.



Closing date for the first consideration of applications is July 31, 2017. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Expected date of appointment is January 2, 2018 or soon thereafter.

Applicants can apply in writing or email by sending a letter of application (referencing position # 23410 – OTS01) with a brief outline of teaching and research interests and a curriculum vitae to the address below.  Please note that only complete applications will be considered.

Dr. Reg Urbanowski, Dean
Search Committee Chair and Dean
College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Manitoba,
771 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA
R3E 0T6
Email: reg.urbanowski@umanitoba.ca

Persons interested in finding out more about the position may contact the Dean at the email address noted above.

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