Assistant or Associate Professor - School of Occupational Therapy, Western University

The School of Occupational Therapy is seeking two emerging or established academic scholars in occupational therapy. The appointments will be Probationary (tenure-track) at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor depending on qualifications and extent of research accomplishment. The School of Occupational Therapy is one of six schools in the progressive Faculty of Health Sciences. The successful candidates will preferably be occupational therapists with scholarship in the fields of: occupational science, and/or mental or physical health across the lifespan. The School has a vibrant research culture with rich opportunities to collaborate across diverse fields, including exceptional research laboratories emerging in the fields of aging and technology.  Successful candidates will be required to take an active role in both research and teaching. Responsibilities will include: conducting a program of occupation-based research which relates to one of our three research pillars in health and wellbeing, social inclusion and/or social justice; teaching assigned courses in the School of Occupational Therapy, the Health and Rehabilitation Sciences graduate program, and/or the School of Health Studies; supervising Master's and PhD students; and fulfilling administrative duties within the School, Faculty, and University.

Eligible candidates will hold a PhD and preferably be occupational therapists, registered or eligible for registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO). Applicants will also show significant knowledge and demonstrated research excellence to the fields of occupational science/occupational therapy as listed above. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Additional consideration will be granted for an applicant with proficiency related to Canada’s indigenous and/or marginalized populations.

With annual research funding exceeding $220 million, and an international reputation for success, Western ranks as one of Canada’s top research-intensive universities. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western also provides an exceptional employment experience, offering competitive salaries, a wide range of employment opportunities and one of Canada’s most beautiful campuses.

The accredited School of Occupational Therapy is recognized, nationally and internationally, for leadership in occupational therapy and occupational science. The School is committed to the development of occupational therapy as a science-driven, evidenced-informed, and occupation-focused academic discipline with an established masters (MScOT) entry-level professional program. The School has excellent teaching and research facilities as well as clinical and community facilities to support the development of occupational therapy. The School is a major contributor to the MSc and PhD programs in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. In partnership with the Graduate Program in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, the School of Occupational Therapy is the first Canadian program that provides an opportunity to pursue graduate education in Occupational Science and to obtain combined MScOT/PhD degrees. 

The effective date of the appointments is July 1, 2018. Interested applicants who meet the above requirements are required to complete the form and send a letter of application outlining relevant experience and interests, together with a curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching, and the names, addresses, and contact numbers of three referees to:

Dr. Angela Mandich, Director
School of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Health Sciences 
Room 2555B, Elborn College
Western University, London, ON N6G 1H1

The deadline for receipt of applications is December 1, 2017.
Please quote number HS 176 on all correspondence.

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact: Helen Kerr,

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