The College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences is seeking applications for outstanding candidates for a tenure track position in Primary Care at the rank of Associate Professor or Assistant Professor

The College of Rehabilitation Sciences consists of three departments: Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Respiratory Therapy. It offers professional education programs in each discipline, in addition to a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Sciences and together with the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management, a PhD in Applied Health Sciences.

The College has a vibrant research program focused primarily in five clusters: people with mobility and physical activity challenges; people with chronic conditions and diseases; Indigenous people’s health; inter-professional collaborative and client-centred education and practice; and education research and scholarship. Three streams were identified that run through each cluster: technology; continuum of health; and issues of living in northern, rural and remote environments. The clusters represent a coalescence of faculty research and researchers around key areas of importance to the College and constituents of the College.

This Associate/Assistant Professor primary care position will be focused on research (75%), with the remaining time to be shared between graduate education and service. The position will be located within the department that is most related to the successful candidate’s professional background although it is expected that research will benefit all three departments.

Start Date: To be negotiated. Rank and salary will be determined based on qualifications and experience. For clarification or information about this position, please contact Reg Urbanowski, Dean of the College of Rehabilitation Sciences, by email at

The University of Manitoba is committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, and persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others 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.

Associate Professor: With a focus on primary care, the successful applicant will carry out an independent program of research as well as work effectively in research teams; provide leadership and/or participate in development, revision and coordination of leading edge graduate courses; provide high quality teaching and supervision at the graduate level; assist in formulation and implementation of the College’s research plans, strategies and objectives; provide research leadership and assist colleagues to increase their research skills and outputs; conduct research and publish academic papers in national and international peer-reviewed journals; obtain and successfully manage research grants. The successful candidate may be offered a joint appointment to the Department of Family Medicine or other appropriate unit.

Qualifications: A PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences or a related health discipline and registration or eligibility for registration with the appropriate licensing or registration body in Manitoba is required. The applicant should possess an established research record in primary care including a number of peer-reviewed publications, demonstrated ability to obtain competitive research grants and establish research networks. There must be evidence of a capacity to build and maintain strong relationships through all levels of professional engagement with partner organizations, and demonstrated ability to supervise graduate students and research projects. Applicants must demonstrate a track record of excellence in teaching, course development and supervision at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and a relevant clinical background. Applicants for Associate Professor must have evidence of a well-developed and established program of research in primary care, current, competitive national grant funding, strong publication track record, and an established national reputation.

Assistant Professor: With a focus on primary care, activities and expectations include developing and maintaining an ongoing program of funded research; teaching graduate courses in areas of expertise; service to the College, University, and professional community.

Qualifications: A PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences or a related health discipline and registration or eligibility for registration with the appropriate licensing or registration body in Manitoba. Additional qualifications include evidence of: a beginning program of scholarship, including funded research and peer-reviewed publications; evidence of previous effective teaching, strong communication skills; clinical expertise as relevant and, the ability to establish collegial relationships.

Closing date for applications is December 31st, 2017 however applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. Applications addressing the general qualifications, including curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, and contact details of three references should be sent (pdf files preferred) to: to the attention of Reg Urbanowski, Dean and Chair of the Search Committee.
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