The Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa is accepting applications for one tenure-track faculty position in the School of Rehabilitation Sciences. Priority will be given to candidates demonstrating expertise in the field of:

  1. Intervention with seniors especially with mental health, cognitive and / or chronic health issues in a variety of settings (hospitals, long-term care centers, home care)
  2. "Interprofessional" approaches to health care, particularly with respect to program implementation and evaluation in a variety of experiential and applied learning/practical settings.

Created in 1996, the School of Rehabilitation Sciences offers graduate programs in the French language and prepares students for professional clinical practice in audiology, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, and physiotherapy in the context of a research-intensive university set in a bilingual and multicultural environment. The School strives to position itself as a leader in rehabilitation research to ensure that the resulting evidence informs programs while emphasizing the use of innovative pedagogical approaches to ensure continuity towards a wide range of learning environments. The School of Rehabilitation Sciences is one of the five academic units the Faculty of Health Sciences, including Nursing, Nutrition Sciences, Rehabilitation Sciences, Human Kinetics, and the Interdisciplinary School Health Sciences.

The University of Ottawa provides a dynamic and stimulating environment for approximately 40,000 students and 5,500 employees where research and knowledge are fundamental to all aspects of university life. Its geographic location in the national capital adjacent to a number of national agencies such as Health Canada, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Public Health Agency of Canada and Statistics Canada or other government agencies offers multiple opportunities for partnerships and training collaboration and research.


  1. PhD in Occupational Therapy, Rehabilitation Science or a related field
  2. Experience in scholarly and academic work as well as research management
  3. Strong experience in administration and management of current affairs or governance related to the profession
  4. Leadership in the discipline, recognition in the profession and experience working in an interprofessional context
  5. Bilingualism: Ability to contribute actively to French-language instruction and to function actively in both official languages
  6. Clinical work experience and eligibility for membership of the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario at the time of hire

This academic position will include an important administrative component with the view for the selected candidate to act as a dynamic force to elaborate, structure and facilitate integrated scientific activities within a Faculty lead healthcare clinic and applied research center; this will serve to enhance and bridge research activities, experiential learning and on-site practical training.

Responsibilities will include:

  1. Teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels of university studies;
  2. Involvement in research activities
  3. Facilitation and coordination of applied research activities
  4. Facilitation and coordination of applied learning and training, as well as interprofessional activities
  5. Academic supervision of practical training activities
  6. Participation to institutional administration including matters related to experiential learning and interprofessional application

Salary is consistent with the APUO collective agreement 

The University of Ottawa provides a complete benefits package which includes long term disability, basic group life insurance, supplementary health insurance, University of Ottawa Pension Plan and optional life insurance, as well as relocation expenses.


July 1, 2018 (negotiable)


January 15th, 2018 (or until the position is filled)

Candidates are invited to submit the following:

  • curriculum vitae
  • letter describing their professional experience, their contribution to applied research, their experience in university teaching and management as part of their profession
  • names and e-mail addresses of three references who will not be contacted prior to permission by the candidate

All information to be forwarded by email to Professor Paulette Guitard, Director and Associate Dean of the School of Rehabilitation Sciences:

All qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require by contacting the Office of the Associate Vice-President, Faculty Affairs at 613-562-5958. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence.

The University of Ottawa is proud of its 160-year tradition of bilingualism. Through its Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, the University provides training to staff members and to their spouses in their second official language. At the time of tenure, professors are expected to have the ability to function in a bilingual setting.


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