The Faculty of Medicine of McGill University invites applications for the position of:
Director – School of Physical and Occupational Therapy

McGill University’s School of Physical and Occupational Therapy is seeking a candidate to serve as its Director. The School is dedicated to excellence in research and clinical teaching and is home to the oldest doctoral research program in the rehabilitation sciences in Canada. Forty-two fulltime faculty, sixty-five part-time faculty lecturers and numerous courses and clinical instructors provide academic and clinical training in occupational and physical therapy. Programs within the School include: Bachelor of Science (Rehabilitation Science), Masters of Science in Applied Occupational/Physical Therapy (with close to 700 students), and research training at the postgraduate certificate, masters, doctoral and postdoctoral level (with a total of 85 students).  Faculty members from the school have collaborative ties with a wide variety of departments and institutes across McGill (e.g. psychology, linguistics, neuroscience, biomedical engineering, epidemiology, Montreal Neurological Institute) and with other Montreal universities and collaborate in national and international research initiatives. In recent years, the school has also played a central role in establishing and directing a world-class interdisciplinary research centre in rehabilitation – the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation of Greater Montreal (CRIR). The School is centrally located on the McGill University campus in downtown Montreal, a vibrant and multilingual city.

The Director will be a tenure stream Associate or Full Professor. He or she will be responsible for leading the educational mission and for setting the scientific priorities and goals of the School. A proven record of success and excellence in research, teaching, and leadership is required. The candidate should preferably be a qualified occupational or physical therapist and have a PhD in a health-related field.

French language skills, though not essential, will be considered an asset.

Salary will be negotiable, according to qualifications and experience.

Applications must be submitted on-line at:

The following supporting documents are required:
  • a cover letter & curriculum vitae (as 1 pdf document)
  • statement of research (if including other documents, combine to make 1 pdf)
  • the names and contact information of three referees
Applications should be sent within 30 days of the publication date of this posting.

McGill University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community.  We welcome applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated groups to self-identify. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, Professor Angela Campbell, Associate Provost (Equity and Academic Policies) by email or phone at 514-398-1660.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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