Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy

  • University of Manitoba
  • Winnipeg, MB, Canada
  • Apr 14, 2021
Full time Health Sciences/OT/PT/Kinesiology

Job Description

University of Manitoba
The Department of Occupational Therapy
in the College of Rehabilitation Sciences
Assistant Professor
Position # 30074 

The successful candidate must have (a) completed a research-based Master's degree, or (b) have completed a research based-doctoral program/dissertation, or (c) be completing a research-based doctoral program/dissertation from an accredited/recognized university. Experience coordinating and teaching courses at a University level using a variety of teaching approaches is preferred.  Knowledge of and experience with anti-racist, anti-oppressive, or anti-colonial theory and practice is required, while pedagogical knowledge in these areas is preferred.  The Scholarly work will preferably be with a focus on equity-based research frameworks and/or Indigenous approaches.  Demonstrated leadership and team-building abilities with solid communication and interpersonal skills are required. The successful candidate will preferably be a community-engaged scholar in Indigenous ways of knowing and being, who has the ability and experience to build respectful, collaborative relationships with Indigenous communities or collectives. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of occupational therapy and occupational science are an asset.

The Department of Occupational Therapy is a part of the College of Rehabilitation Sciences, one of the Colleges that comprise the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences and is located adjacent to the Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg, a major teaching and research hospital serving Manitoba, Northwestern Ontario and Nunavut. In addition to the Department of Occupational Therapy, the College of Rehabilitation Sciences includes the Department of Physical Therapy and the Department of Respiratory Therapy. The College is committed to providing high quality teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

The Department of Occupational Therapy offers the entry-level Master of Occupational Therapy program to 50 students in each of two years. In addition, the Department is a participating unit in the College of Rehabilitation Science's Master of Science Rehabilitation Sciences and Applied Health Sciences PhD programs. The Department of Occupational Therapy has a strong faculty dedicated to: providing a high quality, accessible, innovative educational program that embraces diversity and prepares students for current and future practice; creating and translating knowledge that advances the profession of occupational therapy and promotes quality of life, health, well-being, and participation of individuals, groups, organizations, communities, and populations through occupation; and engaging in service activities that enhance the Department and broader university, and contribute to the profession and community, locally and globally. The Department is renowned for its exemplary and student-centered curriculum and strong connections and relationship with the professional community. Through teaching, research, education and service, the Department is dedicated to addressing the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action and developing relationships with leaders in Indigenous communities.

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual and gender identities, 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 also be given priority.


Application Details

If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact or 204-474-8371. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.

This is an equity preference search. All applicants are encouraged to apply, however first consideration for this search will be given to Indigenous applicants. Applicants are requested to self-declare at the time of the application.

Closing date for the first consideration of applications is May 15, 2021.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.  Applicants can apply in writing or email by sending a letter of application (referencing position #30074) with a letter of introduction including teaching and research interests and a curriculum vitae to the address below.  Please note that only complete applications will be considered.

Dr. Reg Urbanowski,
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

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