Associate Professor - Cardiorespiratory Physical Therapy

  • University of Toronto, Physical Therapy Department
  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Jun 16, 2021
Full time Health Sciences/OT/PT/Kinesiology

Job Description



The Department of Physical Therapy in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of Cardiorespiratory Therapy.  The appointment will be at the rank of Associate Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2022, or shortly thereafter.

We are seeking candidates conducting rehabilitation research that will advance the field of cardiorespiratory physical therapy. Research in the fields of pulmonary, cardiac or oncology rehabilitation are of particular interest.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

The successful candidate must have a PhD degree either in rehabilitation sciences, exercise science, health sciences or a related area, by the time of appointment, with a clearly demonstrated exceptional record of excellence in research and teaching.  Candidates must have completed a university level entry level to practice degree in physical therapy. Completion of a Post-Doctoral fellowship in a related area will be considered an asset. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement our existing departmental strengths. Candidates will have an established international reputation and will be expected to sustain and lead innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to maintain an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program. It is preferred that the successful candidate be eligible for licensure with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence which can be demonstrated by a record of sustained high-impact contributions and publications in top-ranked and field-relevant journals, a strong record of attracting funding as principal or co-principal investigator, presentations at significant conferences, distinguished awards and accolades, and other noteworthy activities that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline, the submitted research statement as well as strong endorsements from referees of high standing.

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments, including demonstrated experience teaching in an entry-level professional physical therapy program, the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application including a strong teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations, as well as strong letters of reference. Candidates should demonstrate their ability to integrate clinical and scientific knowledge in their teaching design and delivery in their application materials. Candidates must demonstrate relevant experience with student supervision.

The successful candidate must also demonstrate how their research and teaching align with the University of Toronto’s commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion through their application materials.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Details

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; a research statement outlining current and future research interests; one recent publication, and a teaching dossier to include a teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations. 

Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three references. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each once an application is submitted. Applicants, however, remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date.

Submission guidelines can be found at  If you have any questions about this position, please contact Traci Peggie at

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by August 31, 2021. 

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.   


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Application Deadline

August 31, 2021