Occupational Therapy - Assistant Professor

Dalhousie University

Location: Nova Scotia
Date posted: 2013-01-29

Occupational Therapist
Limited Term Position

Academic life in a vibrant, small city on Canada's East Coast

Applications are invited for a 3 year Limited Term Position at the Assistant Professor level in the School of Occupational Therapy starting April 1, 2013 (pending budgetary approval). This is an academic position that encompasses teaching, research and administration. Masters level teaching and student supervision will be essential; other teaching and fieldwork supervision may be required. Administrative and research workload will be dependent on background and needs of the School. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

An occupational therapy qualification and a completed PhD are essential. Eligibility for licensure with the College of Occupational Therapists of Nova Scotia is required. The ideal candidate will have:

  • professional expertise to teach core competencies of occupational therapy practice ie: will be able to teach the knowledge, skills, and professional behaviours of enabling occupation;
  • teaching experience including course development and management; and
  • ability to contribute to the research culture of the School.

The School is committed to social action, innovative teaching and dynamic research in an integrated team environment. Faculty interests and research are focused on four themes: chronic condition self-management; diversity, inclusion and health inequalities; measuring and documenting everyday outcomes; and aging and continuing care. A research contribution to at least one of these themes will be expected.

Work at Dalhousie University, one of Canada's oldest universities, founded in 1818. The School of Occupational Therapy is situated in a visionary Faculty of Health Professions of 21 health and social professions. Live in Halifax, a small, historic gem of a city on Canada's east coast. Walk to work if you wish, and enjoy nearby music, theatre, ocean beaches, hiking, camping, fishing, whale watching, good schools and award winning universities.

Inquiries welcome! Please contact the Director at tanya.packer@dal.ca. Applications will be accepted until February 28, 2013. Submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching experience, confirmation of eligibility for an occupational therapy license in Nova Scotia and three confidential letters of reference forwarded by the referees to:

Chair, Appointments Committee
School of Occupational Therapy
Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia CANADA B3H 3J5
Ph: 902-494-8804; fax: 902- 494-1229

Subject to budgetary approval. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however, Canadian and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is an Employment Equity/Affirmative Action employer. The university encourages applications from qualified Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons and women.


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