Assistant Professor - Multi-morbidity/Complex Disease

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Job FieldThe Department of Physical Therapy in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of multi-morbidity/complex disease. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on January 1, 2020 or shortly thereafter.

We are seeking candidates conducting research focused on people living with complex or multiple chronic health conditions across the lifespan. Research that moves beyond a disease model of multi-morbidity to address the complex integration of changes to body structures and functions, activities, and/or social participation over time in the context of rehabilitation is of particular interest. Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in rehabilitation sciences, health sciences, population health, health policy or a related area, will have completed at least a one year post-doctoral fellowship or equivalent (for example employment at a health related organization or program), and will have a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. An undergraduate or graduate degree in physical therapy is preferred. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence as demonstrated by a record of publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals meeting high international standards, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and 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 program, the teaching dossier, a teaching statement, sample course syllabi, and the teaching evaluations submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Toronto provides the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world. The Faculty of Medicine is affiliated with nine fully affiliated hospitals and research institutes and 27 affiliated community hospitals and enjoys partnerships with many cognate departments and community organizations. The Department of Physical Therapy, with over 200 Masters of Physical Therapy students, 30 core faculty, 400+ community-based faculty and 200 clinical sites, provides an ideal environment for learning and innovation.

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; a recent journal publication, (maximum 10 pages); and a teaching dossier to include a teaching statement detailing experience in entry-level professional student teaching as well as sample course syllabi and teaching evaluations.

Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference (on letterhead and signed) sent directly by the referee via email to [email protected] by the closing date.

Submission guidelines can be found at We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Traci Peggie at [email protected].

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by Thursday, July 4, 2019.

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.

Job Field: Tenure Stream
Department: Physical Therapy
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: May 8, 2019
Job Closing: Jul 4, 2019




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Posted: 5/10/2019
Application Due: 7/6/2019
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