Assistant Professor - CLTA - Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy

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Assistant Professor - CLTA - Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy

Date Posted: 02/18/2021
Closing Date: 04/15/2021, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 2687
Job Category: Faculty - Contractually Limited Term Appointment
Faculty/Division: Temerty Faculty of Medicine
Department: Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Campus:St. George (Downtown Toronto)


The Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Toronto, invites applications a three-year Contractually Limited Term Appointment (CLTA) in the area of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy with a specialization in community integration and participation. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will also hold the March of Dimes Canada Paul J. J. Martin Early Career Professorship for three years and may be renewed for an additional two years following a successful review. The expected start date is July 1, 2021 or shortly thereafter.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in occupational science, occupational therapy, rehabilitation science, or a related field at the time of the appointment and will have completed a post-doctoral fellowship or equivalent (such as a junior scientist role at a university or research institute) for a minimum of one year. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of excellence in research, innovative scholarship and teaching. An occupational therapist eligible for registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario is preferred. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths.

Excellence in research will be demonstrated through a growing record of first-authored publications in leading international and discipline related refereed journals, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, as well as strong endorsements by referees of high standing. Excellence in teaching can be demonstrated by teaching accomplishments, awards and accolades, the teaching dossier including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course materials and teaching evaluations, or other evidence of superior performance in teaching-related activities submitted as part of the application. Evidence of other teaching-related activities can include performance as a teaching assistant, experience leading successful workshops or seminars, student mentorship and/or excellent conference presentations. Experience in teaching entry level professional students in a Master of Occupational Therapy program and doctoral students will be an asset.

This position will support a researcher with innovative approaches to community integration and participation related to achieving wellbeing through occupational engagement. We are seeking candidates with programs of research in effective and cost-effective community-based interventions, measurement, epidemiological and policy studies, and technological or systems innovations that focus on community integration and/or participation. This may include, but is not be limited to, transitions to home, work, school or volunteerism, adaptive technologies, caregiving, self-management, communication, care integration, or accessibility and mobility for individuals with disability. The program of research should reflect the evolving nature of client and family centred services and models. The applicant should have strong collaboration and user engagement skills. March of Dimes Canada serves 70,000 Canadians of all ages through its programs and services each year, and is in an excellent position to facilitate the application and dissemination of scientific evidence to individuals and organizations across Canada.

The March of Dimes Canada Paul J. J. Martin Early Career Professorship is intended to strengthen the relationship between March of Dimes Canada and the University; therefore, evidence of the candidate’s success in building collaborative research partnerships will be an asset. Teaching and research supervision will be in both the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy’s MScOT program and in the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute’s doctoral stream program.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The latest Times Higher Education ranks the University of Toronto among the top 10 universities in the world for health sciences. Spanning the basic, clinical, and rehabilitation sciences, the Temerty Faculty of Medicine and its affiliated hospitals and research institutes form one of the largest research enterprises in North America. The Toronto Academic Health Science Network (TAHSN) is one of the top five clusters of academic medicine in North America. The University is also affiliated with over 20 community hospitals, clinical sites and health care institutions, and enjoys partnerships with many cognate departments and community organizations. The University of Toronto provides the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world.

For more information about the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, please visit our website at

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applications must include a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; a research statement outlining current and future research interests related to the Early Career Professorship; one recent article-length publication; and a teaching dossier, including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi, and teaching evaluations, or evidence of superior performance in other teaching-related activities as listed above. All application materials must be submitted online.

Applicants must arrange to have three letters of reference, on letterhead, signed, and addressed to Dr. Heather Colquhoun sent directly by the referee to the hiring unit via email at [email protected] by the closing date. PLEASE NOTE: This search is not using the University’s automatic solicitation and collection functionality for reference letters.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by 11:59pm ET on April 15, 2021. Submission guidelines can be found at: If you have questions about this position, please contact [email protected].

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

Diversity Statement
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, LGBTQ2S+ 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

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact [email protected].

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Posted: 2/20/2021
Application Due: 4/17/2021
Work Type: Full Time