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Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Physical Therapy

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Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Physical Therapy

Date Posted: 03/12/2024
Closing Date: 05/13/2024, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 35252
Job Category: Faculty - Teaching Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: Temerty Faculty of Medicine
Department: Dept of Physical Therapy
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


The Department of Physical Therapy, in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, invites applications for a full-time continuing teaching stream position. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream with an expected start date of September 1, 2024.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in a relevant field that is applicable to Physical Therapy by the date of the appointment, or shortly thereafter, and be a licensed physical therapist, or be eligible for licensure with the College of Physiotherapists in Ontario. Candidates must have expertise and considerable clinical experience (at least 5 years) that would enable them to teach in the MScPT curriculum.

Candidates should also have an established record of excellence in teaching, curriculum development, mentoring learners, as well as an ongoing commitment to pedagogical inquiry and teaching innovation.

This record of excellence in teaching and a commitment to pedagogical inquiry can be demonstrated with teaching evaluations, teaching accomplishments, awards and accolades, and a strong teaching dossier that includes a statement of teaching philosophy, career goals, experience as a course instructor, and a record of excellence in teaching in both small and large enrolment classes, curriculum development, and mentoring learners. The successful candidate should have scholarly accomplishments, demonstrated by publications in peer-reviewed journals, presentations at conferences, and strong endorsements by referees of high standing. Of equal importance is evidence of an ongoing commitment to pedagogical inquiry and teaching innovation.

The successful candidate will engage in education leadership and scholarship that aligns with the Department of Physical Therapy’s mission and strategic plan. The successful candidate will participate in development and delivery of content, curriculum design and teaching innovation. In addition, the successful candidate will be involved in student remediation and mentoring, faculty development, community engagement, and interprofessional collaboration.

The Department of Physical Therapy is committed to applying the principles of equity, diversity, indigeneity, inclusion, and accessibility (EDIIA) and wellness in our operations. We seek candidates whose application materials speak to their commitment to these principles and whose approach to teaching and service will support our commitment to these values.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The latest Times Higher Education ranks the University of Toronto among the top 5 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 of Toronto provides the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world. The University is fully affiliated with nine teaching hospitals and is affiliated with 28 community hospitals, research institutes and health care institutions, and enjoys partnerships with many cognate departments and community organizations. For information about appointments at the University of Toronto, please visit the Temerty Faculty of Medicine website here. For more information about the Department of Physical Therapy, please visit our website.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply on-line by clicking the link below.

All application materials must be submitted online and include:

Cover letter outlining relevant experience and vision for the curriculum of the Department of Physical Therapy;Current curriculum vitae;Statement of scholarly interests in teaching and education scholarship in the context of physiotherapy and/or rehabilitation practice;Teaching dossier, that includes statement of teaching and philosophy, sample course syllabi and other teaching materials, and teaching evaluations;
  • A short statement on your contributions to equity, diversity, inclusion, indigeneity and accessibility. (250 words or less);
  • 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 referee the day after an application is submitted. More details on the automatic reference letter collection, including timelines, are available in the candidate FAQ;
    • Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that referees submit recent letters of reference commenting on the candidate's teaching abilities and scholarly accomplishments. The letters must be submitted on letterhead, dated, signed, and addressed to Dr. Kara Patterson, Interim Chair, Department of Physical Therapy, by the closing date.

    All application materials, including three recent reference letters, must be received by 11:59 pm EDT on May 13, 2024. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

    Submission guidelines can be found at: Your CV and cover letter should be uploaded into the dedicated fields. Please combine additional application materials into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have questions about this position, please contact Traci Peggie at

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

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    The University of Toronto embraces Diversity and is building a culture of belonging that increases our capacity to effectively address and serve the interests of our global community. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual and gender identities. We value applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise are essential to strengthening our academic mission.

    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

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