March of Dimes Canada Early Career Professorship in Acquired Brain Injuries - Assistant Professor

Location
Canada, North America
Posted
Jul 22, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track

The Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto, invites applications for the inaugural March of Dimes Canada Early Career Professorship in Acquired Brain Injuries. This contractually-limited term appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor. The expected start date will be January 1, 2015, and end on December 31, 2018. For eligible candidates, the Professorship may be renewed for an additional two years, after a successful performance review.

 

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. This includes transitions to home, work, school or volunteerism, adaptive technologies, caregiving, cognitive retraining and self-management, communication, accessibility and mobility for individuals with traumatic brain injuries or stroke. March of Dimes Canada serves a population of 60,000 Canadians of all ages through its programs and services, and is in an excellent position to facilitate the transfer of scientific evidence to individuals and organizations across Canada.


The successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of excellence in research, innovative scholarship and a commitment to excellence in teaching. Priority will be given to individuals with a promising publication record in refereed journals and a productive research program supported by external funding. The March of Dimes 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 Graduate Department of Rehabilitation Science's doctoral stream program. The successful candidate will have a PhD and have completed a post-doctoral fellowship or equivalent. All other scholarship being equal, an occupational therapist is preferred. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


The University of Toronto provides the opportunity to conduct research, teach and live in one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world. In addition to its partnership with March of Dimes Canada, the Department enjoys partnerships with many cognate departments at the University and 9 fully-affiliated hospitals and research institutes, 19 affiliated community hospitals and sites, and many other community organizations. The Department was ranked among the top programs in North America by 2012 external evaluators, and was awarded the highest accreditation ranking from national accreditors in 2011.

 

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement outlining current and future research interests, and a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy). If you have questions about this position, please contact ot.chair@utoronto.ca. All application materials should be submitted online.

 

Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

 

Applicants should also ask at least three referees to send letters directly to the department via email to ot.chair@utoronto.ca by the closing date, September 18, 2014.

 

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

 

For more information about March of Dimes Canada please visit their home page at http://www.marchofdimes.ca/EN/Pages/default.aspx. For more information about the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, please visit our home page http://www.ot.utoronto.ca.
 

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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

Requisition Title:March of Dimes Canada Early Career Professorship in Acquired Brain Injuries - Assistant Professor - 1401473


Job Field:Contractually Limited Term (Professoriate)
Faculty / Division:Faculty of Medicine
Department:Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Campus:St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting:Jul 21, 2014
Job Closing:Sep 18, 2014

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