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Assistant or Associate Professor, Probationary (Tenure Track), Occupational Therapy

Western University

The School of Occupational Therapy (the School;, in the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS; at Western University, invites emerging or established academic scholars to apply for a full-time Probationary (tenure-track) appointment in the area of occupational therapy and/or occupational science. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, depending on qualifications and experience.

The School has a vibrant research culture with rich opportunities to collaborate across diverse fields and is one of the six schools in the progressive Faculty of Health Sciences ( We seek applications from scholars whose research program complements our existing research strengths identified in the FHS Strategic Research Plan ( and the School's Strategic Plan ( Preference will be given to candidates whose scholarship focuses on occupation-based research/integrated knowledge exchange in health and well-being, social inclusion, and/or social justices.

The successful candidate will have opportunities to take an active role in research, teaching and service. Responsibilities will include: establishing and maintaining an externally funded program of occupation-based research which relates to one of our three research pillars; teaching assigned courses in the School of Occupational Therapy, the FHS thesis-based graduate program in Health & Rehabilitation Sciences and/or the School of Health Studies; supervising graduate students (Master's and PhD) in FHS graduate programs; and, fulfilling administrative duties within the School, Faculty, and University.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD and a degree from an entry to practice occupational therapy program and be registered or eligible for registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO). Applicants will also show significant knowledge and demonstrated research excellence in the fields of occupational science/occupational therapy, enabling contributions to the School’s vision of mobilizing the transformative power of occupation. Additional consideration will be granted for an applicant with proficiency related to Canada’s Indigenous and/or marginalized populations. The anticipated start date of the appointments is July 1, 2021, or as negotiated. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The accredited School of Occupational Therapy is recognized, nationally and internationally, for leadership in occupational therapy and occupational science. The School is committed to the development of occupational therapy as a science-driven, evidenced-informed, and occupation-focused academic discipline with an established masters (MScOT) entry-level professional program. The School has excellent teaching and research facilities as well as clinical and community facilities to support the development of occupational therapy. The School is a major contributor to the MSc and PhD programs in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. In partnership with the Graduate Program in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, the School of Occupational Therapy is the first Canadian program that provides an opportunity to pursue graduate education in Occupational Science and to obtain combined MScOT/PhD degrees.

With annual research funding exceeding $220 million, and an international reputation for success, Western ranks as one of Canada’s top research-intensive universities. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western also provides an exceptional employment experience, offering competitive salaries, a wide range of employment opportunities and one of Canada’s most beautiful campuses.

Interested applicants who meet the above requirements are invited to submit a complete application package, as a single PDF, containing the following:
▪ Application for Full-Time Faculty Position form (
▪ Cover letter that outlines their interest and qualifications for the role, and a statement on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in relation to their teaching and research
▪ Curriculum vitae
▪ Brief statement of teaching experiences, research accomplishments, and future research plans
▪ Names and contact information of three academic referees

The application package can be submitted via email to:
Dr. Angela Mandich
Director, School of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Health Sciences
Western University, London, ON N6G 1H1

The deadline for receipt of applications is April 30, 2021.
Please quote number HS-221 on all correspondence.

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes
applications from women, members of racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact: Lisa Ouellette, .