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Director, School of Physical Therapy

Western University

FACULTY of HEALTH SCIENCES
DIRECTOR, SCHOOL OF PHYSICAL THERAPY

Applications or nominations are invited for the position of Director, School of Physical Therapy (http://www.uwo.ca/fhs/pt/index.html) in the Faculty of Health Sciences (http://www.uwo.ca/fhs/). The School of Physical Therapy, with its three Research Chairs, is a leader in musculoskeletal health and functional mobility which aligns with Western’s institutional research priorities, its’ Bone and Joint Institute, the Faculty of Health Sciences’ and School of Physical Therapy’s strategic plans. The School is home to the MPT and MClSc programs and leads the Physical Therapy Field in the MSc and PhD programs in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.

Physical Therapy is seeking a visionary Director; able to inspire research, innovation, and collaboration; and a strong communicator to foster a collegial and high performing culture. The Director will have a track record of facilitating research performance and a personal record of quality research achievement. A passion for learning and teaching, the capacity to manage change, resources and people, and an excellent ability to work constructively with professional bodies and external stakeholders, including the Hand & Upper Limb Center and Fowler Kennedy Sports Medicine Clinic, is also essential. The preferred candidate will hold a degree in physical therapy and a doctorate in a related discipline, and will possess the qualifications to be appointed to a tenured academic position at the rank of Professor. Exceptional candidates with other academic qualifications will be considered. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The effective date of the appointment is July 1, 2019 or as negotiated. The term of the Director appointment is five years, renewable.

Western University (http://www.uwo.ca/) is one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities. Western challenges the best and brightest faculty, staff and students to commit to the highest global standards. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western attracts individuals with a broad worldview, seeking to study, influence and lead in the international community. Since 1878, The Western Experience has combined academic excellence with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social and cultural growth in order to better serve our communities. The park-like campus includes a world-renowned teaching hospital with excellent transportation links and cutting-edge research and teaching facilities. London is a thriving city of 385,000 people, located midway between Toronto and Detroit. With parks, river valleys, tree-lined streets, and bicycle paths, London is known as the “Forest City” and boasts an international airport, galleries, theatre, music and sporting events (see www.ledc.com).

Interested applicants should submit a covering letter and a curriculum vitae outlining their research, teaching, and administrative experience along with three academic references with contact information to:

Dr. Jayne Garland, Professor and Dean
Faculty of Health Sciences, Western University
200J - Arthur & Sonia Labatt Health Sciences Building
London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5B9
jgarland@uwo.ca

Applicants are also required to complete the form available at: http://uwo.ca/facultyrelations/pdf/careers/Faculty/Application-FullTime-Faculty-Position-Form.pdf as part of your application submission.

Review of applications will begin after February 15, 2019.
Please quote number HS 192 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/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identify 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 Dr. Jayne Garland at jgarland@uwo.ca.