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Lecturer or Assistant Professor, Limited-Term, Fieldwork Coordinator School of Occupational Therapy

Western University

The School of Occupational Therapy ( is seeking a fieldwork coordinator for a limited-term position for up to 3 years (potential for renewal) at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor (rank to be commensurate with academic degree). The School of Occupational Therapy is one of six schools in the progressive Faculty of Health Sciences. Candidates must have an entry to practice OT degree (BScOT or MScOT) and a post-professional degree, at least four years’ clinical experience (including student supervision), and be registered or eligible for registration with clinical or mixed designation with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO). The successful candidate will have expertise in the areas of fieldwork and professional practice, and will be required to take a leadership role in managing the School’s fieldwork program. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Additional consideration will be granted for applicants with leadership and teaching experience, and proficiency related to Canada’s indigenous and/or marginalized populations.

Responsibilities will include: teaching fieldwork courses in the School of Occupational Therapy, leading the fieldwork team, effectively managing and coordinating all of the functions related to fieldwork, liasing with fieldwork sites, preceptors and mentors as well as teaching and completing service within the School, Faculty, and University. Additional duties may include supervision of role-emerging placements and contributing to the development and ongoing operation of an interprofessional clinic.

Since 1878, Western University has been committed to serving our communities through the pursuit of academic excellence and by providing students, faculty, and community members with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social, and cultural growth. We seek excellent students, faculty, and staff to join us in what has become known as the “Western Experience” – an opportunity to contribute to a better world through the development of new knowledge, new abilities, new connections, and new ways to make a difference.

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 an evidence-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 effective date of the appointment is July 1, 2020, or as negotiated. Interested applicants who meet the above requirements are required to complete the form available at
and send the form along with a letter of application outlining relevant experience and interests, together with a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names, addresses, and contact information of three referees to:

Dr. Angie Mandich, Associate Professor and Director
School of Occupational Therapy
Faculty of Health Sciences
Room 1011D, Elborn College, Western University
London, Ontario N6G 1H1
c/o Lisa Ouellette:

The deadline for receipt of applications is April 24, 2020.
Please quote number HS 209 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 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,