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Occupational Therapy Instructor I/II

University of Manitoba

Occupational Therapy Instructor I/II – Position Number 28790
Department of Occupational Therapy

The Department of Occupational Therapy in the College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba is seeking applications for a full-time probationary position at the rank of Instructor I/II. The appointment will be at rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Qualified candidates will possess substantive knowledge of Occupational Therapy and/or Occupational Science as well as relevant teaching experience.

The successful candidate’s primary role will be as a course coordinator and instructor with overall responsibility for coordination, instruction and student evaluation in the Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) program courses. Current priorities in the MOT program include instruction in: theoretical foundations of occupational therapy; program development and evaluation; therapeutic group process; relationships between the environment and occupational performance; knowledge of equity, diversity, inclusion and anti-racism; Indigenous health, culture and ways of being and knowing; and evidence-informed occupational therapy practice. The successful applicant will participate in service activities such as: chairing of, and membership in, departmental committees; attendance at faculty meetings; and advising MOT students.

The successful candidate must hold a professional degree in Occupational Therapy with a minimum of five years of professional clinical experience; have a PhD (preferred) or Research Master’s degree from an accredited/recognized university in Rehabilitation Sciences or a related field; be eligible for registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of Manitoba (COTM); be eligible for membership with the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT); and have a minimum of three years of teaching and coordinating experience at the University level, with preference given to occupational therapy related courses.

The successful candidate will have: demonstrated team building abilities; strong communication and culturally-sensitive interpersonal skills; and a commitment to excellence in education with knowledge of various learning theories and teaching methods. They will join a faculty committed to the strategic goals and ongoing development of the department’s MOT program, see

The Department of Occupational Therapy offers the entry-level MOT program to 50 students in each of two years. In addition, the Department is a participating unit in Master of Science (Rehabilitation Sciences) and Applied Health Sciences PhD programs. The Department of Occupational Therapy has a strong faculty dedicated to the mission of the College, which is “to create, disseminate and preserve knowledge in health, quality of life and participation through research, education and service to and in consultation with the community.” As part of our outreach services, the

Department of Occupational Therapy is in the process of implementing the TRS’s calls to action and is developing relationships with leaders in Indigenous communities. The Department is participating in primary care through family medicine teaching clinics. The Department is renowned for its exemplary and student-centered curriculum, research strengths using qualitative, participatory and mixed methods, strong connections and relationship with the professional community, and its commitment to Interprofessional education.

The Department of Occupational Therapy is a part of the College of Rehabilitation Sciences, one of five Colleges that comprise the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences and is located adjacent to the Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg, a major teaching and research hospital serving Manitoba, Northwestern Ontario and Nunavut. This is a dynamic health sciences campus that provides opportunities for Interprofessional collaboration in research and education with other health disciplines. For more information on the College and to view the strategic plan, see

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. This is an equity preference search. All applicants are encouraged to apply, however first consideration for this search will be given to Indigenous applicants. Applicants are requested to self-declare at the time of the application. Canadian citizens and permanent residents will also be given priority.

If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact or 204-474-8371. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.

Closing date for the first consideration of applications is April 26, 2020. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Expected date of appointment is July 1, 2020 or as negotiated.

Applicants can apply in writing or email by sending a letter of application (referencing position # 28790) with a brief outline of teaching interests and a curriculum vitae to the address below. Please note that only complete applications will be considered.

Dr. Jacquie Ripat, Search Committee Chair and Associate Dean Research
College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Manitoba
771 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA R3E 0T6

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.