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Physiotherapy Instructor I/II – Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education

University of Manitoba

The Department of Physical Therapy in the College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba (UM), is seeking applications for a full-time probationary position at the rank of Instructor I or Instructor II- Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education (ACCE). The appointment will be at a level and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The ACCE is responsible for coordinating and overseeing the clinical education portion of the entry-level Master of Physical Therapy curriculum. The ACCE will have significant contact with students, UM faculty, clinical education sites, professional bodies, and ACCE faculty across the country. The position includes teaching, tutorial facilitation and service responsibilities, however the primary responsibilities of the AACE are to plan, coordinate, facilitate, administer, and monitor activities for the clinical education curriculum of the program.

The successful candidate must: hold a professional degree in Physical Therapy (PT); have at least three years of experience in clinical supervision of PT students; hold a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Sciences or a related field; be eligible for licensure to practice on the active practice roster with the College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba, and be eligible for membership in the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. A Ph.D. or other terminal degrees, demonstrable evidence of success in managing interpersonal challenges, and evidence demonstrating the ability to articulate a vision and action plan for the clinical program will be considered assets.

The successful candidate will understand the issues facing physiotherapy practice in Manitoba and Canada. Candidates will demonstrate excellence in the practice of physiotherapy and physiotherapy education. Evidence of innovation in both is welcomed, especially concerning interprofessional collaboration, experience in Indigenous communities, accommodations in clinical settings and managing supervision and teaching challenges in clinical settings.

The Department of Physical Therapy is a part of the College of Rehabilitation Sciences, located adjacent to the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg, which is a major teaching and research hospital serving Manitoba, Northwestern Ontario, and Nunavut. The College of Rehabilitation Sciences, along with the Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, and Nursing, make up the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba. The Bannatyne campus is a dynamic health sciences community that provides opportunities for Interprofessional collaboration in research and education with other health disciplines. The Department of Physical Therapy offers the entry-level Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) program to 50 students in each of two years. Also, the Department is a participating unit in the Masters of Science: Rehabilitation Sciences and Applied Health Sciences Ph.D. programs.

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The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and 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. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will 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.

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.

Closing date for the first consideration of applications is August 16, 2020. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Expected date of appointment is negotiable.

Applicants can apply in writing or email by sending a letter of application referencing position 29305 with a brief outline of teaching and clinical education coordination and a curriculum vitae to the address below. Please note that only complete applications will be considered. For further information, please contact:

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